Most undergraduate degrees at UCF require 120 credit hours. Completing 30 credit hours per year will allow you to graduate in 4 years. But that’s just the start.Think 30
Check out our student services below!
Academic advisors help you make important decisions like choosing classes, selecting a major and staying on track for graduation. Need to know about registration, financial aid, career options and dozens of other details? We can help with that, too. Get to know your UCF advisor and you’ll go far.
Academic Coaching and Engagement (ACE) Program facilities academic success among undergraduates by providing one-on-one, ongoing peer coaching. Coaches meet with students about once a month throughout the semester.
We’re always rooting for our UCF athletes whether in the game or in the classroom.
The Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) offers workshops and seminars.
The Access Program is for selected groups of freshmen who receive additional academic preparation before attending classes in the fall. Participants in these intensive programs are evaluated solely by UCF's Undergraduate Admissions Office and participation is by invitation only.
At Student Accessibility Services, we view disabilities as an integral part of our university’s rich diversity. That is why we continuously collaborate with students, faculty and staff to create an educational environment that is inclusive for everyone.
If you’ve ever wanted to get fit but were worried about fitting in—worry no more. The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center is one of the nation’s leading campus recreation departments for creating space for students of all abilities to play, work out and compete against each other. At the RWC, we value the opportunity to provide quality programs and services that are accessible to the entire UCF community.
If you are a student in recovery, know that you are not alone. We understand the challenges of being in recovery, especially on a college campus. That’s why we created the Collegiate Recovery Community at UCF as a way to foster a sense of belonging and accomplishment for students who choose to lead a sober lifestyle. As a result, students are able to flourish in academics and in their personal lives.
The Office of Civil Discourse & Engagement (CDE) will promote civil discourse within the UCF community and beyond, through programming about different lived experiences and perspectives. CDE is a part of the Ginsburg Center for Inclusion and Community Engagement.
The Alliance Mentoring Program is designed to connect UCF students who identify within the LGBTQ+ community with an LGBTQ+ faculty or staff mentor.
Think the only way to get help from a librarian is by walking up to the library help desk?
Multicultural or first-generation male students seeking extra support at UCF can look to the Brother to Brother Program.
Promising undergraduate students who have achieved scholastic success can challenge themselves by participating in the programs offered through The Burnett Honors College.
Campus Faiths & Ministries (CFM) is a network of faith-based organizations dedicated to meeting the personal, religious and social needs of university students, faculty and staff.
What’s it like to live on campus? It means being in the center of everything—classes, food, study spots, student resources, athletic events and social happenings—all within walking distance. Living on campus also provides you with endless opportunities to get involved in student activities and succeed academically. At UCF, the on-campus living experience truly makes a big difference.
Student Care Services offers guidance, resources and referrals to UCF students who are experiencing a distressing situation that significantly impacts their academic or personal success.
Do you have questions about potential majors and career choices? Don’t worry, that’s fairly common. And that’s why our counselors are here to guide you through the career development process.
The Office of Civil Discourse & Engagement (CDE) promotes civil discourse within the UCF community and beyond through programming about different lived experiences and perspectives. CDE is a part of the Ginsburg Center for Inclusion and Community Engagement.
Once students declare a major, they work exclusively with the advising office in their college.
As a CECS student, there may be times when you feel overwhelmed with course work or you need a little help with a certain subject.
Navigating the university admission process might seem confusing, but College Prep Day is dedicated to helping multicultural and first-generation students better understand the necessary steps.
Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, which aims to promote the progress of science, the mission of COMPASS is to increase the number of UCF students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees.
For those times when you need to get to a computer right away or you forgot to print out something for class, UCF has numerous computer labs throughout campus — and some of them are open 24 hours a day.
Studies show that everyone—yes, everyone—can benefit from therapy and counseling. Whether you’re experiencing short-term stress or long-term challenges, it’s important to talk about your feelings and take care of your mental health. That’s why UCF Counseling and Psychological Services, or CAPS, provides comprehensive psychological services to our students free of charge.
Does your college, major or employer require you to be First Aid and CPR/AED certified? Are you looking to gain lifesaving skills as part of your own development? Look no further than the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center. Our Risk Management Instructors are American Red Cross® certified to teach CPR/AED and First Aid courses.
Hungry for variety? UCF Dining Services has you covered with an array of convenient dining options. Whether you’re picking up a quick snack or sitting down to a well-balanced meal, and whether you live on campus or commute to class, we have a dining membership that’s right for you.
Select attendees of Valencia College, Seminole State College of Florida, Eastern Florida State College, College of Central Florida, Daytona State College, and Lake-Sumter State College who graduate with their A.A. or A.S. can be offered guaranteed admission into UCF via DirectConnect to UCF.
Engaging Latino Students for Transfer and College Completion, an initiative sponsored by The Kresge Foundation and Greater Texas Foundation, is a special project led by the National Survey of Student Engagement, the Center for Community College Student Engagement and Excelencia in Education.
Don’t let challenging science, technology, engineering and math courses or large class sizes intimidate you.
Behind every successful Knight is a dedicated UCF faculty member.
From scholarships and grants to student loans, there are many ways to pay for college — and many questions, too. Fortunately, you can find all your answers at the Office of Financial Assistance, your go-to place for understanding how to pay for college and make the best of your investment.
If neither your parents nor guardians have a bachelor’s degree, you qualify as a first-generation student.
Ready to become a Knight? Make sure your first stop is First Year Experience (FYE). With resources aimed at student success and opportunities to get engaged in the UCF community, FYE provides students and family members the support they need to make a smooth transition into UCF. From Orientation for new students to the Pegasus Parent Program and beyond, FYE is here to help.
The Knights Helping Knights Pantry provides UCF students with access to free food and necessities when they need it most. The thriving food pantry program, which began in 2009 as a class project in a first-year LEAD Scholars course, is located in Ferrell Commons next to the All Knight Study facility.
Similar to the EXCEL program, Girls EXCELing in Math and Science aims to increase success rates for of science, technology, engineering and math students during their first two years at UCF.
A program held by the women's center in partnership with the office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to educate the UCF community on assault prevention starting with the Greek community.
Working out doesn’t have to mean going it alone or sticking to predictable routines. Instead, check out Group Exercise programs at the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center. You can join high-intensity workouts like cardio dance, bootcamp, spinning and kickboxing, or enrich your mind and body with yoga, barre and foam rolling. With nearly 100 classes each week, there’s something for everyone.
UCF Gynecological Care, located in the Purple Pod of the UCF Health Center, provides preventive and acute gynecological care by certified Nurse Practitioners. The student health fee covers most gynecological services. There are additional charges for lab tests, procedures, and treatments. A student’s individual health insurance plan may cover most of the additional charges.
UCF Student Health Services provides a variety of primary and specialty care services to help keep students at their optimum health. The Health Center is located on the Main Campus, and satellite clinics are located at the Rosen, Health Sciences, and Downtown campuses. Our services are designed with students’ needs in mind.
Knowing your status is the first step in keeping yourself and others safe. With HIV and STI testing from both UCF Student Health Services and UCF Wellness and Health Promotion Services, it's easy to get tested and have a better understanding of your health. If you are 25 or younger and sexually active, you should be screened for sexually transmitted infections at least once a year—even if you don’t have symptoms
Part of UCF’s commitment to safety and success, Honor Your Knighthood is a required series of online modules that all incoming students must take to better understand the UCF Creed of Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity and Excellence.
The IFC leadership trip is a 4 day program design to educate, engage and equip the members with the applicable skills to further enhance their chapters and individual members.
At UCF, we pride ourselves on information fluency — the ability to gather, evaluate, and use information in ethical and legal ways.
Academic courses provide students with one or more semesters of a major-career-related real-world experience with employers in Central Florida, nationally, and internationally.
The mission of the Knight Alliance Network (KAN) mentoring program provides guidance, support, resources, advocacy, financial literacy, and a place of belonging for foster care youth enrolled at the University of Central Florida.
We understand that sometimes things come up in life that may negatively impact your academic performance.
Calling all leaders, organizers and anyone who likes bringing people together.
In an effort to increase retention in STEM disciplines and promote academic success, the Learning Environment and Academic Research Network was established at UCF as a living-learning community.
Curious about canoeing? Pumped to go paddleboarding? Look no further than the Lake Claire Recreation Area. Located at the north end of Greek Park Drive, Lake Claire gives students the opportunity to explore nature by kayak, play sand volleyball or have a cookout with friends. Best of all, it’s free!
As the only academic and co-curricular leadership program in Florida, LEAD Scholars Academy at UCF offers students many exciting opportunities in academics, leadership, research and campus life.
Sometimes we can all use a bit of study help, and at UCF’s Student Academic Resource Center, our Learning Skills Specialists are here when you need them.
UCF is proud to be an inclusive community that values diversity in its many forms. Leading the way is Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ+) Services, which serves to connect our diverse student population to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve the vision of a stronger, healthier and more equitable world for LGBTQ+ people and their allies.
Living on campus is convenient — and living alongside students in your same major can make your experience even better.
Put your future on a path to success with the UCF Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program (CWEP). CWEP is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain real-world work experience at Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company located here in Orlando.
Multicultural Academic and Support Services (MASS) assists multicultural and first- generation students. The mission of Multicultural Academic and Support Services (MASS) is to maximize student success by assisting Multicultural and First-Generation College Students in their transition to UCF and by connecting with the University community and our partners to promote and facilitate academic support services and programs.
Some incoming Knights have their career path drawn out, while others get stuck on which major to pursue.
It’s empowering to have someone on your side and nice to have a place to get advice.
The Math Placement Test (MPT) is required for all incoming freshman students. The MPT is required for transfer students who have not earned credit for MAT 1033 or earned a "C" (2.0) or better in MAC 1105.
Shopping malls may be passé, but if you’re enrolled in Intermediate or College Algebra, Trigonometry or Precalculus, you’ll definitely be spending some time at the UCF MALL — a state-of-the-art computer lab providing hands-on learning and one-on-one assistance.
First-generation, low-income and traditionally underrepresented students who plan on continuing at the doctoral level are invited to apply for the McNair Scholars Program.
At UCF, we celebrate diversity and applaud the dedication it takes to be the first person in your family to attend a university.
Familiarizing yourself with a new school can be difficult for many students, but we understand multicultural and first-generation students face additional challenges.
Become a brother. Become a sister. Become a lifelong friend. Fraternity and Sorority Life at UCF is committed to fostering student growth, academic excellence, civic engagement, leadership development and positive relationships.
Implementing and improving student programs is a one big, important job. At UCF, the Office of Student Involvement is the hub for all registered student organizations.
For those times when you need a hand but are unable to attend regularly scheduled peer tutoring or Supplemental Instruction sessions at the Orlando campus, check out UCF’s OPAL sessions.
Because we want our students to succeed, all undergraduate students are required to complete a UCF Orientation component prior to registering for classes.
If we had to pick one word to describe our Out of State Student Mentoring program, it’d be awesome — and that’s how the acronym OSSM is pronounced!
It’s a weeklong party — and you’re invited! As UCF’s official Welcome Week, Pegasus Palooza is jam-packed with excitement.
Though you may have left home to attend UCF, your parents will still want to know what your daily school life is like.
Getting and staying fit takes work. For some of us, it takes a little motivation, too. If you’re looking for one-on-one guidance or a customized workout experience at a low cost, UCF Fitness Personal Training has the gym buddy for you. Our team of nationally accredited and certified personal trainers are available for fee-based, 60-minute sessions all year round. Better yet, your first session is free.
A job well done is its own reward, but Phi Eta Sigma is another way of patting yourself on the back for your achievements.
Put simply, PRIME is an acronym for Purpose + Reach = Individuals Measured for Excellence. And the PRIME STEM Project addresses the academic and social needs of eligible UCF STEM students who are first-generation in college, have a documented disability or demonstrate financial need.
UCF’s Quality Enhancement Plan, What’s Next: Integrative Learning for Professional and Civic Preparation, is a five-year plan that prepares undergraduates for success in their professional and civic lives.
If you’re ready to quit smoking, we’re ready to help. Smoke-Free UCF offers programs and prescriptions to assist students and faculty members in breaking the habit. Six-week classes led by Quit Smoking Now facilitators are available for groups and individuals. Classes are free and include nicotine replacement therapies, such as gum, lozenges and patches. Contact us via email to sign up for our next session.
The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center is more than a place—it’s the place to be. It’s a positive environment for getting fit and staying healthy, as well as a way to meet new friends and explore a variety of athletic offerings. UCF is nationally recognized for our comprehensive year-round programming in Aquatics, Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation, Fitness, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventure and Sport Clubs. We value diversity at the RWC and are proud to offer something for everyone and every skill level.
Don’t let classes and college life stress you out. Take control with stress-reduction techniques designed to help you decrease anxiety, increase focus and concentration, and improve sleep. Visit Wellness & Health Promotion Services to discover Relaxation Stations, biofeedback, meditation classes, our Journal to Self-Discovery program and more.
It’s easy to feel lost if you aren’t familiar with a research topic or the library where you’re searching for information.
Searching for a job? Be sure your resume is updated and outstanding. After all, your resume represents you when you aren't there, and it may determine whether or not you get an interview. No matter what job you’re applying for, it’s important that you take time to write an effective resume and personalized cover letter — and we can help.
LGBTQ+ awareness and sensitivity trainings to reduce heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia at UCF and to increase LGBTQ+ inclusion by embracing and valuing people of all sexual and gender identities.
Service Learning at UCF is a teaching method that uses community involvement to apply theories or skills being taught in a course.
UCF welcomes community college students interested in participating in the Two Year/Four Year Transfer Initiative Program to join us at State College Day each spring semester.
The Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) provides high-quality academic support programs, including tutoring and supplemental instruction, retention programs, and various other academic programs and services.
Many Knights live off-campus in nearby apartment complexes and private rentals. Student Neighborhood Relations (NRSE) is here to assist students and community members in order to foster peaceful living and ensure safe residence.
Student records, including transcripts and grades, are only available through myUCF — but the UCF Registrar's Offiice can help you access those records.
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students, but it is also one of the most preventable causes of death. Can you spot the warning signs and help make a difference? With our suicide prevention course, you will be trained to QPR — question, persuade and refer — someone who may be suicidal.
This three-day, pre-research course prepares students to get involved in research early in the academic career at UCF.
Need a boost in biology or extra help in organic chemistry? Be sure to check out Supplemental Instruction. SI sessions are open to all students who want to increase their understanding of course material and improve their grades. These voluntary, peer-assisted study groups offer students a chance to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying and quiz each other before big tests
Ready to make a splash by learning how to swim or becoming a better swimmer? The UCF Aquatics team is ready to help. Our certified Water Safety Instructors provide swimmers of all levels—beginner, intermediate and advanced—with free group lessons during the spring, summer and fall. We also offer one-on-one support through private, fee-based lessons available all year round.
The purpose of the Talent Search Program is to identify qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds with potential for education at the postsecondary level and encourage them to complete secondary school and undertake postsecondary education.
The Think 30 campaign was created to encourage UCF students to complete 30 credit hours each year with the goal of a timely graduation that minimizes the expense of a college degree.
Florida high school students who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class can benefit from the Top 10 Knights program, which was launched to recognize student academic achievement and to provide Florida students and families with more certainty regarding the UCF admission process.
First-generation college students, low-income students and students who have a documented disability can take advantage of the TRiO Center, which provides help to students who are transitioning from one level of higher education to the next.
Get an edge on your academics with free tutoring from the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC). Peer tutoring sessions are provided in more than 30 subjects each semester, and we offer tutoring labs designed specifically for our student veterans and students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Reading is fundamental — and also required in many courses at UCF. For textbooks, school supplies, apparel and so much more, stop by the UCF Bookstore. Textbooks are available for purchase and rental, and we offer a buyback program for many materials throughout the semester.
Questions about a new prescription? Ready to refill an existing medication? Look no further than the UCF Pharmacy, a state-of-the-art facility located on campus in the Health Center. Our pharmacists are professionals who are dedicated to providing compassionate patient education and excellent customer service.
Undergraduates engage in research, scholarship, and creative projects with faculty mentor Southside of the traditional classroom setting.
From certification tests to exit exams, the University Testing Center offers a variety of tests and services to UCF students, prospective students, alumni and the surrounding community. Our facility features a secure and comfortable environment with 46 testing stations across three technologically advanced computer labs, as well as a traditional paper-pencil testing center.
Whenever you find yourself suffering from writer’s block or you’re unsure of what the best way to word something is, head to the University Writing Center.
The Veterans Academic Resource Center recognizes and supports student veterans as they transition from military to student life. Located on the first floor of the CFE Arena, VARC is a welcoming environment with services to help student veterans make a smooth transition to college, access their benefits and succeed at UCF.
UCF Victim Services provides free and confidential advocacy and support to the UCF community all day, every day. Comprehensive victim advocacy services are available to students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus who have been impacted by crime, violence or abuse.
[email protected] Support provides technical support services to students for [email protected] (Instructure Canvas LMS), Panopto (video lecture capture system), and UCF-developed supplements to the LMS.
The Wellness & Health Promotion Services (WHPS) office offers a wide variety of services and programming aimed at helping students "be well" so they can "do well".