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Ready to earn your bachelor’s degree?

With online access to an outstanding university, turning your two-year degree from Florida Gateway College into a bachelor’s degree is a convenient and affordable way to continue your education. And right now, it’s easier than ever to get started.

Florida Gateway College and the University of Central Florida have partnered to offer Transfer Connect, a pathway for FGC students to transition to an online bachelor’s degree at UCF. Once you are close to earning your associate’s degree at Florida Gateway College, Transfer Connect provides you with pre-enrollment coaching and other support services designed to help you transfer to UCF Online — and succeed.

Take the next step.

To ask a question or set up a coaching appointment:
Call: 352-536-2214 | Email:
Thomas Silarek

Meet Your Coach

Thomas Silarek is the success coach dedicated to serving students at Florida Gateway College. Well before your first online class, Thomas is available to guide you through the admission and transfer processes to UCF.

About Thomas

Originally from Laos, Thomas speaks fluently in English, Lao and Thai. He immigrated to the United States from Laos in 1984. By 1999, Thomas had moved to central Florida and found his place at UCF. He has a master’s degree from UCF in Student Personnel.

4 Steps to Transfer To UCF


Meet virtually with a dedicated coach.


Create a smooth transition plan.


Review financial aid options.


Apply to UCF with confidence.

Open a world of opportunity.

Transfer to UCF Online.

Get Connected.

Contact the UCF Online Connect Center to learn more about the available online programs or for help finding an online degree that works for you.

Call Today: 855-903-8576

Why earn a degree from UCF Online?

Access. Innovation. Impact.

UCF Online is a community of thinkers, helpers and makers who use bold ideas to challenge the ordinary and devise solutions to solve the world’s most pressing problems. A great university can unleash the potential to change the world. Listed as one of the most innovative universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2020 Guide, UCF specializes in providing high-quality online degree programs for those talented students and working professionals who are unable to physically attend our Orlando main campus or one of our 11 Central Florida locations.