Lower Division Policies
The State of Florida requires every student earning a degree to complete “general education courses”, providing a solid foundation for the academic program and for life-long learning. New World School of the Arts students, while pursuing a highly focused program in the arts, are required to satisfy the general education requirement. NWSA believes that the general education courses help students acquire a base of academic skills and knowledge that is essential to developing the artists as a whole person, and as a member of the greater community. Requirements and options for the 36 credits of general education are detailed in the Student Handbook distributed by NWSA to incoming students.
Upper Division Policies
Minimum requirements for admission:
- Fully completed on-line UF application with $37 fee paid to UF.
- Completion of one college-level math and one college-level English course with grade of C or higher
- Foreign language requirement (2 years of a single foreign language in high school or eight (8) sequential credits at the college level or CLEP, IB, OR AP examinations.
- 60 lower-division credits
A student who has not completed general education courses before acceptance into UF must continue enrolling in M-DC general education courses each semester while taking upper division art courses. A student who does not continually register for general education courses will be dropped from upper division courses The AA degree must be completed by the end of the junior year. Students may not withdraw from general education courses without the permission of their advisor. Students who do not meet minimum requirement for UF admission: Students who have completed all lower division arts requirements but do not meet the UF admissions criteria indicated above will have two additional semesters during which to meet those requirements while taking upper division arts courses. These students must complete a non-degree application and are considered non-degree (0FA) status.
A transfer student is anyone who has attended an accredited college or university and is now seeking a degree. Transfer students must meet the same minimum requirements listed above. Additionally, students must:
- Send official transcripts from all colleges attended to University of Florida
- Upload an unofficial high school transcript can be uploaded through the UF application portal).
The evaluation and admissions process takes six to eight weeks. For more information, please contact us at: 305-237-3472.