No, FES is an online distance learning program. All FES courses are conveniently delivered utilizing a web-based e-Learning system.
The FES Program is designed as the junior and senior coursework of a four-year degree. Transfer requirements include:
We recommend contacting the FES Advisor to review your qualifications prior to submitting an application, 352-273-1063.
If you have not completed the requirements for admission to the degree program, or have short term or career advancement goals, or a need for quickly attainable specialty education, you can take courses to earn a certificate in FES Management, EMS Management, Emergency Management, or Senior Fire Officer as a certificate student.
We recommend contacting the FES Advisor to review your qualifications prior to submitting an application.
Contact the FES Advisor for the current tuition rate which is the same for all students (in-state or out-of-state). There are no additional fees associated with the program. You may be required to buy a textbook for your course.
Contact Student Financial Affairs
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Go to your Student Self Service, login with your Gatorlink username and password, click on Financial Services, then Make a Payment. Electronic check is a free service; credit card payments have a service charge. If you mail a check, it must be received by the due date (not the postmarked date).
The deadline for payment each semester can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog
Contact the University Bursar if you have questions about your payment.
Students generally purchase their books online. You can also check with the UF Bookstore
Go to your Student Self Service, click on My Record, then e-Learning, and login with your GatorLink username and password.
Contact the Help Desk at 352-392-HELP (4357). Have your UFID number ready to give them.
Our program follows UF’s calendar with courses offered Spring, Summer A/C, and Fall semesters. Academic dates are found in the Undergraduate Catalog
No, click on Curriculum Overview on the FES website to see when courses are offered.
Yes, one semester, but if you skip two semesters or more without registering for a class (for example, you took a course in spring, but skipped summer and fall semesters), you’ll need to submit one of the following applications before you can register again:
Courses can be dropped or added during the drop/add period without a penalty. During Spring and Fall semesters this period is the first week of classes; Summer A/C drop/add is allowed the first 2 days of classes. The dates for the drop/add period each semester can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog
UF policies and instructions for dropping a course after the drop/add period or withdrawing from all your courses can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog
You can order a student ID card online through the UF Bookstore. You will not be able to order a card until you are registered for a course.
The faculty provide their contact information in each of their courses including office or cell number, an email address, and times when they can be reached. Please do not hesitate to contact your instructor with a question or concern.
Go to your Student Self Service, under My Record, click on Certificate/Degree Application and apply for it in the semester you are completing the final course(s) for it. UF mails your certificate to you after the semester ends and posts it to your official transcript.
Yes, we hope you will come and walk in one of the graduation ceremonies! The FES Program Advisor sends out information each semester with the important steps and dates you need to follow to finally graduate!
Yes! You can get in the football lottery or purchase tickets that become available by contacting the Gator Ticket Office, 352-375-GoUF (4683) or 800-34-GATOR (42867).
Yes, there is no difference in the degree you receive whether you are taking courses online in a distance learning program or you are an on-campus student. You will receive a Bachelor of Science in Fire & Emergency Services from the University of Florida.
Contact your FES Advisor at 352-273-1063