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Optics & Photonics MS & PhD: Common Questions

Application Process

How do I apply for the College of Optics and Photonics?
What are the admissions requirements?
Do I need to fill out the pre-application?
How can I apply for a GTA or GRA?
What are the program requirements for the Optics and Photonics graduate program?
When should I expect to receive a response to my application?
How do I check my application status?
What are the minimum TOEFL and GPA to be admitted into the graduate program?
What is the deadline to submit my application?
Who can I contact if I have questions about the application?
I have not taken the GRE, how can I provide my scores once I am able to take it?
I did not list my courses and I already submitted my pre-application, how can I add those?

Recently Admitted Students

How do I set up an appointment for advising?
How do I register for classes?
Do I have to pay a deposit for tuition?
I am not a Florida resident, how do I obtain a Florida driver’s license?
When will I receive my student ID?
I am an international student and need to complete an I-20 form, where do I locate this form?
I am an international student, how do I apply for a social security card?
When is my tuition payment due?
I tried to enroll in a class, but it says I do not meet the required prerequisites, why am I receiving this message?
Where do I go to purchase health insurance?
What documents do I need to bring for my contract sign in?
I’m a new student, where can I find information on housing for Graduate students?
I’ve been admitted to the Master’s program, when do I have to choose thesis or non-thesis option?
How do I apply for a GTA or GRA position?
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