International Applicants


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UCF is committed to maintaining a diverse student body, and currently enrolls students from more than 150 countries. This page contains information for international (F1) students and students presenting international academic credentials for admission to UCF.

For information on how to complete your application, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Submit Application Online

Submit the completed UCF online application and pay the required non-refundable $30.00 application fee in U.S. Dollars. First-Time-In-College (FTIC) applicants also have the option to submit The Common Application.

Step 2: Submit Required Academic Documents

The academic documents required will vary based upon your entry level. Please note: all documents received by UCF become the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant or sent to a third party including Josef Silny & Associates or World Education Services.

  • Freshmen (an applicant who has/will have completed 0-11 semester hours of post-secondary credit after secondary school completion):
    • Secondary school credentials:
      • U.S. secondary schools
        • Submit official transcripts from all U.S. secondary schools attended.
      • International secondary schools
        • Submit official transcripts, graduation certificates, and/or leaving exam results of all secondary work to UCF. All documentation submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by a literal translation performed by a certified translator at the issuing institution, government agency, or by a translator certified by the American Translators Association. If you have questions regarding required documentation, please refer to the reference guide of required credentials listed by country.
    • AP, IB, AICE, CLEP and Cambridge AS/A level score reports for exams taken.
    • All freshman applicants must submit an SAT (UCF SAT Code: 5233) or ACT (UCF ACT Code: 0735) score.
  • Transfer (an applicant who has/will have 12 or more semester hours of post-secondary credit after secondary school completion):
    • Applicants transferring with fewer than 30 transferrable semester hours of credit:
      • Secondary school credentials and SAT or ACT scores as indicated above for Freshman applicants.
      • U.S. post-secondary schools – submit official transcripts from all U.S. post-secondary schools (colleges and universities).
      • International post-secondary schools – submit transcripts to Josef Silny & Associates or World Education Services to perform a Course-by-Course evaluation.
      • AP, IB, AICE, CLEP and Cambridge AS/A level score reports for exams taken.
    • Applicants transferring with 30 or more, but fewer than 60 semester hours of post-secondary credit after secondary school completion:
      • Minimally have successfully completed (with a “C” grade or higher) at least one English Composition course and one college-level mathematics course, each consisting of three (3) semester credit hours.
      • Have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 system for all college-level academic courses attempted.
      • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0) and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended.
      • Applicants not meeting all of the above requirements must meet the requirements for transfer students with fewer than 30 transferrable semester hours above.
    • Applicants transferring with more than 60 semester hours will need to submit:
      • U.S. post-secondary schools – submit official transcripts from all U.S. post-secondary schools (colleges and universities).
      • International post-secondary schools – submit transcripts to Josef Silny & Associates or World Education Services to perform a Course-by-Course evaluation.
      • AP, IB, AICE, CLEP and Cambridge AS/A level score reports for exams taken.

Step 3: Submit SAT or ACT Scores (if required)

Freshmen and transfer students with less than 60 credit hours will be required to submit either SAT (UCF SAT Code: 5233) or ACT scores (UCF ACT Code: 0735).

Step 4: Submit Proof of English Proficiency (if required)

Students whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate English proficiency by one of the following means:

  • Proving the student is from a country where English is the only official language; or
  • Establishing that a prior bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree was earned from a regionally-accredited college or university in the United States; or
  • Establishing that a prior bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree was earned from a country where English is the only official language, or a university at which English is the only official language of instruction; or
  • Submitting a qualifying score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Qualifying scores for undergraduate applicants are:  a TOEFL computer-based score of 220, a TOEFL internet-based score of 80, a TOEFL paper-based score of 550, or an IELTS score of 6.5; or
  • Presenting a minimum 520 EBRW rSAT score or 480 Critical Reading SAT score or 20 ACT (English section); or
  • Presenting a minimum grade of “B” in both English Composition I and English Composition II, or the equivalent, taken at a regionally-accredited post-secondary institution in the United States; or
  • Completion of 4 years of English in an American high school in the United States; or
  • Completion of the UCF English Language Institute’s (ELI) level 4 with a grade of “B” or better; or
  • Completion of EAP 2851 with a grade of “C” or better or placement into ENC1101; or
  • An onsite assessment by UCF ELI faculty qualified to administer an English proficiency assessment and determining that the student is English proficient at the university level.

Step 5: Submit Required Immigration Documents

International applicants must submit immigration-related documents to UCF Global. For a list of the documents and additional details, please visit the UCF Global website.

NOTE:

  1. Your application will be reviewed once all required academic documentation and proof of English proficiency (if required), as indicated above, have been received.
  2. Satisfying minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to UCF.
  3. Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.001 (7) authorizes universities to refuse admission to applicants due to past misconduct.

Financial Aid

International students studying in the United States on an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or  G series visa are not eligible for federal student aid. Information on financial assistance available to international students can be obtained by visiting the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance website.

International Deadlines

Application for admission and all supporting documents should be received by the following deadlines:

  • Summer: January 1
  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: September 1

How to Submit Academic Documentation

All official academic documentation must be mailed directly to UCF by your secondary school, ministry of education, or examination board in a sealed envelope.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

P.O. Box 160111

Orlando, FL 32816-0111

United States of America

-or-

Courier Service:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

12585 Gemini Boulevard S.

Orlando, FL 32816

United States of America

International Deadlines

Summer:  January 1 
Fall:  March 1 
Spring:  September 1 

Supporting documents should be provided as soon as possible. Additional information is available at the UCF Global website.


Contact International Admissions Services

Email: uainternational@ucf.edu 
Phone: +1 407-823-3000 


University Profile*

Student Population:

66,000

From:

67 Florida counties
50 states
157 countries

Top 5 Countries

Venezuela, China, United Kingdom, Brazil, Colombia

*Fall 2017