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.

You should follow the application deadlines for FTIC students: May 1st for fall; November 1st for spring; and March 1st for summer. If it is your intention to begin in the fall term following high school graduation, you should apply to UCF in the fall of your senior year in high school (September – November).

Sign up for DirectConnect as soon as possible after you begin college level courses. You should submit a UCF Admissions application in the fall of your senior year in high school, but no later than May 1st of the year you graduate from high school.

The preferred method to speak with a Success Coach is to complete the DirectConnect to UCF Sign-Up Card. You will be contacted with 24-48 hours by a Connect Specialist who will schedule an appointment with your assigned Success Coach. Dual enrollment students are assigned a Success Coach with expertise in dual enrollment as it relates to DirectConnect.

Dual enrollment students should include high school, college and community activity information on their admissions application. Students should also include offices held in organizations and volunteer work.

Yes, the entire amount of the deposit will be used toward your first semester tuition. The enrollment deposit is $200.

All FTIC students are required to submit SAT/ACT test scores to be considered for admission. If you earned your AA concurrently with high school graduation, you are considered an FTIC student. Students who have 12 or more transferrable college credits since high school graduation and have earned an AA degree, are not required to submit SAT/ACT test scores with their application.

No, you do not need to send any transcripts, but be sure to complete the Self-Provided Academic Record for Knights (SPARK) form. This form allows you to self-report your high school courses and grades. Submit a final high school transcript once you graduate and the state college partner transcript once you earn your AA. You should send both final transcripts immediately after the degree and graduation date are posted.

No you do not, as a matter of fact, you should sign up for DirectConnect as soon as you begin taking college level courses at a partner institution.

Yes, as long as UCF receives an official copy of the scores and an appropriate score was earned (check the catalog for required scores).

You will usually be contacted by a Connect Specialist within approximately 24-48 hours (by phone or email). The Connect Specialist will arrange an appointment with your Success Coach. The appointment will be made for a time that is convenient for you.

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, along with other applicable items that are required to complete your application file.

No, you will not since that is an agreement only for transfer students and you would be considered FTIC. You would be eligible for Honors in the Major once you get to UCF.

It still applies, but not necessarily for the term of your choice. If you are competitive with the UCF FTIC admission criteria, (high school GPA and SAT/ACT test scores), you may be offered admission for the term of your choice. An alternative term may be suggested when you are not competitive with FTIC criteria.

You can apply, but you will not be able to take advantage of the DC2UCF guarantee.

All students who are new to UCF must attend New Student Orientation. Earning the high school diploma and AA concurrently means you are an FTIC student and will have to attend the FTIC New Student Orientation.

Yes. Connecting with your Success Coach as early as possible is critical to UCF major selection, completing the appropriate pre¬-requisites for that major, and a smooth transition to UCF.

No, if you have already taken the test once, submit your admission application along with your test scores. When you retake the test, be sure to send the new scores to UCF.

Since you are applying as an FTIC student, you cannot be considered for the Transfer Scholarships offered by admissions.

While you must apply to UCF as an FTIC, attend freshman orientation and pay the enrollment deposit, you will be considered a junior for academic and financial aid purposes.

Students who are dual enrolled may also earn their AA and high school diploma concurrently. DirectConnect to UCF offers guaranteed admission (consistent with university policy) to UCF with an earned A.A. or articulated A.S. degree from one of our state partner colleges.

You should complete your AA degree in order to benefit from the DirectConnect to UCF admission guarantee (consistent with university policy).

If you earn 12 or more credits after you graduate from high school and you have earned your AA degree, you will be considered a transfer student. SAT/ACT scores are not required and you do not need to meet FTIC admission criteria.

First Time in College (FTIC) freshmen are defined as students who have earned a standard high school diploma from a Florida public or regionally accredited high school, or its equivalent, and who have earned fewer than twelve (12) semester hours of transferable college credit since receiving a standard high school diploma or its equivalent (Board of Governors: Regulation 6.002). This includes students applying with any dual enrollment credit during high school, even those concurrently earning an AA degree and a high school diploma.

Dual enrollment is when a high school student also takes college-level courses. The college level courses are used to meet the student’s high school graduation requirements, as well as count toward the student’s college degree.

DirectConnect to UCF guarantees admission (consistent with university policy) to those students who earn an AA or articulated AS degree from one of the six DirectConnect partner institutions (College of Central Florida, Daytona State College, Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Seminole State College and Valencia College).

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.

In most cases, those who graduate from high school and earn the AA concurrently, have earned fewer the 12 semester hours of transferrable college credit since receiving a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.

All FTIC students are considered for the FTIC admissions scholarship when they submit their application. No other application is necessary to be considered for the scholarship.

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