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Apply: Graduate Certificate

Current UF students: Do not complete this form. Instead, apply at this link.

Applicants who are not already UF students should continue with the form found below.

Mandatory Department Application

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in applying to the program.

Contact us if you are interested in taking courses as a non-degree seeking student before being accepted into the graduate certificate program. Students may transfer up to 6 of these non-degree credits to the certificate.

Complete the UF Graduate Certificate Application

When completing and submitting the application, please note the following important information for each section:

Getting Started

  • Create an account by following the directions at the account setup link provided
  • Save the username and password you create, so you can return to and edit your application before submission, if desired.

Submitting the Online Application

Personal Information
  • Provide all of the requested personal information.
  • International Applicants:
    • You must enter your surname and given name in the Passport Name section even if you do not have a passport.
    • If you are a permanent resident alien and/or reside in the United States, you must provide your resident alien number and upload a copy of your permanent resident alien card directly to the application, if applicable.

Conduct Disclosure

  • Accurately answer and report all information in the Conduct Disclosure section.

Application Information & Certificate Program

Under Application Information, you will be asked to select the Application Type and Certificate Program. Follow the instructions below to make the correct selections for the certificate for which you are applying:
  • In the Certificate Level dropdown select Graduate.
  • In the Certificate Program section, click or search for Medicine. From the expanded selection that appears, choose:
    • Addiction and Recovery if you are applying for the Addiction and Recovery Certificate
  • Choose the term you are applying for from the dropdown. Applicants applying for Summer admission must select Summer A/C.
Review your selection in the Certificate Program Display and verify that it is correct before moving to the next step in the application. If you need to amend your selection, choose Re-Select Certificate and Term.

Academic Background

  • Indicate your undergraduate major
  • Enter all colleges and/or universities you have attended. Accurately report your degree and the date you earned it.
    • Upload your unofficial transcripts for each school, if you have them. (You will still need to have official transcripts sent to UF.)
    • Note that your application will not be reviewed for an admission decision until your official transcripts are received (instructions for sending official transcripts are given in Step Three).


  • Report past and/or planned activities in this section, including pertinent work experience.

Residency Information

  • Enter your residency information. Residency has no bearing on tuition cost for our program, but this information is required by the University of Florida.
  • If you are a non-Florida resident, check the appropriate box.
  • If you are a Florida resident, fully complete the Residency Information section, including the numbers and original issue dates for two of the following three identifying documents. Documents may be directly uploaded to the application:
    • Driver's License
    • Vehicle Registration
    • Voter Registration

Application Fee

  • The $30 application fee must be paid at the time of your online application, or the submission will not go through.

Additional Information

  • Add to your ‘safe list’ on your email account. If you receive any emails from UF regarding your application, you must respond to avoid processing delays.
Go to Graduate Certificate Application

Domestic Applicant Transcript Requirement

All students must have transcripts sent to the Office of Admission for all college coursework completed. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted at the time of application, but official, sealed transcripts must be submitted before the start of registration for the second semester. The transcripts sent should correlate to the schools listed on your application (Step 2).

Former University of Florida (UF) students who haven't attended any other school after UF do not need to request transcripts.

If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s degree, wait until your degree has been conferred to send your transcript. Your transcript must be received by UF by the final application deadline for the semester for which you are applying. A transcript showing a conferred degree must be received before any decision can be made on an application.

Domestic transcripts can be sent via post or email. Request official, original transcripts from every school that you reported on the UF Graduate Certificate Application in Step 2.

Send transcripts via post to the following address:

University of Florida
Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall – PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Have electronic transcripts sent directly FROM the institution TO the UF Office of Admissions at

To submit transcripts electronically, the institution must use one of the following verified companies, or the transcripts cannot be considered valid and official:

Parchment, Faster, National Student Clearinghouse, Transcripts Plus, Credential Solutions, or E-script/Scrip-Safe.

If none of these companies can be used, transcripts must be sent via post.

International Applicant Transcript Requirement

Transcript/Mark Sheet and Diploma/Degree Certificate

Graduate applicants must submit an official, original document in the native language of each transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended. If the native language for the documents is not English, certified, exact literal English translations must be provided. The English translation may come from your university or may be completed by a certified translator. Original documents are strongly preferred, however, if you cannot send originals we can accept the WES Course-by-Course evaluation report: For details visit Please note that we cannot accept the WES Document-by-Document evaluation report or any other evaluations from other credential services.

Applicants who do not need any of your documents returned to you, please follow these instructions:

All academic credentials sent using these instructions become property of the university. They will not be returned to you or forwarded to a third party. Credentials of applicants who do not enroll will be destroyed.

Request official, original transcripts from every school that you reported on the UF Graduate Application in Step 2 and have them sent to the following address.

University of Florida
Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall – PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Applicants who need any of your documents returned to you, please follow these instructions:

We must have your original diploma verifying that the degrees reported were earned. Your transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate with English translations (if the native language is not English) should be assembled by you and sent to the address below in one package. If you would like your transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate returned to you, you must provide a return shipping label and return packaging in the package that you send. You must also include this checklist, filled out, in the package that you send containing your documents.

We keep your documents locked and safe until after your application materials are processed and an application decision can be made. Once the documents are reviewed, we will send them back to you using the return label and packaging that you provide. While the University of Florida handles all documents with care, we are not responsible for documents that are lost or damaged in the mail.

Packages with documents that need to be returned to you must be sent to:

University of Florida
Attn: Distance Education Support Services
1115 NW 4th St.
Gainesville, FL 32601

The English Language Skill Requirement

If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor's degree from a non-English speaking country, you will need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council-approved English language skills test and submit your scores.

Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the Graduate School's list of English speaking countries.

Having Your TOEFL or Other English Language Test Scores Sent to the University of Florida

All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812. No department code should be selected.

  • Only official, sealed scores, direct from ETS, are acceptable. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports or photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted as official final documents.

Minimum TOEFL Scores Required

To be considered for the graduate certificate, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:

TOEFL Exam TypeMinimum Required Score
Paper-based 550
Computer-based 213
Internet 80