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.
- 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.
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.
- 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
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 https://www.ucf.edu/admissions/undergraduate/transfer/.
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.
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.
- Explore UCF Online Programs programs and majors
- Explore majors at UCF’s Main and Downtown Campuses
- Explore majors at UCF Connect locations
Yes! Students who sign up for DirectConnect should apply for admission to UCF after earning 45 college credits. Apply now!!