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Fall 2020 FAQ

The Division of Student Learning & Academic Success has been following conversations surrounding the upcoming fall semester to identify key questions from students regarding courses & course modalities. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions that we hope will help you prepare for your fall semester.

Transfer Resources

The UCF transfer credit equivalency portal contains the current database of our established course equivalencies. The information in the portal is derived from current transfer credit rules in the UCF system.

Registration Waitlists

Want to take a class that is already full? UCF offers waitlists for select classes. Click here for more information about registration waitlists, our helpful Swap feature and how to get on a full course’s waitlist.

Add/Drop/Swap

Need to make some changes to your class schedule? Click here for more information on how to add/drop/swap classes on your schedule.

mySchedule Builder

mySchedule Builder is a course scheduling tool designed just for you! It allows you to plan your class schedule around your hectic life. Preview and compare every possible class schedule until you find the one that works for you!

Diplomas

The University diploma is an important landmark in the lives of our Knights and the loved ones who have supported them throughout their educational journey.
Click here for more information about your diploma.

Transcript Request

Both current and former students can order official transcripts online via myUCF. Due to restrictions mandated by the FERPA privacy act, we are unable to accept email attachments, email requests, fax, or phone requests for official transcripts.

Academic Calendar

The Registrar’s Office manages the official Academic Calendar, which contains the dates and times for all registration periods, application deadlines, holidays, special events, and more. You can filter the calendar, save it, or subscribe to it!

Transient Students

Incoming transient students are those seeking a degree at another Florida public institution and want to temporarily take courses at UCF. Outgoing UCF Transient Students are those seeking a degree at UCF and would like to temporarily take courses at another Florida public institution.

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, or FERPA, is the United States federal law that protects student records privacy review and disclosure rights. The law guarantees these rights for both current and former UCF students. This section discusses what is and is not covered under FERPA.

Excess Hours

In order to encourage students to complete their degree as quickly and efficiently as possible, the state of Florida established an Excess Credit Hour Surcharge. It requires universities to add a surcharge to each credit hour taken in excess of the total number of credit hours required to complete the degree being pursued.

Readmission App

Those who have not attended UCF for two consecutive semesters, have been academically suspended, or have previously earned a baccalaureate degree at UCF and are currently pursuing a 2nd bachelor’s degree should fill out an application for readmission.

How to Share Protected Data

The Registrar’s Office deals with a variety of documents, and some of those documents contain sensitive information. In order to ensure your documents are protected, we have provided this page as a how-to for encrypting sensitive documents.

Commencement

The Registrar’s Office works with the Office of the President and many other UCF departments to coordinate the commencement ceremonies. The office prepares the Commencement Program and is responsible for the Commencement website.

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