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High School students who have demonstrated exceptional academic ability may be permitted to enroll as UCF students while completing their high school graduation requirements. Under Florida Statutes (F.S. 1007.271) and operating in accordance with local articulation agreements, there are two types of enrollment options: Dual Enrollment and Early Admission.

Dual Enrollment

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Dual enrollment is coursework acceleration program that allows qualified secondary students to begin post-secondary coursework while earning credits toward a high school diploma. Dual enrollment students enroll on a part-time basis as non-degree seeking students, free of tuition. The University of Central Florida operates its program in accordance with local articulation agreements. Dual enrollment is available to local school district, private school, and home education secondary students.

Students taking dual enrollment courses must recognize that dual enrollment course grades will become a permanent part of a college transcript and will be factored into future applications to other colleges and universities.

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Early Admission

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Early Admission is for students who typically have completed their junior year in high school and would like to enroll at UCF as full-time students who plan to earn a bachelor’s degree at UCF. Students must submit an application for admission by the published application deadline date.

PLEASE NOTE: Early Admission students will not be considered for merit scholarships from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, either upon admission to UCF or after high school graduation.

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Dual Enrollment Eligibility Requirements

A secondary school student must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate in the dual enrollment program at UCF:
Must attend a public or private school in Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Osceola, Volusia, or Lake County that has an articulation agreement with UCF OR must be registered as a home school student in Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Osceola, Volusia, or Lake County.
Must have completed a minimum of 4 high school units, which must include:
  • 1 English
  • 1 math
  • 1 science
  • 1 social science/world language/additional math
Must have a 3.8 high school GPA* (see note) as re-calculated by UCF using only academic core courses.
Must have achieved a minimum standardized test score on either the SAT, ACT or CLT.
  • SAT: 1340 (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math)
  • ACT: 29 (Composite)
  • CLT: 96
Must be free of (or reviewed and cleared of) any charges or scholastic or behavioral misconduct, violation of the law, or felony charges or criminal proceedings (details in application).

NOTE: Home education students are not required to present a minimum high school GPA. However, in lieu of a GPA, the home education student must present qualifying scores on a PERT, Next-Generation Accuplacer, or Classic Learning test consistent with Section 1008.30 F.S. and Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.008(1).

Application Process:

Students in local public, private or charter schools will need to verify your school district or Non-Public High School has a Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement with UCF. If not, one will need to be established.

Eligible Home Education Students will need to show proof of enrollment in a home education program in Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Osceola, Volusia, or Lake County and establish an articulation agreement with UCF after the initial admission review.

Submit ALL the following by the published semester application deadline:

Completed online UCF application (dual enrollment students cannot submit the Common Application). No application fee is required.
Official high school transcripts (Home Education students see note above)
Official SAT (code: 5233) or ACT (code: 0735) or CLT scores
Official transcripts from all previous dual enrollment institutions (if applicable)
Official scores from any AICE, AP, CLEP, or IB exams taken (if applicable)

Only students with a completed file by the published deadlines will be reviewed for admission to the UCF dual enrollment program. Satisfying minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to UCF.


Dual Enrollment Application completion Deadlines

Semester Deadline
Fall May 1
Spring November 1


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Early Admission Requirements

Students interested in Early Admission (full-time, degree-seeking enrollment prior to high school graduation and then continuing enrollment at UCF after high school graduation) must meet or exceed the following academic qualifications:

Florida public, nonpublic, and home educated secondary school students:

Minimum 3.8 high school GPA (as re-calculated by UCF using only academic core courses) *
Present SAT, ACT or CLT scores of at least:
  • SAT: 1340 (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math)
  • ACT: 29 (Composite)
  • CLT: 96

What You Need to Apply for Consideration:

Verify your School District or Non-Public High School has an Early Admission Articulation Agreement with UCF. Home education students must establish an Early Admission Articulation Agreement with UCF. (for more information contact dualenrollment@ucf.edu)
Submit the following by the published semester application deadline:
  • Completed online application (No application fee is required for Early Admission students)
  • Official high school transcript *
  • Official SAT (code: 5233) or ACT (code: 0735) or CLT scores
  • Authorization Form

* Home Education students must present evidence that the home education program is in compliance with s. 1002.41, F.S. They must also present a home education transcript which includes a list of all coursework (both completed and in progress) showing grades and units earned for each course.

Note:
    • Satisfying minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to UCF
    • Florida BOG Regulation 6.001 (7) authorizes universities to refuse admission to applicants due to past misconduct

Early admission Application completion Deadlines

Semester Deadline
Fall May 1
Spring November 1