2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

UCF Online


UCF offers hundreds of online courses to all students every semester. The online course materials and methods have been developed by UCF faculty members to maximize the learner’s achievement of course and program objectives and to provide students with convenient and flexible learning opportunities.

Support for all students in online courses is available at https://cdl.ucf.edu/support/student/. Online courses are identified in the Class Schedule Search available at my.ucf.edu. In the Additional Search Criteria section, use the drop-down list next to Mode of Instruction to search for the values described below.

Online instruction modes are:

WORLD WIDE WEB (W): These are courses conducted via web-based instruction and collaboration. Some courses may require minimal campus attendance or in-person/proctored examinations.

VIDEO STREAMING (V): These are courses delivered over the web via streaming digital video which may be supplemented by additional web activity, projects or exams.

VIDEO STREAMING/REDUCED SEAT TIME (RS): In these courses, classroom-based content is available over the web via streaming video and some classroom attendance may be required. Activities that supplement video instruction may include any of the following elements: web activity, in-person or proctored examinations, and labs. Classroom activities are limited to no more than 20% of the instructional time over the course of the semester. See course notes for details. Note: Some classroom attendance is required for international students in F-1 or J-1 status. 

MIXED-MODE/REDUCED SEAT TIME (M): These courses include both required classroom attendance and online instruction. Classes have substantial activity conducted over the web, which substitutes for some classroom meetings.

ACTIVE LEARNING REDUCED SEAT TIME (RA): These courses utilize web-based learning technologies as the primary instructional medium within a blended course combining required face-to-face and online elements. Classes have substantial activity conducted online, and classroom activities are limited to no more than 20 percent of the instructional time over the course of the semester. 

Personalized Adaptive Learning (PAL) is a class attribute that may apply to any type of course (e.g. P, W, M, RA). Class attributes are displayed in the course description returned by the class search tool in my.ucf.edu.  In a PAL course, a portion of the overall online content is delivered via an adaptive learning system that customizes objective-driven content and assessments to create a personalized learning path for each student according to their knowledge, skills, and learning needs.

UCF Online Programs and Students

UCF offers dozens of programs that can be completed entirely with online courses.   These programs are available to all students and UCF Online provides an option for students who are interested in taking online courses exclusively. Newly admitted students who choose this option may not enroll in classes with scheduled face-to-face meetings. This includes classes coded P (face-to-face instruction), RA (active learning reduced seat time), and M (Mixed-mode/reduced seat time).

Students enrolled as a UCF Online student are exempt from some campus-based fees and are restricted from the corresponding campus-based services such as the Recreation and Wellness Center and Student Health Services. UCF Online students do have access to all academic and support services such as financial aid, advising, library services, and career services. UCF Online students also have the support of a dedicated staff of success coaches specifically trained and enabled to meet the needs of students without regular access to UCF’s physical campuses. See www.ucf.edu/online for more information.

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► Online Program

Online Graduate Certificates

Fully Online Graduate Degree Programs

*Note: There may be some courses in the degree and certificate programs above that require limited on-campus attendance for examinations or other activities.

The University of Central Florida has been approved by Florida to participate in National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. The reciprocity agreements allow for the open delivery of academic credit-earning activities in participating states, including academic field experiences such as internships or practicums.  More information available at registrar.ucf.edu/restrictions.


UCF Online
Web Address: www.ucf.edu/online/