Transferring to UCF?

There are several programs that are designed for students who are transferring to UCF. If you are an incoming student, you can apply for the Summer Research Academy, T-L.E.A.R.N., or TRIP.

Once you are on campus, you can explore additional programs such as RAMP-T, McNair Scholars, or the Honors Undergraduate Thesis program. Learn more about ways to get started, such as Peer Mentoring and workshops, here.

Opportunities for All Majors

Summer Research Academy

This is a three-day course-event, designed to introduce students from all majors to research at UCF. Held annually in July, applications will open in the spring.

Introduction to Research and Creative Scholarship Opportunities (I.N.T.R.O.) 

This 1 credit hour course provides structured support and helps students as they move into research, which is offered every fall and spring semester.


RAMP-T is a program that is designed to provide undergraduate transfer students with research experience while working closely with a faculty mentor. This program is for students in all fields; for more information on eligibility visit

McNair Scholars

The McNair Scholars Program is a two-year program, which is designed to prepare students from low-income, first-generation, and traditionally underrepresented groups for doctoral studies. For more information on eligibility visit

Just for STEM and Social Science Students

T-L.E.A.R.N. at UCF

T-L.E.A.R.N.  is a program that provides a small group of transfer students an opportunity to become a part of a supportive learning community focused around undergraduate research. This program is for students in STEM social science majors; for more information regarding eligibility please visit the T-LEARN website.

Transfer-student Research and Integration Program (TRIP)

TRIP is a 2-year scholarship program sponsored by the National Science Foundation for transfer students majoring in Biology, Biotechnology, and Biomedical Science. TRIP scholars will engage in faculty supervised research and professional development activities. For more information and to apply visit the TRIP website.