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Advising

Students interested in the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program are required to meet with an advisor. The advisor will explain the degree program and will help you to choose your individualized plan of study. It is recommended that you meet with an academic advisor once a semester for as long as you are an Interdisciplinary Studies student.

You will begin your advising process by meeting with a peer advisor who will help you understand the Interdisciplinary Studies program and declare your major. Once you have declared an Interdisciplinary Studies major, you will be able to meet with a staff advisor. Please read the Advising Protocols page so that you know what to expect and can get the most benefit from your advising sessions. We greatly look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

MyKnight Degree Audit

The myKnight Audit provides you with a snapshot of your progress to meet your degree requirements, including the courses you've completed and the classes you still need to take. It's important that you review your degree audit on a regular basis. If there is a discrepancy, you need to report immediately. The myKnight Audit that will help you map your academic plan and keep you on course. It includes features that include:

  • Reviewing your degree audit online or printing as a PDF,
  • Enrolling in classes directly from your audit requirements, and * Viewing real-time updates.

What should I do if my degree audit is not correct? Your academic adviser is your primary point of contact. However, you may also use Service Now (ucf.service-now.com) to report a discrepancy on your myKnight Audit.

What should I do if my transfer credits are not in my degree audit? Some of your transfer courses may appear as UCF 1000, 2000, etc. in the "Course" column of your degree audit. This is normal, and occurs because we have not yet evaluated those courses to equate to specific UCF GEP, Gordon Rule, or other courses in the myKnight Audit. If you believe a course does match a course taught at UCF, follow one of the options below:

  • If your transfer credits were approved and were applied toward your degree requirements in the old DARS audit, you do not need to resubmit your request or supporting documents. Report discrepancies using Service Now (ucf.service-now.com) if the approved courses do not appear correctly on your myKnight Audit. * If you have not submitted a request to have your transfer credits evaluated, you must submit an evaluation request (https://www.academicservices.ucf.edu/transfer-credit/education-request.asp) for GEP, Gordon Rule, or foreign language transfer credits. Submit requests for evaluation of transfer credits for major requirements through your college's evaluation process. Where can I learn more?

    The myKnight Audit website (academicservices.ucf.edu/myknight-audit) includes tutorials, frequently asked questions, a quick start guide and more. If you have questions regarding the myKnight Audit, please email myauditsupport@ucf.edu. You may also find the following helpful:

How to Process Your myKnight Audit
How to Read Your myKnight Audit
How to Read Your .pdf Advising Report

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Admissions: Undergraduate

Welcome new freshmen and transfer students as well as returning students! We are delighted that you are interested in pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. To help assist you in the admission process, please review the steps below:

WHY REPUTE

STEP 1: Apply and be accepted to UCF

New freshmen and transfer students must apply through Undergraduate Admissions.
Returning students hoping to be readmitted or students who wish to earn a second Bachelor's degree from UCF should apply through the Registrar's Office.
Once you have been admitted to UCF, you are eligible to declare the Interdisciplinary Studies major by meeting with an academic advisor. Students do not have to meet any additional admission requirements to be accepted into the major.
Prerequisites Many transfer students want to know what prerequisites to take. That depends entirely on the degree program that you will be completing. Transfer students declaring the Environmental Studies Track will want to try to complete the core courses. Students in the Interdisciplinary Studies and Women's Studies Tracks will want to speak with an advisor about which lower level courses may benefit them, although there are no required prerequisites.

STEP 2: You will need to attend a UCF Orientation.

Please check out the UCF Orientation Services website for dates and registration.
Freshmen Orientation On the first day of orientation you will be meeting with an interdisciplinary studies advisor who will give you an overview of your major. The next day, you will be assigned a first year advisor who will help you register for your classes.
Transfer Student Orientation During the transfer orientation, an academic advisor will review the orientation presentation, which is an overview of the major and university degree requirements. You will then meet one-on-one with an academic advisor to select your individualized program. After lunch advisors will help you register for your first term at UCF. It is important that you bring your unofficial transcripts from your previous institution with you so that the advisors can accurately answer your questions and help you with registration.