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When you are ready, apply online with an easy streamlined application. Review steps of the UCF application at What you need to apply:
Applications for admission can be submitted up to one year prior to the start of the term desired once you have earned at least 12 college credits after high school graduation (if you want to be considered a transfer student).
International Application Deadlines: Fall March 1 | Spring September 1 | Summer January 1
Pay $30 Non-refundable Application Fee
Pay the application fee online by credit or debit card.
Submit Official Documents
Once your application is processed, check the Future Knight Portal checklist for required transcripts, test scores and documents. Documents include:

  • Official transcripts from all U.S. and/or regionally accredited post-secondary schools (colleges and universities) attended (electronic/mail/sealed envelope to hand carry in)
  • International Transcript evaluations must be completed and sent directly to UCF by one of the following companies: World Education Services – | Josef Silny & Associates –
  • In order to satisfy the SUS foreign language requirement, you may submit a copy of your international secondary school transcripts to the office of Undergraduate Admissions for review.
  • Submit official AP, IB, AICE, CLEP and Cambridge AS/A level score reports for exams taken.
Note: For international post-secondary schools, course-by-course transcript evaluations (including translations, if needed) will be required.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Students whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate English proficiency by one of the following means:

  • Proving you are from a country where English is the only official language
  • Establishing that a prior bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree was earned from another accredited institution of higher education (meeting university transfer eligibility requirements) in the United States
  • Establishing that a prior bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree was earned from a country where English is the only official language or from a university at which English is the only official language of instruction
  • Submitting a qualifying score (220 or higher for computer-based; 80 or higher for internet-based or 550 or higher for paper-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • A minimum 520 EBRW rSAT score, 480 Critical Reading SAT score or 20 ACT (English section)
  • Presenting a minimum grade of “B” in both English Composition I and English Composition II, or the equivalent, taken at another accredited institution of higher education (meeting university transfer eligibility requirements) in the United States
  • Completion of four years of English in an American high school in the United States
  • Completion of the UCF Global Intensive English Program level 8 or higher with a grade of “B” or better
  • Completion of EAP 2851 with a grade of “C” or better or placement into ENC 1101
  • An English proficiency assessment by qualified UCF Global faculty. The English proficiency assessment costs $50 USD and will take 80 minutes to complete. The minimum passing score for this assessment is 68. For information on scheduling, contact
Request a Form I-20 from UCF Global

UCF Global will issue a Form I-20 upon your request. This Form I-20 will help you to successfully obtain your student visa or complete a SEVIS transfer to UCF. Your request should be submitted to UCF Global according to the following deadlines to allow sufficient processing time.

All Form I-20 Requests must be submitted through the myINTL portal. To access myINTL, you will need your Network ID (NID) and password. If you do not know your NID or password, please visit myUCF and select “What is my NID?”

Required Documents

  • Copy of Passport (passports must be valid for at least 6-months beyond your intended arrival into the United States)
  • Copy of Dependent Passport (if applicable)
  • Financial Documentation (View the chart of expected financial costs at UCF)
  • Affidavit of Support (if applicable)

Transferring your SEVIS record from another U.S. institution? We will also require:

Deadlines to Request Form I-20

Fall (August-December) Spring (January-May) Summer (May-July)
Undergraduate- Applying from Abroad March 1 September 1 January 1
Graduate- Applying From Abroad June 15 October 15 February 15
SEVIS Transfer August 1 December 1 May 1
Congratulations on Applying to UCF!
Congratulations! You have made an outstanding choice to attend the University of Central Florida and we are excited for the opportunity to welcome and get to know you. For the next steps, processes, and additional resources visit the During Transfer Process section of your transfer journey.


Please Note

If you prefer to apply to UCF prior to earning the 12 college credits after high school graduation, you will apply as a First Time in College Student (FTIC)

If the actual documents listed above or additional documentation is required, you will receive a communication from undergraduate admissions that details additional requirements.

High school transcripts may be required to demonstrate completion of the foreign language admission requirement.

High school transcripts are not required for transfers with an awarded A.A. degree from a Florida public state college or university if initially entered the state college or university Fall 2014-15 or after.

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