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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 1090 (evidence-based Reading/Writing and Math) or an ACT composite score of 21.
*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.