Our Fall 2021 Class
As you prepare to settle into life as a UCF Online student, we wanted to take the time to wish you a warm welcome, and prepare you with additional information and resources to help you succeed at the start of your journey with us. On this page you’ll find useful tips, advice, links and contact details to ensure you are well equipped to hit the ground running this term. Don’t forget, your success coach is here to help support and guide you along the way, so make sure you reach out to them at any point you need assistance. We wish you all the best for the start of your first class. Charge On!
New Semester Checklist
First Week of Every Semester
- If you have not done so, get your Student ID from Card Services.
- Complete the Academic Engagement Activity for each of your courses before the end of the first week.
- The Academic Engagement Activity differs for each course. Your instructor may have you complete an assignment, take a quiz or reply to a discussion. If you cannot find the Academic Engagement Activity, contact your instructor.
- Add, drop or swap any courses through myUCF before the end of the first week. The deadlines for adding, dropping and swapping online courses are listed on the Academic Calendar.
- Review the syllabus or calendar in [email protected] to plan for upcoming assignments.
During the Semester
- Check your financial aid status in myUCF. After you have completed the Academic Engagement Activity, you can check the status of your verification under View My Financial Aid Eligible Courses in the Student Center. If a course is not listed, contact your instructor to verify that you have completed the Academic Engagement Activity.
- Log in to [email protected] regularly to keep up-to-date on your courses.
- Keep an eye out for any Holds or To-Dos on your account in myUCF.
- Know when the withdrawal deadline is by checking the Academic Calendar.
- Check myUCF for your Enrollment Appointment. The Enrollment Appointment determines when you are permitted to enroll in courses for the next semester.
- Review the myKnight Audit to help you decide which online courses to take for the upcoming semester.
- Contact your Success Coach to plan for your upcoming semester. This may include advising for course management, financial assistance, academic support and other areas of interest.
- Start planning your online course list for the next semester.
- If necessary, use the resources at SARC Online for online tutoring sessions or workshops.
Your Success Coach
As a UCF Online student, you have direct access to a success coach throughout your entire student journey. Your coach is there to provide nonacademic support and guidance to help ensure you succeed on the pathway to graduation.
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