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 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 tours do not include the library or our bookstore, but we encourage you to stop in during your free time.
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. 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 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 offered admission. How can I request an enrollment deposit waiver?
You can request a waiver of the $200 enrollment deposit by completing the UCF questionnaire on myUCF and then sending a written request AND 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
These documents may be submitted via email or mail to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
ATTN: Mrs. Cosby
P.O. Box 160111
Orlando, FL 32816-0111
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 8 to 9 a.m., and the event concludes at 2:45 p.m. Arrive early to avoid waiting in line.
What are some takeaways from the Admitted Student Open House?
The faculty is incredible. It’s no surprise. We’ve assembled professors from across the university to facilitate information sessions and develop special classroom lectures. You’ll get a unique sneak peek into what a typical college class really is like.
Everyone is so friendly. From our staff to our students, we’re all here to help. It’s easy to strike up a conversation or bond over common interests. We love UCF, and we want you to, too.
I learned so much. There’s a lot to know about going to college. Our informative sessions are led by experts and designed to arm you with tips and tools to be successful in your transition to UCF. You’ll leave knowing more than when you arrived.
It really was fun! Our Admitted Student Open Houses are two of our most anticipated events of the year. After the day’s over, we’re sure you’ll say, “I’m glad I came.”
I belong at UCF! That’s the goal, isn’t it? To know where you belong? We want you to walk away confident that you made the right decision in becoming a UCF Knight. We’ll paint a picture of life at UCF so complete that you’ll either love us or… not. And that’s ok too.
But we’re sure you’ll love us. So reserve your spot at an Admitted Student Open House.
What is Honor Your Knighthood?
Honor Your Knighthood assists new UCF students in developing an understanding of the importance UCF places on subject matters related to Academic Integrity, Alcohol Awareness and Sexual Assault Prevention.
Through the completion of three individual online modules, UCF students will begin to demonstrate tenets associated with the UCF Creed of integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence. UCF is committed to student safety and success both inside and outside the classroom. All incoming UCF students are required to complete these online modules prior to the first day of class.
Admitted students will see the Honor Your Knighthood modules as requirements on their myUCF To-Do List. It can take up to three weeks for the requirement to be removed after successful completion of the modules.
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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.
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
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 is online through myUCF. You can also obtain an invoice/class schedule from your college advising office or the registrar’s office. We do 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.