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Quick Facts

  • 7 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2015
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of the Graduate Certificate in Health Management Administration
  • Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
  • 2015-16 - Academic year in which the college is recognizing 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

Transient Information

UCF students occasionally have the option to take a course(s) at a local community or state college during the regular semester or at an institution closer to their permanent residence during the summer semester. The transient form process provides university approval to the student that the course they want to take from a community or state college is considered equivalent to a UCF course. The Undergraduate Student Services office facilitates the verification process of transient forms.

Generally, these online forms take about a week to process through multiple university offices. Students should note that there is additional UCF Student Financial Assistance paperwork required when taking course work from a community or state college. Finally, students are responsible for any additional deadlines, applications or fee payment to the community or state college.

UCF Transient Form

The purpose of a transient form is to find out how courses at another institution will transfer into UCF before you take the course. The transient form must be submitted electronically.

The following steps will help you complete an electronic transient form: 

  • From your web browser, go to
    • Select "Take a Course at Another School" from the "Succeed in College" heading
    • Select "Start or check the status of your transient student application now" at the bottom of the page
    • Select your home institution; enter your NID; enter your NID password (Login for myUCF)
    • Select the college in which you're enrolled (i.e. Health and Public Affairs):
      • Select the program in which you're enrolled (i.e. Legal Studies)
      • Select "Next"
    • Complete the application:
      • Personal information
      • School information
      • Term & year in transient status
      • Transient course information & the area to which it counts (i.e. GEP)
        • Input what the course is at the Transient Institution

Take advantage of the "Student Comments" area (i.e. if the course counts toward your minor, if the course is for major requirements, or an advisor recommended that you take the course transient -include advisor's name, etc.)

  • Select the "Click to Sign" in the pink arrow at the bottom of the page
  • Select "Send" (click one time) to release the form
  • Please be advised it takes several business days for the form to be processed. 
    • During peak times, especially at the beginning of the term and during registration, forms may take up to two weeks to process.  It is advised you submit your transient form as soon as possible and not wait until your class(es) start at your transient institution!
    • You can check the status of your form by signing on to or by checking your knight's email frequently for approval.  The form will be sent electronically for different levels of approval, including the advising office in your college for courses for the major.
    • Contact the other institution to complete the registration process for the course(s) you plan to take transient.
    • When you have completed the course(s), you must go to the Registrar's Office at the "other" institution and make arrangements for your official transcript to be sent to UCF.

Along with following the steps above, you must also make sure to review the Office of Financial Assistance link below for additional required actions:

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Services
College of Health and Public Affairs
HPA II, suite 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 Academic Advisors are available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 407-823-0010. Peer Advisors meet with students on a walk-in basis. On Friday, November 6th, the office will be unavailable due to new student transfer orientation.

FALL 2015 Academic Calendar:

FALL 2015 COHPA Commencement: Friday, December 18, 2015 at 9am - Fall 2015 Commencement Information

SPRING 2016 Academic Calendar:

Spring 2016 enrollment began October 26, 2015.  Check your portal for your own enrollment date & time. 

Spring 2016 intent to graduate opened October 19, 2015. Apply online in your myUCF portal under "My Academics" by March 4, 2016.

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