Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are the MS and PhD programs separate?

A: No.

Q: When will applicants be informed of admission decisions?

A: Applicants will be informed between early February and mid-April.

Q: Does the Department of Statistics require the fellowship/assistantship application form?

A: No. All applicants are automatically considered for a fellowship/assistantship.

Q: Do I need to provide a certificate of financial support when I submit my application?

A: No. That form can be submitted after an offer of admission.

Q: Can recommenders send letters directly to the department?

A: Yes, but only if the online system fails.

Q: Can the application fee be waived?

A: No.

Q: Do I need a faculty sponsor?

A: No.

Q: Are any GRE subject tests required?

A: No.

Q: Does the Department of Statistics admit for spring or summer semesters?

A: No.

Q: What is the school code for the University of Florida, and is a department code required?

A: 5812, and no.

Q: Can the IELTS be used in place of TOEFL?

A: Yes, and the minimum score is 6.

Q: Can the MELAB be used in place of TOEFL?

A: Yes, and the minimum score is 77.

Q: What if I experience technical difficulties with the online application system?

A: Send email to (Allow 24 hours for a response.)

Q: What will happen if the name on my GRE (or TOEFL) scorecard does not exactly match the name on my U. of Florida application?

A: Your scores may not be matched with your application, so it may appear as if you have not submitted scores.