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UCF offers academic programming not only at its main Orlando campus but also at several instructional locations across Central Florida, which allows the university to fulfill its mission and strategic plan of expanding student access, broadening learning pathways, and extending UCF’s physical and digital footprints in support of business migration and population growth in Florida.

Instructional locations are also referred to as off-campus instructional sites by UCF’s accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), or educational sites by the Florida Board of Governors. Below is a list of UCF’s instructional locations that are approved by SACSCOC to offer 50 percent or more of a degree program or graduate certificate. A current inventory of approved instructional locations with associated programs and programming thresholds can be found here.

If you are considering offering a course or program off the main Orlando campus that is not included in the below list of approved instructional locations, contact Hank Lewis and Lauren Maroon.

Instructional Locations approved by SACSCOC to offer 50 percent or more of a degree program or graduate certificate

UCF Cocoa1519 Clearlake Rd., Bldg. 3, Cocoa, FL 32922
UCF Daytona Beach1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
UCF Downtown500 West Livingston St., Orlando, FL 32801
UCF Health Science Campus at Lake Nona6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando, FL 32827
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management9907 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
UCF Sanford/Lake Mary100 Weldon Blvd., Partnership Center, Sanford, FL 32773
UCF South Lake1250 N. Hancock Rd., Clermont, FL 34711
UCF Valencia East701 N. Econlockhatchee Trl., Orlando, FL 32825
UCF Valencia Osceola1800 Denn John Ln., Bldg. 4, Kissimmee, FL 34744
UCF Valencia West1800 S. Kirkman Rd., Bldg. 11, Orlando, FL 32811

Instructional Locations authorized by SACSCOC to offer 25 to 49 percent of a degree program or graduate certificate

Health First Training Center3470 N. U.S. Highway 1, Melbourne, FL 32935
Orlando Family Stage1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803
Professional Development Learning Center2320 New Beginnings Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34744
SCPS Educational Support Center400 East Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773

Establishing a New Instructional Location

In accordance with state and federal regulations, as well as with institutional accreditation standards, instructional locations meeting certain criteria require notification and/or approval prior to implementation of academic programming.

SACSCOC defines an off-campus instructional site as a location at which a student may earn 25 percent or more of the credits required as part of an academic degree program or a graduate certificate. To comply with SACSCOC’s reporting requirements, UCF must notify SACSCOC prior to any program’s reaching this 25 percent threshold.

If a unit is planning to offer 50 percent or more of the total requirements for a degree program or graduate certificate at an instructional location, UCF must seek prior approval from SACSCOC. This process includes submitting a prospectus and, in certain circumstances, hosting an on-site review team. In the resources section below are some of the required documents that must be developed in collaboration with Academic Program Quality as part of the prospectus writing process. Typically, approval takes 12-18 months to obtain, but this time period may be extended if the new location also requires approval by the Florida Board of Governors.

Additional institutional or Florida Board of Governor’s (FLBOG) approval may be required in accordance with FLBOG Regulation 8.009 (Educational Sites) and UCF Regulation 2.034 (Educational Sites).


For more information, see the following university, FLBOG, and SACSCOC policies and other resources: