Resources: Current Students
Academic Information for Current Students
The information below assists current PMCB students with registration, schedules, tuition and student fees, health insurance, dates and deadlines and critical deadlines for graduating students.
- When you first applied to UF, you were given a UF identification number (UFID), which will always remain your student identification. This number is the primary way to identify you in all university records and transactions.
- Gatorlink Account
Every UF student is required to have a Gatorlink email account and to keep up with it regularly. All official communications from the University of Florida, deadline reminders, canceling of classes, or policy announcements, are sent to your Gatorlink account. It will also serve as your log in registering for classes (see below).
- ID Card ("Gator 1 Card")
The Gator 1 Card is the official University of Florida picture ID card. Many activities on campus are only available with the Gator 1 card (for example, RTS buses, UF libraries and recreational facilities, computer labs, etc.).
Students register for classes by using the ONE.UF online system. It is the student's responsibility to make sure they are registered for all their required coursework:
Here you can search course listings in the UF Schedule of Courses, register for your classe, view your schedule, access Student Self Service, view UF news and events, process fee payments, clear your registration holds, enter your directory information, see grades and request your transcripts.
- Note 1: Alternatively, you can also check the UF Schedule of Courses and select Course Listings for the semester you want to register. A drop-down menu will let you enter the desired department for a full list of courses offered by that department. PMCB courses are listed under Horticultural Sciences.
- Note 2: DEPT in the section number means department-controlled courses. You need to contact that department to register. Contact Eliana if you want to register for PMCB DEPT classes (for example, PCB7979 (Advanced Research, etc.)
- UF Dates and Deadlines
These are the general UF dates and deadlines and you should follow the registration deadlines shown here. If not registered by the deadlines, students will be assessed a late registration fee.
- Graduate School Deadlines
Graduate Students should also follow the deadlines established in the Graduate School Academic Calendar.
- Directory and Emergency Contact Information
Students are required to update their emergency contact information in the myUFL system every 4 months. Not doing so will put hold on student's records, including not being able to tregiter for classes.
University of Florida graduate students on an appointment as a research or teaching assistant and Pre-Doc fellow may participate in the GatorGradCare Health Plan. International students are mandated by law to have health coverage during the entire year, including annual breaks.
The University Bursar (formerly University Financial Services) offers an online fee and tuition calculation, based on residency, first enrolled term of the current degree and course level. Check the University Bursar - Current Students web page for more information.
- UF Graduate Student Council (GSC) offers up to $350 in reimbursement-based grants to cover travel-related expenses for graduate students to present research or participate in professional development at a professional conference. Reimbursement may cover conference registration, transportation, and lodging.
- UF Graduate School offers a number of funding sources available at UF and outside the university.
- Dissertation by the UF Graduate School offers funding sources to help UF doctoral students without financial support finish their degree program.
- External Funding Opportunity Resources by the UF Office of Research is updated weekly with both internal and external funding opportunities.
- Financial Aid Bulletin Board by the UF Graduate School lists fellowships, grants and scholarships offered by organizations outside UF.
- UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) shows fellowships, scholarships, teaching awards, travel grants and additional funding resources available to all CALS graduate students (PMCB is within CALS).
- UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) offers a number of opportunities that strive to recruit and mentor graduate students in minority and underrepresented demographics to UF.
- UF Foundation lists general UF scholarships and fellowships available to University of Florida students. Use ‘graduate’ in the scholarship/fellowship search option.
- USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) offers fellowships to graduate and pre-doctoral students in the agricultural sciences.
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.
- International Student Research Fellowships program offered by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) supports outstanding international pre-doctoral students studying in the United States who are ineligible for fellowships or training grants through U.S. federal agencies. Note that only students nominated by their host institutions can apply for the fellowship.
- National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship is available to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States and intend to pursue graduate study in one of its 15 supported disciplines.
All graduate students are responsible for complying with program and university policies, regulations and deadlines, as set by both the PMCB Program and the University of Florida Graduate School.
- Graduate School - it supports graduate student success via a number of offices that provide the essential information, education, and structural foundation every student requires to graduate. These offices include Administration, Editorial, Records, Data Management, and the Division of Graduate Student Affairs offices of Graduate Minority Programs, Graduate Professional Development, and Graduate International Outreach.
- Graduate Catalog - contains the University of Florida's official graduate policies, critical dates, deadlines, course descriptions and faculty members.
- PMCB Deadline Checklist - check the PMCB deadlines as listed in the appropriate Student and Faculty Handbook for your cohort
PMCB graduating students need to comply with the UF Graduate School graduating requirements as listed here: GRADUATION CHECKLIST.
Below is a summary of the steps to take if plannig to graduate:
- Degree application: The first step is to submit a degree application via ONE.UF for the term in which you plan to graduate. Applications must be submitted following the current Graduate School Academic Calendar deadlines. In case you or your advisor decide you are not ready to graduate for the semester you applied, you will be excluded from the list of students graduating that semester once you miss one of the deadlines. You will need to re-apply to graduate the following semester as degree applications do not carry over from semester to semeste.
- Deadlines: Students are responsible for meeting all deadlines as published in the current Graduate School Academic Calendar. Graduating students also need to closely follow the Graduate Editorial Office deadlines for the current semester they intend to graduate.
- Checklists: To ensure graduation, follow the appropriate checklists:
- Submission to the Editorial Office: this office oversees the thesis and dissertation process, offering guidance to ensure all graduate students’ theses and dissertations meet UF’s high standards and are ready for electronic submission and digital archiving. For a sucessful submission to the Editorial Office, please make sure you complete these steps:
- When you begin writing your dissertation and long before submitting the dissertation to the Editorial Office editors, set up an appointment with the Application Support Center (ASC). This office can help ensure that students pass first submission requirements of the Editorial Office. They will check the format of text, graphs, figures, etc. but will not check content. Students can also register for one of the free workshops offered by ASC.
- Before first submission to the Editorial Office, all doctoral students are required to submit a transmittal letter signed by their advisor. Please request this form with Eliana Kampf. Note: Although this letter states that the dissertation must be “complete,” this does not mean that additional content may not be added, changed or removed. The word “complete” simply means that the formatting is complete and the dissertation includes all the required sections.
- Check the overall Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines provided by the Editorial Office.
- Consult the General Format Requirements and Format Guidelines also provided by the Editorial Office.
- Consult the Thesis and Dissertation FAQ page.
- Once more, follow closely the Editorial Office Deadlines and the Doctoral Dissertation Checklist.
- Submit your documents and track the submission process via the EDM (Editorial Document Management System) online portal.
- Commencement and Degree Certification: Graduation at UF involves two different events: Commencement (ceremony for conferring graduate degrees) and Degree Certification (the awarding of the degree based on the satisfactory completion of the degree.) For the ceremony schedule, ordering regalia, degree certification and other procedures click HERE.
NOTE: For completion of the Ph.D. degree, the PMCB Program requires doctoral students to have at least one first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal in their research field. Send a link to your first-author publication or the letter of acceptance from the journal to Eliana Kampf.