Undergraduate Transfer Information

The following guidelines provide an overview of the admission process and represent the minimum qualifications necessary for consideration. The authoritative source for undergraduate admission requirements is the official Undergraduate Catalog. You may also want to visit http://admissions.ucf.edu/.

UCF’s online undergraduate programs are degree-completion programs for students who have completed a Florida A.A. degree or the equivalent of UCF’s general education program. Undergraduate admission requirements for other applicants can be found in the online Undergraduate Catalog available at http://catalog.ucf.edu/.

The following guidelines represent the minimum qualifications necessary for consideration. Satisfying the minimum requirements does NOT guarantee admission to UCF. Preference will be given to those students whose credentials indicate the greatest promise of academic success.

Application Deadlines for Transfer Students

Fall Term: July 1
Spring Term: November 1
Summer Term: March 1*

*This is also the priority deadline for most financial assistance programs and scholarships

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate application for admission submitted online (https://apply.ucf.edu/application);
  • A $30 non-refundable application fee;
  • Residency Affidavit (included on the application);
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions for all academic work;
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA at last school attended and overall cumulative GPA for all college work;
  • Students applying with fewer than 60 transferable credit hours must submit a high school transcript and SAT and/or ACT plus Writing scores;
  • Students applying with 60 or more transferable credit hours will need two English composition courses with a grade C or better and two math courses, College Algebra or higher, with a grade C or better;
  • Students must satisfy the foreign language admission requirement (demonstrated competency of foreign language or American Sign Language equivalent to the second high school level or higher or at the elementary 2 level in one foreign language or American Sign Language at an undergraduate institution). A high school transcript may be required to verify this requirement.

Students wishing to transfer to UCF from another educational institution may apply up to one year prior to the term in which they want to enroll.  All applicants are considered on a space-available basis and you should apply as early as possible to also meet financial aid and housing deadlines. UCF is generally able to consider all qualified applicants before these dates.

UCF operates on a rolling admission basis. Students are generally notified of their admission decision within two to four weeks after receipt of all supporting documentation. Admission status can be checked online. Once admitted, students will receive a transfer credit summary evaluation.

Florida College System graduates with an Associate of Arts degree or an articulated Associate of Science degree have preference in the admissions process. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to limited access programs.

The completion of a UCF orientation program is required. This can be completed online or by attending a one-day orientation program through UCF Orientation. At Orientation, students meet with an academic advisor who will review transferred coursework and help plan a class schedule. Students will also meet with other transfer students as well as faculty and staff who can help this important transition. More information about transfer student orientation is available online at: http://fye.sdes.ucf.edu/.

Transfer and Transition Services

Transfer & Transition Services (TTS) helps students make a seamless transition for a more successful UCF experience. We provide pre-admission and transition advising and connections to the campus community through a strong Peer Mentor program.

TTS can help you with the following:

  • Pre-admission academic and transition advising
  • Prerequisites and requirements for the major
  • Application deadlines
  • Foreign language requirements
  • Explaining the UCF degree audit
  • Information on UCF’s General Education Program
  • Transfer course equivalencies
  • UCF policies and procedures

We also advise undecided students, students changing majors, students not admitted to limited access programs, and undeclared students seeking re-admission. Undeclared and undecided students with 45 credit hours or more may have a hold placed on their records and are required to make an appointment with their academic advisor. Contact a Peer Mentor as they can help you with a variety of issues. 

Transfer Knights

Transfer Knights is an organization for transfer students run by transfer students. Their mission is to facilitate the transition into UCF by introducing new students to the university community and getting them involved in various aspects of student life. For more information about Transfer Knights call: 407-823-5959 or e-mail tservices@ucf.edu.   http://transfer.sdes.ucf.edu/transfer-knights)

DirectConnect to UCF

DirectConnect to UCF provides A.A. and A.S. students and alumni of Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Seminole State College, and Valencia College guaranteed access to UCF. Meet with a DirectConnect advisor as soon as you earn 30 credit hours. At the Valencia College East Campus, TTS provides DirectConnect to UCF pre-admission and transition advising in Building 5, room 230; call 407-582-2741 to set up an appointment. You may also contact your preferred UCF regional campus by visiting http://regionalcampuses.ucf.edu/directconnect/.

Tau Sigma

Tau Sigma is a national honor society for transfer students. Students are invited to join this organization after completing one full-time semester with at least a 3.5 UCF GPA. Invitations are mailed near the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. Anyone having questions about this organization should contact the Tau Sigma advisor: Charlene.Stinard@ucf.edu. (http://transfer.sdes.ucf.edu/tau-sigma)

Contact Us

Howard Phillips Hall, Room 221
Advisor Hotline: 407-823-5959
E-mail: tservices@ucf.edu

The University of Central Florida encourages applications from qualified persons of both sexes and from all cultural, racial, religious, and ethnic groups. The university does not discriminate on the basis of disability for admission.