Puerto Rico Educational Relief Efforts


We are all concerned about the devastation in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria. Our thoughts are with the families and communities who have experienced loss.

To assist current and prospective students, we have established this website that contains information about admissions, registration, transfer and transition services, and student support programs and services. We have also established a toll free hotline: 855-903-8576. Additionally, the City of Orlando provides resources and assistance for newcomers to Central Florida. For more information, please visit: http://www.cityoforlando.net/hola/.

Thank you for your ongoing patience as we continue to recover from Hurricane Maria. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance at 1-855-903-8576 or ucfsdesvp@ucf.edu.


Maribeth Ehasz, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services

Admissions FAQ

UCF is offering a waiver of the out-of-state fees for spring 2018 for newly enrolled students from PR and the USVI.

Unfortunately that is not true. Spring 2018 is the first term available to apply for admission at UCF. The deadline to apply for this term is November 1, 2017.

In order to be considered for admission, you must apply to UCF through our online application. Select “mail in payment” to submit your application; the $30 application fee will be automatically waived for students from Puerto Rico and the USVI.

We understand that official transcripts may not be available at this time. Once you apply, you can submit your unofficial transcripts to myapplicationdocs@ucf.edu for consideration. Unofficial transcripts are being considered on a case-by-case basis. Official transcripts will be required once they are available.

If you are a first time in college student or a transfer student who has completed less than 30 semester hours of credit, we must have an SAT or ACT score in order to consider you for admission. If you took an SAT or ACT previously, you can request to have your test scores sent to us via the College Board website or ACT website. If you did not take an SAT or ACT, our partner institution, Valencia College, may be a good option for you. They do not have the requirement of the SAT or ACT and are offering the waiver of the out-of-state fees for spring 2018. If you are interested in exploring the option of Valencia College and our Direct Connect to UCF guaranteed admission upon earning the AA degree, please visit their website.

All credits submitted on official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions will transfer to UCF. Whether courses meet degree requirements will be determined prior to orientation. For information regarding degree requirements, please refer to our Undergraduate Catalog.

Tuition is charged based upon the number of credit hours in which you enroll. Please see our Office of Student Financial Assistance for more information.

Once a student is admitted to UCF, they may apply for on-campus housing, which may be limited for Spring 2018.  Students interested in on-campus housing options should contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life to inquire about availability and to obtain housing information upon their admission to the university.

UCF also partners with local housing communities and our Student Neighborhood Relations office can assist you in evaluating your housing options.

For more information and assistance, please call our toll-free hotline: 855-903-8576.


NOTE:  If you are a CURRENT UCF STUDENT, or have ever attended UCF in the past, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@ucf.edu.

For more go here.

Registrar FAQ

Please allow the university two weeks to review and update records. You will be notified via email to your Knightsmail account.

No. Because you are already paying in-state tuition, no adjustment is necessary.

No. This is a temporary change to allow students impacted by Hurricane Maria to continue their education during this recovery phase. The change is temporary.

We will not review records and we do not require additional documentation from you at this time. The university will contact you if additional information is needed.

Yes. You may call the Registrar’s Office at (407) 823-5510. Please note that it may take up to two weeks for your records to be reviewed and your account to be updated.