Student Development and Enrollment Services

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Academic advisors help you make important decisions like choosing classes, selecting a major and staying on track for graduation. Need to know about registration, financial aid, career options and dozens of other details? We can help with that, too. Get to know your UCF advisor and you’ll go far.

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The Registrar's Office manages UCF’s official Academic Calendar, which contains the dates and times for all registration periods, application deadlines, holidays, special events and more. You can filter the calendar, save it and even subscribe to it.

Academic Coaching and Engagement (ACE) Program facilities academic success among undergraduates by providing one-on-one, ongoing peer coaching. Coaches meet with students about once a month throughout the semester.

We’re always rooting for our UCF athletes whether in the game or in the classroom.

The Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) offers workshops and seminars.

First Year Advising and Exploration (FYAE) focuses on academic advising and transitioning for accelerated FTIC students (30+ credit hours) as well as sophomore and second-year students.

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At Student Accessibility Services, we view disabilities as an integral part of our university’s rich diversity. That is why we continuously collaborate with students, faculty and staff to create an educational environment that is inclusive for everyone.

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If you’ve ever wanted to get fit but were worried about fitting in—worry no more. The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center is one of the nation’s leading campus recreation departments for creating space for students of all abilities to play, work out and compete against each other. At the RWC, we value the opportunity to provide quality programs and services that are accessible to the entire UCF community.

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At UCF, we understand that every student is unique. And we believe each one deserves the same level of respect and understanding. That’s why we established the Social Justice and Advocacy office. Our role is to promote a welcoming campus environment where diversity is valued and equality is essential.

Think the only way to get help from a librarian is by walking up to the library help desk?

Multicultural or first-generation male students seeking extra support at UCF can look to the Brother to Brother Program.

Promising undergraduate students who have achieved scholastic success can challenge themselves by participating in the programs offered through The Burnett Honors College.

Campus Faiths & Ministries (CFM) is a network of faith-based organizations dedicated to meeting the personal, religious and social needs of university students, faculty and staff.

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What’s it like to live on campus? It means being in the center of everything—classes, food, study spots, student resources, athletic events and social happenings—all within walking distance. Living on campus also provides you with endless opportunities to get involved in student activities and succeed academically. At UCF, the on-campus living experience truly makes a big difference.

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Student Care Services offers guidance, resources and referrals to UCF students who are experiencing a distressing situation that significantly impacts their academic or personal success.

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Do you have questions about potential majors and career choices? Don’t worry, that’s fairly common. And that’s why our counselors are here to guide you through the career development process.

Even if your SAT or ACT subtest scores are below the required minimums set by the state of Florida, we still want to ensure you’re equipped with the skills to be successful in college-level course work. And the College Achievement Program was designed for this purpose.

Once students declare a major, they work exclusively with the advising office in their college.

As a CECS student, there may be times when you feel overwhelmed with course work or you need a little help with a certain subject.

Navigating the university admission process might seem confusing, but College Prep Day is dedicated to helping multicultural and first-generation students better understand the necessary steps.

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Getting ready to graduate? We’ve got all the information you need to get there, including tickets and commencement dates.

Calling all bibliophiles, part-time bookworms and anyone who needs a little motivation to read.

Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, which aims to promote the progress of science, the mission of COMPASS is to increase the number of UCF students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees.

For those times when you need to get to a computer right away or you forgot to print out something for class, UCF has numerous computer labs throughout campus — and some of them are open 24 hours a day.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the only free-of-charge campus agency designated to provide comprehensive psychological services to university-enrolled students.

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Studies show that everyone—yes, everyone—can benefit from therapy and counseling. Whether you’re experiencing short-term stress or long-term challenges, it’s important to talk about your feelings and take care of your mental health. That’s why UCF Counseling and Psychological Services, or CAPS, provides comprehensive psychological services to our students free of charge.

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Does your college, major or employer require you to be First Aid and CPR/AED certified? Are you looking to gain lifesaving skills as part of your own development? Look no further than the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center. Our Risk Management Instructors are American Red Cross® certified to teach CPR/AED and First Aid courses.

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Hungry for variety? UCF Dining Services has you covered with an array of convenient dining options. Whether you’re picking up a quick snack or sitting down to a well-balanced meal, and whether you live on campus or commute to class, we have a dining membership that’s right for you.

Select attendees of Valencia College, Seminole State College of Florida, Eastern Florida State College and Lake-Sumter State College who graduate with their A.A. or A.S. can be offered guaranteed admission into UCF via DirectConnect.

The Enhancement 30 (E-30) Scholarship was created with state funding in support of the Think 30 campaign.

Don’t let challenging science, technology, engineering and math courses or large class sizes intimidate you.

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Looking to turn your academic break into a professional opportunity? Then take a look at UCF’s Externship Program. This short-term training program pairs students with employer partners for a unique job shadowing experience. Externships vary from one to five days in length and there is no cost to participate.

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From scholarships and grants to student loans, there are many ways to pay for college — and many questions, too. Fortunately, you can find all your answers at the Office of Financial Assistance, your go-to place for understanding how to pay for college and make the best of your investment.

If neither your parents nor guardians have a bachelor’s degree, you qualify as a first-generation student.

First Year Academic Advising (FYAE) is the primary academic advising office of first-time-in- college (FTIC) students at UCF.

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Ready to become a Knight? Make sure your first stop is the First Year Experience (FYE) office. With resources aimed at student success and opportunities to get engaged in the UCF community, FYE provides students and family members the support they need to make a smooth transition into UCF. From Orientation for new students to Pegasus Palooza and beyond, FYE is here to help.

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The Knights Helping Knights Pantry provides UCF students with access to free food and necessities when they need it most. The thriving food pantry program, which began in 2009 as a class project in a first-year LEAD Scholars course, is located in Ferrell Commons next to the All Knight Study facility.

Similar to the EXCEL program, but exclusively for females, Girls EXCELing in Math and Science aims to increase success rates for of science, technology, engineering and math students during their first two years at UCF.

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Become a brother. Become a sister. Become a lifelong friend. Fraternity and Sorority Life at UCF is committed to fostering student growth, academic excellence, civic engagement, leadership development and positive relationships.

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Working out doesn’t have to mean going it alone or sticking to predictable routines. Instead, check out Group Exercise programs at the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center. You can join high-intensity workouts like cardio dance, bootcamp, spinning and kickboxing, or enrich your mind and body with yoga, barre and foam rolling. With nearly 100 classes each week, there’s something for everyone.

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Feeling sick or experiencing an injury? At UCF Student Health Services, students have access to convenient, high-quality health care without having to leave campus. Our providers are trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of concerns, including skin conditions, colds and flu, infections, depression, injuries and more. Best of all, office visits are free for students who are currently enrolled.

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Curious about cooking? Trying to choose healthy foods on a budget? Here are a few fresh-picked options you’ll love, including free cooking demonstrations, cooking classes and organic produce. Get details below or visit Wellness and Health Promotion Services to learn about FreshU: Grown at UCF programs.

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Knowing your status is the first step in keeping yourself and others safe. And with free HIV and STI testing from UCF Student Health Services, it’s easy to get tested and have a better understanding of your health. If you are 25 or younger and sexually active, you should be screened for sexually transmitted infections at least once a year—even if you don’t have symptoms

Part of UCF’s commitment to safety and success, Honor Your Knighthood is a required series of online modules that all incoming students must take to better understand the UCF Creed of Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity and Excellence.

Everyone deserves a chance to attend school. But for students with intellectual disabilities, finding a university can be challenging.

At UCF, we pride ourselves on information fluency — the ability to gather, evaluate, and use information in ethical and legal ways.

The Office of Integrity and Ethical Development (IED) specializes in the promotion of individual responsibility and personal development.

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Whether you’re an all-star athlete or a rookie of the year, you’ll love the fun and competitive edge of UCF Intramural Sports. Team leagues and individual sports take place year round and include flag football, basketball, soccer, dodgeball, golf and more. Best of all, you have the chance to win a coveted IM Sports Champion shirt.

We understand that sometimes things come up in life that may negatively impact your academic performance.

Any first-time-in-college student whose GPA falls between a 2.00 and 2.59 at the conclusion of the summer and fall semesters automatically becomes part of the Knight Watch program.

Calling all leaders, organizers and anyone who likes bringing people together.

In an effort to increase retention in STEM disciplines and promote academic success, the Learning Environment and Academic Research Network was established at UCF as a living-learning community.

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Curious about canoeing? Pumped to go paddleboarding? Look no further than the Lake Claire Recreation Area. Located at the north end of Greek Park Drive, Lake Claire gives students the opportunity to explore nature by kayak, play sand volleyball or have a cookout with friends. Best of all, it’s free!

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As the only academic and co-curricular leadership program in Florida, LEAD Scholars Academy at UCF offers students many exciting opportunities in academics, leadership, research and campus life.

There’s much more to UCF than attending classes, and the purpose of LINK is to get you out of your room and involved with the campus community.

Sometimes we can all use a bit of study help, and at UCF’s Student Academic Resource Center, our Learning Skills Specialists are here when you need them.

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UCF is proud to be an inclusive community that values diversity in its many forms. Leading the way is Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ+) Services, which serves to connect our diverse student population to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve the vision of a stronger, healthier and more equitable world for LGBTQ+ people and their allies.

Living on campus is convenient — and living alongside students in your same major can make your experience even better.

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Put your future on a path to success with the UCF Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program (CWEP). CWEP is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain real-world work experience at Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company located here in Orlando.

Some incoming Knights have their career path drawn out, while others get stuck on which major to pursue.

It’s empowering to have someone on your side and nice to have a place to get advice.

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Stressed out? Sore after an intense workout or Dance Marathon? Treat yourself to a calming and restorative massage. UCF students, faculty and staff have access to discounted massage therapy services performed by licensed massage therapists. Rates are reduced for students and start at just $30 for a 30-minute massage.

Think of the Math Lab as a friendly place to learn math.

Shopping malls may be passé, but if you’re enrolled in Intermediate or College Algebra, Trigonometry or Precalculus, you’ll definitely be spending some time at the UCF MALL — a state-of-the-art computer lab providing hands-on learning and one-on-one assistance.

First-generation, low-income and traditionally underrepresented students who plan on continuing at the doctoral level are invited to apply for the McNair Scholars Program.

At UCF, we celebrate diversity and applaud the dedication it takes to be the first person in your family to attend a university.

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Multicultural Academic and Support Services (MASS) assists multicultural and first-generation students. It is comprised of many services and programs.

Familiarizing yourself with a new school can be difficult for many students, but we understand multicultural and first-generation students face additional challenges.

Implementing and improving student programs is a one big, important job. At UCF, the Office of Student Involvement is the hub for all registered student organizations.

For those times when you need a hand but are unable to attend regularly scheduled peer tutoring or Supplemental Instruction sessions at the Orlando campus, check out UCF’s OPAL sessions.

If you experience technical difficulties while using Webcourses@UCF, reach out to Online@UCF Support for assistance.

If we had to pick one word to describe our Out of State Student Mentoring program, it’d be awesome — and that’s how the acronym OSSM is pronounced!

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Calling all outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers! Turn your compass toward UCF’s Outdoor Adventure program and you’ll discover a whole new world of excitement and thrills. From hiking, biking and climbing to rafting, paddling and camping, students of all experience levels are welcome to take part in the activities our team offers. UCF Outdoor Adventure also offers accessible and inclusive outdoor equipment so every Knight can enjoy the outdoors.

Various UCF offices provide Peer Mentoring to all UCF students, such as the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC), Transfer and Transition Services (TTS), First Year Experience (FYE), First Year Advising and Exploration (FYAE), Career Services, Sophomore and Second Year Center (SSYC), TRiO Center, to name a few.

It’s a weeklong party — and you’re invited! As UCF’s official Welcome Week, Pegasus Palooza is jam-packed with excitement.

Though you may have left home to attend UCF, your parents will still want to know what your daily school life is like.

Part of UCF’s Access Program, Pegasus Success is an invitation-only program that takes place over six weeks during the summer.

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Getting and staying fit takes work. For some of us, it takes a little motivation, too. If you’re looking for one-on-one guidance or a customized workout experience at a low cost, UCF Fitness Personal Training has the gym buddy for you. Our team of nationally accredited and certified personal trainers are available for fee-based, 60-minute sessions all year round. Better yet, your first session is free.

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Questions about a new prescription? Ready to refill an existing medication? Look no further than the UCF Pharmacy, a state-of-the-art facility located on campus in the Health Center. Our pharmacists are professionals who are dedicated to providing compassionate patient education and excellent customer service.

A job well done is its own reward, but Phi Eta Sigma is another way of patting yourself on the back for your achievements.

Put simply, PRIME is an acronym for Purpose + Reach = Individuals Measured for Excellence. And the PRIME STEM Project addresses the academic and social needs of eligible UCF STEM students who are first-generation in college, have a documented disability or demonstrate financial need.

Academic Alert is a program that targets students who are placed on academic probation after the first term for students who enter in the Summer or Fall.

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If you’re ready to quit smoking, we’re ready to help. Smoke-Free UCF offers programs and prescriptions to assist students and faculty members in breaking the habit. Six-week classes led by Quit Smoking Now facilitators are available for groups and individuals. Classes are free and include nicotine replacement therapies, such as gum, lozenges and patches.

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If you are a student in recovery, know that you are not alone. We understand the challenges of being in recovery, especially on a college campus. That’s why we created the Collegiate Recovery Community at UCF as a way to foster a sense of belonging and accomplishment for students who choose to lead a sober lifestyle. As a result, students are able to flourish in academics and in their personal lives.

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Don’t let classes and college life stress you out. Take control with stress-reduction techniques designed to help you decrease anxiety, increase focus and concentration, and improve sleep. Visit Wellness & Health Promotion Services to discover Relaxation Stations, biofeedback, meditation classes, our Journal to Self-Discovery program and more.

It’s easy to feel lost if you aren’t familiar with a research topic or the library where you’re searching for information.

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Searching for a job? Be sure your resume is updated and outstanding. After all, your resume represents you when you aren't there, and it may determine whether or not you get an interview. No matter what job you’re applying for, it’s important that you take time to write an effective resume and personalized cover letter — and we can help.

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If you’re serious about playing sports, you seriously need to check out UCF Sport Clubs. With opportunities for recreational, instructional and competitive growth, Sport Clubs are perfect for students who were athletes in high school or students who are looking for new challenges. Beginners are always welcome! Choose from more than 40 club teams, including paintball, kiteboarding, tae kwon do, ice hockey, lacrosse and volleyball, and compete in intercollegiate events across the country.

UCF welcomes community college students interested in participating in the Two Year/Four Year Transfer Initiative Program to join us at State College Day each spring semester.

SLS 1501 is a small, engaging elective course for first-year UCF students to give incoming Knights an inside look at what it takes to be successful at school and in life after graduation.

The Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) provides high-quality academic support programs, including tutoring and supplemental instruction, retention programs, and various other academic programs and services.

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Student records, including transcripts and grades, are only available through myUCF — but the UCF Registrar's Offiice can help you access those records.

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Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students, but it is also one of the most preventable causes of death. Can you spot the warning signs and help make a difference? With our suicide prevention course, you will be trained to QPR — question, persuade and refer — someone who may be suicidal.

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Need a boost in biology or extra help in organic chemistry? Be sure to check out Supplemental Instruction. SI sessions are open to all students who want to increase their understanding of course material and improve their grades. These voluntary, peer-assisted study groups offer students a chance to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying and quiz each other before big tests

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Ready to make a splash by learning how to swim or becoming a better swimmer? The UCF Aquatics team is ready to help. Our certified Water Safety Instructors provide swimmers of all levels—beginner, intermediate and advanced—with free group lessons during the spring, summer and fall. We also offer one-on-one support through private, fee-based lessons available all year round.

Similar to Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Sigma is a national honor society that acknowledges student success.

The Think 30 campaign was created to encourage UCF students to complete 30 credit hours each year with the goal of a timely graduation that minimizes the expense of a college degree.

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The University of Central Florida does not tolerate sexual misconduct or harmful behavior that occurs on or off the UCF campus. Sexual misconduct and other harmful behavior includes sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence and sexual assault.

Florida high school students who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class can benefit from the Top 10 Knights program, which was launched to recognize student academic achievement and to provide Florida students and families with more certainty regarding the UCF admission process.

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Believe it or not, transfer students are the majority of the population at UCF. Whether you come from out of state, around the world or around the corner, your success begins with the people and programs at Transfer and Transition Services.

First-generation college students, low-income students and students who have a documented disability can take advantage of the TRiO Center, which provides help to students who are transitioning from one level of higher education to the next.

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Get an edge on your academics with free tutoring from the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC). Peer tutoring sessions are provided in more than 30 subjects each semester, and we offer tutoring labs designed specifically for our student veterans and students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

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Reading is fundamental — and also required in many courses at UCF. For textbooks, school supplies, apparel and so much more, stop by the UCF Bookstore. Textbooks are available for purchase and rental, and we offer a buyback program for many materials throughout the semester.

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The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center is more than a place—it’s the place to be. It’s a positive environment for getting fit and staying healthy, as well as a way to meet new friends and explore a variety of athletic offerings. UCF is nationally recognized for our comprehensive year-round programming in Aquatics, Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation, Fitness, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventure and Sport Clubs. We value diversity at the RWC and are proud to offer something for everyone and every skill level.

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From certification tests to exit exams, the University Testing Center offers a variety of tests and services to UCF students, prospective students, alumni and the surrounding community. Our facility features a secure and comfortable environment with 46 testing stations across three technologically advanced computer labs, as well as a traditional paper-pencil testing center.

Whenever you find yourself suffering from writer’s block or you’re unsure of what the best way to word something is, head to the University Writing Center.

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The Veterans Academic Resource Center recognizes and supports student veterans as they transition from military to student life. Located on the first floor of the CFE Arena, VARC is a welcoming environment with services to help student veterans make a smooth transition to college, access their benefits and succeed at UCF.

The Veterans Academic Resource Center, or VARC, is your one-stop solution to your needs as a student veteran.

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UCF Victim Services provides free and confidential advocacy and support to the UCF community all day, every day. Comprehensive victim advocacy services are available to students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus who have been impacted by crime, violence or abuse.

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At UCF Wellness and Health Promotion Services, we believe in GPS—goals, plans and success. When you set goals and make plans, it’s far easier to succeed. But you don’t have to do it on your own. With one-on-one Wellness Coaching Sessions, we help you take the guesswork out of achieving a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

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UCF Women's Care, located in the Purple Pod of the UCF Health Center, is dedicated to providing care designed for the unique needs of women. The Purple Pod is a warm, caring environment where board-certified gynecologists and certified nurse practitioners provide preventive and acute gynecologic care. As a UCF student, your routine visits are free. There are nominal charges for lab work and specialty care services.

The YES program prepares academically talented students to enter the workforce or pursue an advanced degree.

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