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  • Transcripts and Evaluation

    Evaluation Policy

    The university conducts a complete assessment of all required credential documents (official transcripts and official certification of degrees) submitted by the student, including the record of all academic course work. Excluding all master's programs not requiring a standardized admissions test and those master's programs in the College of Business Administration and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the university will evaluate all credentials for international students who have received their degree at a college or university outside of the United States. Additional information regarding specific application requirements and credentials processing for those master's programs not requiring a standardized admissions test, and for all master's programs in the College of Business Administration and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management is given below.

    All applicants for graduate admission must provide one official transcript (in a sealed envelope) and an official certification of degree, with date awarded*. If a student has attended more than one college or university, separate transcripts must be submitted. All documents and test scores submitted in support of the student’s application must be official. To be official, transcripts and certificates must bear an original seal and/or signature of the school’s registrar or of the appropriate school official or office. Photocopies are not acceptable.

    * NOTE: Student records, including your transcripts and certification of degree, submitted to the university become the property of the university and cannot be returned to or copied for the student or released to a third party  Please do not send your only original copy of your transcripts/degree certificate. If you have questions about your documents prior to submission, please contact our evaluators at

    The university does not consider documents certified by a notary public or commissioner of oaths to be official.

    Course work completed at one institution but listed on the record of a second institution is not acceptable. A separate copy of the record from the first institution is required.

    If these documents are written in a language other than English, a certified translation in English must be provided together with the original language records. Any translated record should be a literal and not an interpretive translation.

    If a student is missing any documentation, or other required information, an evaluator will contact the student by e-mail to request additional documentation or information. In the case that a student is missing documentation or information, the evaluation process will be placed on hold until the university has received all necessary documentation. All students are advised to submit all required documentation as early as possible so as to not delay the evaluation process.

    In the event that the university receives documentation that is questionable, or suspicious in any way, the university will verify authenticity with the issuing institution. If an institution must be contacted for verification, the evaluation process will be placed on hold until the university has received all necessary information.

    Academic credentials should be mailed to:

    UCF College of Graduate Studies
    Millican Hall, Room 230
    PO Box 160112
    Orlando, FL 32816-0112

    If sending through FEDEX/UPS: 

    UCF College of Graduate Studies
    4365 Andromeda Loop N.
    Millican Hall, Room 230
    Orlando, FL 32816-0112

    Equivalency Information

    All applicants for graduate study at the University of Central Florida must hold a U.S. bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from a regionally accredited or governmentally recognized institution of higher learning. This is a minimum requirement for admission to a graduate program at UCF. For a list of some country-specific information on foreign degree equivalents and required documentation, please visit Sample Country Requirements.

    Applicants to master's programs not requiring a standardized admissions test, and master's programs in the College of Business Administration and Rosen College of Hospitality Management

    In addition to official transcripts and certification of degrees, a course-by-course credential evaluation is required of all students who have attended a college or university outside the United States. Credential evaluations are accepted from Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. or World Education Services (WES) only. All documents required by Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. or World Education Services (WES) must be submitted directly by the applicant. The university is not responsible for forwarding any documents received by our office to these evaluating agencies.

    Sample Country Requirements

    For details on your country's required documents, included academic credentials and equivalency, please visit our Sample Country Requirements Page.

    The information provided in the this page was created as a tool to help the student better prepare and understand the admissions requirements at our university.  Only a select number of countries are listed, and document requirements, as well as equivalency information, may vary from institution to institution within a given country.  As a result, we may require additional information depending on the particular institution and educational system. 

    Resources for International Transcript Evaluations

    UCF only accepts transcript evaluations from the following two agencies:

    Josef Silny and Associates, Inc
    7101 SW 102, Miami, FL 33171
    Telephone: 305-273-1616
    Fax: 305-273-1338

    World Education Services, Inc.
    PO Box 01-5060, Miami, FL 33101
    Telephone: 306-358-6688
    Fax: 305-358-4411



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Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Contact Information

Campus Address:
Millican Hall, Suite 230
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Phone: 407-823-2766
Fax: 407-823-6442
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160112, Orlando, FL 32816-0112

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The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

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