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UCF Online welcomes students from around the globe. In fact, the university currently enrolls students from more than 150 countries. Are you ready to be part of our diverse student body? International students, scholars and professionals make significant contributions to campus learning, community diversity, research and global partnerships that are working to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Steps to Apply

1. Connect with a success coach.

Earning your degree doesn’t have to be a journey you take alone. Whether you’re returning to college or seeking a convenient way to earn your degree, the UCF Online Connect Center provides high-level support, coordination and guidance from admission through graduation. Get started today by speaking to one of our success coaches.

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2. Create a smooth transition plan.

Talk with your coach about creating an application plan. UCF Online was created to give anyone, anywhere access to an innovative education. The majority of our fully online programs are open to students who reside outside of the United States. No presence or travel to the UCF campus is required to complete the programs, so no visa is required. After exploring our degree and certificate options, verify that you’ve collected your admissions requirements be reviewing our transfer admissions or graduate admissions pages.

Please note:
A transfer applicant is one who has completed 12 or more semester hours of post-secondary (college or university) credit hours after secondary school (high school) completion. For transfer admission criteria, please visit the Transfer Applicants page.

All transfer students must submit:

  • Official course-by-course evaluation from or for all international post-secondary (college or university coursework, if applicable
  • Official AP, IB, AICE, CLEP and Cambridge AS/A level score reports for exams taken, if applicable.
  • Students whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate English proficiency by one of the following means:
    • Proving you’re from a country where English is the only official language
    • Establishing that a prior bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree was earned from a regionally accredited college or university 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 a regionally accredited postsecondary institution in the United States
    • Completion of four years of English in an American high school in the United States
    • Completion of the UCF English Language Institute (ELI) 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
    • Completion of UCF Global’s

3. Apply to UCF Online with confidence.

We encourage you to apply early, as admission to UCF is competitive. Talk to your success coach about the application period as it differs for each degree program.