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According to U.S. News & World Report, more students choose to transfer to UCF than to any other university. Why? We are big, bright, bold and innovative. We are right now — and what’s next.

With more than 215 degree programs and 650 diverse student clubs to choose from, you will develop new interests, make important connections and evolve your passion into a meaningful career.

Transferring to UCF

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To assist with the transfer process, the Office of Transfer and Transition Services provides pre-admission and transition advising to students to promote their successful transfer. Additionally, the office provides connections to the campus community through a strong Peer Advisor program.

Transferring to UCF starts with preparation. The Transfer to Be a Knight program is designed to make your transition as smooth as possible. Please join us at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 4 p.m. on select Thursdays for an information session filled with advice and support on all things related to transfer students: admissions, application, requirements, credit reviews and more. Spots are limited. RSVP early.

If you have additional questions pertaining to this program, please email Francheska Armijos with the subject line “Transfer to Be a Knight.”

Register for a Transfer to Be a Knight info session

DirectConnect™ Guarantees Admission

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DirectConnect to UCF guarantees your admission (consistent with university policy) to UCF with an associate degree from one of our partner colleges. The program also offers a faster admissions process and personalized advising. UCF partners with the following colleges:

  • College of Central Florida
  • Daytona State College
  • Eastern Florida State College
  • Lake-Sumter State College
  • Seminole State College
  • Valencia College
Learn More About DirectConnect to UCF

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Transfer Student Viewbook

Ensuring that you have the tools and support you need to transfer to and succeed at UCF is a top priority. That’s why we provide you with academic resources and services specifically designed for transfer students.

Download the Transfer Student Guide

Admission Requirements

What You Need to Apply:

Official transcripts from all colleges attended
Official transcripts from high school, if applicable
Official SAT [code: 5233] or ACT [code: 0735] score
All official AICE, AP, CLEP, and IB scores, if applicable
$30 nonrefundable application fee

Please Take Note

  • If you attended any international educational institutions, please review the requirements regarding evaluation of these credits.
  • High school transcripts may be required to demonstrate completion of the foreign language admission requirement.
  • High school transcripts are not required for transfers with an awarded A.A. degree from a Florida public community college, state college or university if initially entered Fall 2014-15 or after.

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

Application Deadlines

Semester Deadline
Fall July 1
Spring November 1
Summer March 1


Returning Students

If you previously attended UCF as an undergraduate degree-seeking student, you must submit a readmission application through the Registrar’s Office. Please contact them at 407-823-3100 or access the readmission application.

Transfer Admission Criteria

Admission criteria varies based upon the total number of transferable semester hours of college coursework you will have completed by the time you enroll at UCF. Each category below specifies admissions requirements.

Fewer than 30 transferable semester hours

If you will have fewer than 30 transferable semester hours of college coursework (12 or more earned after high school graduation) by the time you enroll at UCF, you must:

  1. Minimally meet the first-year student high school unit admission requirements
  2. Minimally meet the high school academic GPA and a minimum score for the SAT Reasoning or redesigned SAT* [code: 5233] or ACT [code: 0735]
  3. Have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 system for all college-level academic courses attempted
  4. Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA) and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended

*The redesigned SAT was launched by the College Board in March 2016. UCF accepts both old SAT and redesigned SAT scores.

30 or more but fewer than 60 transferable semester hours

If you will have 30 or more but fewer than 60 transferable semester hours of college coursework (12 or more earned after high school graduation) by the time you enroll at UCF, you must*:

  1. 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
  2. Demonstrate competency in a world language or American Sign Language equivalent to at least the second high school level (e.g. Spanish 2) or the second elementary course at the college level (e.g. SPN 1211 – Beginning Spanish II)
  3. Have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 system for all college-level academic courses attempted
  4. Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA) and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended

*Students not meeting all of these requirements must meet the requirements for transfer students with fewer than 30 transferable semester hours.

60 or more transferable semester hours

If you will have 60 or more transferable semester hours of college coursework (12 or more earned after high school graduation) by the time you enroll at UCF, or if you will have earned an A.A. degree or state-articulated A.S. degree from a Florida public community/state college or university, you must:

  1. Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at the last school attended and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended
  2. Have completed two college-level English composition courses with a grade of “C” or better
  3. Have completed two college-level Mathematics courses with a grade of “C” or better
  4. Demonstrate competency in a world language or American Sign Language equivalent* to at least the second high school level (e.g. Spanish 2) or the second elementary course at the college level (e.g. SPN 1211 – Beginning Spanish II)

*Language requirement will be satisfied upon award of the A.A. degree from a Florida public community/state college or university if initially entered fall 2014-15 or after.

After Admission

Shortly following admission, a transfer credit report will be available on myUCF. Our Orientation office will contact you concerning your attendance at a one-day orientation program.

During Orientation, you will receive academic advising and assistance in planning your class schedule. You will also meet with other transfer students as well as faculty and staff who can assist you as you make this important transition.

Learn More About What Happens After You’re Admitted