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The Next Class of UCF Knights Is Forming

From across the nation and around the world, students like you are pursuing their higher education goals in the heart of Central Florida. They’re creating a new future where discoveries happen daily, connections are currency, and a college degree is just the beginning. Will you accept the challenge of pushing yourself to achieve your maximum potential?

With more than 230 degree programs, UCF gives you access to extraordinary academics, caring faculty and endless opportunities. Whether you are a freshman or a transfer student, seeking graduate studies or looking for the flexibility of online classes, we are dedicated to supporting personal growth while upholding academic excellence.

Undergraduate Admissions Deadlines

Freshman

Semester Deadline
Fall May 1
Spring November 1
Summer March 1

Transfer

Semester Deadline
Fall July 1
Spring November 1
Summer March 1

International

Semester Deadline
Fall March 1
Spring September 1
Summer January 1

What really sold me on UCF was when I got to visit campus for the first time. Coming in as an out-of-state student, I didn’t think I would feel at home on such a big campus, but everyone was so welcoming.”

— Gianna Fanelli, EXCEL and honors student majoring in biology

Freshman Admissions

Beautiful location. Friendly professors. Challenging academics. Thrilling activities. There are many reasons to apply to UCF, but only one way to do it. Get application information and deadlines, plus answers to all your questions. Admission to UCF is competitive, so we encourage you to apply early. As an incoming first-year student, you should apply between September and November of your high school senior year if you plan to enroll the following summer or fall semester. By applying early, you may benefit from scholarship consideration and housing availability. Take the next step to become a Knight.

Get the degree you want.

UCF has more than 230 degree programs in 13 colleges, plus a talented team of faculty and staff to help find what’s right for you. Whatever your passion, we’ll put you on the path to success.

Transfer Admissions

Ready for new opportunities? You’re in good company. According to U.S. News & World Report, more students choose to transfer to UCF than to any other university in the country. Whether you’re planning to complete your bachelor’s degree or are seeking a new college with bigger opportunities, get the tools and support you need to transfer and succeed. Plus, if you earn an A.A. or articulated A.S. degree from one of our partner institutions, DirectConnect to UCF guarantees* you admission. Reach out to the Office of Transfer and Transition Services to help make your transition smooth and seamless. Apply today — or up to a year before you want to start.

*Consistent with community/state college and university policy. Limited- and restricted-access programs may require an additional admission process.

Online Admissions

With 25 years of innovation in educational technology, UCF Online offers high-quality distance learning options for both traditional and nontraditional students. You’ll have a dedicated team that guides you every step of the way — from application through graduation — and helps you stay on track to achieve your goals. Choose from fully online offerings, including bachelor’s degrees, graduate degrees, professional certificates and 2+2 baccalaureate completion programs. Learn wherever and whenever you want. It’s convenient and flexible so you can balance school, work and life.

Graduate Admissions

Thinking about graduate school and beyond? Your next-level education begins right here. With world-class research, pioneering partnerships and renowned faculty, you’ll enjoy a rich blend of academics, research, culture and fun. We work hard to offer graduate degrees that work for you. Explore more than 125 master’s, specialist, doctoral and certificate programs to help you achieve your professional and personal goals. You’ll find plenty of options to expand your studies online and on campus here.

International Admissions

UCF students come from all over the world. With nearly 150 countries represented on campus, there’s plenty of opportunity to make new friends and enjoy cultural experiences. International students, like you, make significant contributions to our campus learning, community diversity, innovative research and global partnerships. You will get an empowering education from one of the largest universities in the United States, while immersing yourself in exciting activities, sunny weather and a big, beautiful campus.

Continuing Education

Gain skills. Get certified. And get ahead. Enroll in credit and noncredit courses, as well as expert test prep programs. Whether you’re just starting out or have worked in an industry for years, certifications can help you achieve your goals and give you a competitive edge in your career. Choose from more than 400 continuing education courses available that are backed by the strength of the university’s resources and experienced industry partners, or learn about customized corporate training programs to meet your company’s needs.