F-L.E.A.R.N. is for students entering UCF from high school. F-L.E.A.R.N. students may have dual-enrollment courses and also just graduated from high school.

F-L.E.A.R.N. was established at UCF in 2011 and focuses on students’ academic success in selected majors (Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical, Biochemistry, Math, Physics, Forensic Science, Statistics, Optics and Photonics, Psychology, Anthropology, Political Science or Sociology). Working with on-campus partners, L.E.A.R.N. provides a select group of 36 first-year students an inquiry-based/hands-on learning experience through an early research opportunity that is generally reserved for upper-level students.

Students in this program will:

  • Experience a small learning community at a large research university. We strive to provide opportunities for our L.E.A.R.N. students to build one-on-one relationships with faculty, staff, and other students on campus.
  • Receive priority registration, and a scholarship (pending budget availability).
  • Enroll in Introduction to Research courses to produce a research proposal and poster presentation. Part I (one credit) taken in the fall semester and Part II (two credits) taken in the spring semester.
  • Engage in a 12-week research apprenticeship with a graduate student-faculty mentor team.
  • Participate in LEARN-sponsored social events to build and strengthen their network of peers.
  • Acquire skills that will make them critical thinkers who are qualified and competitive to apply to upper-level undergraduate research programs and internships.

This program is run by the UCF Office of Undergraduate Research.

Application Deadline: June 15th by 11:59 p.m.