UCF is committed to student access and success through articulation agreements with K-12, two-year and four-year institutions to ensure seamless transfer of academic credit for students that we serve. Articulation agreements are encouraged by S. 1007.271 and S. 1007.22 of Florida Statutes as well as 6A-10.024 of the Florida Administrative Code.
Dual enrollment is an acceleration mechanism that is encouraged by S.1007.271 of the Florida Statutes that allows eligible high school students to enroll and take courses at the university that are creditable towards a baccalaureate or associate in arts/science degree and that meet high school graduation requirements. If you are a prospective dual enrollment student, guidelines or checklists for dual enrollment are available here.
If you are a school district, a private school, or a home education program and you would like to enter into a dual enrollment articulation agreement with UCF, you should email your request to CUGSAA@ucf.edu.
Dual Enrollment FAQs
Dual enrollment is an acceleration program that allows students in grades 6-12 in high schools (public, private, or home education), to take postsecondary coursework and simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma, a career certificate, an industry certification or an associate or baccalaureate degree at a Florida public or eligible private postsecondary institution.
Early admission is a form of dual enrollment through which eligible secondary students enroll in a postsecondary institution on a full-time basis – at least twelve (12) – credit hours in the fall or spring semesters in courses that are creditable toward the high school diploma and the associate or baccalaureate degree.
No. Students enrolled in dual enrollment/early admission instruction shall be exempt from the payment of registration, matriculation, and laboratory fees by the School/Board and the University. All students are exempt from payment of the cost of tuition. The county district schools will be responsible for tuition for public school students.
Students will also be responsible for specific costs listed below:
- Distance learning (online classes) fee
- Late registration fee
- Parking fees
- Library materials, services, and fines fees
- Own transportation
A course may be eligible for the Dual Enrollment Program, subject to course and seat availability, if it meets the following criteria:
- applies toward the student’s high school diploma and replaces high school courses in the same discipline that otherwise would have been taken; and
- is contained within the state common course description and numbering system
- fulfills the requirements of an associate or baccalaureate degree; and
- is approved by the high school principal and University as an acceptable dual enrollment course.
Students should initiate the application for dual enrollment with their high school guidance department. The high school guidance department will check with the District Office to confirm that a dual agreement is in place. If the agreement is in place, the counselor should direct the student to apply to UCF as a dual enrollment or early enrollment student. If the agreement is not in place, the District Office should contact the College of Undergraduate Studies at UCF to enter the agreement.
Students will initiate their application for dual enrollment courses with their high school guidance department. The high school guidance department will contact the College of Undergraduate Studies at CUGSAA@ucf.edu to check whether there is an established articulation agreement. If there is an articulation agreement, the prospective dual enrollment student will apply to be admitted to UCF. UCF Admissions and the high school guidance department are responsible for screening students prior to enrollment. If there is no articulation agreement, the school guidance counselor and the College of Undergraduate Studies at UCF will work to enter an articulation agreement.
The parent or guardian of the student should contact the College of Undergraduate Studies at UCF (CUGSAA@ucf.edu) to enter a home education articulation agreement. Alongside the agreement, the parent or guardian should complete and submit a notarized Home Education Verification Form. Once the agreement is in place, the home education student should apply for admissions to UCF and submit required documents.
- Start your application by contacting your high school guidance department.
- Apply to UCF and submit required application materials.
- The UCF Office of Undergraduate Admissions will mail a letter of acceptance or post notification of denial on the applicant’s “myUCF” portal.
- UCF Undergraduate Admissions will mail a Dual Enrollment (DE) Authorization Form to the student.
- The student completes the DE Authorization Form in conjunction with the high school counselor and the guardian or parent and mails the form to the UCF Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
- UCF Office of Undergraduate Admissions forwards the DE Authorization Form to the respective college advisor for course approval and instruction on course registration process.
- Once admitted, Early Admissions dual enrollment students must complete the UCF FTIC 2-day Orientation Program.
Yes, once admitted to UCF and enrolled in classes, the student’s Dual Enrollment Authorization Form will be emailed to the UCF Bookstore (Barnes and Noble). This will allow the student to pick up instructional materials from the bookstore free of charge consistent with Section 1009.30 of the Florida Statutes. The bookstore will invoice Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole school districts, for any cost of instructional materials incurred by dual enrollment students from their respective districts.
Students participating in the UCF Dual Enrollment Programs (dual enrollment students and early admission students) must maintain a 3.0 UCF GPA in order to enroll in future semesters. For purposes of this Agreement, students transition from one school year to the next in August of each year. Students who will graduate from high school prior to completion of the postsecondary course may not register for the course through Dual Enrollment. Exceptions to these requirements may be granted on an individual basis if agreed upon in writing and signed by both Parties. Dual Enrollment students are responsible for following UCF’s student code of conduct that outlines acceptable and unacceptable academic or behavioral misconduct for UCF students, such behavior includes cheating and plagiarism, etc.
At the end of each term, the University Registrar will provide the Guidance Office at the appropriate school with a copy of the student’s college transcript, upon request by the student.
The Florida 2+2 statewide articulation agreement allows students who earn AA from any FCS institution to apply and be accepted to any of the 13 public universities in Florida. This, however, does not guarantee acceptance into a student’s major of choice. To facilitate seamless transfer and provide clear pathways for AA students who aspire to earn a baccalaureate degree, UCF has established program to program agreements with various institutions listed below.
Active Articulation Agreements
- CF to UCF Honors Articulation Agreement
- CF to UCF A.A. to B.S Engineering Articulated Program
- DSC to UCF Honors Articulation Agreement
- A.S. in Photographic Technology to B.S. in Photography (at Daytona Campus)
- EFSC-UCF Honors Articulation Agreement
- EFSC-UCF AA to BS Elementary Education/Early Childhood Articulation Agreement
- EFSC-UCF Engineering Articulated Program
- LSSC-UCF Honors Articulation Agreement
- SSC-UCF Honors Articulation Agreement
- SSC-UCF AA to BS in Legal Studies
- SSC-UCF Engineering Articulated Program
- SSC-UCF ASN to BSN Concurrent Program
- VC-UCF Honors Articulation Agreement
- VC-UCF: A.S. in STEM, Engineering at VC to B.S. in Engineering at UCF
- VC-UCF: AA-BS Restaurant and Foodservice management
- VC-UCF: A.S. in Paralegal Studies – B.S. in Legal Studies
- VC-UCF: AA-BS Information Technology
- VC-UCF: 2+2+2 Architecture Program
- VC-UCF: A.S. in STEM, Computer Science at VC to B.S. in Computer Science at UCF
- VC-UCF: ASN-BSN Concurrent Program
- VC-UCF: AS in Live Entertainment Design Production to BS in Entertainment Management
- UCF (Daytona Campus) – Embry Riddle AFROTC Crosstown Agreement
- UCF- Brevard (EFSC) AFROTC Crosstown Agreement
- SSC-UCF Army Senior Reserves Officers Training Corps (SROTC) Agreement
- SSC-UCF AFROTC Crosstown Agreement
- UCF-Barry University AFROTC Crosstown Agreement
- VC-UCF Airforce ROTC Crosstown Agreement
- VC-UCF Army ROTC Crosstown Agreement
The following Associate in Science degree programs articulate into Bachelor of Science degree programs at UCF:
- A.S. in Photographic Technology (Daytona State College) to B.S. in Photography at UCF
- A.S. in Live Entertainment Design and Production (Valencia College) to B.S. in Entertainment Management at UCF
- Statewide Career Ladder Agreements
- Criminal Justice A.S. to B.S.
- Hospitality Management A.S. to B.S.
- Nursing A.S. to B.S.N.