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We answer questions about what to do after you’re admitted, enrollment deposit waivers, Orientation, online courses and more.

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.

Offers of admission are term-specific and are not transferrable to another semester.

Transfer Students – Offers of admission are term-specific and are not transferrable to another semester. Transfer 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.

Freshman or First Time in College (FTIC) – FTIC students wishing to change their entrance term after they are admitted, should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for additional instructions.

No, you must enroll for the term indicated on your admission letter. If you do not register for your original admission term, your classes will be dropped for subsequent terms and your admission revoked.

Check your admission letter for the accuracy of your name, entrance term, address and major.

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.

Your merit scholarship does not apply to the first summer semester after high school at UCF. However, students may request future summer semester scholarship disbursements from the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

No. Admitted freshmen can apply for housing as soon as it opens in mid-November. Students have until May 1 to commit and pay the $200 enrollment deposit.

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.

Yes, you must still submit the nonrefundable enrollment deposit even if you are offered or accept your scholarship.

Study abroad can broaden one’s view of themselves and the world around them. Students often return with a refined sense of what they want to achieve in life and increased maturity, confidence and motivation.

Please visit UCF Study Abroad for more information about programs and program options.

If you have been awarded a merit scholarship, instructions for accepting your award will be provided through email and written correspondence.

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.

Submit your readmission application through the Registrar’s Office. You can contact the office at or 407-823-3100.

Confirm your offer of admission by logging in to your Future Knight Portal. First-Time-In-College (freshmen) students are required to submit a nonrefundable $200 enrollment deposit by May 1. You cannot register for Orientation until this deposit has been paid. The enrollment deposit can be submitted online by credit or debit card. Visit our FAQ to learn how to request a waiver of the enrollment deposit on the basis of a financial hardship.

Transfer students who have completed 12 or more college credits after high school graduation are not required to submit an enrollment deposit.

Your residency classification is based upon information from your application — documentation of your Florida residency may be required. If you have already attended UCF as an undergraduate student and wish to reclassify your residency for tuition purposes, please visit the registrar’s office website for information on residency reclassification.

Once admitted, a Residency Declaration Form will appear on your Future Knight Portal checklist. This form and all subsequent forms and/or requests for information/documentation must be completed and submitted.

Residency status for tuition purposes will be reflected in myUCF following receipt of all required information and verification. Once you register for classes, access your fee invoice in myUCF and ensure that the appropriate tuition and fees are assessed.

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.

If you are still evaluating your college options, please request an extension on your scholarship offer. An extension lasts until May 1.

Given that we begin awarding scholarships early in the year, there is no guarantee that UCF will be able to offer awards based upon new information. Please contact the Scholarship Coordinator.

Yes. If you have been awarded a merit scholarship, you must accept your award even if you have submitted your Enrollment Deposit. Instructions for accepting your award will be provided by email and written correspondence.

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.

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 Once received, your student record will be updated within 15 business days.

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.

No, accepting your scholarship does not obligate you to attend UCF. You have until May 1 to submit your enrollment deposit, which lets us know you will be attending. If you are unsure of your final decision at the time your scholarship is awarded, please choose the “Extend” option, which gives you until May 1 to accept your award.

More than 20 academic programs are offered at UCF DowntownLower-level courses are offered both downtown and on the main campus. If an academic program is based downtown all of the required courses in that degree program are held at the downtown campus or—if offered by the program—online.

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.

Yes. View a sample agenda of the day’s events. Times, sessions and locations are subject to change; an official program will be made available at the event.

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 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., and the event concludes at 3:00 p.m. Arrive early to avoid waiting in line.

Your NID is your secure sign-on for many systems at UCF, including myUCF and online courses. To obtain your NID, go to myUCF, click Sign On, click What is my NID, then follow the instructions to obtain your NID and create a password.

Your UCF ID is the number you will use to identify yourself when you call or visit offices across campus, including Undergraduate Admissions. To obtain your UCF ID, go to myUCF, log in using your NID and password, click Student Self Service > Personal Information >UCF ID Info. This page will display your UCF ID, your NID and your UCF ID Card number, once you have been issued one.

Failure to provide final transcripts, official test scores or residency documentation will result in a hold being placed on your student account. These holds will affect your ability to adjust your schedule, register for future terms, receive grades or have transcripts sent to other institutions. These holds will also delay the disbursement of financial aid.

It is possible that you will be notified of your decision after the traditional May 1 enrollment deposit deadline. This is not unusual for students on the waitlist. If you are admitted, you will be given a new deposit deadline.

Students admitted to UCF as campus-based students have complete access to UCF campus-based services and pay full tuition and fees. Campus based students may enroll in both online and campus-based courses.

A UCF Online student is a strictly online student who does not attend courses on campus. UCF Online students pay reduced fees and do not have access to all campus based activities such as housing, health services, Recreation and Wellness Center, athletics, etc. UCF Online students may only enroll in online and video streaming courses.

For certified or overnight mail, packages or if you plan to use a shipping service (e.g. DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.), please send correspondences to the following address:

UCF Undergraduate Admissions
12585 Gemini Boulevard South
Orlando, FL 32816

Once you have been offered admission to UCF, you may want to consider applying to one or more of the following programs. They are designed to help you get the most out of your academic experience.

Engagement Opportunities at UCF

Orientation is your chance to get acquainted with UCF’s services, meet an advisor, and register for classes. We encourage students to register for the earliest Orientation session possible. The earlier you respond, the better your opportunity for your first-choice session. For more information about our mandatory Orientation, visit

We recommend applying for admission between August and October of your senior year to be considered for a UCF merit scholarship. The Priority Scholarship Application Deadline is November 1. The Scholarship Committee will review admitted freshmen for scholarships in November and periodically thereafter while funds are available, however, scholarship resources are limited, and additional awards may be extremely competitive after the deadline.

If you are awarded a merit scholarship, you will receive an official letter in the mail with details on your scholarship. You may also check your status on myUCF.

FRESHMEN:  A copy of your official final transcript showing the date of high school graduation is due no later than June 30 for students enrolling in the summer term and no later than July 15 for students enrolling in fall. If your transcript does not match information provided on your SPARK Form, your offer of admission may be rescinded. You must also submit official final transcripts from every post-secondary institution (i.e. dual enrollment) attended.

TRANSFERS:  A copy of your official final transcripts from each institution attended is required. If you satisfied the foreign language requirement in high school, a copy of your official final high school transcript must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

ALL:  Failure to provide final transcripts to UCF may also delay the disbursement of financial aid. Failure to meet all admission criteria will result in a change in your eligibility for financial aid. Your admission is contingent upon your successful completion of all coursework at a level consistent with that at the time of admission. Your enrollment is not complete until all official final transcripts and test scores are on file in our office. The status of these transcripts is available on your Future Knight Portal. Failure to provide final transcripts will jeopardize your ability to adjust your schedule, register for future terms, receive grades or have transcripts sent to other institutions.

NOTE: All documents, including documents submitted electronically, require processing time. Document processing time varies by time of year:

  • Non-peak: 5-7 business days minimum
  • Peak times (around application deadlines and first few weeks of each semester): 7-10 business days minimum

To avoid delays, submit all required documents as early as possible and well before deadlines.

Students can refer to the UCF catalog for Test Credit Equivalencies.

UCF Test Credit Equivalencies

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.

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

You will have until May 1 to make a final scholarship decision if you request an extension.

FAQs Related to Admitted Students

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.

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.

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

We have an active Greek community, with 43 fraternities and sororities represented and about 3,000 students involved.

Learn About UCF Fraternity and Sorority Life

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

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

Are you interested in serving your fellow students through UCF’s Student Government Association? No SGA experience is required — just a passion for service!

Visit the UCF SGA Website

There are over 650 student clubs and organizations you can get involved in.

See a Full List of Clubs & Organizations

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.

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