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Welcome, UCF Families!

We know that, just like us, you want your students to succeed. You will find answers to questions you and your students may have, links to academic resources, and much more.

Colleges

At UCF, every student is unique and so are our colleges.

Our academic programs are organized into 13 distinct colleges, offering your students a wide variety of choices and options. We’ve assembled some of the most frequently asked questions for our students and links to our colleges’ websites.

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Arts and Humanities

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Business

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Burnett Honors

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Community Innovation and Education

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Engineering and Computer Science

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Health Professions and Sciences

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Medicine

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Nursing

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Optics and Photonics

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Rosen College of Hospitality Management

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Sciences

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Graduate Studies

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Undergraduate Studies

UCF Downtown

UCF Downtown, in partnership with Valencia College, invites students to live, learn and work in downtown Orlando.

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DirectConnect

DirectConnect to UCF guarantees admission to UCF with an associate degree or articulated degree from our partner state colleges.

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For Parents

UCF Online

With UCF Online, students have access to flexible programs that provide a quality education without ever having to step foot on campus.

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Student Resources

Academic Advising

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! The National Center for Education Statistics found that a typical U.S. college student will change their major three times over the course of their college career. Students who complete the Major Exploration Program with the Knights Major Exploration Center will explore their skills and interest before declaring a major. This exploration period at the beginning of their education means a student is less likely to change their major after declaring and be on track to complete their degree on time.  

Encourage your student to take responsibility for exploring majors and participate in the process by utilizing campus resources and keeping an open mind. Support your student by openly sharing your experience in the working world to offer insight. It is important that you avoid selecting a major for your student and focus on their academic interests and strengths to help them make the best major selection for themselves. Continue to share important information regarding the major exploration process and reassure them that they will get out of it what they put in. 

Any current undergraduate student interested in exploring majors at UCF can meet with an Academic Advisor in the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center (KMETC). All KMETC advisors are trained in the General Education Program and have a working knowledge of the major at UCF. So not only can they assist your student through the major exploration process, they can students in making academic decisions like course selection.  

Once a student declares a major, the academic advisor in the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center will refer the student to the appropriate college for their academic advising in that college. 

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Access myUCF Student Self Service page and view the advisor box at the bottom left of the page. An advising office listing can be accessed here

Contact the college advising office of their intended to major to inquire about appointment opportunities. Degree program information is also available in the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.

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The average GPA for students who enrolled in medical schools (M.D.) last year (2019) was 3.73. 

No, “Pre-Med” and “Pre-Law” are not majors at UCF, nor are they majors at most colleges/universities around the country. A student in any major can be “Pre-Med” or “Pre-Law” if they have a goal to attend medical school or law school after they graduate. Additionally, at UCF, we use the term “Pre-Health” instead of “Pre-Med” to cover a broader range of career goals in the health professions than just medical school. 

For health professional schools like medical school or dental school, students can select ANY major. We recommend they select a major with courses they find the most interesting. The health professional schools do require students to complete specific prerequisite courses in the sciences though. The most popular majors for Pre-Health students at UCF are (listed alphabetically):

  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology

For law schools, students can also select ANY major. We recommend they select a major with courses they find the most interesting. Unlike health professional schools, law schools do not require students to complete specific prerequisite courses, so any major and any courses are OK with the law schools. The most popular majors for Pre-Law students at UCF are (listed alphabetically):

  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Fall 2020 Return to UCF

Returning to UCF

This effort requires dedication from our entire UCF family. Regular updates to our plans are made on the Returning to UCF page.

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Fall 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

The Registrar’s Office has been following conversations taking place in our community and has gathered some frequently asked questions.

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There are several types of courses offered at UCF, referred to as course modes or modalities. For more information, visit Webcourses@UCF Support.

Tutoring

Student Academic Resource Center

Connect with tutors, Supplemental Instruction Leaders, and academic coaches

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University Testing Center

UTC provides a wide variety of testing services for UCF students, prospective students, alumni and more.

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High Impact Practices

High impact practices help students to blend what they’re learning in the classroom with real-world experiences. Available opportunities include undergraduate research, UCF Abroad, internships, Knights of Distinction, and graduate school prep.