General Admissions Information
Admission to UCF requires the applicant to earn a standard diploma from a regionally accredited high school (or its equivalent) with specific high school academic units, a competitive cumulative high school GPA in those academic areas, and satisfactory SAT or ACT test scores.
To apply you must submit the following:
Non-refundable $30 application fee
Official high school or homeschooled* transcript
Official scores for the SAT (code: 5233) or ACT (code: 0735) with writing
Official college transcript (an initial transcript for application review, as well as a final copy once all college course work is complete and degree is posted), if applicable
Official GED* or TOEFL/IELTS score, if applicable
*Information for homeschooled students and GED recipients may be obtained here.
Note: Submission of the application essay is strongly encouraged.
Undergraduate Transfer Information
The following guidelines provide an overview of the admission process and represent the minimum qualifications necessary for consideration. The authoritative source for undergraduate admission requirements is the official Undergraduate Catalog. You may also want to visit http://admissions.ucf.edu/.
UCF’s online undergraduate programs are degree-completion programs for students who have completed a Florida A.A. degree or the equivalent of UCF’s general education program. Undergraduate admission requirements for other applicants can be found in the online Undergraduate Catalog available at http://catalog.ucf.edu/.
The following guidelines represent the minimum qualifications necessary for consideration. Satisfying the minimum requirements does NOT guarantee admission to UCF. Preference will be given to those students whose credentials indicate the greatest promise of academic success.
- Undergraduate application for admission submitted online (https://apply.ucf.edu/application);
- A $30 non-refundable application fee;
- Residency Affidavit (included on the application);
- Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions for all academic work;
- A minimum 2.0 GPA at last school attended and overall cumulative GPA for all college work;
- Students applying with fewer than 60 transferable credit hours must submit a high school transcript and SAT and/or ACT plus Writing scores;
- Students applying with 60 or more transferable credit hours will need two English composition courses with a grade C or better and two math courses, College Algebra or higher, with a grade C or better;
- Students must satisfy the foreign language admission requirement (demonstrated competency of foreign language or American Sign Language equivalent to the second high school level or higher or at the elementary 2 level in one foreign language or American Sign Language at an undergraduate institution). A high school transcript may be required to verify this requirement.
Students wishing to transfer to UCF from another educational institution may apply up to one year prior to the term in which they want to enroll. All applicants are considered on a space-available basis and you should apply as early as possible to also meet financial aid and housing deadlines. UCF is generally able to consider all qualified applicants before these dates.
UCF operates on a rolling admission basis. Students are generally notified of their admission decision within two to four weeks after receipt of all supporting documentation. Admission status can be checked online. Once admitted, students will receive a transfer credit summary evaluation.
Florida College System graduates with an Associate of Arts degree or an articulated Associate of Science degree have preference in the admissions process. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to limited access programs.
The completion of a UCF orientation program is required. Orientation processes for transfer students vary by program. Most undergraduate online programs provide an exemption to the campus attendance requirement for students who are at a distance. For more information, visit the First Year Experience website at http://fye.sdes.ucf.edu/ and the orientation website at http://orientation.ucf.edu/.
Transfer and Transition Services
Transfer & Transition Services (TTS) helps students make a seamless transition for a more successful UCF experience. We provide pre-admission and transition advising and a strong Peer Mentor program. We also offer connections to the campus community through programing specifically for Transfer Students.
TTS can help you with the following:
- Pre-admission academic and transition advising
- Prerequisites and requirements for the major
- Application deadlines
- Foreign language requirements
- Explaining the UCF degree audit
- Information on UCF’s General Education Program
- Transfer course equivalencies
- UCF policies and procedures
We also advise undecided students, students changing majors, students not admitted to limited access programs, and undeclared students seeking re-admission. Undeclared and undecided students with 45 credit hours or more may have a hold placed on their records and are required to make an appointment with their academic advisor. Contact a Peer Mentor as they can help you with a variety of issues.
Transfer Knights is an organization for transfer students run by transfer students. Their mission is to facilitate the transition into UCF by introducing new students to the university community and getting them involved in various aspects of student life. For more information about Transfer Knights see the following link: http://transfer.sdes.ucf.edu/transfer-knights.
DirectConnect to UCF
DirectConnect to UCF provides A.A. and articulated A.S. students and alumni of Daytona State College, Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Seminole State College and Valencia College guaranteed access to UCF. Meet with a DirectConnect advisor as soon as you earn 30 credit hours. You may contact your preferred UCF regional campus by visiting http://regionalcampuses.ucf.edu/directconnect-to-ucf/ .
Tau Sigma is a national honor society for transfer students. Students are invited to join this organization after completing one full-time semester with at least a 3.5 UCF GPA. Invitations are mailed near the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. Anyone having questions about this organization should contact the Tau Sigma advisor: Sharisse.Kenny@ucf.edu. (http://transfer.sdes.ucf.edu/tau-sigma)