Freshman Applicants


Freshman orientation in Student Union near pegasus

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Admissions Criteria

Admission to UCF requires graduation from an accredited high school with specific high school academic units, a competitive cumulative high school GPA in those academic areas, and satisfactory SAT or ACT test scores.

To apply you must submit the following:

  1. Online application
  2. Non-refundable $30 application fee
  3. Official high school or homeschooled* transcript
  4. Official scores for the SAT (code: 5233) or ACT (code: 0735) with writing
  5. Official college transcript (an initial transcript for application review, as well as a final copy once all college course work is complete and degree is posted), if applicable
  6. Official GED* or TOEFL/IELTS score, if applicable

*Information for homeschooled students and GED recipients may be obtained here.

Note: Submission of the application essay is strongly encouraged.

Course Units

Specific high school course units are required for admission as a first-year student (an academic unit is a non-remedial, year-long course):

  • 4 units of English (at least three with substantial writing requirements)
  • 4 units of mathematics (Algebra I and above)
  • 3 units of natural science (at least two with laboratory)
  • 3 units of social studies
  • 2 sequential units of the same world language
  • 2 elective units, preferably from English, mathematics, natural science, social studies, or world language areas

Note: Satisfying minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to UCF.


Fall 2014 Freshman Class Profile*

Average SAT Score

1257
(critical reading and math)
1850
(critical reading, math and writing)

Average ACT Score

27

Average High School GPA

3.9

National Merit Scholars

79

Ethnic Minority Enrollment

41%

Top 5 Majors

Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology

Top 5 States
Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Georgia

Top 5 Countries
Venezuela, Colombia, Canada, Brazil, China

*Projected


Application Deadlines:

Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1


How do you compute GPAs for freshman applicants?

Grades in Advanced Placement, AICE, dual enrollment, honors, and International Baccalaureate courses will be given additional weight in the computation. Students will be required to submit official AP, IB, or AICE scores and dual enrollment transcripts prior to their application being finalized for enrollment.

For more Frequently Asked Questions visit our FAQs section.