DirectConnect to UCF
- Guaranteed admission to UCF (consistent with university policy) with an earned Associate of Arts (AA) or articulated Associate of Science (AS) degree from one our partners
- Shorter time to degree completion with personalized Success Coaching
- Smooth pathway for engagement, advisement, admissions, orientation and registration
- Access to UCF campuses, student services, activities and events
- Sign up for DirectConnect to UCF.
- Work on and complete an Associate of Arts (AA) or articulated Associate of Science (AS) degree from one of UCF’s partner colleges.
- Completed Self-Provided Academic Record for Knights “SPARK” Form; students who have already completed high school must submit a current official high school or home-school transcript
- Official SAT [code: 5233] or ACT [code: 0735] score
- Official GED or TOEFL/IELTS score, if applicable
- Application essay (strongly encouraged but not required)
FTIC application deadlines are May 1st for fall, November 1st for spring and March 1st for summer.
- Explore UCF Online Programs programs and majors
- Explore majors at UCF’s Main and Downtown Campuses
- Explore majors at UCF Connect locations
DirectConnect to UCF Success Coaches
Our Success Coaches are your point of contact for support, guidance and assistance throughout your UCF journey.
The best way to make an appointment with a Success Coach is to complete the DirectConnect to UCF Sign Up card (https://directconnect.ucf.edu/sign-up/). If you complete that, we will reach out and schedule an appointment with your Success Coach. Your coach will guide you through the transition to UCF and answer any questions you may have regarding majors at UCF or the DirectConnect to UCF program.
Email us at UCFConnect@ucf.edu or call (407)823-4547
- Be ready to talk about yourself!!
- Bring unofficial copies of all your transcripts
- Know your career interest and be aware of your skills and abilities
- Understand whether you are in an AA or AS degree program
Your NID is your secure sign-on for many systems at UCF, including myUCF and online courses. To obtain your NID, go to myUCF, click Sign On, click “What is my NID“, then follow the instructions to obtain your NID and create a password.
Your UCF ID is the number you will use to identify yourself when you call or visit offices across campus, including Undergraduate Admissions. To obtain your UCF ID, go to myUCF, log in using your NID and password, click Student Self Service > Personal Information >UCF ID Info. This page will display your UCF ID, your NID and your UCF ID Card number, once you have been issued one.
UCF requires all students to have a Knights email account. The Knights email account is the official way to communicate with students. For more information and to sign up visit knightsemail.ucf.edu.
Visit: https://studenthealth.ucf.edu/immunizations/. Watch the video to learn more about the immunization requirements and how to set up your Med+Proctor profile to submit your records. Verification of Immunization Compliance can take up to 3 business days. Start process early so that you will be able to register for classes during your orientation session.
All first-time, undergraduate degree-seeking students offered admission are required to attend transfer orientation prior to enrollment. Orientation is your chance to get acquainted with UCF’s services, meet an advisor and register for classes. All students who are new to UCF are required to attend an orientation. Visit the Orientation Website for more information on dates and costs, orientation checklist, and to register for orientation.
To register and for more information on orientation visit https://orientation.ucf.edu/transfer/.
Students with an Orlando campus (Main, Downtown, Rosen) Orientation have 3 required parts including:
- Virtual Web-content about the University and your Academic College and Major
- Virtual UCF Success Session on selected date
- Virtual Advising and Course Enrollment on selected date
The virtual Web-content about the University and your Academic College and Major is available online and can be completed at your own pace, but must be done prior to Advising and Course Enrollment selected date.
Verify your transfer credits in the myUCF portal. The status of your transfer credits can be found in the Transfer Summary Report (TSR) in the Student Center.
myKnight Audit will show you which transfer courses meet degree requirements and outstanding courses that remain to complete your degree. Any In-Progress courses will require a final official transcript to record the appropriate grade.
If you had courses in progress when you applied or if a degree was awarded since application, send transcripts electronically or mail to the Undergraduate Admissions office in the original, sealed envelope.
Check for any Holds or To-Dos on your account in https://my.ucf.edu/ myUCF. Orientation and immunization holds must be resolved prior to registration.
Registration is by Enrollment Appointment and can only be completed once orientation and immunization holds have been resolved. Use mySchedule Builder to help you generate all possible schedule combinations based on your course selections. This allows you to evaluate which schedule of classes will work best for you and register for them. You must enroll for the term indicated on your admission letter. You will register for classes at the end of orientation or during your pre-advising appointment. Advisors will assist you with registration or put recommended courses in your shopping cart. You will finalize your registration by submitting courses in the shopping cart at the time of your registration appointment.
Dual Enrolled Students
Complete the DirectConnect to UCF Signup Card as soon as you begin your dual enrollment courses. You will be assigned a Success Coach who will learn your educational goals, assist in the selection of a UCF major, ensure you are on track to meet all the pre-requisites for your selected UCF major, guide you through the admissions, financial aid, orientation, immunization, and registration processes. In addition, your Success Coach will support you throughout your time at UCF.
Note: signing up for DirectConnect to UCF is different from submitting an application for admission to UCF. Your Success Coach will work with you to determine the appropriate time to submit your undergraduate admissions application.
There are no minimum SAT/ACT test score requirements. Students test scores must be competitive based on the quality of the applicant pool. For example, the average SAT test score for fall 2021 was 1325 (evidence-based reading/writing + math) or 28.6 (average) for the ACT.
It usually takes about 10-14 business days (once your application file is complete) to receive your admission decision. A complete application would include: online application and fee, Self-Provided Academic Record for Knights (SPARK) Form, ACT/SAT test scores, official test scores for AP, IB, AICE, and CLEP (if applicable). Admission status and decisions may be viewed on the Future Knight Portal.
Yes. Out of a desire to assist DirectConnect to UCF students to attain post-secondary education and university degrees, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation partnered with the University of Central Florida, Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Seminole State College, and Valencia College, to establish the Johnson Scholarship Foundation Scholarship. Please visit the JSF Scholarship page for more information and how to apply while you are at DirectConnect partner school.
Note: The scholarship is only available to students who intend to earn their AA or articulated AS degree from one of the state college partners listed below and transition to UCF once the AA or articulated AS degree is completed.