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THIS IS UCF UNIV E RS IT Y

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C E N T RA L

F LO R I DA


UCF CREED INTEGRITY SCHOLARSHIP COMMUNITY CREATIVITY EXCELLENCE


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WELCOME UCF

is a major metropolitan research university in a dynamic city that is known worldwide for its entertainment and hospitality. But there are many more reasons for you to become a UCF Knight.

UCF offers nationally and internationally recognized programs in engineering, simulation, education, medicine, hospitality management, film and media, and other fields. Our many partnerships with governments and industries result in unique facilities and special opportunities for internships, cooperative education experiences, service-learning courses, and, ultimately, high-wage jobs upon graduation. Our diverse student body draws from every state and 130 countries. But UCF students share common interests in growing intellectually, gaining hands-on field experiences, participating in technologically advanced classrooms, and engaging in clubs, organizations, and community service projects. Our faculty members are award-winning teachers. They support undergraduate student research in many fields and are internationally known scholars. In 2013, UCF celebrates its 50th anniversary, and we are proud to be one of the great success stories in higher education. I hope that this viewbook will help you to discover how UCF stands for opportunity for you. Enjoy our inviting campus.

Cordially yours,

John C. Hitt, President


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WHY UCF?

ountless options for academic achievement. Lots of opportunities to meet people and make friends. A variety of ways and places to have fun. Being at UCF puts you in the midst of a modern, energetic and diverse environment, where you can explore your passions and be part of something new and exciting. Our warm and sunny location, internship opportunities and extraordinary academics are just a few reasons why 60,000 students are enrolled at UCF.

OUR UNIVERSITY

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Named a “Best Value” university by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and a “Top Tier National University” by U.S. News & World Report

 artners with industry leaders to increase P graduates’ job opportunities Focuses on research and involves undergraduate students in their fields early Is close to theme parks, beaches and outdoor recreation areas

Competes in the new American Athletic Conference Contributes 210,000 hours in service-learning and community service per year Ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for “very high research activity” Sits on 1,415 acres with modern facilities

YOU BELONG HERE TOO.


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MORE REASONS  e’re focused on undergraduate W education.

 e’re committed to connecting our W students with whatever academic support they need to be successful, and we have opportunities for hands-on learning, research, volunteering and paid internships. We’ll help you land a job.

 ur Career Services professionals help O students gain practical work experience at businesses, local municipalities and large corporations. Many students land a job because of this work experience. We put the world at your  fingertips.

 e enroll about 1,300 international W students from 130 countries. Many of our curricula include a strong international component and offer study abroad programs in dozens of countries.

We’re an undergraduate research powerhouse.

 he Office of Undergraduate Research offers T paid research positions so that students can work side-by-side with faculty researchers. We have connections.

 CF’s partnerships with industry, organizations U and Central Florida communities continue to grow. Contacts made as a student often lead to job offers after graduation. We’re the place for transfer students. More than half of UCF’s bachelor’s degrees are

awarded to community/state college transfer students, including: • 43 percent of engineering degrees • 49 percent of business degrees • 60 percent of nursing degrees • 70 percent of teaching degrees UCF was also the first university in Florida to have an honor society — Tau Sigma — exclusively for transfer students.


Champions Play Here Baseball Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Cheerleading Women’s Cross Country Football Men’s Golf Women’s Golf Women’s Rowing Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Softball Men’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Women’s Track & Field Women’s Volleyball


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TRANSFERRING TO UCF

UCF

offers a variety of resources to help make your transition as smooth as possible. TRANSFER AND TRANSITION SERVICES

transfer.sdes.ucf.edu

Transferring to a new college can be exciting and stressful. Making sure you are on the right academic track and acclimating to a different campus and professors takes time. That’s where Transfer and Transition Services (TTS) can help. TTS helps with pre-admission, transition advising and connections to the campus community through a strong peer mentor program.

REGIONAL CAMPUSES

regionalcampuses.ucf.edu

UCF extends the quality of education offered at UCF’s Orlando campus and brings it directly to many communities. Regional campus locations allow you to transfer your Florida A.A. or articulated A.S. degree toward upperdivision programs at any of the locations below: UCF Cocoa

UCF Sanford/Lake Mary

UCF Daytona Beach

UCF South Lake

UCF Leesburg

UCF Valencia Osceola

UCF Ocala

UCF Valencia West

UCF Palm Bay DIRECTCONNECT TO UCF

HOUSING

housing.ucf.edu

As a transfer student, you can live in furnished, on-campus apartments at The Towers at Knights Plaza. UCF also offers off-campus, university-affiliated apartment housing at Knights Circle and The Pointe at Central. Free on-campus shuttle service and convenient public transportation are available to get you to and from campus.

directconnecttoucf.com

UCF and its partner schools want you to have a smooth transition to UCF and any of its nine regional campuses. With DirectConnect to UCF, students and graduates of Eastern Florida State College, LakeSumter State College, Seminole State College and Valencia College have guaranteed access to UCF.* DirectConnect to UCF benefits include: Guaranteed admission to UCF Faster admission process Convenient locations Personalized academic advising * Consistent with community/state college and university policy. Limited- and restricted-access programs may require an additional admission process.


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THE

MAJORS GENERAL PROGRAMS

»» Accounting »» Advertising–Public Relations »» Aerospace Engineering »» Anthropology »» Applied Science »» Architecture »» Art »» Art Education »» Athletic Training »» Biology »» Biomedical Sciences »» Biotechnology »» Business Administration »» Chemistry »» Civil Engineering »» Communication Sciences and Disorders

»» Computer Engineering »» Computer Science »» Construction Engineering »» Criminal Justice »» Digital Media »» Early Childhood Development and Education

»» Economics »» Electrical Engineering »» Elementary Education »» English »» English Language Arts Education

»» Environmental Engineering »» Event Management »» Film

»» Finance »» Forensic Science »» French »» General Business »» Health Informatics and

Information Management

»» Health Sciences/Pre-clinical Track

»» Health Services Administration »» History »» Hospitality Management »» Human Communication »» Humanities »» Industrial Engineering »» Information Technology »» Interdisciplinary Studies »» International and Global Studies

»» Journalism »» Latin American Studies »» Legal Studies »» Management »» Marketing »» Mathematics »» Mathematics Education »» Mechanical Engineering »» Medical Laboratory Sciences »» Music »» Music Education »» Nursing »» Philosophy »» Photography »» Photonic Science and Engineering

»» Physics »» Political Science »» Psychology »» Public Administration »» Radio-Television »» Real Estate »» Religion and Cultural Studies »» Restaurant and Foodservice Management

»» Science Education »» Social Science Education »» Social Sciences »» Social Work »» Sociology »» Spanish »» Sport and Exercise Science »» Statistics »» Technical Education and Industry Training

»» Theatre »» Theatre Studies »» World Languages Education PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

»» Pre-chiropractic »» Pre-dental »» Pre-law »» Pre-medical »» Pre-optometry »» Pre-osteopathy »» Pre-pharmacy »» Pre-podiatry »» Pre-veterinary


12 Colleges Arts and Humanities Business Administration Burnett Honors Education and Human Performance Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Studies Health and Public Affairs Medicine Nursing Optics and Photonics 

Rosen College of Hospitality Management Sciences


We’ve Got Spirit Spirit Splash is an enduring Homecoming tradition at UCF and the one time when students enter the Reflecting Pond. Here Knightro reaches out to a UCF student.


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ADMISSIONS

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e encourage transfer students to apply as early as possible, as space is limited. By applying early, students may benefit from scholarship and housing availability, as well as a faster response time.

How To Apply

Apply online at admissions.ucf.edu. Be sure to submit the signature page and residency affidavit along with the nonrefundable $30 application fee.

When To Apply

Students can apply to UCF before they have received an A.A. degree. Applying six months prior to your planned entry term will ease your transition, may provide you with an earlier decision, and gives you plenty of time to pursue housing and financial aid opportunities.

Transfer Application Deadlines

submit transcripts from each college attended. Students completing one of these degrees should apply well before their degree is awarded.

GPA Requirements*

All transfer applicants must be in good academic standing at their home institution. Transfer applicants should have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be considered for admission. A stronger GPA is highly recommended to be competitive in our applicant pool. You must also have two years of one foreign language from high school or eight semester hours of college-level foreign language.

Your overall academic GPA will be recalculated by UCF on all previous course work. In calculating Transfer Admission Requirements this GPA, UCF recognizes a plus or minus grading system. Grade forgiveness is honored only if it Admission is offered on a space-available basis, so has been awarded as part of an A.A. degree (or apply early. UCF operates on rolling admissions. recognized A.S. degree program) from a Florida Students are typically notified of a decision within public community/state college or university. two to four weeks from the completion of their Some programs at UCF are designated as “limitedapplication. Applicants with less than 60 hours access” or “restricted-access.” Selective admission of completed college course work must submit criteria are used to determine a student’s official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, admissibility into these programs, and and all college transcripts. (If applicant has less an additional application may be required. than 60 hours of completed college course work, UCF freshman eligibility requirements must also After you have been offered admission, you will receive a transfer summary report of accepted be met.) transfer credits. You must attend a one-day Applicants with 60 or more semester hours of orientation program where you will meet with an completed college course work must meet English academic advisor who will review your transferred and math requirements, and fulfill the foreign course work and help you schedule classes. language admissions requirement. Those who have *Meeting minimum requirements does not earned an A.A. or articulated A.S. degree from a Florida public community/state college need only guarantee admission. Fall: July 1

Spring: Nov. 1

Summer: March 1


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FINANCIAL

ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIP More than $420 million in merit- and need-based assistance is awarded annually to UCF students. You must be admitted before being considered for financial assistance.

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All students must file or renew the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for aid. Begin the financial aid application process in January and apply by the March 1 deadline. A number of scholarships are available to transfer students who have earned an A.A. degree from a Florida public community/state college. You can access scholarship and financial aid information at finaid.ucf.edu and admissions.ucf.edu/cost.

APPROXIMATE ANNUAL TUITION AND FEES, ROOM AND BOARD, AND BOOKS*

Florida Resident

Non-Florida Resident

Tuition & Fees

$

7,045

$

23,787

Room & Board

$

9,300

$

9,300

Books (estimate)

$ 1,146

$ 1,146

Est. Annual Cost

$

$

17,491

34,233

*B  ased upon 30 credit hours, standard room, and meal plan for the 2013-14 academic year.


VISIT US

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eeing the campus and experiencing UCF is the best way to know if it’s the right place for you. We highly recommend you visit UCF before you apply. INFORMATION SESSIONS AND TOURS

Learn more about the university and get your questions answered by admissions representatives and current students who are here to help you. Register for the Campus Visit Experience or an Open House event at admissions.ucf.edu/visit. 1 CAMPUS VISIT EXPERIENCE • Offered all year Monday – Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (except holidays) • Campus visits begin with an information session at the Progress Energy University Welcome Center, followed by a 90-minute walking tour of the campus led by a student ambassador • After the tour, you may preview our residence halls Monday–Friday at noon and 4 p.m. 2 OPEN HOUSE EVENTS • Comprehensive, full-day Saturday events that introduce students and parents to the campus community • Learn about the application process, academic programs, student life and financial aid Dates for Open Houses: November 23, 2013 September 21, 2013 January 25, 2014 October 19, 2013


DIRECTORY OF SERVICES

Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.3213 The Burnett Honors College . . . . . . 407.823.2076 Career Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.2361 College of Arts and Humanities . . . 407.823.2251 College of Business Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.2181 College of Education and Human Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.3723 College of Engineering and Computer Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.2156 College of Health and Public Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.0010 College of Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.266.1000 College of Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.2744 College of Optics and Photonics. . . 407.823.6800

Multicultural Academic and Support Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.2716 Office of Undergraduate Studies. . . 407.823.2373 Orientation Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.5105 Parking and Transportation Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.5812 Recreation and Wellness Center . . 407.823.2408 Registrar’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.3100 Regional Campuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.4547 Rosen College of Hospitality Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.903.8000 Student Disability Services. . . . . . . . 407.823.2371 Student Financial Assistance. . . . . . 407.823.2827 Student Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.2117

College of Sciences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.1997

Transfer and Transition Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.2231

Experiential Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.2667

Undergraduate Admissions . . . 407.823.3000

Housing and Residence Life. . . . . . . 407.823.4663

Veteran Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407.823.2707


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