Graduation and You

It is never too early to start planning your graduation. However, in order to graduate with your degree there are many dates, deadlines, and requirements you must meet in order to attend commencement and receive your Bachelors Degree.

This section contains information on general graduation requirements as well as detailing the Intent to Graduate process with dates for each semester. Keep in mind that the graduation requirements for the College of Sciences often vary from other colleges at UCF, so should you be double majoring or planning on changing majors beyond the College of Sciences you will want to check with your new college to see what graduation requirements will apply to you.

If you have questions concerning graduation, we encourage you to email us at cosgraduation@ucf.edu .

COSAS Graduation: Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

To Earn a Bachelor’s Degree from UCF within the College of Sciences, Students Must:

  • Fulfill the requirements for the chosen major
  • Earn a minimum of 120 unduplicated credit hours with at least a “C” average (2.0 GPA) for all UCF course work attempted. Some majors require more than 120 hours
  • Earn at least 42 of these 120 credit hours in 3000-level courses or above (upper-division)
  • Earn a minimum of 30 of their last 39 hours in regular courses at UCF. Credit by Examination may not be used to satisfy this requirement
  • Earn a minimum of 25% of the total hours required for the degree in residence at UCF. For programs that require the minimum of 120 total hours, residency will be 30 hours. For programs that exceed 120 hours, the specific residency requirement increases proportionally and is listed with the requirements for the specific degree program
  • Apply no more than 45 credit hours in any combination of extension, correspondence, CLEP, University Credit by Examination and Armed Forces credits toward an undergraduate degree
  • Fulfill the General Education Program requirements
  • Fulfill the Gordon Rule requirements
  • Fulfill the Foreign Language requirements as defined elsewhere in this section
  • Earn a minimum of nine credit hours during Summer terms, if applicable.

The above is for planning purposes only. and is based on the most recent catalog dataSee your catalog year for specific information concerning these and other degree requirements. Final confirmation of all requirements is subject to department, college, and university review and will only take place at the end of the term of intended graduation.

Double Majors

  • Per the Undergraduate Student Catalog, A student may earn one degree, with two majors, by completing all the requirements for both majors.
  • If either major leads to a BA degree, these requirements include the BA Foreign Language Proficiency requirement.
  • Students earning a double major must use the same Catalog year for both majors.
  • Both majors will be indicated on the diploma.


Before Filing your Intent to Graduate:

Verify that your personal and academic information in your myUCF portal is current, and update it if needed.

Specifically:

  • Majors, double majors & double degrees Make sure that all of your correct majors appear in your myUCF page. If there are any errors, you will need to contact COSAS@ucf.edu or your Regional Campus office to add/drop any degree programs.
  • Minors and certificates Make sure that all of your correct minors and certificates appear in your myUCF page. If there are any errors, you will need to contact COSAS@ucf.edu to add/drop any degree programs.
  • Address & phone number You must update your correct mailing address and preferred phone number in myUCF and save the changes.
  • Email address Your UCF email is perhaps the most important piece of information to check because this is how COSAS will be communicating with your about the intent to graduate process. You must check your UCF email address frequently as COSAS will be emailing you periodically about the status of your Intent to Graduate form.

Meet with your major advisor (and minor/certificate advisor if applicable) for a final check of your degree audit to make sure you will meet the major/minor/certificate requirements. You may be required to do so before your Intent is approved. Be sure you have planned your final term schedule before attempting to file your Intent to Graduate. You do not need to be registered for your final term courses before your Graduation Review Appointment, but it is strongly recommended to do so.

You cannot be enrolled at another institution during your graduating term.

 

How to File Your Intent to Graduate

  • Step 1: Register for your course(s)
  • Step 2: Please ensure that you are meeting the necessary degree requirements by reviewing the degree audit(s) for all declared program(s).
    • To access myKnight Audit, simply login to your myUCF account and go to “Student Self Service”> select “Student Center” > “Other Academic…” drop-down menu > choose “Degree Audit/myKnight Audit” to view your audit. More information on how to access the degree audit is located at https://registrar.ucf.edu/myknight-audit/.
    • We recommend that you save or print your degree audit for future reference.
  • Step 3: You can access the Intent to Graduate application form by logging into myUCF and navigating to the Student Self Service > Other Academics > Intent to Graduate: Apply > Follow the directions on the page.
    • You must file a separate graduation application for each of your major(s) and certificate(s).
      • You do not need to file a separate graduation application for minor(s).
    • Please be sure to complete the University surveys.
  • Step 4: Go to https://sciences.ucf.edu/cosas/gradform and fill out the graduation questionnaire.
    • A current degree audit is required to complete this form.
    • This is the graduation questionnaire needed to complete your graduation “Advisor Appointment.”
  • Step 5: Know your UCF email address and how to access it.
    • All graduation information, request, and updates will only be sent to your UCF email account
  • Step 6: Verify your personal information in myUCF is correct.
    • You can verify the information record with the university by navigating to myUCF > Student Self Service > Personal Information > Personal Information Summary

 

A Few Reminders to Help Your Graduate on Time

*** You MAY NOT be transient (take courses at another institution) or CLEP during your final, graduating term. Please plan accordingly.

*** You MUST report all credit you have attempted or earned prior to completing your baccalaureate degree. If you have attempted or earned credit from another institution that does not yet appear in your UCF record, be sure you have requested all transcripts be sent to the UCF Registrar’s Office as soon as possible.

If you have questions, we encourage you to email us at cosgraduation@ucf.edu

 

COSAS Intent to Graduate Withdrawal Request

If your major is housed under the College of Sciences (see link for programs under COS – https://catalog.ucf.edu/content.php?catoid=18&navoid=1576) and you would like to remove your Intent to Graduate application that you have completed on myUCF, you would need to complete the COSAS Intent to Graduate Withdrawal Request form. The COSAS Intent to Graduate Withdrawal Request form is located at COSAS Withdraw Graduation Application Form (qualtrics.com)

It is important to complete the COSAS Intent to Graduate Withdrawal Request form, if you plan to:

  • Enroll into a course for a subsequent semester
  • Not satisfying the requirements for your declared program(s)
  • Would like to enroll in an ‘extra’ course to raise your GPA

Students should not complete this form, if you plan to:

Once your request has been received, please allow up to 7 business days for processing. During high peak times, the processing time may be longer. You will receive an email confirmation from cosgraduation@ucf.edu once your form is processed to your UCF email account.