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Quick Facts

  • 6 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2016
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
  • Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
  • 2015-16 - Academic year in which the college recognized 25 years since its founding in 1990-91
  • > 1,700 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems served by the Communication Disorders Clinic

How to Prepare for Orientation

Before Orientation

Make Sure Student Health Services Has ALL Immunization Records:

  • Check myUCF
  • If you are on Hold, contact the Health Records Hotline at 407-823-3707
  • You CANNOT register until you resolve ALL Holds and complete orientation

Review Your Degree Requirements Before Attending Orientation:

  • The Undergraduate Catalog lists all majors and degree requirements
  • Formulate questions once you have reviewed your degree requirements

Print, Review, and Bring Academic Information to Orientation:

  • Bring unofficial transcripts from prior institutions
  • Bring copies of dual enrollment or test credit
  • Print UCF Degree Audit Found at: myUCF
    Student Self Service > Student Center > Other Academic (Drop Down Box)
  • Submit all final, official transcripts from high school and/or any other institutions attended to Undergraduate Admissions

Check the Course Schedule Online:

  • Learn to navigate the system ahead of time
  • The Course Schedule can be found online.

Learn Your NID:

  • Here is a site to retrieve your NID and/or reset the NID password, go online to myNID
  • Should you need further assistance, contact the Help Desk at 407-823-5117
  • You will still need to know your UCF ID; you can find it in your myUCF portal on your degree audit

Sign Up for KnightsMail Account:

  • This is YOUR official UCF account for ALL university correspondence
  • Check KnightsMail for more information

Placement Examination Information:

  • Some majors in the College of Health and Public Affairs require higher level mathematics or science courses
  • Students may need to complete a Math or Chemistry Placement Exam to be allowed to enroll in certain courses for the major
  • If you have not already completed College Algebra or Chemistry Fundamentals I, you will be required to take a Placement Exam
  • For more information please visit Knight Source

During Orientation

Be On Time:

  • Allow ample time to park and walk to the Student Union
  • Be prepared to stay ALL day
  • You MUST complete Check-In and have your immunization processed

Dress Appropriately:

  • Comfortable shoes and umbrellas are recommended
  • You will be walking throughout the UCF campus
  • Rooms on campus are well air-conditioned - be prepared for cool temperatures

Family Orientation Portion:

  • Specialized programming offered to family members
  • Designate a spot in the Student Union to meet at the end of orientation

After Orientation

This Is Only the Beginning:

  • Be prepared to make individual appointments with an academic advisor after classes begin
  • Review your schedule prior to the start of the semester
  • Check fee invoice
  • Get involved
  • Be aware of all important dates and deadlines by reviewing the academic calendar:

Learn More

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Services
College of Health and Public Affairs
HPA II, Room 115
Phone: 407-823-0010
Fax: 407-823-0022

Office Hours           
9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Friday Peer Advising ONLY
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Professional advising: Appointment basis
Peer advising: Walk-in basis

Curious about important deadlines?:

Graduating spring 2017?
1. File your intent to graduate in your myUCF as soon as possible; 2. Enroll-- you MUST be enrolled at UCF your graduation term; 3. Check your myKnight Audit to verify requirements met

The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann,  M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley,  B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson,  Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr,  V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith,  Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith,  Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta,  Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward,  Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen,  Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual,  Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),  
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