We answer questions about what to do after you’re admitted, enrollment deposit waivers, Orientation, online courses and more.
Can everyone take online courses?
Due to restrictive state regulations, UCF is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. The list of states currently restricted is available at the Registrar’s website. While residing in one of these states you may not be permitted to enroll in UCF Online courses.
Can I change my entrance term to UCF?
Offers of admission are term-specific and are not transferrable to another semester. Students wishing to change their entrance term — either before or after they are admitted — must reapply and submit a new application fee or eligible fee waiver.
Can I go on a campus tour at an Admitted Student Open House?
Yes! A limited number of campus tours are offered. Because there are so many activities for you to choose from, your tour may be shorter than a regular visit, but we’ll squeeze as much information in as possible.
Housing tours are self-guided, giving you the flexibility to view only those communities that interest you. We’ll post signs on campus directing you to our housing areas. Once you get there, a member of our housing staff will be on hand to answer questions and show you around. Not every housing community is open, but you’ll be able to view a broad selection.
And finally, our guided tours do not include every corner of campus, but we encourage you explore during your free time or after the event concludes.
Do I have to register to attend the Admitted Student Open House?
Yes, each admitted student must register to attend, though parents and other family members can register as guests under one student’s name. Please consult your email invitation for the link to our registration form.
We want to make certain that everyone gets the attention they need, and fewer people means more one-on-one attention for you, so we limit space. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can allow others to attend. A cancellation link appears in the confirmation email from when you signed up.
How can I accept my scholarship?
If you have been awarded a merit scholarship, instructions for accepting your award will be provided through email and written correspondence.
How can I find out what courses or credits will transfer to UCF?
College-level coursework from other accredited institutions of higher education, meeting university transfer eligibility requirements will transfer to UCF. However, all your credits may not meet the specific requirements of your degree program. The department of your major will determine how these credits will be used and applied toward your degree.
UCF currently uses a plus/minus system in calculating a grade point average for transferred coursework. In addition, grade forgiveness is only honored if it has been awarded in conjunction with an A.A. or statewide articulated A.S. degree from a Florida public community college, state college or university.
All incoming courses will be reviewed for UCF equivalency once you are admitted. The Transfer Credit Evaluation, located in your myUCF portal (navigate to Student Self Service > Other Academic) will list all courses received at the time of admission as well as any associated UCF equivalencies. For courses without a UCF equivalent, you will have the opportunity to upload a syllabus and the course will be evaluated. You will have limited time to submit syllabi if needed, so you should review the Transfer Credit Evaluation in myUCF at your earliest convenience.
UCF has created a convenient transfer equivalency portal to access a database of established course equivalencies from other institutions. While actual awarding of transfer credit occurs after official transcripts are received from the sending institution, the portal can provide guidance as you plan your transition to UCF.
How do I submit residency documents to Undergraduate Admissions?
How is the Admitted Student Open House different from the daily Campus Visit Experience?
Open Houses for Admitted Students offer more information about UCF’s campus, programs, housing and student life than a regular visit to campus. The daily Campus Visit Experience is a tour of the campus — it’s included in our Open House, but may be condensed due to time constraints. At an Admitted Student Open House, you will also learn about academics, student activities, housing, the LEAD Scholars Program and more, and you’ll have more access to faculty, administrators and current UCF students.
I've been admitted for summer. Which term can I begin?
UCF offers four summer terms: A, B, C and D. New first-year students may only start in the Summer B term, which is a six-week term typically beginning in late June and concluding in early August.
I've been asked to submit a copy of my SSN to UCF. Why?
If you receive a request for a copy of your Social Security Card, it means that UCF has a blank or invalid Social Security Number (SSN) on file for you. Not having a valid SSN on file will prevent you from having aid awarded through Florida Bright Futures and/or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally, a valid SSN is required to process certain third party payments, such as Florida Prepaid.
You may upload a copy of your Social Security Card through our secure Qualtrics portal at https://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_daIPksdbz2j64mN. Once received, your student record will be updated within 15 business days.
I've been offered admission. How can I request an enrollment deposit waiver?
Your $200 non-refundable enrollment deposit and $2 convenience fee is due no later than May 1 for the summer and fall semesters, and December 1 for the spring semester. After accepting an offer of admission on your Future Knights Portal, the application status page will display a new line titled “Payment Due”.
You can request a waiver of the $200 enrollment deposit by uploading one of the following items:
- An SAT, ACT or NACAC fee waiver from your high school guidance office
- Documentation from your high school showing your eligibility for a free or reduced lunch
- Your family’s most recent tax return
You will receive a response from our office once your waiver request is received and processed.
Is there a mandatory summer enrollment requirement at UCF?
Yes. The Florida Board of Governors requires all students who enter a Florida public university with less than 60 semester hours to complete at least nine semester hours prior to graduation by attending one or more summer sessions. University presidents or their designees may waive the application of this regulation in cases of unusual hardship to the individual.
Is there an agenda for the Admitted Student Open House?
Ok, I’m registered for the Admitted Student Open House. Where do I go and when?
Once you arrive on our main campus, park in Garage A (free of charge), then walk to the Student Union—there will be signs in place to help you find your way. Once inside, go to the Pegasus Ballroom. Our campus is a walking campus, so there is no transportation between the garage and the Student Union.
Check-in happens from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and the event concludes at 2:45 p.m. Arrive early to avoid waiting in line.
I am a student who has been impacted by Hurricane Maria. What are my options?
During fall 2018, the UCF Board of Trustees extended the initial waiver for out-of-state tuition and fees through summer 2023 for residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who were enrolled by spring 2019 in any Florida public institution and maintain continuous enrollment*.
*Continuous enrollment means that you do not sit out for 2 major consecutive semesters (ex. fall/spring or spring/fall.)View the Waiver Request for Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts
Will someone help me with enrollment questions?
Yes. Admissions representatives will be available throughout the day, and a table will be set up in our Student Services Showcase so that you can pay your $200 enrollment deposit. Deposits can be paid with a debit or credit card and by check or money order. Cash is not accepted.
FAQs Related to Admitted Students
Are freshmen required to live on campus?
No, first-year students are not required to live on campus. Most first-year students do live on campus because of the ease of transition from home to campus life, access to university resources and the ability to make lifelong friends.
Does UCF accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept credit cards for tuition, as well as at locations across the campus. You can also use your UCF ID card, which also operates as a bank card. Please visit the UCF Card Services website for more information about the UCF Card.
Does UCF have a gym on campus?
Yes! All students have access to our 149,000-square-foot facility with fitness equipment, a track, multipurpose courts and a climbing wall, plus outdoor amenities like sand volleyball courts, a leisure pool, a lap pool and intramural sports fields.
The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) comprises many programs, such as intramural sports, sport clubs, outdoor adventure, fitness and aquatics. The RWC is open to all students; paid memberships are available for non-students.
For students with disabilities: If you are in need of special accommodations to participate, please visit the Adaptive Recreation page.Visit the Recreation and Wellness Center Website
Does UCF have fraternities and sororities?
Does UCF offer intramural sports?
Yes! Intramural sports offers all activity and service fee paying UCF students (and UCF faculty and staff who purchase Recreation and Wellness Center memberships) the opportunity to participate in a variety of team, dual and individual sports.
Participating is a great chance to get involved. Several divisions of play are offered for most activities to accommodate various skill levels for both recreational and competitive participation.Visit the Intramural Sports Website
How can I get involved in the arts?
From visual to performing arts, we’ve got you covered. Every spring, the university holds UCF Celebrates the Arts, an eight-day festival celebrating the performing and visual arts in downtown Orlando. If you’re into music, we have a marching band, gospel choir, jazz ensembles and more. For theater, we have two stages on campus and partner with Orlando Shakes. And if you’re into visual arts, the UCF Gallery hosts exhibitions and programming that examine cultural and social contexts and support contemporary art practices.Get Involved with the Arts
How can I get involved with UCF’s Student Government Association (SGA)?
How many clubs and organizations are there at UCF?
How will UCF bill me for tuition and fees?
The easiest way to pay your tuition and fees is online through myUCF. You can also obtain an invoice/class schedule from your college advising office or the registrar’s office. UCF does not mail invoices.
Information regarding international payments can be found by visiting UCF Student Account Services.
I am not ready to make my final college selection. Should I still accept my scholarship offer?
If you are still evaluating your college options, please request an extension on your scholarship offer. An extension lasts until May 1.
What is Orientation?
Orientation is your chance to get acquainted with UCF’s services, meet an advisor, and register for classes. For more information, contact the Orientation Office at orientation.ucf.edu or 407-823-5105.