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Resource Guide U N I VERSIT Y OF CENTRA L R E G IONAL CA MPUS ES

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UCF COCOA and UCF PALM BAY


Integrity, scholarship, community, creativity, and excellence are the core values that guide our conduct, performance, and decisions.

OUR LOGO, THE PEGASUS.

The Pegasus is the winged horse of Greek mythology. It carried heroes on to great adventures and earned a place in the stars as a constellation. The logo was officially unveiled on April 5, 1968. The Pegasus was chosen for its distinctiveness, and it symbolizes the university’s vision of limitless possibilities.

Integrity

I will practice and defend academic and personal honesty.

Scholarship

I will cherish and honor learning as a fundamental purpose of my membership in the UCF community.

Community

I will promote an open and supportive campus environment by respecting the rights and contributions of every individual.

Creativity

I will use my talents to enrich the human experience.

Excellence

I will strive toward the highest standards of performance in any endeavor I undertake.


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UCF REGIONAL CAMPUSES

UCF ALTAMONTE SPRINGS In partnership with Seminole State College

850 S. State Road 434 Suite A426 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714-0860 407.404.6088

UCF COCOA In partnership with Eastern Florida State College

1519 Clearlake Road Building 3 Cocoa, FL 32922 321.433.7821

UCF DAYTONA BEACH In partnership with Daytona State College

UCF PALM BAY In partnership with Eastern Florida State College

250 Community College Parkway Building 3 Palm Bay, FL 32909 321.433.7838

UCF SANFORD/LAKE MARY In partnership with Seminole State College

100 Weldon Boulevard Sanford, FL 32773 407.708.2471

1200 W. International Speedway Boulevard Daytona Beach, FL 32114 UCF SOUTH LAKE 386.506.4021

In partnership with Lake-Sumter State College

UCF LEESBURG In partnership with Lake-Sumter State College

9501 U.S. Highway 441 Leesburg, FL 34788 352.536.2113

1250 North Hancock Road Clermont, FL 34711 352.536.2113

UCF VALENCIA OSCEOLA In partnership with Valencia College

UCF OCALA In partnership with College of Central Florida

3001 S.W. College Road Ocala, FL 34474 352.854.2322 x. 1824

1800 Denn John Lane Building 4, Suite 234 Kissimmee, FL 34744 321.682.4190

UCF VALENCIA WEST 1800 South Kirkman Road Building 11, Suite 104 Orlando, FL 32811 407.582.5500

regionalcampuses.ucf.edu

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Table of Contents ADMINISTRATION AND CAMPUS INFORMATION 5-6 Campus Office Directory...................................................... 5 Campus Security.................................................................... 6 Parking.................................................................................... 6 ACADEMIC ADVISING 7-8 Academic Advising................................................................ 7 Degree Audit.......................................................................... 7 Registration............................................................................ 8 ENROLLMENT SERVICES 9 Fee Payment........................................................................... 9 Financial Assistance.............................................................. 9 LIBRARY 10 Library................................................................................... 10 REGIONAL OUTREACH SERVICES 11 Regional Outreach Services................................................ 11 SOCIAL MEDIA 11 Social Media.......................................................................... 11 STUDENT IDS (THE UCF CARD) 12 Student IDs (The UCF Card)................................................12 STUDENT SERVICES 12-14 Career Services.....................................................................12 International Services Center..............................................12 Student Acessibility Services..............................................13 Veteran Services...................................................................13 VITAL (Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership)....13 UCF Cares..............................................................................14 UCF Recreation and Wellness Center.................................14 TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 14 Technology Center................................................................14 Knights Email........................................................................15 Web Courses.........................................................................15 TEXTBOOKS 16 Textbooks..............................................................................16 WRITING CENTER 16 Writing Center.......................................................................16 UCF ATHLETICS AND TICKET INFORMATION 17 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 18-23 Academics.............................................................................18 Academics............................................................................20 Registration..........................................................................20 Transcripts and Credits........................................................21 Transfer Questions............................................................... 22 Miscellaneous Questions..................................................... 23

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A D M IN IST RAT ION A ND CA M P US I NFO RMATI O N CAMPUS OFFICE DIRECTORY

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Academic Advising

8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-TH 8 a.m. - Noon F

Bldg. 3/203

321.433.7889

Business Services Campus Executive Office

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-TH Bldg. 3/147 8 a.m. - Noon F

321.433.7821

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-TH 8 a.m. - Noon F

Bldg. 3/121

321.433.7809

EFSC-UCF Writing Center

Hours vary per semester

Bldg. 12/221

321.433.7972

EFSC-UCF Joint-Use Library

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. M-TH 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. F

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Computer Services 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-TH Bldg. 3/184

321.433.7927 or 321.433.7993

Enrollment Services

8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-TH 8 a.m. - Noon F

Bldg. 3/214

321.433.7900

Honors Program

By appointment 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-TH 8 a.m. - Noon F

Bldg. 3/283

321.433.7960

Regional Outreach Services Hours vary per semester Bldg. 3/236

321.433.7887 or 321.433.7888

Student Services

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Academic Advising Administrative Services

8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-TH Bldg. 3/305 8 a.m. - Noon F 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-TH Bldg. 3/305 8 a.m. - Noon F

321.433.7838 321.433.7838

EFSC-UCF Library

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. M-TH 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. F

321.433.7997

Computer Services

8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. M-TH Bldg. 3/303

8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-TH 8 a.m. - Noon. F

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Honors Program [By Appointment at UCF Cocoa]

Bldg. 2/232

Bldg. 3/283

Regional Outreach Services Hours vary per semester Bldg. 3/209 Student Services By Appointment Only Bldg. 3/310

321.433.7837 321.433.7960 321.433.7829 321.433.7889

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A D M IN IST RAT ION A ND CA M PUS I NFO RMATI O N CAMPUS SECURITY Campus safety is provided by Eastern Florida State College. For a nonemergency situation, please call: Cocoa Campus Security Building 1 Phone: 321.433.7086 Officer Cell: 321.403.5907 Hours: 24 Hours A Day

Palm Bay Campus Security Building 1, Room 111 Phone: 321.433.5286 Officer Cell: 321.403.5911 Hours: 24 Hours A Day

Escort services to parking lots are also available.

PARKING There is a $40 plus tax charge for an Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) annual parking decal for all students. New decals must be purchased at the beginning of the fall semester every year. UCF Students must have an EFSC decal on any vehicle parked on any EFSC campus. UCF Parking decals purchased at the UCF Orlando campus are not valid on any EFSC campus. Failure to have a valid EFSC Parking decal will result in a citation with an associated fine. For more information concerning Eastern Florida State College parking visit: http://www.easternflorida.edu/our-campuses/ campus-security/parking-information/index.cfm NOTE: Students attending classes at the Orlando campus MUST purchase a separate decal or pay per day. For information concerning Orlando parking decals visit http://parking.ucf.edu/permits/student-permits/ .

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ACA DE MIC A DV I SI NG ACADEMIC ADVISING Students are encouraged to seek advisement prior to registering. Please make an appointment to ensure your advisor is available. Note: Remember, certain programs require permission from an advisor to register. For UCF Regional Campuses program listings visit: regionalcampuses.ucf.edu UCF Cocoa Advising Services Building 3, Suite 203 321.433.7889 sradvising@ucf.edu

UCF Palm Bay Advising Services Building 3, Room 305 321.433.7838

DEGREE AUDIT WHAT IS AN AUDIT? A degree audit is an individualized computer generated summary of progress toward completion of degree requirements. It is not an official document, but an advising tool to be used for the following: • assist you during advisement • list classes to fulfill your degree program • check progress of courses taken • complete your final graduation check • check courses transferred in from other universities Please refer to your catalog for official program requirements. HOW DO I OBTAIN MY AUDIT? The degree audit is available online at my.ucf.edu. Select “Student Self Service” from the menu. Under “Academics” in the middle of the page, select “Other Academic” then “Degree Audit.” Next, select the “Submit Report” and click “OK.” Then click the tab labeled “Results” at the top of the page. Finally, click the “View Audit” link. Print a copy to bring to every advising appointment! IMPORTANT: CHECK YOUR AUDIT! If you suspect a mistake, see your advisor! BACK TO TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ACA DE MIC A DVISI NG REGISTRATION After selecting courses, students may register by accessing myUCF and utilizing Student Self Service. Registration assistance is available at the regional campus if you encounter problems. Students may not register prior to their scheduled time, but students may register anytime after their appointment time while registration is open. Students must register for classes prior to the start of Add/Drop to ensure that they are not assessed a $100.00 late fee. For more information visit: registrar.sdes.ucf.edu/weg/ myUCF PORTAL ALLOWS ACCESS TO: * Financial Aid Records * Grades * Course Registration My first year at * Fee Invoices UCF has pushed * Academic or Financial Holds * Degree Audit my capabilities * Accounts Receivable * Password Maintenance into an entirely Student Self Service can be accessed through my.ucf.edu. If you have never accessed myUCF, follow the instructions to obtain your UCFID and password. NOTE: It is very important to remember NID/ password since it will be required for all future access to your records. Personal Information Maintenance - Be certain to confirm that your personal information is accurate. UCF staff and faculty use this information to contact students. University correspondence with students is entirely through your Knights Email.

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E NR OLLME NT SE RVI CES FEE PAYMENT University tuition may be paid online by accessing your account at “Student Self Service” in myUCF. A convenience fee will apply for online fee payments. Refer to the Academic Calendar at registrar.sdes.ucf.edu/calendar/academic/ for fee payment deadlines. Have a picture ID available when transacting any business. Tuition payments may also be mailed to the following address: UCF Cashier, P.O. Box 160115, Orlando, FL 32816-0115 Mailed tuition payments must be postmarked by the day before the fee payment deadline. (Refer to the Academic Calendar at registrar.sdes.ucf.edu/calendar/ academic/.) Please do not send cash through the mail. For questions, please call the Cashier’s Office at 407.823.3434. (UCF Cocoa and UCF Palm Bay campuses do not have cashier services.) VISA is NOT accepted as a form of payment.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE All students must apply or reapply annually for financial aid. To be considered for the full range of financial aid available, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available January 1 each year. The processed results of the FAFSA must be received by UCF on or before March 1 to meet our priority date. Visit fafsa.gov for information. For additional information on the following: visit finaid@ucf.edu - Scholarships - Loans (types/process, entrance/exit interviews) - Forms - Financial Aid To-Do List (Note: Students should be aware of the Pell and Aggregate loan limits for the academic year.) For detailed information (policies, deadline dates, types of aid, etc.) to include all of the above visit finaid.ucf.edu.

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UCF Orlando Financial Assistance 407.823.2827 – Telephone 407.823.5241 – Fax finaid@ucf.edu

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LIB RA RY LIBRARY The EFSC-UCF Joint-Use Library - Cocoa is located in Building 12. The joint-use library is open to all UCF students, faculty, and staff. To check out books and audiovisual materials from the library, present a valid UCF ID at the Circulation Desk. Books available at the UCF Orlando library can be requested through interlibrary loan and will be sent to the joint-use library. A UCF librarian is available at the joint-use library for research assistance. You may stop by the library, call, or email questions to the librarian. Students with a valid UCF ID may utilize the UCF computers in room 116 of the library where the UCF catalog, full-text scholarly journals and databases can be accessed. EFSC/UCF JOINT-USE LIBRARY-COCOA Building 12 Information Desk: 321.433.7662 Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. M-TH 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. F UCF Cocoa Librarian Building 12, Room 121 Phone: 321.433.7878

EFSC/UCF JOINT-USE LIBRARY-PALM BAY Building 2, Second Floor Information Desk: 321.433.5270 Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. M-TH 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. F UCF Palm Bay Librarian Building 2, Room 232 Phone: 321.433.7997

Saturday and Sunday, eResources and Ask A Librarian services available online only for both locations.

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REGI O N AL O U T R E AC H SE RVIC E S REGIONAL OUTREACH SERVICES Regional Outreach Services (SOS) strives to serve students’ needs by providing services such as free printing, access to the Cocoa YMCA and Elite Fitness Palm Bay, free scantrons, off campus activities and campus networking opportunities throughout the semester. Additionally, a Wii, wide screen TV, pool table, free coffee and snacks are available in the student lounge during office hours. Regional Outreach Services also serves as the campus liaison to the Student Government Association, assisting in fulfilling the functions of SGA at the campus. Aside from providing funding for ROS, the university’s SGA is responsible for allocating and distributing the student activity fees. These allocations also fund events and services at the Orlando campus that are available to all students, including homecoming activities, speakers, comedians, movies, recreation and wellness center, personal counseling, legal services, scholarships, and student organizations. UCF Regional Campuses students may participate in SGA elections online. Senate elections are held each fall semester and presidential elections are held each spring semester. Student Government Regional Outreach Services Regional Outreach Services Association (Cocoa) (Palm Bay) (Orlando) Building 3, Room 236 Building 3, Room 209 Student Union, Suite 214 Phone: 321.433.7888 Phone: 321.433.7829 Phone: 407.823.2191 Email: rossr@ucf.edu Email: rossra2@ucf.edu Web: ucfsga.com rossra@ucf.edu

S OC I A L M EDIA SOCIAL MEDIA Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube? We are! “Like” and “Follow” us to receive the latest updates about upcoming events. facebook.com/UCFCocoaPalmBay twitter.com/UCFCocoaPalmBay pinterest.com/ucfregionalcamp/ucf-cocoa-palm-bay-campuses youtube.com/UCFCocoaPalmBay Take advantage of our networking opportunities with fellow Knights! BACK TO TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ST U DE N T IDS ( THE UC F CA RD) Student IDs (The UCF Card) Student ID’s are issued during regularly scheduled office hours: UCF Cocoa Business Office, Building 3, Suite 147. Call 321.433.7821 for information. UCF Palm Bay, Building 3, Room 305. Call 321.433.7838 for information. The UCF Card is your official university identification card. Your student fees cover the initial purchase of a card, and your annual fee maintains the required technology for these services You will need to present your card to receive the benefits of many services, including sporting events and discounts at the SGA Ticket Office. If you lose your UCF ID Card, you can cancel the card account from your Online Account to ensure it is not misused. There is a $15 replacement fee. Additional card fees: Lost/Stolen/Damaged Card - $15; Badges - $10.

ST U DEN T S E RV IC E S Students are encouraged to contact UCF Cocoa Student Services for assistance with any services listed on pages 12-14, srss@ucf.edu or 321.433.7889. CAREER SERVICES Career Services can provide direction and assistance to enhance your current educational experience and future career opportunities. Programs and services that are designed to help you are: • Resume writing assistance • Workshops on interviewing and job search strategies • Resource materials to help you succeed in the future For further information regarding local part-time and full-time employment opportunities in Brevard County visit our Facebook page job posting album.. Appointments are available for career information by contacting the office. You may also log onto Orlando Career Services at career.ucf.edu for online information. INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CENTER The International Services Center (ISC) provides assistance and information to the international community of students and scholars. Its main functions are: • to serve as a source of information • advocacy and support • to provide assistance in adjusting to a new academic environment and culture • to provide immigration and other advising to prospective, new and currently enrolled international students and scholars at the University of Central Florida For additional information, including student insurance, visit intl.ucf.edu/. ucfcocoa.com | ucfpalmbay.com

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STUDENT ACESSIBILITY SERVICES Student Accessibility Services provides information and individualized accommodations which are consistent with the student’s documented disability. Such accommodations may include, but not limited to:

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Students must register with Student Accessibility Services in order to be eligible to receive academic accommodations [http://sas.sdes.ucf.edu/].

VETERAN SERVICES Veteran Services are available for all veterans and veteran dependents that utilize VA educational benefits to further their education. To receive VA education benefits, eligible students: • Must be certified through the university • Are urged to consult Student Services office early to obtain information about support services and deadlines Certification paperwork may be submitted to this office or faxed to Orlando as soon as a schedule is finalized. Further information and forms are available online at va.sdes.ucf.edu. VITAL (VETERANS INTEGRATION TO ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP) “Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership is a Veteran-centered, results oriented, collaboration between the VA Medical Center (VAMC) and higher education.” • Contact/Referral: Bryan Batien, Ph.D. • VITAL Initiative, Program Coordinator • Consultant/University Liaison • Orlando VA Medical Center 321.438.6436 Bryan.Batien@va.gov

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ST UD E N T S E RV IC E S UCF CARES For students absent of personal or profession items: Knights Helping Knights Pantry provides food, toiletries and business professional attire. The Knights Pantry is located at UCF Cocoa, Building 3, Room 203A. For more information call 321.433.7889 or email srss@ucf.edu. UCF RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC), Building 310 comprises many programs, such as Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Adventure, Fitness, and Aquatics. The RWC is open to all students; paid memberships are available for non-students. For UCF Cocoa: UCF Cocoa students receive unlimited free membership at the Cocoa YMCA (Building 18 on he EFSC Cocoa campus) as long as you are a current student. Begin unlimited FREE membership by taking your UCF student ID and a current class schedule to the Cocoa YMCA Family Center front desk. For UCF Palm Bay: UCF Palm Bay students receive renewable monthly pass to Elite Fitness Center (280 Corporate Way SE) in Palm Bay. Retrieve your FREE renewable monthly pass from the UCF Palm Bay Student Outreach Services office, located on the 3rd floor of the UCF Palm Bay building.

TEC H N OLOGY S E RVIC E S TECHNOLOGY CENTER UCF Cocoa and UCF Palm Bay has a well-equipped computer lab providing a wide variety of computer software applications, including statistical analysis, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and graphic design. The computer lab is open to UCF students with a valid student ID. Limited free printing (ROS Free 100) is provided to UCF students in the student lounge during ROS office hours. Additional printing may be purchased for 2 cents per side in the computer lab. All printing requires a valid UCF ID card and a Knights Cash account. Document scanning is also available at no charge. UCF Cocoa, Building 3, Room 184 UCF Palm Bay, Building 3, Room 303 Phone: 321.433.7993; 321.433.7814 Phone: 321.433.7837 Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-TH Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. M-TH (Both locations: Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays.) Please call or check the posted signs in the Computer Lab for additional closings and changes to hours throughout the semester. ucfcocoa.com | ucfpalmbay.com

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KNIGHTS EMAIL Knights Email system is a special version of Microsoft Outlook Live, customized specifically for UCF students. Knights Email provides UCF students with a set of free hosted communication and collaboration services. When you sign up for Knights Email, it will serve as your University of Central Florida email account. If you are a new student who has never taken a class at UCF, your Network Identification (NID) username will not be fully activated until the first day of class. To bypass the NID sign in and be able to create your Knights Email address, please follow the steps below or visit knightsemail.ucf.edu. Setting up a Knights email account: • Log into myUCF • Using the left menu, go to “Student Self-Service” • Scroll down to the section labeled “Personal Information” and click on “Email Addresses” • Select the link labeled “Click here for your Knights Email” • Follow the steps to create your account • All official emails from UCF will go to your Knights Email only, so you must monitor it often.

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TEX TB OOKS TEXTBOOKS UCF textbooks may be purchased online through the UCF Bookstore or other online retailers. Textbooks may also be available for rent from the UCF Bookstore or the partner college bookstores. UCF logo items are also available from the UCF bookstore and local vendors. Short term advances for textbook purchases are available for students receiving financial aid. Applications may be obtained at the Cocoa Enrollment Services office, Building 3, Room 214 (or online at finaid.ucf.edu). Completed applications may be returned to the Cocoa Enrollment Services office. Orlando campus bookstore web address: ucf.bncollege.com

WRI TI NG C EN T E R WRITING CENTER Writing support is available at the ESFC-UCF Writing Center by appointment or walk-in during office hours or visit uwc.ucf.edu for online tutoring. Learning specialists assist both graduate and undergraduate students on all personal and academic writing, from business memos to dissertations. Consultations on ideas, styles, organization, and other writing questions are encouraged! The joint EFSC-UCF Writing Center has two goals: help writers improve their writing and promote writing as a means of learning. Visit the EFSC-UCF Writing Center website at www.easternflorida.edu/academics/academic-support/writing-centers/cocoawc.cfm. Writing Center (Cocoa) Building 12, Room 221 Phone: 321.433.7873 E-mail: Loree.Richard@ucf.edu Hours: Vary per semester

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In everything our players do work makes UCF a better place to live, work and play. UCF Athletics is committed to bringing our students, alumni, friends and neighbors together to celebrate long-held traditions and to create new ones. Start getting in on the action by visiting the UCF Athletics Web site.

THE BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS STADIUM UCF_Monogram_3C UCF_Monogram2_3C If it’s a no-holds-barred football game you’re after, join 45,000 other fans, students and alumni at the Bright House Networks Stadium. Get into game-day spirit by being a part of the Knight Walk and singing the UCF fight song. UCF FIGHT SONG UCF charge onto the field, with our spirit we’ll never yield. Black and Gold - Charge right through the line victory is our cry...V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. Tonight our Knights will shine! UCF_Shield_Sword_3C UCF_Sword_3C U-C-F Knights...UCF let’s go Knights! FOOTBALL TICKETS Each week prior to the game of choice, sign up online at ucfathletics.com/tickets/m-footbl-tickets. Admission is not guaranteed. If demand exceeds available student seats then allotment will be random distribution. THE CFE ARENA The CFE Arena is home to the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball

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F R EQUE N T LY ASK E D Q UESTI O NS ACADEMICS What is a degree or degree audit? The degree audit is not an official document, but an advising tool to show what courses you must successfully complete to graduate. It gives you the following important information: - Your cumulative and major grade point average (GPA) - The courses that are required for your degree - The courses you have passed, failed or repeated - The courses you must still take (indicated by minus signs) - How everything you have taken, or registered for, counts in reaching your goal. Why does my degree audit not show completed courses? It may take up to 6 weeks for transfer information to be posted on your audit. Be sure UCF has your most recent official transcripts. For any discrepancies, check with your academic advisor or the Admissions Office. How often may I receive a degree audit? Audits are available online at any time. However, it may take up to 6-8 weeks for changes to be posted. How do I obtain my degree audit? Log into myUCF and select “Student Self Service” from the menu. Under “Academics” in the middle of the page, select “Other Academic”; then “Degree Audit”. Next, select the yellow “Submit Report” and click “OK.” Then click the tab labeled “Results” at the top of the page. Finally, click on the most recent request and click the corresponding blue “View Audit” link. What is the difference between “drop” a class and “withdraw” from a class? A student may “drop” a course during registration, or during the official add/drop period. When you drop a course during registration, or during add/drop, it will not appear on your permanent record. If you can no longer continue in a course after the add/drop period, you must withdraw prior to the withdrawal deadline and a “W” will show on your permanent records. If you withdraw from a course, you are not eligible for a refund of your fees. If you receive financial aid, please see your financial aid representative before withdrawal. How do I add/drop a class? You can add/drop a course through: - Student Self Service (my.ucf.edu) - UCF Cocoa, Advising Services, Building 3, Room 203 Note: Check with Financial Assistance Office concerning impact to your financial aid awards. Do I need an advisor’s signature to drop from a course? No, but it is always a good idea to consult your advisor regarding your academic program. How do I get my grades at the end of the semester? Students may access their grades through Student Self Service at my.ucf.edu.

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F R EQUE N T LY ASK E D Q UESTI O NS When do I receive my final grades? Grades can be obtained approximately one week after the last day of the semester on Student Self Service. The exact date is on the Academic Calendar. They will not be mailed. What do I do if I think I have received an incorrect grade? If you think you have received an incorrect grade, you must - Speak to the instructor of the course before the next semester ends - Attempt to resolve the problem with the help of the instructor as soon as possible If you are dissatisfied with the instructor’s decision, or if you cannot reach the instructor, you may continue to pursue an informal solution with the department chair. For further information, consult the “Student Grade Appeals” section of the Golden Rule at goldenrule.sdes.ucf.edu. How do I fulfill general education requirements or prerequisites for my major at another institution? Students taking courses at other institutions must complete a “Transient Student Form,” available at: flvc.org. My audit shows I am pending. How do I get the pending status off my records? Students in certain majors are placed in a pending status until they complete the prerequisites for the major or apply to the college. Check with your academic advisor to determine if an application is needed for your major. When does a student go on academic probation and how long does the student stay on probation? Academic probation occurs when a student’s UCF GPA drops below 2.0. Academic probation will continue until the current term and UCF GPA are 2.0 or better. A student can continue at UCF on academic probation as long as they earn at least a 2.0 each semester. Remember that a student must have a UCF GPA of 2.0 or better to graduate. What if I do not earn a 2.0 my next semester while on academic probation? A student on academic probation is disqualified (first suspension) upon failure to achieve a 2.0 GPA during another semester. A student who is disqualified may not enroll at the university for two semesters following disqualification. Readmission after two semesters is not automatic. A disqualified student must submit an application for readmission supported by a letter indicating the reasons for previous academic difficulties, plans for achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better, and a recommendation from the department or college of the intended major. The total record will be reviewed and the readmission decision will be sent from the University Registrar’s Office. See the University catalog for further information. I need to leave UCF due to a medical problem. How do I get a medical withdrawal? If you have to withdraw because of illness, you must apply for the withdrawal within the semester from which the withdrawal is sought. Students seeking a late withdrawal because of medical conditions must have their physician provide the university with the appropriate medical information using forms that can be emailed to you by calling 407.823.2691. If you apply for a medical withdrawal, you will be withdrawn from all of the courses taken in the semester. ucfcocoa.com | ucfpalmbay.com

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F R EQUE N T LY ASK E D Q UESTI O NS ACADEMICS It is after the withdrawal deadline and I need to return home for a family emergency. How can I do this without my academic record being adversely affected? If you are faced with a circumstance truly extraordinary and beyond your control, you may consider filing a petition for a late withdrawal if other arrangements cannot be made with your instructors. If you do need to petition for a late withdrawal, your academic progress will be assessed by your instructors to determine whether a “WF” (withdrawal-failing) or a “WP” (withdrawal-passing) would be assigned, should the petition be approved. If you are passing and receive a “WP,” your GPA will not be affected. However, if you receive a “WF” for any of your courses, it will be calculated as a failing grade. The petition form may be obtained by calling 407.823.2691. A petition for late withdrawal is not an option simply because you are not satisfied with your academic progress. REGISTRATION When am I able to register for upcoming semesters? You can obtain your registration time from Student Self Service at my.ucf.edu. You may register at the designated time or anytime thereafter during the registration period. The registration dates can be obtained from the current Academic Calendar. The Academic Calendar is available from the Registrar’s website at registrar.ucf.edu. The add/drop period is usually the first three to five days of each semester when students may make class schedule adjustments. Add/ drop dates are listed in the Academic Calendar. Do I have to go to UCF Orlando to register for classes? No, registration is available through Student Self Service (my.ucf.edu). Registration assistance is available at the regional campuses if you encounter problems. When can I access a course schedule? The summer/fall/spring schedule is available on myUCF (my.ucf.edu) by mid-March for the next academic year. How is my registration appointment time assigned? Registration appointment times are assigned to students according to the number of hours completed and GPA. The general rule for undergraduate students is the higher your GPA and the more hours completed, the earlier your assigned registration time. How do I verify the class or classes I have registered for? You can check your schedule by accessing a fee invoice/schedule through myUCF at my.ucf.edu. Be certain to double check where your classes are being held. It is your responsibility to arrange prompt payment of all your fees and tuition. How do I obtain my fee invoice? To obtain your Fee Invoice, log into myUCF at https://my.ucf.edu and click Student Self Service in the menu on the left. When the menu expands, click Student Accounts and then click Fee Invoice. You will be given the option to select a semester to view that semester’s Fee Invoice. BACK TO TABLE OF CONTENTS

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What will happen if I do not pay my fees? You are fee liable for any class for which you register. If you decide you do not want to take a class, you must drop the class before the end of the drop period. Fees not paid by the payment deadline are subject to a late fee in the amount of $100. The fee payment deadline can be found in the academic calendar located on the Registrar’s website, registrar.sdes.ucf.edu. If I am a regional campus student, can I register for classes in Orlando? You may register for classes taught on any of the UCF campuses, with the exception of B.A.S. and B.A.B.A. majors. Keep in mind, Orlando classes fill rapidly. TRANSCRIPTS AND CREDITS If I am a new student, when will I know what courses transferred into UCF? The university strives to process transfer credits as soon as possible. You can print a “Transfer Summary Report” from the Student Self Service link at my.ucf.edu. If I take courses outside of UCF as a continuing student, when will I know about this transfer credit? If you take courses at another institution while attending UCF, you must request a transcript from the institution upon completion of the course. Remember to complete a “transient student form” for approval of non-UCF coursework before you register for classes at another institution. If you have financial aid, there is additional paperwork that must be completed and submitted to the financial aid representative on your campus. Will I receive credit for courses I take at another university or community college? If you have successfully completed college-level credit from another regionallyaccredited institution, you will receive credit for the hours earned, but you may also need to fulfill UCF course requirements. Credit will be given as follows: - General education courses completed at Florida public community colleges or universities may satisfy UCF General Education Program requirements if they are identical in prefix and number to UCF courses - Other transfer credit from junior and senior colleges and out-of state institutions will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Check with your academic advisor to see if the courses you have taken, or are going to take, are equivalent to UCF courses. If your courses are not equivalent to UCF courses, you may use them as general electives. How do the grades from my previous college coursework factor into UCF grade point average? Grades earned for any college-level coursework taken at any accredited college or university do not factor into your UCF grade point average. They are, however, utilized in determining your overall GPA.

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F R EQUE N T LY ASK E D Q UESTI O NS TRANSFER QUESTIONS What steps should I take to complete the transfer process? If you are transferring with an A.A. degree from a Florida community college, UCF must have your “final transcript� stating the A.A. degree has been awarded in order for you to receive the benefits guaranteed by the articulation agreement. Also, if you are currently completing a semester at another institution, you must request your transcript be sent to UCF after grades have been posted. If you receive financial aid, you must transfer your financial aid to UCF. Please see your campus financial aid representative for details. Must I submit high school transcripts in addition to college transcripts? Not if you anticipate completion of the A.A. degree. However, if documentation of two years of foreign language taken in high school is needed to meet the admission requirement, you must furnish the high school transcripts. What is the 48 hour rule? Your major requires a minimum of 48 hours of upper level or upper division courses (3000 and 4000) to be completed before graduation is allowed. Does UCF accept ONLY 60 credits from the community college? No, UCF accepts all coursework on your transcript. However, typically, not all coursework taken at other institutions deduct from the coursework necessary for your degree at UCF. The degree audit will note all credits deducted from the degree. What is the summer attendance requirement and must I complete this requirement? If you have earned 60 or more hours of credit at a community college, private college, or out of state institution before you enroll at a Florida public university, you are exempt from the summer attendance requirement. If you have previously enrolled in a Florida public university, you may be subject to this requirement. Why does my degree audit not show foreign language completed in high school? In order to give you credit for the foreign language, the university will need your official high school transcripts.

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F R EQUE N T LY ASK E D Q UESTI O NS MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS How does UCF communicate with students? UCF requires all students to have a Knights email account. The Knights email account is the official way to communicate with students. Sign up by logging into your myUCF and follow the links! Some UCF forms request a student’s college and some request a student’s major. What is the difference? The University of Central Florida consists of several colleges, for example, the College of Business or the College of Education. Housed within each college are departments offering a variety of majors. What is the difference between upper and lower level courses and graduate and undergraduate courses? Lower level courses are 1000 and 2000 level courses and may lead to an associate’s degree. If you transferred from a community college, this is the course level you have been taking. Upper level courses are 3000 and 4000 level courses and must be taken to earn a bachelor’s degree. Graduate courses are considered to be courses numbered 5000 and above. What is the “third attempt surcharge?” All students enrolled in the fall 1997 term and after, regardless of when they started at UCF, are subject to third attempt surcharges. This includes all undergraduate courses you repeat or register for the third time, including completed courses, withdrawals and grades of incomplete. Courses taken before fall 1997 do not count toward the total. At this time, when you enroll in a course for the third time, you will be charged a rate approximately equal to out-of-state tuition. How do I obtain UCF football tickets? Information may be obtained by going to ucfgameday.com.

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