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What is L.E.A.R.N.?

A program that invites science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and social science students to become a part of a supportive learning community.

  • F-L.E.A.R.N. is for students entering UCF from high school.
  • T-L.E.A.R.N. is for students transferring to UCF from a state/community college.

Who is in L.E.A.R.N.?

To be eligible, students must be incoming freshman or transferring from a state college, who will start in summer or fall and major in one of the following disciplines:

  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Science (Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Math, Physics, Forensic Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics)
  • Optics and Photonics

Why L.E.A.R.N.?

  • LEARN from faculty and peers in your learning community
  • Study in an ENVIRONMENT that supports your ACADEMIC success
  • Gain hands-on RESEARCH experience (other benefits include priority registration and a scholarship)
  • Build a NETWORK of friends

Calling future UCF Knights!

Are you interested in the science, technology, math, engineering, or social science fields? If so, apply for a special program designed to increase your academic success at UCF.


By working with on-campus partners, both L.E.A.R.N. programs provide a select group of students with an inquiry-based and hands-on educational experience through learning about and conducting research.


F-L.E.A.R.N.TM was founded in 2011


T-L.E.A.R.N.TM was founded in 2016


The average GPA of L.E.A.R.N. students is above a 3.0


F-L.E.A.R.N.TM students' graduation rates increase 86%*


L.E.A.R.N. students are graduating from UCF with a STEM degree 119% higher than the matched comparison group


3 universities have L.E.A.R.N.TM Programs: Florida Atlantic University, Western Carolina University and University of Central Florida

*All percentages are based on L.E.A.R.N. student data who are compared to a matched comparison group.