Disqualification and Readmission
A student must receive at least a 2.0 term GPA the following semester after being placed on Academic Probation to remain at the University. If a student fails to do so, he or she will be disqualified from the University. Students who are disqualified from the University immediately lose student status and must wait at least two semesters before they are eligible to apply for readmission. While Readmission into the University is never guaranteed, students are encouraged to remember they always have options on how to move forward with their studies.
If you have been disqualified, your first step should be to print and follow the Academic Success Checklist. This checklist lists best practices, suggestions, and ideas for self assessment and identifying what priorities are most important in a student’s studies. The most important thing disqualified students should keep in mind is that you still have options, and that there are many paths to completion of undergraduate studies.
One of those paths is though seeking Readmission to UCF in a future semester. This page goes into detail concerning what is required for Readmission, common questions and concerns about readmission, and important application dates, deadlines, and forms.
All questions and concerns about Disqualification and Readmission should be directed to COSAS by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying for Readmission
What steps do I need to take to apply for Readmission within the College of Sciences?
Before applying for Readmission following a Disqualified or Exclusion status, please take a moment to review the minimum criteria listed below, which must be met in order to be considered for readmission support from the College of Sciences:
- Completion of an AA degree from a Florida public institution if General Education and Gordon Rule requirements were not previously met at UCF. The AA degree should be posted to an applicant’s transcript when submitting an application to the College of Sciences.
- Completion of the UCF minimum two term academic suspension period.
- Completion of Common Program Prerequisites of major.
- Strong evidence (demonstrated in transcripts, personal statement, and answers in questionnaire) of academic potential in coursework relevant to chosen major, including coursework completed elsewhere since last enrolled at UCF.
- Resolution of previous issues contributing to disqualification or exclusion, which should be addressed in the personal statement.
- UCF grade point deficiency must be below 30. For readmission purposes, the grade point deficiency is defined as the number of UCF credit hours earned with a B (3.0 GPA) grade that a student requires to raise his or her UCF grade point average to 2.0. (Grade Point Deficiency explanation).
The College of Sciences strongly encourages applicants not to apply for or begin readmission in the summer terms. Summer sessions are compressed and do not maximize the probability of success.
If you believe you meet these criteria:
Step 1: If you have not already done so, please complete the appropriate application found on the Registrar’s website (found here), and pay close attention to their deadlines.
Step 2: Apply for College Support at http://readmission.cos.ucf.edu. Please note: Application for College Support is only for students who have been academically dismissed from the University, or if the letter received from the Registrar’s Office indicated that you are required to obtain written favorable recommendation from the College of Sciences. If applicant has already applied for readmission to UCF and was denied, applicant must wait one full academic year to apply again for readmission. After completing our online application, you can refer to this website to track the status of your application:
Incomplete: Your application is missing required supporting documentation. Items we are expecting should be listed on the status page.
Pending: All supporting documents have been received and your application is pending review by the Readmission Review Committee.
Complete: Your application has been reviewed by the Readmission Review Committee. You will be contacted within two weeks by phone, mail, or email regarding the committee’s decision.
Readmission applicants who meet these criteria, as determined by the COS Readmission Review Committee, will be given first priority in the review process. Meeting minimum criteria does not guarantee support or readmission.
Please note that this process does take up to two weeks, and possibly longer if additional documentation is requested by the committee. The COSAS Readmission Review Committee meets on a weekly basis to examine each application packet and discuss applicants’ eligibility based on the material submitted. Applicants are highly encouraged to explore other academic alternatives while awaiting their decision.
Deadlines for Submissions:
The deadlines for Request for College Support submissions are as follows:
- Fall Semesters: July 1st
- Spring Semesters: November 1st
- Summer Semesters: April 1st
Frequently Asked Questions about Readmission:
What if support from COS is not provided for my readmission?
The University of Central Florida, along with the Florida State University System, is currently undergoing significant budget cuts, which have resulted in denying many well-qualified first time students the opportunity to attend each term. Given this situation, applications from disqualified students requesting readmission to UCF with a major within the College of Sciences are being closely scrutinized with respect to all of the criteria listed above. However, should you want to consider alternative plans, you may find the following resources helpful (available through http://www.flvc.org ):
- If you have not earned an AA, as recognized by the Florida State University System, or have not met the program common prerequisites for your intended major you should review these resources for available options: Transfer Agreement
- If you have earned an AA and have met all of your common prerequisites for your intended major you should review these resources for available options: Find a degree program
Can I apply at a later date if I take steps to meet all of the above listed criteria?
Yes, however, the applicants’ academic history (such as excessive withdrawals and course retakes along with repetitive poor grades in major-related coursework) does weigh heavily in the Readmission Review Committees decision when reviewing the application packet. If applicant has already applied for readmission to UCF and was denied, applicant must wait one full academic year to apply again for readmission.
I took two or more consecutive (not including summer) semesters off (non-enrollment) and I was in good academic standing (2.0 or higher UCF GPA) when I was last enrolled at UCF. Now I’m ready to return, but don’t know where to start.
Start by completing the Readmission Application form available at the Registrars’ Office or online at http://registrar.ucf.edu/docs/readmission_application.pdf .
I took two or more consecutive (not including summer) semesters off (non-enrollment) and I was on Academic Probation (UCF cumulative GPA below 2.0) when I was last enrolled at UCF. Now I’m ready to return, but don’t know where to start.
If you took two or more semesters off while on academic probation and wish to readmit, you may do so by completing the appropriate application through the Registrar’s Office. Please remember that you will be readmitted on academic probation, and will be urged to seek advisement from your College (contact COSAS at 407-823-6131 for an appointment). For additional information, refer to our section on Academic Probation here.
I disqualified 5 or more years ago when last enrolled at UCF and I’m ready to return to finish my degree. What should I do?
Applicants who have not been enrolled for at least 5 or more years at UCF and whose quality point deficiency is greater than 30 points may qualify for the Academic Amnesty Program. You will need to complete the Academic Amnesty Program application, which you can obtain through COSAS by email, email@example.com. Applicants should consider the following before applying for Academic Amnesty:
- Strong academic potential in relevant coursework at another postsecondary institute since last enrolled at UCF (transcripts should not reflect excessive withdrawals or excessive course retakes). These courses should be related to completion of an AA and common program prerequisites.
- Completion of AA from a Florida institute since last enrolled at UCF, if general education credits were not previously earned at UCF.
Once you have completed the Amnesty application packet through COSAS, and if COS agrees to support your readmission, you will be required to appear and present your case before the University Admissions and Standards Committee. Support for Academic Amnesty applicants is extremely rare.
Grade Point Deficiency
How do I calculate my Grade Point Deficiency?
Your Grade Point Deficiency is the number of grade points that are needed to bring your UCF GPA up to a 2.0. For each credit hour you attempt, you earn a certain number of grade points per hour based on the grade you received:
|4.00 = A
3.75 = A-
3.25 = B+
3.00 = B
2.75 = B-
2.25 = C+
|2.00 = C
1.75 = C-
1.25 = D+
1.00 = D
0.75 = D-
0.00 = F
For each class taken at UCF, multiply the number of credit hours it was worth by the value of the grade that was earned, then add them all together. This is the number of GPA grade points that you’ve earned. Subtract from this 2 times the total number of credit hours attempted. If this number is positive, then your GPA should be above a 2.0. If it is negative, than it is known as your Grade Point Deficiency, or your Quality Points Down. It is the amount of credit hours worth of ‘B’ letter grade you must earn to raise your UCF GPA to a 2.0.
Let’s say, for example, that a student has earned to following grades at UCF:
|B- (3 hours), C (3 hours), F (3 hours), D (3 hours), C- (3 hours), C (3 hours), F (3 hours), and F (3 hours)|
Now, to calculate the number of GPA grade points:
|(2.75 * 3) + (2 * 3) + (0 * 3) + (1 * 3) + (1.75 * 3) + (2 * 3) + (0 * 3) + (0 * 3) = 28.5|
Finally, calculate the Grade Point Deficiency:
|28.5 – (2 * 24 credit hours) = 28.5 – 48 = -19.5|
The student above has earned a 1.1875 UCF GPA (GPA points divided by credit hours attempted), and their Grade Point Deficiency is 19.5 points down.