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

Signing up is easy! Fill out our quick form to begin your path to UCF today!

  • 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.

DirectConnect to UCF guarantees admission to UCF (consistent with university policy) with an earned Associate of Arts (AA) or articulated Associate of Science (AS) degree from our college partner institutions, whereas the 2+2 program guarantees admission to one of Florida’s state universities, but not necessarily to the one of your choice.

UCF does admit lower division transfer students (students with less than 60 credits of college course work), but they do not have the guarantee of admission. Lower division transfer applicants must submit college transcripts, high school transcripts, and SAT/ACT scores.If you transfer to UCF without your AA degree, you will be required to complete the UCF General Education Program. The Undergraduate Admissions Office has additional information for transfer students at

AS degree students can transfer to UCF if the AS degree is part of an articulated AS to BS program (Criminal Justice, Hospitality Management, or Nursing). The Undergraduate Catalog contains more information about statewide articulated AS to BS degrees.

Yes, but this is a special situation. A Dual Enrolled Student (earning a high school diploma AND an Associate’s degree concurrently from a DirectConnect to UCF partner college) will be considered for admission at UCF as First Time in College (FTIC) student, as defined by the SUS Board of Governor’s Regulation. A student who applies to UCF in this manner should adhere to the UCF FTIC application deadlines and admission requirements. In addition to submitting the application and fee, the student must also submit:

  • 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.

Yes! Students who sign up for DirectConnect should apply for admission to UCF after earning 45 college credits. Apply now!!

Applying for Admission to UCF

You should submit an application to UCF once you have earned 45 college credit hours at a DirectConnect to UCF partner institution. The 45 hours may include credits transferred to the DirectConnect partner from other colleges/universities. You should complete ENC 1101 and 1102 with a grade of C or better AND two math courses at the College Algebra level or higher (MAC 1105) with a grade of C or better before submitting your application.

If you are Dual Enrolled (earning your high school diploma and Associates degree concurrently), adhere to the FTIC (not transfer) application deadlines and requirements.

  • Online Undergraduate Admission application
  • Pay the admission application fee online
  • Official transcripts from each and every college or university attended
  • If applicable: Official test scores (CLEP, IB, AICE, etc.)
  • High school transcripts (if two years of a foreign language was taken)

Note: High school transcripts may be required to demonstrate completion of the foreign language admission requirement. High school transcripts are not required for transfers with an awarded A.A. degree from a Florida public community college, state college or university if initially entered fall 2014 or after.

About ten days to two weeks once your admission file is complete, meaning that your application, fee and all necessary documents have been received.

Note: Transcripts for all institutions attended and other relevant documents must be received before Undergraduate Admissions will review your application for admission.

Please visit your Future Knight Portal and log in using your email address and password. The status page will display a checklist of required documents. You can confirm receipt of documents and view your admission decision (if available).

Admitted Students

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.

Visit: 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.

Honor Your Knighthood assists new UCF students in developing an understanding of the importance UCF places on subject matters related to Academic Integrity, Alcohol Awareness, and Sexual Assault Prevention. Through the completion of three individual online modules, UCF students will begin to demonstrate tenets associated with the UCF Creed of Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity, and Excellence. UCF is committed to student safety and success both inside and outside the classroom. Therefore, all incoming UCF students are required to complete these online modules prior to the first day of class. Admitted students will see the Honor Your Knighthood modules as requirements on their myUCF “To-Do List”. It can take up to 3 weeks for the requirement to be removed after successful completion of the modules. For questions, concerns, or more information, please send an email to

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

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
During orientation registration you will select a specific date for your virtual UCF Success Session and Virtual Advising and Course Enrollment components

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.

Once admitted, the Residency Declaration form will be added to your status page in the Future Knight Portal as a checklist item. You will also be required to upload documents, if necessary, to support your residency claim. After submitting the form and all required documents, you may check your residency status by logging into the myUCF portal. If you have already attended UCF as an undergraduate student and wish to reclassify your residency for tuition purposes, please visit the Registrar’s Office website for information on Residency Reclassification.

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.

Office of Undergraduate Admission
University of Central Florida
PO Box 160111
Orlando, FL 32816-0111

Check for any Holds or To-Dos on your account in 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

Financial Aid

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.

Other Common Questions

Yes, there are options for incoming transfer students on the Orlando main campus and at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Visit Housing for more information.