High school, guidance and college counselors are essential in helping students prepare for and succeed at UCF. We’ve compiled the resources you need to help students during their undergraduate admissions journey.
2020-21 Video Update
All of us at UCF are looking forward to working with the graduating class of 2021 as they go through the college admission process in an environment that looks very different from years past. We hope these updates from Undergraduate Admissions can provide some guidance and clarity on what’s changed at UCF, and what remains the same. The work we do has never been more important. Thank you for being outstanding partners.
Counselor Updates, Newsletter and Email List
We continuously update our counselor email list. If you are a high school or college counselor and wish to receive emails from UCF Undergraduate Admissions, please send your name, title, school, mailing address, email address and telephone number to Elizabeth Costello.
View the archive of past monthly updates.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are neither required, nor considered in the university’s general admission process.
Limited access and restricted access majors may require a separate application, which may include a recommendation component. Students should be advised to research the requirements for their intended degree program and follow the instructions provided. Please do not encourage students to submit letters of recommendation as part of the general application process to UCF unless otherwise instructed. Students who are denied admission and are going through the formal appeals process will be instructed that they may submit letters of recommendation in support of their appeal.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions can accept official transcripts through U.S. Mail or electronically when sent directly from your institution through a secure delivery service. UCF does not accept PDF transcripts emailed to us directly.
Electronic transcripts can only be accepted as official if they are delivered through one of the following approved transcript service providers:
- SPEEDE (Addressed Institution ID: 10002 Institution ID: 730000000395400)
- Parchment Exchange (including Naviance and Docufide)
- National Student Clearinghouse
- Credentials eScrip-Safe (formerly known as Scrip-Safe International)
- Credential Solutions
- Scribbles Software
- AARTS and SMART transcripts (military service only, not required for admission)
NOTE: If the transcript delivery service asks you to provide an email address to send transcripts to, please use email@example.com.
*When sending a transcript through one of the above service providers, their system may indicate that it has been delivered; however, we ask for two to three weeks to process these documents. Instead of sending duplicates, please ask students to verify receipt of the transcript through their application status on myUCF.
Hard copy transcripts may be sent to:
UCF Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 160111
Orlando, FL 32816-0111