Admissions Philosophy

Access to higher education is a concept held in high esteem at College of Central Florida. While emphasizing this concept, college officials believe that students should view this access as an opportunity carrying obligations which ensure realization of their goals.

General Institutional Admissions Requirements

As provided for in Florida Statute 1004.65, the College of Central Florida is an open-access institution. Admission for college credit studies is open to all high school graduates. It is essential that each applicant satisfactorily complete each phase of the admission process. Most degree programs at CF require an earned high school diploma, a signed affidavit attesting that the student has completed a home education program pursuant to the requirements of F.S.1002.41 or GED. If CF determines that a student's high school has not met the criteria to award a standard high school diploma or a GED, then the student may be required to obtain a state-issued GED or a high school diploma from an acceptable school prior to being admitted into any program requiring a standard high school diploma. Some postsecondary certificate programs do not require a high school diploma.

A candidate for admission is assured that his/her application will be reviewed and evaluated in a fair and impartial manner. Students are still eligible to be admitted for programs that do not require high school completion.

No applicant will be refused admission on the basis of race, age, ethnic background, religious preference, disability or gender.

In order to maintain the college ideals of scholarship and demeanor, the right is reserved to deny admission to applicants for any reason which is deemed to be in the best interest of the college.

Subsequent registration is permitted for currently enrolled and former students when all college obligations have been satisfied.

When limited facilities or resources restrict the size of enrollment in certain programs, these programs are designated as "limited access." Criteria for admission to limited access programs can be found in the college catalog. Guidelines for eligibility into various programs are found within program descriptions in the catalog. Additional admission information may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records.

Criminal history: The college attempts to protect the safety of the campus community by screening applicants for admission or readmission who have a violent criminal record as well as by responding to information regarding violent illegal activity or new information concerning violent criminal charges. This does not automatically preclude an applicant from gaining admission or readmission to the institution. In order to maintain a safe environment conducive to student learning, the right is reserved to deny admission to applicants for any reason deemed to be in the best interest of the college. The college also reserves the right to establish special conditions on admission, if such conditions are deemed necessary to assure a safe learning environment.