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Admissions Process

All students seeking admission as and undergraduate or graduate student must apply through the Registrar’s Office of Admissions
All undergraduate Interior Design students all must go through selective admissions into the upper division while enrolled in IND 2214 (spring semester second year). Selective Admissions Requirements

University of Florida Students

Students who complete the first two years of the undergraduate degree at the University of Florida must pass the selective admissions (see below) procedures before admission into the upper division.

Community College Students

Students enrolled in community colleges must complete an Associate of Arts degree prior to applying to the interior design upper division. The math (college algebra/trigonometry), physics (applied physics), art history (introduction to art history 2), and basic drawing classes must be included in the AA work. If Architecture studio courses are available at the community college they should be taken as well.

Undergraduate Transfer Students

During the last semester of your studies for the Associates of Arts degree OR in accordance to the application deadlines if you are not currently attending school send your application materials to the Office of Admission. When the required information has been received, Admissions will put your application on the online referral system for this department. We try to respond to applications within a week of the time they are placed online.

Application Deadlines

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get an Application form?

Application forms are available online.

I am enrolled in high school, what courses would best prepare me for interior design major?

We recommend that you maintain a good grade point average in the coursework you take in high school. Art classes such as freehand drawing, photography, will help prepare you for the graphics skills *interior designers use. Physics, algebra, trigonometry and pre-calculus are courses that will help develop appropriate math skills. We also recommend that you take western civilization history and course work that develops your writing skills.

I am enrolled in Community College what courses will prepare me for the interior design major at the University of Florida?

While you are enrolled in Community College,students are required to take the following courses:

Physics – your choices are the following:

  • PHY 2004 or PHY 1004
    or
  • PHY 2053 or PHY 1053

Math – your choices are the following:

  • MAC 1147
  • MAC 1114 and 1140 COMBINED

Art History

  • ARH 2051

I am enrolled in Community College, how do I apply to the interior design program?

Community college students who wish to transfer to the University of Florida’s Interior Design Department should complete 60 credit hours or have an AA degree and have earned a minimum overall GPA of 2.85 to be considered eligible for admission to the program.
NOTE: If you have less than 60 credit hours the admission requirements are the same as for first year students. In other words, your high school GPA and your SAT scores + your grades in community college courses will determine whether you are accepted into UF.

To apply to University of Florida’s interior design department you must do the following steps:

1. Fill out and submit the Application form.
2. Pay your application fee.

If you meet UF’s minimum admission requirements, and the University of Florida has received all your information, the registrar will forward your application to the Interior Design Department for consideration. Admission into the Interior Design Department Lower division courses will be based on your GPA and on space available within the program. We will notify you regarding your admission status after we review the applications.

Please be aware that you must start the studio sequence here with Architectural Design 1. (See our curriculum diagram) All undergraduate Interior Design students are required to go through this sequence of eight studios. All undergraduate Interior Design students all must go through selective admissions into the upper division while enrolled in IND 2214 (spring semester second year).

I am enrolled in another university what courses will prepare me for the interior design major at the University of Florida?

Students transferring from other 4-year institutions must meet University of Florida and the Interior Design Department entrance requirements (minimum overall GPA of 2.85). To apply to University of Florida’s interior design department you must do the following steps:

1. Fill out and submit the Application form.
2. Pay your application fee.

If you meet UF’s minimum admission requirements, and the University of Florida has received all your information, the registrar will forward your application to the Interior Design Department for consideration. Admission into the Interior Design Department Lower division courses will be based on your GPA and on space available within the program. We will notify you regarding your admission status after we review the applications.

Please be aware that you must start the studio sequence here with Architectural Design 1. (See our curriculum diagram) All undergraduate Interior Design students are required to go through this sequence of eight studios. All undergraduate Interior Design students all must go through selective admissions into the upper division while enrolled in IND 2214 (spring semester second year).

Application Deadlines

  • Students are not admitted for the spring semester.

What is the difference between starting in the Fall semester or in the Summer A semester?

The Interior Design studio sequence begins in the Fall Semester or in Summer A semester. Students who begin the sequence in Summer A must have completed the Math requirements (pre-calculus or college algebra/trigonometry AND the physics requirement. Students starting Summer A will take Architectural Design One in Summer A and Architectural Design 2 in Summer B. They will then able to take Architectural Design 3 the following Fall semester. Please with the College of Design Construction and Planning Advising center to verify space in these studios. Students who begin the studio sequence in the Fall Semester will follow the sequence of courses outlined in our curriculum diagram).

I can’t draw; should I apply?

Selective admissions into upper division is very competitive and many people wonder whether they should invest the time in the major if they won’t be competitive at Selective Admissions. We recommend you strive to maintain an overall GPA of 2.80 minimum while enrolled at the University of Florida. Plus, you must develop good design and graphic skills to remain competitive with your peers. Students who come to this program without some graphics preparation (hand sketching/drawing in perspective) must work particularly hard to catch up. We strongly recommend a free hand drawing course and/or a basic drafting course prior to beginning the design studio sequence.