Soon you’ll be on the exciting UCF campus in Orlando, Florida. Before you arrive, complete the steps below to avoid common issues or delays for international students.

Contact Your Advisor

We have a team of dedicated personal advisors whose job it is to make sure all your questions are answered and to ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.
Before you start on any of the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!






Latin <br/><span>America</span>


Middle East/<br/><span>North Africa</span>

Middle East/
North Africa

North <br/><span>America</span>


Russia/<br/><span>Central Asia</span>

Central Asia

South <br/><span>Asia</span>


Southeast <br/><span>Asia</span>



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Hoang - Vietnam

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Annie - South China

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Mark - East China

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Lisha - North China

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Namthip - Rest of Southeast Asia

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Jane - West China

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What to do before you arrive on campus

After you receive the electronic copy of your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:
  1. Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
  2. Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth) and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  3. Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.
After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the U.S. Embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.
  1. Complete your Visa Application.
  2. Pay your I-90 (SEVIS) fee.
  3. Visit to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive and the documentation you need to take with you.
  4. Notify your enrollment advisor of the date and embassy of your visa appointment.
  5. Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview.
How to Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa
Visa Interview Preparation for Students

Other links that international students find useful:

When purchasing your ticket to your new city, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.

Once you book your flight, visit to enter your flight itinerary and confirm your free airport pickup. These important details will help the campus team prepare for your arrival and make your big day go as smoothly as possible.

Move-In Dates
Global Achievement Academy 2 – University Integration (GAA 2 – UI) Global Achievement Academy 2 (GAA 2) Global Achievement Academy 3 (GAA 3) GAA Prep Pre-Sessional English
Summer 2018 May 8th, 2018 May 8th, 2018 May 8th, 2018 May 8th, 2018
Fall 2018 August 13th, 2018 August 13th, 2018 August 13th, 2018 August 13th, 2018
To help avoid delays with enrollment, make your tuition and fees payment in full by the payment deadline.

When you begin, have your acceptance letter in front of you, as you will need to refer to the information in the letter.

Choose between two ways to submit payment for tuition and fees:

  • Flywire by Peer Transfer: Please visit Global UCF’s Flywire portal to complete the transfer process. Please note that you can NOT use a U.S. credit card or U.S. bank account.
  • Wire Transfer: Find the wire transfer information on your offer letter. When making the transaction, be sure to include the student’s name and birthday.
You will need to complete the following health form before your arrival and bring it with you during orientation:
Take the math placement exam

As an incoming Global UCF student, you are required to take a math placement test before you leave your home country.

Helpful resources


Next step brochure

Information on your I-20 paperwork and visa, what to pack and other tips for arrival on campus.


Immigration guide

Learn more about the process for getting your F-1 visa and arriving in Orlando.


Pre-arrival checklist

Complete all steps before you get to UCF so you can help avoid delays or issues.


Orientation schedule

Take a full campus tour, explore Orlando and other orientation activities you might do with your fellow international students.


Academic calendar

Want to plan your studying and traveling? Know important dates for classes, exams and holidays.


Set up your U.S. phone

You will receive a U.S. SIM card once you arrive on campus. Visit to register your SIM card.