UCF is making a significant change to its undergraduate application and admission process to provide prospective students with a more structured timeline and earlier notification of their admission status. Starting with the application cycle for Summer 2025 and Fall 2025, UCF will transition from a straight rolling admission process to an early action (EA) plan for first-time-in-college (FTIC) students.

Under the new process, FTIC students who wish to apply for early action for the Summer 2025 or Fall 2025 term must submit their application by Oct. 15, 2024. All required application materials must be  received by Nov. 1, 2024. FTIC applicants who meet these deadlines will receive a final admission decision or deferral for additional information on Nov. 15, 2024. The university will continue to operate on rolling admission for applications completed and submitted after Nov. 1, 2024.

Key Dates for Early Action Applicants:

  • Early Action Application Deadline: Oct. 15, 2024
  • Early Action Material Submission Deadline: Nov. 1, 2024
  • Early Action Decision Release Notification Date: Nov. 15, 2024

“Transitioning to this early action and modified rolling admission process reflects our commitment to providing prospective Knights with a clear and timely admission experience, while maintaining flexibility for those students who prefer a rolling process,” says Alicia Keaton, interim associate vice president for enrollment planning and management. “We understand that the college application process can be stressful, and this change will allow families to operate on a timeline that works best for them, helping them to better plan for their future.”

Early action at UCF is non-binding, meaning that admitted students are not obligated to submit an enrollment deposit upon admission and have until May 1, 2025, to make their final decision. This flexibility allows students to explore their options and make the most informed choice about their college education.

The early action plan is part of UCF’s ongoing efforts to enhance the admissions process and improve the overall experience for applicants. The university remains dedicated to providing an enriching and inclusive environment that empowers students to transform their aspirations into achievements.

Prospective first-year students and their families are encouraged to visit the UCF Undergraduate Admissions website for more information on the early action process and to access resources for completing their application. In-person and virtual information sessions and one-on-one admissions counseling options are also available for families who seek support.

Table displaying UCF Undergraduate Admissions Key Deadlines for Early Action and Regular Decision: application for early action Oct. 15, application for regular decision March 1 for summer term and May 1 for Fall term. Material submission deadline Nov 1 for early action, regular decision - March 1 for summer term and May 1 for Fall term. Decision Notification Nov 15 for early action and rolling dates for regular decision. All decision outcomes: Admit, Pathway Admit, Defer, Deny, Waitlist.