DirectConnect, the innovative program which ensures that student transfers to the University of Central Florida from Valencia College are automatic, is featured in a September 12, 2015, article, “Community College Doesn’t have to Be the Endgame,” in The Atlantic magazine. Written by Nancy Cook, a policy and economics reporter, the article lauds the unique partnership. Click here to read the full article.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 The UCF Connect Centers have reopened at Valencia College’s East, Osceola and West Campuses. Valencia students who plan to attend the University of Central Florida (UCF) after graduation should connect with a UCF success coach as early as possible. While students are still attending Valencia, the success coaches will provide assistance with […]
DirectConnect — the program launched in 2006 by Valencia College and the University of Central (UCF) to guarantee Valencia graduates admission and a smooth transition to UCF — has changed thousands of students’ lives by helping them obtain bachelor’s degrees. Now, DirectConnect, which has expanded to students at six Central Florida state colleges, is playing […]