Program Details

RAMP-T Program Benefits

The Research and Mentoring Program for Transfer Students (RAMP-T) program provides a challenging and supportive environment that is conducive to learning and personal/professional development.

We offer students:

  • Stipend for the first Spring semester in the RAMP-T program ($500) and transition to the RAMP Program (including $2,800 RAMP Stipend) for the 2nd Year in the Program
  • Guidance and resources to identify and reach out to potential faculty mentors
  • Individualized academic and personal support from AAP staff
  • Involvement in a cohesive community of scholars and educators
  • Experience conducting research
  • Faculty, graduate student, and peer mentoring
  • Opportunities to participate in the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence workshops on the graduate school application process, financial aid, scholarships and fellowships

Student Responsibilities

  • Complete all required activities and workshops
  • Complete all program evaluation instruments
  • Once a faculty mentor is identified, students must complete all required paperwork in order to begin conducting research with a faculty mentor
  • Accept mentoring by the selected faculty mentor

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a recent UCF transfer student
  • Must have successfully completed one of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Introduction to Research Courses (IDS 3913) either through the Summer Research Academy or the I.N.T.R.O. Course (participating in these courses DOES NOT guarantee a spot in RAMP-T, but only students who participate will be able to apply to RAMP-T).
  • Have identified a research mentor by RAMP-T application deadline
  • Have an interest in research opportunities
  • Plan to attend graduate school
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid work permit
  • Have rising-junior class status – minimum 60 credit hours completed with four semesters left before graduation (summers not included)
  • Have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Be a full-time student at UCF