CAHSA College of Arts and Humanities Student Advising

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I see an advisor in CAHSA?

There are two ways to see an advisor in CAHSA. You can come in as a walk-in during our regular business hours. We are open Monday through Thursday from 8am-12:30pm and 1:30-5pm, and on Fridays from 8am-12:30pm. Walk-ins are first come, first serve. You can also schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor by calling our office at (407) 823-3312; appointments can be made up to two weeks in advance.

How do I access my degree audit?

  1. Sign into your MyUCF account
  2. Click on “Student Self-Service”
  3. Click on the drop-down box in the middle of the page that says “other academic”
  4. Select “Degree Audit” and click the arrows next to the box to go to the next screen
  5. Select “Submit Report” at the top left of the page
  6. Select the “Results” tab at the top of the page
  7. Click “Refresh” until a link for the current date and time appear
  8. Click on “View Audit” to view your most current degree audit

How do I access my Knights email account?

UCF students should be checking their Knights email account daily, as this is the official communication of the University of Central Florida. You can access or set up your Knights email account here. If you encounter any problems, please contact the UCF Helpdesk at 407-823-5117.

What are the Foreign Language Requirements?

The Foreign Language Admission requirement is based on high school courses.

The Foreign Language Proficiency requirement is separate from high school language courses. The graduation requirement is met through completion of college-level coursework or demonstrated proficiency. Check your academic advising guide for major-specific information. Please note, American Sign Language does not count as a foreign language in the College of Arts & Humanities. Most CAH majors have a foreign language requirement for graduation.

How do I change or declare my major, minor, track, or certificate?

The Change of Major and Minor/Certificate Declaration process is now online.

To change your major, please follow these instructions:

  1. Sign into your MyUCF account
  2. Click on “Student Self-Service”
  3. Click on the drop-down box in the middle of the page that says “other academic”
  4. Select “Change Major: Request” and click the arrows next to the box to go to the next screen
  5. Select “Change” if you are requesting to change your current major, minor, or certificate; Select “Add” if you are requesting to add a major, minor, or certificate
  6. If you do not know the code for the college of your new major, leave the search box empty and select the magnifying glass. This will result in a list of all colleges, where you can select your desired college.
  7. Similar to step #6, to search for your new major, minor, or certificate, leave the search box empty and select the magnifying glass. Select the “Look Up” button. From the list, select the desired major, minor, or certificate then select “Next”
  8. You will need to review you change, then select “Submit”. If you are choosing a restricted major, you will receive a popup message noting that your request has been forwarded to an academic advisor.

How do I get an override?

There are different types of overrides for courses. To get a prerequisite or permission override, you must go to the department that offers the course. For example, if you need to get into ENC 1101, you will need to visit the Department of Writing & Rhetoric. To get a time-conflict or unit load override, you must go to the department of your major. Once you have received an override from the appropriate department, you must bring your override paperwork to CAHSA and we will assist you with enrolling in the course. You must be eligible to enroll at the time, have no holds on your account, and the course must be open (or you will be given permission to put yourself on the waitlist).

A class I need to take is full, what do I do?

The registration waitlist is an electronic process that auto-enrolls students in closed classes as seats become available. This enables students to get into the classes they want without having to continuously check for possible openings. Waitlists operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so this process ensures that students who enroll sooner have a better chance of getting into a closed course. For more information regarding the waitlist process, please click here.

What is Grade Forgiveness?

Grade Forgiveness offers a student the opportunity to retake a course and earn a second grade that will be substituted for the previous grade. Students must apply for grade forgiveness before the withdrawal deadline in the semester in which you are repeating the course. UCF allows two grade forgiveness attempts over your academic career unless you exceeded that number as part of the AA degree in which case all attempts are accepted but no additional attempts are allowed. UCF only allows grade forgiveness for courses originally taken and repeated at UCF. You may only attempt grade forgiveness once per course, and the second grade will replace the original grade regardless of whether or not the grade is an improvement. For the complete Grade Forgiveness Policy, please click here.

What is the difference between a double major and a double degree?

A student pursuing a double major will complete all requirements for both majors and will have less than 150 total credit hours. A student with a double major will receive only one diploma. A student pursuing a double degree will complete all requirements for both majors and will have at least 150 total credit hours. A student with a double degree will receive a diploma for both degrees.

A course I took for my minor is counting for my major, how can I get this course to count for my minor and not my major?

When a course appears in one of your degree programs and you believe the course may count towards another degree program, either major or minor, you should speak with the advisor in the department of the program that is not accepting the course.

CAHSA • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-3312  • cahsa@ucf.edu