Reaching students with access and opportunities.

DirectConnect to UCF is a partnership-driven, higher-education success and access program whereby students at six Florida state colleges receive comprehensive and intentional support to prepare them for transfer and are then offered guaranteed admission into the University of Central Florida (UCF) with their earned AA/AS degrees.

Through DirectConnect to UCF, students are afforded significant cost savings by attending college in their local communities, and by completing their associate’s degrees under state college pricing structures. Students are also provided joint academic advising, student services, and transfer support at their local campuses by both college advisors and UCF Success Coaches, which results in more prepared transfer students and overall enhanced transfer experience.

Once students earn their AA/AS degrees from one of six partner institutions—College of Central Florida, Daytona State College, Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Seminole State College, and Valencia College—they have assured admission into the University of Central Florida.


DirectConnect to UCF

Since 2006, DirectConnect to UCF has empowered more than 56,000 transfer students to earn a life-changing bachelor’s degree.