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University of Central Florida - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

All interested applicants must complete the University of Central Florida Undergraduate Admissions Application, and include a 30 dollar (US$), non-refundable application fee. Applications will be accepted up to one year prior to the start of the term desired. Applicants must request official transcripts from each educational institution attended. Admission into the University is selective and limited by space availability. Eligibility for freshman admission is subject to satisfactory receipt of all items required in the admission process. All applicants must meet the following State University System (SUS) minimum eligibility index standards: If the high school GPA in academic courses as calculated by UCF is between 2.5-2.99 on a 4.0 scale, the student must present the following minimum SAT Reasoning or ACT Plus Writing scores:

Students admitted prior to Spring 2017:

SAT - Critical Reading >= 460 or ACT - Reading >=19

SAT - Mathematics >= 460 or ACT - Mathematics >= 19 and

SAT- Writing >= 440 or ACT =Combined English/Writing >=18

Students admitted Spring 2017 or later:

SAT - Critical Reading or concorded score from rSAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing >= 460 or ACT Reasoning >= 19

The degree of competition for space depends on the number and qualifications of those who apply for admission. To increase the chance of admission, high school students should present credentials which are stronger than the minimum requirements for consideration as listed above. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number that the University is able to enroll, a waiting list will be established. Students who have been enrolled in dual enrollment courses will be required to have a minimum “C” average (2.0 GPA) for all completed dual enrollment course work. A student must demonstrate competency of foreign language or American Sign Language equivalent to the second high school level or higher (Spanish 2, etc.), or at the elementary 2 level in one foreign language or American Sign Language at an undergraduate institution, to be offered admission. There are three types of dual enrollment programs for high school students who have demonstrated exceptional academic ability. Students must submit an application for admission along with an official copy of high school transcript(s), an official copy of SAT Reasoning Test, redesigned SAT (rSAT) or ACT Plus Writing (or ACT for students applying for Spring 2017 or later), completed Early Admission/Dual Enrollment Authorization Form, and written permission from parents or legal guardian. The first type of dual enrollment program is: early admission for students who have completed their junior year in high school and would like to enroll at the university as full-time students for their senior year of high school. The second type of dual enrollment program is for students who desire to dual-enroll on a part-time basis, taking one or two courses on campus. The third type of dual enrollment program is for students whose high schools sponsor on-site courses at specific high schools. Students earn both high school and college credit for successful completion of course work. Each respective high school selects students who are eligible to participate in these programs.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Upon admission to the university all students declaring an engineering major are placed into a discipline-specific engineering pending category. To be admitted into a major within engineering, students must complete each of the courses specified with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better and be in good academic standing with the university.
• Calculus I, Calculus II (MAC 2311, 2312 or equivalent)
• Physics for Engineers and Scientist I (PHY 2048C or equivalent)
• Chemistry for Engineers or Chemistry Fundamentals I (CHS 1440, CHM 2045C, or their equivalents)

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All International candidates applying for admission to UCF must submit a University of Central Florida undergraduate admission application with a $30 dollar (US$), non-refundable application fee. An on-line application is available at Because of additional processing time needed for International Students, students should submit the application as early as possible, but no later than March 1 for the Fall semester, and September 1 for the Spring semester. Students who attended an international secondary school that uses a grading and evaluation system different from the U.S. system will need a document-by-document evaluation (including a GPA calculation) of the secondary school record in English. This record, which should include performance evaluations, grades for work completed over a period of at least three years, as well as any certificates earned, should be sent to one of these two agencies: World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates. They will translate it if necessary, evaluate it, and then send their evaluation directly to UCF. A grade point average should be calculated on this evaluation. If the student has attended any international universities, an English translation and evaluation of work completed at each institution will be necessary. Transcripts should be sent to one of the agencies listed above for a course-by-course evaluation. If 60 or more semester hours have been earned at a post-secondary institution, it will not be necessary to submit the secondary school records. Results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS may be required of students whose first language is not English. Results of the SAT Reasoning Test, redesigned SAT (rSAT), or ACTPlus Writing (or ACT for students applying for Spring 2017 or later) will be required if the student has earned less than 60 semester hours of college credit. They are used in conjunction with other required credentials, and students should prepare sufficiently to achieve the highest possible score on these exams. Applicants must file a "Certification of Finances" form and supporting financial documents with International Affairs and Global Strategies indicating financial support to cover educational and other expenses for the first year of study.The Undergraduate Admissions Office may require additional documents and/or official transcripts before an admission decision is made.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

None above those already stated for the University and Engineering Department.

Residency Requirements

The University policy for graduation certification is that 30 of the last 39 semester hours in regular courses be earned at UCF. Also, a minimum of 25% of the total hours required for the degree must be earned in residence at UCF.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students should submit the University of Central Florida Undergraduate Admissions application on-line at Official transcripts must be sent from all colleges attended. Applicants must have a current minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and be eligible to return as a degree seeking student to the last institution attended to be considered for admission to the University of Central Florida. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Transfer students are required to complete 30 hours in residence to earn a bachelor's degree. In addition, students must complete 48 hours in residence at the university to be eligible to receive baccalaureate honors recognition at the time of graduation. Transfer applicants with less than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit must minimally meet freshman high school unit entrance requirements, the high school academic GPA, and minimum SAT or ACT scores as listed in the undergraduate admissions requirements section; have at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 system for all college-level academic courses attempted, be in good standing (minimum 2.0 GPA) and eligible to return as a degree-seeking student to the last institution attended. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission of Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree graduates from Florida public community colleges, state colleges, and state universities will be governed by the Articulation Agreement between the state universities and public community colleges of Florida, as approved by the State Board of Education. The agreement states that except for limited access programs, admission as a junior to the upper division of one of the 12 state universities shall be granted to any graduate of a state-approved Florida community or state college or State University System institution who transfers directly to the university, who has completed the university parallel program; and who has received the Associates in Art degree, which includes the following: at least 60 semester hours of academic work exclusive of occupational courses and basic required physical education courses; an approved general education program of at least 36 semester hours; and a GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 system for all college-level academic courses attempted. Transfer applicants with more than 60 semester hours of academic work who desire to be admitted as upper division students, but without an A.A. degree from a Florida Public institution must have a minimum of 60 semester hours of academic course work; the English and Mathematics requirement of the Gordon Rule; a minimum of eight semester hours of college instruction in a single foreign language for those students without the required two units of a single foreign language taken in high school.