Pre-Health “DirectConnect” Transfer students include students at the following Central Florida state colleges:
- Valencia College
- Seminole State College
- Eastern Florida State College
- Lake-Sumter State College
- Daytona State College
- College of Central Florida
Services we provide for Pre-Health “DirectConnect” Students
If you are a “DirectConnect to UCF” student at one of these state colleges, you can take advantage of our following services while still a student at your state college:
Our PHPL Advisors can advise you in person if you can come to our office on the UCF campus or virtually via a Zoom or phone appointment. Please contact our office via phone (407-823-3033) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an advising appointment. We are open Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, and we are located in Trevor Colbourn Hall 133 (see campus map).
Finally, a few short words of advice for our current and future Pre-Health Transfer Students:
- Meet with a PHPL Advisor early on to discuss your current progress and make a plan for moving forward along your Pre-Health journey
- Keep your grades/GPA high!
- Select a major you will enjoy and do well in (remember, you can be ANY major!)
- Get involved in meaningful extracurricular activities even before transferring to UCF (ex. volunteering, community service, shadowing, leadership, etc.).
Common Advisement and Recommendations we provide to UCF Pre-Health Transfer Students
Q: Can Pre-Health Transfer Students take science courses at community/state colleges?
A: YES!* But be strategic!
If a Pre-Health student takes science courses while at a community/state college, after transferring to a four-year university like UCF, they must:
- Continue to earn very good grades in science courses at the four-year university (i.e., don’t let grades dip after transferring)
- Get a high score on their health professional school admissions test (ex. MCAT or DAT )
- Stay at the four-year university for courses after transferring (i.e., don’t be transient to take courses back at a community/state college – esp. not to take more science courses)
Grades must be very strong at the community/state college and continue to be very strong at the four-year university to be a competitive applicant for health professional schools.
For more information, see the Pre-Health Students Transferring to UCF with an A.A. Degree from a Community/State College: Health Professional School Course Recommendations document created by PHPL Advising & Other UCF Stakeholders.