Next Semester Planning

This information is for students returning to UF after their study abroad program.

Housing After the Program

If you plan on registering for on-campus housing, you should notify the Department of Housing before leaving Gainesville so that you will be included in the upcoming lottery.  This is especially important for students who were abroad for the spring and are returning for the fall semester.  Whether you elect for on-campus or off-campus housing, it is ultimately your responsibility to set up and arrange.

Course Registration

Students will need to register for classes while abroad during the advanced registration period that you receive. All important emails regarding registration will be sent to your email address, so it is crucial for you to monitor it regularly.  Students should consult the UF homepage for further information.


Transcripts may take two months or longer to be sent from the foreign institution. A student graduating during the semester abroad should arrange for the transcript to be sent to UFIC as soon as possible, often via international courier.   UFIC must receive the transcript in an original, sealed envelope.

If you are on a multi-semester program, please note that some institutions will not issue transcripts until the academic year is over.  You should consult with your study abroad advisor and/or overseas school for clarification.

Scholarships such as Florida Undergraduate Bright Futures, National Merit, and others will not release funds until previous courses and grades are posted.  Getting the transcript to UFIC is therefore crucial to obtain next semester’s funding on time. It is your responsibility to ensure that the host institution has sent the grades in a timely fashion to the UFIC address previously mentioned.