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In terms of instruction and rigor, there is no difference between an online bachelor’s degree and a face-to-face degree. At UCF, online students are taught by the same instructors who teach in-person students. In fact, many online courses are mixed with online-only students and in-person students. This ensures that all students, regardless of how they experience their bachelor’s degree program, receive the same, quality education.

There are a few differences between an online bachelor’s degree program and a face-to-face/in-person degree program. The first difference is flexibility. Being an online-only student means that you do not have to be on campus at a certain day and time. You are able to fit your study schedule around your life needs.

The second difference is cost. An online bachelor’s degree program at UCF costs $33.09 less per credit hour than an on-campus bachelor’s degree. This is because UCF Online students are provided a fee waiver, which removes some fees that come with attending in-person. However, this also means that a few on-campus services and activities are not available to UCF Online students. See a full list of service restrictions on our Online Student Guideline page.

The third difference is the application. To be a UCF online student, you must transfer from an accredited institution. Contact one of our dedicated enrollment coaches today to discuss your specific transfer needs and requirements. UCF Online has partnerships across the state to help you transfer from a Florida State College. These ‘Transfer Connect’ partners have dedicated resources to help you understand the requirements of transferring into one of our online bachelor degree programs. Our Transfer Connect Partners include:

Hillsborough Community College
Florida Gateway College
Florida Keys Community College
Indian River State College
North Florida College
Northwest Florida State College
Miami Dade College
Pasco-Hernando State College
Polk State College
St. Petersburg College

Transferring from a college not listed above? If so, contact one of our enrollment coach specialists today on 855-903-8576 to discuss your options.