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Start Here. Finish There.

Lake-Sumter State College is proud to partner with the University of Central Florida to offer the DirectConnect to UCF® program to LSSC students. This nationally recognized program provides guaranteed admission and a smooth transition from LSSC to UCF after completing your Associate in Art (A.A.) degree.*

Register for DirectConnect to UCF®

Learn more about the DirectConnect to UCF® and the programs that UCF offers both on campus and online. To sign up, check the DirectConnect box on your LSSC admissions application or contact the UCF Connect South Lake Center.

UCF Connect South Lake

The UCF Connect South Lake Center is located in Building 2 on LSSC’s South Lake Campus in Clermont. Follow the link below to learn more and connect with UCF staff.


  • Affordable education where tuition rates are 50% lower than universities
  • Convenience of studying close to home in Lake or Sumter County
  • High-quality education that prepares you for transfer
  • Our award-winning faculty offer real-world experience and personal support
  • Flexible course offerings on campus, online, or hybrid

Why DirectConnect to UCF®?

  • Guaranteed and accelerated admission to a bachelor’s degree program at UCF*
  • Joint advising and support from LSSC & UCF to ensure a seamless transition
  • Student Services support from UCF’s regional campus at the LSSC South Lake campus before and after transfer

Why UCF?

  • Earn your bachelor’s degree from one of the country’s largest universities
  • Ranks among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, according to U.S. News & World Report
  • Highest ranking for research activity by the Carnegie Foundation
  • One of the top producers of graduates among public universities, awarding more than 17,000 degree per year

*Consistent with UCF policy. Limited- and restricted-access programs may require an additional admission process. Your UCF Connect office will assist in this process.