You can apply up to one year prior to the term for which you plan to enroll. Freshmen should apply early (between September and December of their senior year in high school) for maximum consideration in the admission and scholarship review process.Apply Today
How is my high school GPA calculated for admission?
Your GPA is recalculated based on the academic core courses (including English, math, science, social studies and foreign language). UCF uses a 4.0 grading scale, and also awards additional quality points for any weighted courses within the academic core. Courses marked as pre-AP, pre-IB, pre-AICE and honors are given an additional 0.5 quality point. Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced International Certification of Education (AICE) and Dual Enrollment (DE) courses are given 1 additional quality point.
What documents do I need to submit with my application?
When can I take the SAT and/or ACT exam?
Students should register for and take the SAT and/or ACT exams early – preferably once in their junior year and again at the beginning of the senior year of high school. SAT and ACT administration dates are published by the respective testing agencies and can be viewed here:
What is the Top 10 Knights guaranteed admission initiative?
If you are in the top 10 percent of your high school class within the state of Florida, UCF rewards your academic success with guaranteed admission to the fall, spring or summer semester.*
We call this our Top 10 Knights program, and to qualify you must:
- Currently attend a Florida high school
- Rank in the top 10 percent of your high school class or have a recalculated GPA of 3.9 or above (if your high school does not provide rankings)
- Complete at least four units of approved academic core math by the end of your senior year
- Earn a minimum SAT score of 1100 (evidence-based Reading/Writing and Math) or an ACT composite score of 22.
*Consistent with university policy.Learn More about Top 10 Knights
Do I need to take certain courses during high school to be admitted?
The short answer: yes. UCF requires a minimum of 18 high school units to be considered for admission. Here are the details:
- Four years of English
- Four years of math (Algebra 1 and above)
- Three years of science
- Three years of social studies
- Two years of the same foreign language (in sequence)
- Two academic electives
Please note: Meeting these minimum requirements does not automatically guarantee admission. Florida BOG Regulation 6.001 (7) authorizes universities to refuse admission to applicants due to past misconduct.
Do you consider weighted GPAs?
Grades in Advanced Placement, AICE, dual enrollment, honors and International Baccalaureate courses will be given additional weight in your GPA computation if the courses are considered academic core (English, math, science, social science, or foreign language). Students will be required to submit official AP, IB or AICE scores and final official dual enrollment transcripts within six days of the start of their first semester at UCF.
Which high school courses are required?
Specific high school course units are required for admission as a first-year student (an academic unit is a non-remedial, yearlong course). We require a total of 18 high school units.
- 4 units of English (at least three with substantial writing requirements)
- 4 units of mathematics (Algebra I and above)
- 3 units of natural science (at least two with laboratory)
- 3 units of social studies
- 2 sequential units of the same world language
- 2 elective units, preferably from English, mathematics, natural science, social studies or world language areas
NOTE: Satisfying the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into UCF. Florida BOG Regulation 6.001 (7) authorizes universities to refuse admission to applicants due to past misconduct.