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Undergraduate Admissions                                                 nity college visits by admission representatives. It also provides the
                                                                         opportunity to meet one-on-one with an admission representative on
Associate Vice President: Gordon D. Chavis, Jr.;                         campus. Please visit our Web site for further information. Office hours
Progress Energy University Welcome Center; 407-823-3000;                 are: Monday/Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday/Wednesday/
E-mail: admission@mail.ucf.edu;                                          Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
http://www.admissions.ucf.edu
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Central      Campus Visit Experience
Florida coordinates the admission and enrollment of all undergradu-      Information sessions and campus tours are available through our
ate first-time-in-college, transfer, non-degree, and non-Florida SUS     “Campus Visit Experience”. All freshmen (First-Time-In-College: FTIC)
transient students to the Orlando, Daytona, South Lake and Cocoa         and transfer prospective students and their families are encouraged
campuses. The office’s primary mission is to identify, attract, and      to participate. The Campus Visit Experience, which includes both an
enroll talented, diverse, and academically qualified students who will   information session and tour of the campus, begins at the University
contribute to, achieve growth and success at, and benefit from attend-   Welcome Center at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,
ing the University of Central Florida.                                   except holidays. Reservations can be made by visiting our Web site
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions seeks to attract students         at http://www.admissions.ucf.edu. Group tours of up to 80 or special
who are motivated, creative, and committed to academic excellence.       requests may be accommodated and can be requested by visiting our
The office will accomplish this through personal contacts, strategic     Web site.
communication, information management, and targeted recruitment.         Meetings with admissions representatives to discuss particular con-
The office is dedicated to providing quality customer service through    cerns about admission to the University are available. You may
effective teamwork and through the development of collaborative part-    contact the Undergraduate Admissions office at 407-823-3000 or visit
nerships with both internal and external communities.                    us at our Web site. Information sessions and campus tours are also
The office administers several programs for prospective students and     available for students interested in our Rosen College of Hospitality
parents, including daily tours and information sessions, open houses,    Management on International Drive. Please contact them at 407-903-
area receptions for admitted students, and high school and commu-        8000 for further information.

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                           Undergraduate Admissions
                           Application for Admission                                                   Orientation
                           All interested applicants should complete the University of                 All first-time undergraduate degree-seeking students are required
                           Central Florida “Undergraduate Admissions Application” online at            to attend orientation prior to enrollment. Orientation information is
                           http://www.admissions.ucf.edu and submit the $30 (in U.S. Currency),        mailed to all students offered admission to the University or may be
                           non-refundable application fee. Students should apply several               viewed on the Web site at http://fye.ucf.edu/.
                           months in advance of an anticipated start date. Questions concern-
                           ing admission requirements and applications can be forwarded to
                           admission@mail.ucf.edu.                                                     Admission Categories
                                                                                                       Students may submit applications to the University for one of the fol-
                           Applications for admission can be submitted up to several months prior      lowing categories:
                           to the start of the term desired. The priority application deadlines are    A. Freshman (First-Time-In-College: FTIC)
                           May 1 for the Fall semester (July 1 for Transfer students), November        B. Dual Enrollment (includes early admission and dual
                           1 for the Spring semester, and March 1 for the Summer term. The                 enrollment, on- or off-campus)
                           priority deadline for most financial assistance and scholarships is         C. Transfer
                           March 1. Information and an application for University housing can be       D. Second Bachelor’s Degree
                           found at http://www.housing.ucf.edu. Requests for housing are sub-          E. Transient (one term enrollment only, not from a
                           sequently reviewed by date of the receipt of the housing application.
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                                                                                                           Florida public university)
                           The University encourages applications from qualified persons               F. Limited Non-Degree Seeking
                           of both sexes, all ages, and from all cultural, racial, religious, and          Upper Division Transfer students may also apply to one of many
                           ethnic groups. The University does not discriminate on the basis                Regional Campus sites. Please refer to the application.
                           of disability for admission.
                           Applicants should understand that this Undergraduate Catalog out-           Freshman Applicants
                           lines minimum requirements to be considered for admission and that          Any FTIC student who meets Department of Education minimum
                           admission to the University is selective. The satisfaction of minimum       admission requirements is encouraged to submit an application.
                           requirements does not guarantee admission. Conversely, Florida              Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admis-
                           Department of Education policy allows the University to admit students      sion. The University will do everything possible to admit all qualified
                           to any semester as exceptions to the minimum requirements. The              applicants who apply by the priority deadline date. If the number of
                           Undergraduate Admissions Office and the Admissions and Standards            qualified applicants exceeds the number the University is permit-
                           Committee are responsible for the admission of all undergraduate            ted to enroll, admission will be on a selective basis. An applicant’s
                           students under this exceptions policy.                                      total high school record (including grades, test scores, educational
                           Applicants must request that official transcripts from each educa-          objective, quality of courses completed, counselor recommendations,
                           tional institution attended be forwarded directly to the Undergraduate      essay, and personal achievements and honors) will be considered in
                           Admissions Office. To be considered official, all supporting admissions     the selection process. The University reaffirms its Equal Educational
                           documents must be received directly from the issuing institution or         Opportunity (EEO) commitments and seeks to increase diversity
                           testing agency. All final supporting documents (official transcripts        among the student body.
                           and test scores) must be received by Undergraduate Admissions               High School Diploma
                           no later than 6 days after the first day of classes.
                                                                                                       Freshmen who are applying for admission to the University are
                           Note: Furnishing false or fraudulent statements in connection with an       required to have a standard high school diploma or a General
                           application for admission or residency affidavit may result in disciplin-   Equivalency Diploma (GED).
                           ary action, denial of admission, loss of financial aid, and invalidation
                           of credits or degrees earned.                                               Entrance Examination Scores
                           Those enrolled students who have not submitted official completed           All applicants for admission must submit test scores from the SAT
                           records by the deadline will be placed on administrative hold. Students     Reasoning Test or the ACT. In addition, any student whose native
                           with these incomplete records will not be permitted to register for a       language is not English may be required to submit a Test of English
                           future term until all official transcripts and other required documenta-    as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an International English Language
                           tion have been received. If, upon review of final transcripts, student      Testing System (IELTS) score.
                           records are not satisfactory, they may be placed on academic proba-         High School Academic Units and Grade Point Average
                           tion, have their admission status revoked, changed to non-degree or         All applicants must have earned a minimum number of high school
                           transient status, may become ineligible for financial assistance, and       academic units (year-long courses that are not remedial in nature)
                           may, in some cases, be withdrawn from the University. In addition to        to be considered for admission. A grade point average (GPA) will
                           the required documentation mentioned above, students must have a            be computed only on academic courses. Grades in International
                           satisfactory conduct record at all schools attended.                        Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge Advanced
                                                                                                       International Certificate of Education (AICE), honors and dual enroll-
                           Reactivation                                                                ment courses will be given additional weight in the computation of the
                           Students who have submitted an application for admission to UCF as          academic GPA. The high school academic unit requirements are as
                           a degree-seeking student and do not attend, may reactivate the origi-       follows:
                           nal application within one year of the term for which they first applied.
                           To update the application, students should complete the Reactivation        Academic Subjects                               Units Required
                           Form online at                                                               English (three of which must have included
                           https://www.admissions.mca.ucf.edu/secure/react_app_login.asp by               substantial writing)                                   4
                           the published application deadline date. This process reactivates            Mathematics (at or above the Algebra I level)          4
                           the application only; additional official credentials may be required.       Natural Science (two of which must have
                           Admission for one term does not guarantee admission for a future               included substantial laboratory requirements)          3
                           term.                                                                        Social Science (included: history, civics,
                                                                                                          political science, economics, sociology,
                           Limited Access Programs
                                                                                                          psychology, and geography)                             3
                                                                                                        Foreign Language (both credits must be in
                           Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to a limited          the same language)                                     2
                           access program. Some majors at the University limit the number of            Additional academic electives from the above five
                           students who may enroll. Limited access status occurs when student             subject areas and courses recommended by the
                           demand exceeds available resources (e.g., faculty, instructional               Florida Assn. of School Administrators, or other
                           facilities, equipment) or when specific accrediting requirements apply.        groups, and courses recommended by the
                           Criteria for admission are selective and include: indicators of abil-          Articulation Committee and approved by the
                           ity and indicators of performance, creativity, or talent to complete           Department of Education                                2
                           required work within the program.
                                                                                                           Total Units                                             18




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                                                                                                  Transfer and Transition Services
                                                                                                      Undergraduate Admissions
Applicant Eligibility                                                         Transfer Applicants
All applicants must meet the following Department of Education                UCF welcomes transfer applications to the University. Students
(DOE) minimum eligibility index standards to be considered for                should apply online at http://www.admissions.ucf.edu and arrange
Admission:                                                                    to have official transcripts sent from all colleges attended. The
If the High School GPA is:        Minimum test scores must be:                Undergraduate Admissions Office computes a grade point average
HS GPA                            SAT            or         ACT               (GPA) for each institution attended, as well as a cumulative GPA on
                                                                              all college courses attempted. This computation does recognize plus
2.0                                 1680                         25           or minus grades effective Fall 2001, but only recognizes grade forgive-
2.1                                 1620                         24           ness when it is used as part of an awarded State articulated Associate
2.2                                 1620                         24           in Science degree or an Associate in Arts degree from a Florida pub-
2.3                                 1560                         23           lic community college, Florida public state college, or Florida public
2.4                                 1510                         22           university. Applicants must have a current minimum GPA of 2.0, and
                                                                              must have a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 and be in good standing
2.5                                 1450                         21
                                                                              as a degree seeking student at the last institution attended to be con-
2.6                                 1450                         21           sidered for admission to UCF. Meeting these minimum requirements
2.7                                 1450                         21           does not guarantee admission.
2.8                                 1450                         21




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                                                                              Transfer students are required to complete, at least, 30 hours in resi-
2.9                                 1390                         20           dence at UCF to earn a bachelor’s degree. In addition, students must
3.0                                    *                          *           complete 48 hours in residence at UCF to be eligible to receive bac-
*No minimum score required.                                                   calaureate honors recognition at the time of graduation.
Each State university reserves the right under DOE rule (6C6.002) to          Transfer students are encouraged to review the current edition of
establish admission criteria that exceed DOE minimums.                        UCF’s “Transfer Counseling Manual” available in Florida public com-
Admission to the University is limited by space availability. The           munity college counseling offices. The manual provides the recom-
    degree of competition for space depends on the number and                 mended community college course requirements for all majors as well
    qualifications of those who apply for admission. To increase              as other helpful information.
    the chance of admission, high school students should present              Transfer Applicants With Fewer Than 60 Credit Hours
    credentials that are stronger than the minimum requirements for
                                                                              All college transfer applicants with fewer than 60 credit hours of
    consideration as listed above. If the number of qualified applicants
                                                                              acceptable credit must minimally meet freshman high school unit
    exceeds the number that the University is able to enroll, a waiting
                                                                              entrance requirements, the high school academic GPA, and minimum
    list will be established.
                                                                              SAT or ACT scores; have at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 system for all
 A student applying for admission who does not meet established
                                                                              college-level academic courses attempted; and be in good standing
    requirements may bring to the University other important attri-
                                                                              (minimum 2.0 GPA) and eligible to return as a degree-seeking student
    butes or special talents and may be admitted if, upon appeal and
                                                                              to the last institution attended. Meeting these minimum requirements
    in the judgment of the Admissions and Standards Committee,
                                                                              does not guarantee admission.
    the student can be expected to do successful academic work.
    The University will provide appropriate advising for each student         Transfer Applicants With an A.A. Degree From a
    admitted under this alternative.                                          Florida Public Institution
Students who have been enrolled in dual enrollment courses will             Admission of Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree graduates from Florida
    be required to have a minimum “C” average (2.0 GPA) for all               public community colleges, Florida public state colleges, and Florida
    completed dual enrollment course work.                                    state universities will be governed by the Articulation Agreement
A student must have two years of one foreign language in high               between the state universities and public community colleges of
    school or the equivalent (minimum eight credit hours) at the post-        Florida, as approved by the State Department of Education. The
    secondary level, to be offered admission.                                 agreement states that except for limited access programs, admission
                                                                              as a junior to the upper division of the University shall be granted to
Dual Enrollment Applicants                                                    any graduate of a state-approved Florida community college or State
High School students who have demonstrated exceptional academic               University System institution who transfers directly to UCF (see Rule
ability may be permitted to enroll as University students while complet-      6A-10.024), who has completed the university parallel program; and
ing their high school programs. There are three types of dual enroll-         who has received the Associate in Arts degree, which includes all of
ment programs:                                                                the following:
1. Early Admission is for students who have completed their junior             least 60 credit hours of academic work exclusive of occupa-
                                                                                At
year in high school and would like to enroll at the University as full-time       tional courses and basic required physical education courses;
students for their senior year of high school. Students must submit an         approved general education program of at least 36 credit
                                                                                An
application for admission by the published application deadline date.             hours;
In addition, the following information is required:
                                                                               GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 system for all college-level academ-
                                                                                A
 official copy of high school transcript(s);                                  ic courses attempted. (Only the final grade received in courses
 official copy of SAT Reasoning Test or ACT;                                  repeated by the student shall be used in computing the average.);
 written letter of recommendation from high school counselor or               and,
    school district permission form; and,                                     
                                                                                One year of college instruction in a single foreign language. (This
 written permission from parents or legal guardian.                           requirement applies to those students without the required two
2. Dual Enrollment On-Campus is for students who desire to dual                 units of foreign language in high school.) Students who receive an
enroll on a part-time basis, taking one or two courses on campus,               Associate in Arts degree from a Florida public community college
while completing their high school course work. Students must submit            or university prior to September 1, 1989, but who have not met the
an application for admission by the published application deadline              foreign language requirement may be admitted to the University
date, as well as all items listed above. Additional documentation may           on a provisional basis.
be required.
                                                                              Any student admitted without two years of one foreign language in
3. Dual Enrollment Off-Campus is for students whose high schools              high school or the equivalent (minimum eight credit hours) of such
sponsor on-site courses at specific high schools. Students earn both          instruction at the post-secondary level, must satisfy the admission
high school and college credit for successful completion of course            requirement prior to graduation. Florida Community College Associate
work. Each respective high school selects students who are eligible           in Arts graduates are guaranteed the following rights under the
to participate in these programs. Contact your high school guidance           Statewide Articulation Agreement (State Board of Education Rule
office for detailed information.                                              6A-10.024):
                                                                              1. Admission to one of the eleven state universities, except to “lim-
                                                                                   ited access” programs (programs that have additional admission
                                                                                   requirements);
                                                                              2. Acceptance of at least 60 credit hours by the state universities
                                                                                   toward the baccalaureate degree;

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                           3. Transfer of equivalent courses under the statewide Course                   Continuing Education
                               Numbering System;                                                          Regional Campuses
                           4. Acceptance by the state universities of credit earned in acceler-           Off-campus credit
                                                                                                          Teacher Certification or re-certification
                               ated programs (e.g., CLEP, AP, PEP, Dual Enrollment, Early
                               Admission, and International Baccalaureate);                              Students registering for classes in the Limited Non-Degree Seeking
                           5. No additional General Education Core requirements;                         status are subject to the following regulations:
                           6. Advanced knowledge of selection criteria for limited access pro-           1. Students are required to provide evidence of their educational
                               grams; and                                                                     qualifications for attending classes in order to meet the intent of
                           7. Equal opportunity with native university students to enter limited              this enrollment classification;
                               programs.                                                                 2. Students who have been previously denied admission or disquali-
                           Should any guarantee be denied, students have the right of appeal                  fied for enrollment are not eligible;
                           through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Admissions             3. Non-degree-seeking students are subject to the same rules and
                           and Standards Committee.                                                           regulations as degree-seeking students;
                           Transfer Applicants - More Than 60 Hours, Have Not Received an                4. Registration is permitted on a space-available basis;
                           A.A. Degree From a Florida Public Institution                                 5. A maximum of 15 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate
                                                                                                              credit hours may be earned as a limited non-degree seeking
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                           Undergraduate transfer applicants who desire to be admitted as upper
                           division students must have met, at least, all of the following require-           student;
                           ments:                                                                        6. International students may not register as non-degree-seeking
                            A minimum of a 2.0 GPA and 60 credit hours of academic course                   since immigration regulations prevent foreign nationals from
                                work;                                                                         enrolling without admission to a degree or certificate program;
                            The English and Mathematics requirements of the Gordon Rule;
                                                                                                         7. Limited Non-degree students are not eligible to receive financial
                                                                                                              aid nor to participate in intercollegiate sports; and,
                                and,
                                                                                                         8. Students must complete a Limited Non-Degree Seeking Status
                            A minimum of eight credit hours of college instruction in a single
                                                                                                              Registration Form.
                                foreign language. This requirement applies to those students
                                without the required two units of a single foreign language in high      Students registering in this category should be aware of the limitations
                                school.                                                                  of this status, and are encouraged to apply for regular admission to
                           Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admis-                  the University.
                           sion.
                           Second Bachelor’s Degree Applicants
                                                                                                         International Applicants
                                                                                                         The University of Central Florida is authorized under federal law to
                           Second Bachelor’s Degree applications are processed by the                    enroll students on non-immigrant visas. All international candidates
                           Undergraduate Admissions Office or the Registrar’s Office. Guidelines         applying for admission to UCF must submit a University of Central
                           for which office students should make application to are outlined as          Florida “Undergraduate Admissions Application,” or apply online at
                           follows:                                                                      http://www.admissions.ucf.edu. Because of additional processing
                            Students who have never attended the University of Central                 time needed for non-immigrant students joining UCF on F-1 or J-1
                                Florida as degree seeking undergraduate students must apply to           Visas, those students should submit the application and all required
                                the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Students should com-                academic documentation by the international admissions deadlines.
                                plete the regular undergraduate admissions application.                  These students must also complete and submit the required financial
                            Students who have attended the University of Central Florida as            and immigration documents by the deadline. The deadlines for Fall
                                a degree-seeking undergraduate student should apply through the          semester are March 1; for Spring semester, September 1, and for
                                Registrar’s Office. These students complete the “Readmission             Summer term, January 1.
                                Application” form.                                                        Submit the completed UCF admissions application form with the
                                                                                                             required $30.00 non-refundable application fee (check or money
                           Credits From a Previous Baccalaureate Degree                                      order in U.S. currency). An online application is available on our
                           Graduates from other regionally-accredited four-year U.S. institutions            Web site at http://www.admissions.ucf.edu.
                           who apply for admission to work toward a second undergraduate                  Students who attended an international secondary school that
                           degree must meet the regular requirements of the University (as
                                                                                                             uses a grading and evaluation system different from the U.S.
                           defined in the “Undergraduate Degree Requirements” section of
                           this Undergraduate Catalog). Students must meet all transfer GPA                  system will need a document-by-document evaluation and a
                           requirements. A baccalaureate degree or higher from another accred-               GPA computation of the secondary school record in English. This
                           ited four-year U.S. institution satisfies the General Education Program           record, which should include performance evaluations, grades
                           requirements and also provides exemption from the foreign language                for work completed over a period of at least three years, as well
                           requirements for admission and graduation.                                        as any certificates earned, should be sent to one of the agencies
                                                                                                             listed below. They will translate it if necessary, evaluate it, and
                           Transient Student Applicants                                                      then send their evaluation directly to UCF. A grade point average
                           A student in good standing with a minimum 2.0 GPA at the last                     should be calculated and must appear on this evaluation.
                           regionally-accredited institution attended who desires to enroll for one       If the student has attended any international universities, an
                           term at UCF may be considered for admission as a transient student.               English translation and evaluation of work completed at each
                           Such enrollment terminates at the end of one term and does not pre-               institution will be necessary. Transcripts should be sent to one
                           suppose regular admission to the University. A transient student must             of the agencies below for a course-by-course evaluation. Please
                           submit an official transcript from the last institution attended. Transient
                                                                                                             note that if 60 or more credit hours have been earned at a post-
                           student applications must be received by the appropriate application
                           deadline. If a student’s last school of attendance is a Florida public            secondary institution, it will not be necessary to submit the sec-
                           university, please refer to the “SUS Transient Students” section of this          ondary school records.
                           Undergraduate Catalog. Transient students are not eligible to receive          Results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign
                           financial aid. Registration is permitted on a space-available basis.              Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing
                           Meeting minimum GPA requirements does not guarantee admission.                    System) may be required of students whose first language is
                                                                                                             not English. Information can be obtained from TOEFL, P.O.
                           Limited Non-Degree Seeking Applicants                                             Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey, 08541-6151 or IELTS,
                           This classification allows a student to enroll in selected courses when           http://www.ielts.org/default.aspx.
                           the student may have no immediate intention of pursuing a degree               Results of the SAT or ACT will be required if the student has
                           program. Most opportunities in this status will occur away from the               earned less than 60 credit hours of college credit. Information
                           Orlando campus, for courses that are taught out of the regular semes-             regarding these examinations may be obtained from the College
                           ter or term cycle, or for special programs mandated by the State of               Board (SAT), P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ, 08540 or from ACT,
                           Florida. Successful completion of courses while in this classification            P.O. Box 414, Iowa City, Iowa, 52243. While there are no specific
                           does not provide a basis for regular admission at a later date.
                                                                                                             minimum score requirements on these examinations for admis-
                           Programs using the Limited Non-Degree Seeking status include:                     sion, they are used in conjunction with other required credentials,
                            High school Dual Enrollment                                                    and students should prepare sufficiently to achieve the highest
                            Soldiers-to-Scholars                                                           possible score on these exams.

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                                                                                                 Transfer and Transition Services
                                                                                                     Undergraduate Admissions
Applicants must file a “Certification of Finances” form and supporting      
                                                                              Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting
financial documents indicating financial support to cover educational           Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities and Accrediting
and other expenses for the first year of study with the International           Commission for Junior Colleges.
Services Center. This form and other required documents must be
on file prior to the issuance of the I-20 or DS-2019 forms by the           The accreditation status of all foreign institutions must be evaluated
University.                                                                 through either Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. or World Education
                                                                            Services.
Educational Translations and Evaluations                                    All college level credits earned for which official transcripts have
Foreign diplomas must meet the requirements specified in Florida            been submitted will be compiled into a “Transfer Summary Report”
Statutes, section 229.814. UCF will accept English translations and         (TSR) soon after the student is offered admission. Some credits
evaluations of academic credit from these agencies:                         listed on the TSR may not be applicable toward graduation course
Josef Silny and Associates   World Education Services                       requirements. The TSR will be the basis for constructing a Degree
7101 SW 102 Ave.             P.O. Box 5087                                  Audit, which applies earned credits to the intended degree program.
Miami, FL 33173              Bowling Green Station                          The Degree Audit provides the student with an assessment of which
(305) 273-1616               New York, NY 10274                             degree requirements have been met and what remains to be satisfied.
                             (212) 966-6311                                 Although all college-level course work transferred from a regionally
                                                                            accredited institution is shown on the TSR and the UCF transcript,




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                                                                            applicability of the course toward a degree requirement is determined
Mandatory Health Insurance for International Students                       by the college/school/department of the major.
on F-1 and J-1 Visas
Each international student on an F-1 or J-1 visa offered admission          General Education Transfer Credits
shall, prior to registration for classes, submit proof of required health   Transfer students from Florida public community colleges or univer-
insurance coverage to UCF Health Services to comply with the State          sities may satisfy the General Education Program requirements of
of Florida mandatory health insurance requirement for F-1 and J-1           UCF by completing the general education program prescribed by that
students. Minimum coverage limits are posted on the Health Services         institution. Transfer applicants with incomplete general education pro-
Web site at http://www.hs.ucf.edu. Written proof of insurance must          grams will have their credits evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
also be provided. If the insurance is issued by a foreign carrier or
underwriter, a statement must be provided in English to assure that         Credits From Private and Out-of-State Institutions
the policy meets the State of Florida minimum levels of insurance           Transfer credit from private junior and senior colleges and out-of-state
coverage.                                                                   institutions will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Each stu-
                                                                            dent must submit the necessary petition(s) to the appropriate office(s)
The University reserves the right to refuse registration to any interna-
                                                                            to determine which courses will transfer with regard to degree progress
tional student on F-1 or J-1 visa who fails to comply with this insurance
                                                                            at UCF. Transfer courses that meet the requirements of the General
requirement or who is unable to supply satisfactory proof of insurance.
                                                                            Education Program and the Gordon Rule are determined through
The University also reserves the right to withdraw from classes any
                                                                            the process described in the “Undergraduate Degree Requirements”
international student who fails to maintain insurance coverage, can-
                                                                            chapter of this Undergraduate Catalog. Petition procedures vary by
cels insurance coverage while still enrolled as a student, or avoids in
                                                                            college. Generally the petitioning of transfer courses for satisfaction of
any way the responsibility to comply with the insurance requirement.
                                                                            college and major requirements should be done during the second full
For questions, call UCF Health Services at 407-823-3707 or go to their
                                                                            term of the student’s residency at UCF, so that the accepted transfer
Web site noted above.
                                                                            courses are understood clearly by the student and the faculty advisor
Non-Academic Admission Clearances                                           early in the student’s tenure at UCF.
Florida Department of Education Rule 6C-6.001(2) authorizes univer-
sities to refuse admission to applicants due to past misconduct. The        Credits From Military Service School Courses
University further requires the Vice President of Student Development       Completed military service school courses may be evaluated on the
and Enrollment Services or his/her designee to review all applica-          basis of the recommendations of the American Council of Education
tions disclosing information regarding any prior criminal conviction or     (ACE) when official credentials have been properly presented. While
conduct problem at another institution and to make a decision as to         credit may be granted when courses are equivalent to those offered
whether the admission of this applicant will be in the best interest of     by the University, recommendations by the ACE are not binding upon
the University. This statement describes the procedure and assigns          the University.
responsibility for the review of these applications for admission.          Military credit is not accepted through transfer unless used as part of
Applicants who fail to disclose any prior criminal conviction or conduct    an Associate in Arts degree from a Florida public community college.
problem at another institution and such fact is subsequently discov-        Even though military records may have been evaluated by another
ered by the University, shall be denied admission or readmission, or        regionally-accredited institution, it is important to have official cre-
may receive any other academic and/or disciplinary action prescribed        dentials sent to UCF for evaluation. Credit is not awarded for basic
by the University, including but not limited to academic dismissal.         training.

Transfer Credit: All Applicants                                             Baccalaureate Honors
All grades from a regionally-accredited college or university in transfer   Transfer students should be aware that eligibility for graduation with
courses that are normally part of a baccalaureate degree program are        baccalaureate honors requires the completion of a minimum of 48
shown on the student’s permanent UCF record. Effective Fall 2001,           credit hours at UCF and is based upon an overall grade point average.
the University recognizes a grading system of plus or minus. In addi-       For more details, refer to ‘Academic Honors’ within the “Academic
tion, grade forgiveness is honored only if it has been awarded as part      Regulations and Procedures” section of this Undergraduate Catalog.
of an AA or a specific statewide articulated AS degree from a Florida
public community college. Credit is not awarded based on job descrip-
tions, life experience, or course work that is non-academic.
Accredited Institutions
For the purposes of this Undergraduate Catalog “Accredited
Institutions” means those colleges and universities accredited by any
of the following six regional associations:
  New England Association of Schools and Colleges;
  Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary School,
     Commission on Institutions of Higher Education;
  North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission
     on Colleges and Universities;
  Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools,
     Commission on Higher Schools;
  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and



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