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- Where are you located and what are your hours?
Undergraduate Student Services (Academic Advising Office) is located in the College of Business Administration, BAII, Room 101.
To make an appointment with your advisor, go to COBA Pass.
View our office hours for walk-ins and appointments.
- Who is my academic advisor?
In the Office of Undergraduate Student Services in the College of Business (advising office) there are no assigned advisors to specific students. When a student makes an appointment to see an academic advisor, they will meet one of eight advisors.
- How do I make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor?
Students can log into their myUCF to make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor. Once logged into myUCF, click on Student Self-Service. On the left-hand side of the webpage, there will be a link that says "CBA Advising Appointment". If there is a problem making the appointment through myUCF, the student can also sign up via the College of Business website using COBA Pass.
- Why am I listed as a "Pending" business student?
"Pending" status is used to define a student who is seeking admission to a limited-access or restricted-access major but has not been officially admitted to the major. This student is not permitted to take courses within the major or to graduate from the university as "pending." Once students have completed the required prerequisites they need, they can go online and change their major from "Pending" to officially declared by choosing the major they want. For example, a student who is "Accounting Pending" will change their major to "Accounting BSBA."
- How do I find my degree audit?
The following steps are how to find your degree audit:
- Log on to myUCF Portal
- Click “Student Self Service” on the left-hand side.
- Click “Student Records.”
- Click “Academic History.”
- Click “Degree Audit.”
- Click “Submit Report” on the right-hand side.
- Click the “Results” tab at the top.
- Click “View Audit”. You may need to click the “Refresh” button several times for your audit to appear.
- Why can't I register for upper-level business classes?
Students might not be able to register for upper-level business courses if they are still declared as a "Pending" major, if they do not meet the business prerequisites, or if the prerequisites are not showing on their degree audit if the class was taken at a transient institution. You must be admitted to the College of Business by officially changing your major from pending to declared before you are able to register for most upper-level business classes.
- If I have not completed all of my prerequisites, can I declare my major?
No. The policy in the College of Business is that students must complete all of the University General Education Program or have an AA degree from a Florida public community college / state college / or university with a minimum GPA of 2.0, complete the College of Business common program prerequisites with a "C" or better in each class, and complete all of the Gordon Rule Requirements before they can declare a restricted major in the College of Business.
- What are the common program prerequisites for the College of Business?
Common program prerequisites with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and "C" or better in each class:
- ACG 2021 - Principles of Financial Accounting
- ACG 2071 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
- ECO 2013 - Macroeconomics
- ECO 2023 - Microeconomics
- ECO 3401 - Quantitative Business Tools * (students who have taken MAC 2233 and STA 2023 with a "C" or better will be waived from ECO 3401)
- CGS 2100 - Fundamentals of Computers in Business
- How do I officially declare my business major?
Once all prerequisite classes are complete and posted onto your DARS degree audit, you can go online through myUCF >Student Self Services and click the drop-down box in the middle of the page.
- Highlight Change Major Request and click the Go button.
- Click Next.
- Click Change to change your major.
- Enter College Code: CBA, then click the hourglass.
- When the pop-up box comes up, click Look Up, and select the major you want to declare. Click Next.
- If I take a class as a transient student, how would that affect my UCF registration?
Taking classes at another institution will delay registration for future terms in the College of Business Administration. You will not be able to register until your business advisor receives a transcript from your transient institution reflecting a passing grade in the class. You are strongly encouraged to consult your business advisor prior to taking transient classes, as it will allow you to evaluate your individual situation and future plan of study.
- I'd like my transferred courses to count for UCF / CBA courses. How do I request this?
You can "petition" for course substitutions online through the Undergraduate Student Services website's Petitions page. You will be required to upload a copy of your degree audit in a .txt file and a copy of the course syllabus in a .PDF file. In the comments, please explain what class you took at the previous institution and which class at UCF you want it to count for. Your first semester or two may be frustrating in your attempts to figure out what has transferred; however, be patient and persistent.
- What information will I need to include with my petitions for course substitution?
- The course you are substituting and the institution where you took the course.
- Instructor's name.
- Title and author of your textbook.
- Grade earned in the course, and term (season / year) taken for each course.
- Course syllabus.
- Can I petition courses prior to being admitted to UCF?
No. Courses cannot be petitioned until you have been admitted to the university—and after your transcripts have been received and posted by Admissions. This way, if your petition is approved, it can count in the appropriate location.
- I would like to take 18 credits in the Spring semester. How can I get that approved?
The university allows students to register for 17 credits in the Fall and Spring semesters and 14 credits in the Summer semester. The College of Business faculty requires you to have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA in order to be considered to take more than the university requires. To take excess hours, you will need to submit a petition for exception online.
- Can I complete my undergraduate business degree from UCF online?
No. The College of Business does not offer online classes. All business classes are taught face-to-face. Some face-to-face classes are streamed online (referred as Lecture Capture). Therefore, attendance is not mandatory, but students are required to come to campus to take the exam in the Keon Testing Center.
- What is grade forgiveness and how do I apply it?
Effective Fall semester, 1981, an undergraduate student may repeat a course and have the repeated grade computed in their GPA in place of the original grade. Grade forgiveness is limited to two courses during the student's post-secondary career. You must apply for grade forgiveness no later than the Withdrawal deadline for the term in which you have registered for the course being repeated. To apply:
- Log on to myUCF.
- Go to Student Self-Service>Student Center>Apply for Grade Forgiveness.
- On the next page, type in the code number for the current term (semester). A list of terms can be found by clicking on the magnifying glass icon . Click on the current term.
- On the next page, a list of your currently enrolled classes will appear. Click on the Select box for the course that you are retaking for Grade Forgiveness. A note will appear that lists the previously taken course, the term it was previously taken in, and the original grade. If this information is correct, click on the Submit button. You will then get a message back.
- I am interested in doing an internship. How do I go about finding an internship and applying it for credit towards my major?
The Office of Experiential Learning has a business satellite office in BA1, Room 130 to help business students find internships and co-ops. Students interested in completing an internship must first go to the Experiential Learning website and apply (students must apply before they can meet with a faculty member). If you wish to have your internship count for credits towards your major, you will need to contact the internship coordinator for your major to discuss if you meet the criteria to have the internship count for credit towards your major.
- I'm graduating next semester.
How do I apply for graduation and how do I register for MAN 4720?
To apply for graduation you will need to file your Intent to Graduate. To do this:
- Log on to myUCF
- Click on Student Self Service
- Select the drop-down box labeled "Other Academics," then highlight "Intent to Graduate: Apply" and select the Go arrow.
- Complete the online form and surveys.
To register for MAN 4720 you first need to file your Intent to Graduate. MAN 4720 does not open until a designated date and time in the semester; students will be informed of this date via email. If there are no problems with your ITG you will be able to enroll in MAN 4720 at the designated time for the semester.
- I am interested in continuing my education and would like to get my master's degree (MBA/Accounting) at UCF. What do I need to do?
To seek information about obtaining an MBA you will need to contact the CBA Graduate Studies Advising office. They are located in BA1 room 240 or you can reach them at (407) 823-4723.
- Why do I have a hold on my account, and how can I get my hold removed?
When a student's records are on hold there are services that they will not be able to access until the hold is removed. A hold is an indicator that notifies a student that they are expected to perform a certain task. This task could vary from talking to an advisor to paying for a parking ticket. The most common affects the student's ability to register for courses. It can also impact services like requesting transcripts, or use of library resources.
Students should consult their online myUCF account to find out if they have any holds on their record. If holds are present a brief description of why a hold exists and the office that can help resolve it will be provided. Holds can only be removed by the office that placed them on a student's record. CBA cannot remove holds placed by other offices. Students must contact the office that placed the hold to have it removed.]
The two main reasons the College of Business places holds on a student's record are if they are:
- Placed on academic probation
- Placed on Lack of Progress in the college and / or major
Holds do not impact dropping or withdrawing from courses. Holds require a student to see an academic advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Office (BA 2, Room 101) in person before your hold can be lifted.
- I have a Lack of Progress Hold on my account. What does that mean?
Students MUST have a 2.0 GPA or higher in their College of Business coursework, major coursework, and the overall UCF coursework in order to graduate from the College of Business with a BSBA degree. Students who fail to maintain a minimum 2.0 in their college and / or major GPA will be placed on "Lack of Progress" (LOP) and a hold will be placed on their account. "Lack of Progress" in the college and/or major will continue until their college and / or major coursework GPA reaches a 2.0 or higher. Students on "Lack of Progress" are encouraged to get tutoring help, if possible. We also recommend they seek counsel from Career Services to make sure that business is the right major for them.
Accounting students must maintain a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in all accounting or tax courses taken at UCF. Failure to maintain the required 2.0 GPA will result in the student being placed on "Lack of Progress" in the major. If a student on "Lack of Progress" in the accounting major fails to achieve a 2.0 minimum GPA in accounting and tax courses in a subsequent term, that student will be required to change their major. A student who is required to change their major may seek re-admittance as an accounting major by submitting a letter indicating the reasons for academic difficulties and positive plans for achieving an accounting and tax GPA of 2.0 or higher. Readmission is not guaranteed or automatic.
- What do I do if I am on academic probation?
It is important that students are aware of their academic standing. Students are put on academic probation when their UCF cumulative GPA drops below a 2.0. Academic probation is intended to inform students making unsatisfactory progress of their need to alter study habits and seek additional counseling. Early recognition will indicate to the student the possible jeopardy to academic goals and will also allow an opportunity to demonstrate acceptable performance. Once a student is placed on academic probation they must receive at least a 2.0 term GPA the following semester in order to remain at the university. If a student fails to do so, they will be disqualified from the university. Readmission to UCF is not automatic or guaranteed.
- What do I do if I get disqualified from UCF?
Students who are placed on academic probation need to be aware that if they earn below a 2.0 in the subsequent term, they will be academically disqualified from UCF. Disqualification means that the student is no longer a UCF student and will not be able to enroll at UCF. Readmission to UCF is not automatic or guaranteed. The disqualified student can apply for readmission to UCF after a minimum of two consecutive semesters. The student will first need to apply through the Registrar's Office by filing the "Exception to Academic Policy" application. After meeting with the Registrar's Office, the student can apply to the College of Business requesting for College Support.
- Can I apply for readmission to UCF after I have been disqualified?
Before applying for readmission following a "Disqualified" 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 Business:
- Completion of the UCF minimum two-term academic suspension period.
- UCF grade point deficiency of less than 15 points. 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 a 2.0.
- Completion of an AA degree from a Florida public institution if General Education, and Gordon Rule 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 Business.
- 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, which should be addressed in the personal statement.
- The College of Business strongly encourages applicants not to apply for or begin readmission in the summer term. Summer sessions are compressed and do not maximize the probability of success.