The College of Medicine Undergraduate Student Advising (COMUSA) office assists students in our majors with orientation, University policies and procedures, major requirements, and graduation certification.

Advising Appointments

 

Follow these steps to make an advising appointment with one of our advisors

  1. Log into myUCF
  2. Student Self Service
  3. myKnightSTAR
  4. Get Assistance and follow prompts.

Each advisor’s availability is shown within a two-week timeframe.  If you do not see an appointment slot that matches your availability, please check back to see if additional slots have become available. 

For quick questions or schedule planning, email our trained Peer Mentors at COMPeerMentors@ucf.edu for assistance via email or Zoom – no appointment needed. Peer mentors will also be available in person in HS2 335, Monday – Thursday, 10-12 & 1-4 PM.

Academic Policies

 
Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences – Neuroscience Track, & Biotechnology

These programs are restricted access. Students who declare these majors are admitted in a “Pending” status. To transition out of “Pending” status, students must earn a “C” or better in the following courses or their equivalents:

  • BSC 2010C Biology I
  • CHM 2045C Chemistry Fundamentals I
  • CHM 2046 Chemistry Fundamentals II
  • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
Molecular and Cellular Biology

This is a restricted access program. Students who declare this major are admitted in a “Pending” status. To transition out of “Pending” status, students must earn a “C” or better in the following courses or their equivalents, unless otherwise stated:

  • BSC 2010C Biology I
  • CHM 2045C Chemistry Fundamentals I
  • CHM 2046 Chemistry Fundamentals II
  • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
  • BSC 3403C Quantitative Biological Methods (“B” or better)
Molecular Microbiology

This is a restricted access program. Students who declare this major are admitted in a “Pending” status. To transition out of “Pending” status, students must earn a “C” or better in the following courses or their equivalents, unless otherwise stated:

  • BSC 2010C Biology I
  • CHM 2045C Chemistry Fundamentals I
  • CHM 2046 Chemistry Fundamentals II
  • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
  • MCB 3020C General Microbiology (“B” or better)
Medical Laboratory Sciences

This is a limited access program. Students who declare this major are admitted in a “Pending” status. To transition out of “Pending” status, students must meet the following admissions requirements as well as submit a separate application. Please note that admission into the upper-division, limited-access Medical Laboratory Sciences program is not guaranteed.

 

For more information regarding prerequisites and application materials, please click here.

Progress Policy

The progress policy exists to ensure student success and probability of degree completion while minimizing the risk of excess credit hours, debt, and time to completion. This policy applies to all students admitted, readmitted, or changing into any College of Medicine major beginning Summer 2020 and beyond.

It applies to all courses taken at UCF only and students will be notified after grades post at the end of each semester if they are not meeting the progress policy. Students who do not meet the progress policy are referred to the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center (KMETC) to assist in choosing a new major outside of the College of Medicine.

There are three components to the Progress Policy detailed below.

Readmission after Disqualification

The Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences has established criteria for students seeking readmission into our majors after disqualification. It is extremely rare for students to obtain college support for readmission, but if a student has done exemplary academic work since being disqualified from UCF, we do have a committee that considers the application. If you do not meet minimum criteria, you are encouraged to consider other majors before submitting your application through the Registrar’s Office.

 

Minimum Criteria for Readmission into a College of Medicine major

  • 24 credit hours of academic work at another institution
    • At least 15 of those credit hours must be in hard sciences required for the degree, with A’s and B’s for final grades
  • A letter stating the reasons why you were disqualified, and what changes you intend to make if readmitted. We would also like to know why you are seeking readmission into this major and what your plans are after graduation.
  • Must meet the College of Medicine Restricted Access and Progress Policies above.

Overrides & Transient Forms

 
Overrides

Transient Forms

Override forms can be used if you are receiving a prerequisite error while attempting to enroll in a class.

Transient Forms must be submitted the semester prior to the term of the transient course. Your enrollment appointment should be open and your UCF Schdule should be finalized.
Student must show proof of prerequisites including the student’s full name.
You may not exceed the 17 credit hour limit in Fall/Spring OR 14 credit hour limit in Summer (including both UCF and transient courses).

Overrides are not possible for closed classes. If a class is open, then you will be enrolled by us. If a class is waitlisted, you will receive an email when you have permission to enroll yourself.
The form should include all the courses you would like to be enrolled in.
Class must be within College of Medicine Request official transcripts from transient institutions to UCF after grades have been posted.

Students must have a valid enrollment appointment.

Override Form
Transient Form

Degree Requirements & Advising Forms