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. is a living-learning community (LLC) established at UCF in 2011 that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students’ academic success. By working with on-campus partners, L.E.A.R.N. provides a select group of 28 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 personalized academic advising through a dedicated F-L.E.A.R.N. academic advisor, priority registration, and a scholarship.
- Enroll in Introduction to Research courses to produce a research proposal and poster presentation. Part I (two credits) taken in the fall semester and Part II (one credit) taken in the spring semester.
- Engage in a 12-week research apprenticeship with a graduate student-faculty mentor team.
- Participate in academic, social, and community service activities through UCF-sponsored events to build and strengthen their network of peers.
- Acquire skills that will make them qualified and competitive to apply to upper-level undergraduate research programs and internships.
Those accepted into the F-L.E.A.R.N. program, will be asked to schedule their UCF Orientation on June 14-15th. This is a preferred arrangement and not mandatory.