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EXCEL

In Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

EXCEL aims to increase student success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) during the transition to university life by connecting UCF students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, and creating a learning community to support discovery and engagement. Science and Engineering subjects require that students have a strong mathematics foundation. EXCEL is structured to help students hone their math skills to easily master material in their STEM discipline and gain access to critical path courses for a timely graduation.




EXCEL by the numbers

First Year
92%
First-Year retention to the University (81% in STEM)
Graduate
Graduation
53%
increase in STEM graduation of EXCEL students over their matched cohort
Research
1018
EXCEL students have participated in mentored undergraduate research
Learning Community
5395
students have been an active part of the EXCEL STEM learning community

Explore EXCEL

Gems - EXCEL females are connected with a strong upper division mentor who offers the necessary guidance to guarantee a smooth transition from high school to college in your first year at UCF.

Mentoring

Through Girls EXCELing in Math and Science (GEMS), EXCEL connects students with a strong upper division mentor who offers the necessary guidance to guarantee a smooth transition from high school to college in your first year at UCF.

Undergraduate Research

Eligible students will be paired with an EXCEL faculty mentor to conduct research during the spring semester of the second year.

Excel tutoring Center

EXCEL Tutoring Center

Students have access to free math and science tutoring at the Center, which is staffed by our Teaching Assistants and undergraduate tutors.

Supported Majors in our Learning Community

EXCEL’s primary intervention centers around strengthening a
student's math foundation for success in their STEM discipline courses

Spotlight

Amber Lett

Amber is a senior studying Computer Engineering with a minor in Intelligent Robotic Systems and Mathematics at the University of Central Florida. She is a

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Events

Events

Learn how High-Impact Practices like Undergraduate Research, Internships and Study Abroad contribute to your future career and graduate school plans!
EXCEL First Time In College (FTIC) students are encouraged to sign up for this UCF Orientation.  EXCEL program staff and coaches will be present to assist students during this orientation.  Please visit https://orientation.ucf.edu/ to sign up and for more information…
EXCEL First Time In College (FTIC) students are encouraged to sign up for this UCF Orientation.  EXCEL program staff and coaches will be present to assist students during this orientation.  Please visit https://orientation.ucf.edu/ to sign up and for more information…
EXCEL Transfer students are encouraged to sign up for this UCF Orientation.  EXCEL program staff and coaches will be present to assist students during this orientation.  Please visit https://orientation.ucf.edu/ to sign up and for more information on UCF Orientation.

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