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Once admitted to the EXCEL program, we offer the following benefits to participants:

  • The feeling of a smaller college experience while pursuing a STEM degree in a large university,
  • An undergraduate research experience (for eligible students) in the spring semester of the second year supervised by EXCEL faculty,
  • An EXCEL block in on-campus housing,
  • Priority scheduling for the common EXCEL/COMPASS courses,
  • The creation of a learning community consisting of the EXCEL participants, at least 20 dedicated faculties in a variety of STEM disciplines, and UCF staff affiliated with a number of UCF support resources currently present at UCF,
  • An EXCEL Center, dedicated to the needs of the participants where free math and science tutoring is provided,
  • An EXCEL Academic Advisor to assist in the planning of an academic schedule,