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UCF Is International

Home to students from more than 150 countries, UCF welcomes the perspective and diversity that international students bring to our campus.

We are a warm and friendly place to call your home away from home. Here, you’ll interact with a caring faculty, gain hands-on experience and discover expert advisors who will help you choose your path and stay on track.

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University Profile*

67,500

Student Population

67

Florida Counties Represented

50

States Represented

154

Countries Represented

45.8%

Freshman Ethnic Minority Enrollment

Top 5 Majors:

Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Psychology

Top 5 States:

Florida, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania

Top 5 Countries Outside of the United States:

Venezuela, China, United Kingdom, Brazil, Colombia

*Projected for 2018-2019

International Admissions Requirements

This page contains information for international (F1) students and students presenting international academic credentials for admission to UCF.

Steps to Apply:

1.Complete and submit the online application

Submit the completed UCF online application and pay the required non-refundable $30.00 application fee in U.S. Dollars. First-Time-In-College (FTIC) applicants also have the option to submit The Common Application.

2.Submit required academic documents

The academic documents required will vary based upon your entry level.

Applicants who have not completed more than 11 semester hours of post-secondary credit after secondary school completion.

Official transcripts, graduation certificates and/or leaving exam results for all international and U.S.  secondary schools (high schools) attended. Refer to our Country Reference Guide for a list of secondary school credentials required by country.

Certified literal translation for any documentation submitted in a language other than English, if applicable
All official AICE, AP, Cambridge AS/A level scores, CLEP and IB scores, if applicable
Official SAT [code: 5233] or ACT [code: 0735] score

Applicants who have completed 12 or more semester hours of post-secondary credit after secondary school completion. Each category below specifies admissions requirements.

Fewer than 30 transferable semester hours

Secondary school credentials and SAT or ACT scores as indicated above for Freshman applicants
U.S. post-secondary schools – submit official transcripts from all U.S. post-secondary schools (colleges and universities).
International post-secondary schools
AP, IB, AICE, CLEP and Cambridge AS/A level score reports for exams taken.

30 or more but fewer than 60 transferable semester hours

Minimally have successfully completed (with a “C” grade or higher) at least one English composition course and one college-level mathematics course, each consisting of three semester credit hours.
Have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 system for all college-level academic courses attempted.
Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0) and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended.
Applicants not meeting all of the above requirements must meet the requirements for transfer students with fewer than 30 transferrable semester hours above.

60 or more transferable semester hours

U.S. post-secondary schools – submit official transcripts from all U.S. post-secondary schools (colleges and universities).
International post-secondary schools
AP, IB, AICE, CLEP and Cambridge AS/A level score reports for exams taken.

3.Submit proof of English proficiency, if required

Students whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate English proficiency by one of the following means:

  • Proving you’re from a country where English is the only official language
  • Establishing that a prior bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree was earned from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States
  • Establishing that a prior bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree was earned from a country where English is the only official language or from a university at which English is the only official language of instruction
  • Submitting a qualifying score (220 or higher for computer-based; 80 or higher for internet-based or 550 or higher for paper-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • A minimum 520 EBRW rSAT score, 480 Critical Reading SAT score or 20 ACT (English section)
  • Presenting a minimum grade of “B” in both English Composition I and English Composition II, or the equivalent, taken at a regionally accredited postsecondary institution in the United States
  • Completion of four years of English in an American high school in the United States
  • Completion of the UCF English Language Institute (ELI) level 4 with a grade of “B” or better
  • Completion of EAP 2851 with a grade of “C” or better or placement into ENC 1101
  • An on-site English proficiency assessment by qualified UCF ELI faculty. The on-site English proficiency assessment costs $50 USD and will take 80 minutes to complete. The minimum passing score for this assessment is 68. For information on scheduling, contact elirecords@ucf.edu.

4.Submit required immigration documentation

International applicants must submit immigration-related documents to UCF Global. For a list of required documents, visit UCF Global.

Please Take Note

  • Your application will be reviewed once all required academic documentation and proof of English proficiency (if required), as indicated above, have been received.
  • Satisfying minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to UCF.
  • All documentation submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by a literal translation performed by a certified translator at the issuing institution, government agency, or by a translator certified by the American Translators Association.
  • All documents received by UCF become the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant or sent to a third party, including any transcript or credential evaluation service.

Florida BOG Regulation 6.001 (7) authorizes universities to refuse admission to applicants due to past misconduct. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

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International Application Deadlines

Semester Deadline
Fall March 1
Spring September 1
Summer January 1

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International Admissions FAQs

International students studying in the United States on an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa or a G series visa are not eligible for federal student aid. Information on financial assistance available to international students can be obtained by visiting the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance.

International high school credentials are evaluated by UCF and do not need to be sent to an external evaluation agency for evaluation. However, international post-secondary (college or university) credentials do need to be sent to either World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates for a course-by-course evaluation.

Yes, The English Language Institute at UCF offers an intensive, student-focused, English learning curriculum based on face-to-face instruction.

All documentation must be mailed directly to UCF by your secondary school, ministry of education or examination board in a sealed envelope. Please address mail to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 160111
Orlando, FL 32816-0111
United States of America

-or-

Courier Service:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
12585 Gemini Boulevard S.
Orlando, FL 32816
United States of America

Please refer to our Country Reference Guide for a list of secondary school credentials required by country. If your country is not listed, please contact us at uainternational@ucf.edu.

For a list of estimated expenses for international students with F-1 or J-1 visas, please refer to the Certification of Finances form issued by UCF Global. All other students can visit our Cost & Aid page or the current fee schedule for estimated cost of attendance.

No. All documents received by UCF become the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant or sent to a third party, including Josef Silny & Associates or World Education Services.

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Have additional questions?

Please email uainternational@ucf.edu or call +1 407-823-3000.