IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS
Please read this ENTIRE page and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Failure to do so could result in not graduating or not receiving a diploma.
Applying for Graduation by the Deadline
In order to graduate, students MUST apply to graduate in Student Self Service by the deadline posted in Critical Dates.
How to Submit an Application for Graduation
- Submit the graduation application in Student Self Service.
- Click on “My Record” on the left side of the page, followed by “degree application,” and provide the requested information.
- Students must select “Master of Science.”
Qualifying for Graduation
In order to graduate, students must meet the following conditions:
- Completion of all required courses and necessary electives
- Only courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher can be counted towards a master’s degree or graduate certificate
- An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- A major GPA of 3.0 or higher
If there is confusion about meeting the qualification for graduation, email email@example.com.
If the student has an Incomplete in any course, please contact the instructor immediately to ensure completion of the coursework on time.
Pay Outstanding Financial Obligations
Students must satisfy all financial obligations (fines, tickets, fees, etc.) with the University Bursar. Final grades, transcripts, and diplomas will not be released until all debts are paid. All emergency or short-term loans from the college and university must also be paid before graduation. Students can view and pay any current charges due on Student Self Service, under University Bursar.
Complete Financial Aid Exit Interview
All students who received financial aid need to complete an exit interview. Final grades, transcripts, and diplomas will not be released until this is done. To complete an exit interview:
- Go to Student Self Service
- Click on “Financial Services” from the Online Services menu on the left
- Click on “Exit Counseling Student Loan”
- Students who don’t remember their pin can call loan services at 352-392-0737
Attending the Commencement Ceremony
Check the Registrar’s website for important information regarding the commencement ceremony including the schedule, information for graduates, information for guests, and more.
Students do not have to attend the graduation ceremony in order to graduate.
Graduates attending commencement need to order and pick up their caps, gowns and hoods from the University of Florida Visitor Center/Bookstore. Information regarding cap, gown and hood rental can be found here.
- When picking up regalia from the bookstore, students should ensure that they receive a gown, cap, tassel, and hood.
- Students need to return their gown and hood to the bookstore at the UF Welcome Center after graduation. The cap and tassel are for the student to keep. Do not leave gowns or hoods somewhere without checking it in. Failure to turn in gowns or hoods will result in the withholding of the student’s diploma and transcripts by the university.
Receiving the Diploma
Diplomas will not be handed out at graduation. The Office of the University Registrar will mail diplomas to the permanent address on file with the University of Florida approximately eight to ten weeks after graduation. Diplomas measure 11 ¾” high by 16” wide.
Students should check if their permanent address is correct in the UF Directory. To check or update a permanent address, follow these steps:
- Log into MyUFL
- Under Main Menu, “My Account”
- Select “Update Directory Information”
Purchasing Graduation Announcements
Purchase graduate announcements here.
The course delivery system currently used is known as Canvas or e-Learning. Students can access assignments, readings, quizzes and tests, and pre-recorded content using this system. Interactive discussion boards are available 24-hours per day for students to engage in scholarly discussions with classmates and instructors. Students can monitor their progress in a given course using an interactive gradebook tool.
During the registration process, students will be asked to create a GatorLink account. The GatorLink login and password are what students use to access e-Learning. A couple weeks before classes start detailed instructions will be sent out to assist students with accessing their classes.
Dropping a Course
If it is before the drop/add deadline, students may drop their course without fee liability. The fees will be refunded and the course will not appear on the student’s transcript. If it is after the drop/add deadline, students may still drop their course(s), but the fees will not be refunded and the student will be assigned a W for each course on their transcript.
- Students may not drop courses in Student Self Service. If students drop courses in Student Self Service, they will still be liable for tuition.
- Students may not drop courses by contacting the course instructor.
Withdrawing from a Course
If it is after the drop/add deadline and a student requests to drop their course it will be considered a withdrawal.
The student will be liable for all course tuition and a W will appear on his or her transcripts.
Students must email a request to the registration team at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will send instructions on how to withdraw.
Master’s degree students are eligible for private and federal loans. Non-degree seeking and graduate certificate students are not eligible for federal financial aid but might be eligible for private loans. Please contact the Financial Aid Coordinator about possible private student loan eligibility.
Students seeking federal student loans should complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application as early as possible.
Financial aid applicants are responsible for ensuring the timely completion of several steps through FAFSA and UF’s Student Self Service in order for funds to be disbursed by the tuition due date. UF’s Federal School Code is 001535.
Students must enroll in the following amounts of credits for financial aid eligibility:
Minimum credits for eligibility for financial aid:
- Fall and Spring: 5 credits
- Summer: 4 credits
For more information or questions contact the Pharmacy Financial Aid Coordinator:
Financial Aid Coordinator
Every semester a Registration Preparation Hold, Local Address Information Hold, and Emergency Contact Hold are placed on all University of Florida student accounts. These holds need to be cleared by the student before the student can have access to their course(s).
Please follow these instructions to clear the hold(s):
- Go to Student Self Service.
- Click onto the heading “My Record” on the top left of the Student Self Service screen.
- Click on “Holds”.
- Follow the directions to clear the Registration Preparation and Emergency Contact hold.
- Log out of Student Self Service completely, close your browser, and then log back in to Student Self Service to verify that the hold was successfully removed.
Immunization Holds do not apply to students enrolled in online programs. Online students do not need send their immunization records to the University of Florida. The distance education registration team will ask the University of Florida registrar to have this hold removed internally.
Students with any additional holds should contact email@example.com.
Welcome to Pharmaceutical Chemistry Distance Education Program’s technical support. This student resources section is designed to assist students with preparing for their online classes.
Recommended Web Browsers
File Viewers and Plug-ins
MS Office Viewers
For further technical assistance, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition is $575 per credit hour plus fees for all students, regardless of location. This tuition rate is subject to change. This program does not accept the UF EEP or Florida State Tuition Waiver. As an off-book program, it does not receive funds from these programs.
Non-degree seeking students and graduate certificate will pay capital improvement and technology fees. MS students will pay capital improvement, technology, financial aid fees. For a list of fee schedules, please visit the University Bursar.
Students may pay tuition via credit card, electronic check, or paper check. Note that a processing fee is assessed for credit card payments. Payments can be made approximately three weeks before the semester begins. Students will receive payment instructions once UF has loaded tuition into the system.
Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
All students can use the G.I. Bill or VA Tuition Assistance for this program.
- Active-duty military interested in using tuition assistance benefits should contact their base Education Office and coordinate payment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The UF VA office must also be involved to coordinate the benefits and payment. Please contact them at VAcounselor@ufl.edu or 352-294-2948.
Once you are a student, all official communication will be sent to your UFL email account. Your GatorLink username makes up the first part of the UFL email address (the part before @ufl.edu). Your UF email can be set up 2 weeks after you have been admitted to the program.
- To access your UFL Office 365 mail please visit https://outlook.com/ufl.edu and sign in with your GatorLink username and password
- You may need to update your UF email: https://ufhealth-education-dce-programs.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/files/2015/07/UFBusinessEmailAddressVerification.pdf
- If you need additional information in regard to this service, visit https://wiki.helpdesk.ufl.edu/FAQs/EmailLists OR call 352-392-4357 (HELP)