T-L.E.A.R.N. is for students transferring to UCF from a state, or community, college. T-L.E.A.R.N. students should have an A.A. degree. The T-L.E.A.R.N. program is best suited for students who have spent the majority of their undergraduate career at a state college prior to transferring to UCF.

T-L.E.A.R.N. is a learning community established at UCF in 2016 that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students’ academic success. By working with on-campus partners, T-L.E.A.R.N. provides a select group of 24 first-year, transfer students a hands-on learning experience by helping students engage in research at UCF, an R1 Doctoral University with the highest research activity and community engagement.

Students in this program will:

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  1. Experience a small learning community at a large research university. Coming to the second largest university in the nation can be a bit daunting to a first-year, transfer student. We provide opportunities for our T-L.E.A.R.N. students to build one-on-one relationships with faculty, staff, and other students on campus.
  2. Receive priority course registration and a scholarship.
  3. Enroll in Introduction to Research courses to produce a research proposal and poster presentation. Each course is 1 credit hour: Introduction to Research I is taken in the fall semester and Introduction to Research II is taken in the spring semester. The cost of the courses will be waived.
  4. Engage in research with a faculty mentor.
  5. Participate in academic, social, and community service activities through UCF-sponsored events to build and strengthen their network of peers.
  6. Acquire skills that will make them qualified and competitive to apply to upper-level undergraduate research programs

This program is run by the Office of Undergraduate Research in collaboration with Academic Advancement Programs.