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Students will either be accepted on initial review as a conditional acceptance (phase 1) or final accepted (phase 2) during the application process.  Candidates who are accepted through the first phase will need to show their math eligibility by completing the UCF Math Placement Test (MPT) before being considered for final acceptance into the EXCEL learning community.

Phase 1:  Accepted/Confirm- Students who meet program requirements, but do not have 11th grade dual enrollment/AP/IB/AICE math credit will receive preliminary admission (Accepted) pending that the student takes MPT. If a student confirmed the initial acceptance this indicates that the student is interested in being a part of EXCEL and they intend on taking the MPT at their earliest convenience and prior to our May 1st application deadline for a final admission based on earning a qualifying placement.

Phase 2: Final Acceptance/Confirmation of Participation- Final acceptance means a student was offered final admission into EXCEL based on qualifying MPT scores, dual enrollment credit, or a placement score from the AP Calculus AB or BC exam. If students confirm the final acceptance (confirmed participation), the very last step in the admissions process, then the student is a member of the EXCEL program.

No applicant is guaranteed a spot until the student has met all requirements and confirms “Final Acceptance”. This can be done on the application status page.  Students are encouraged to log on to the EXCEL application and check their status frequently as we do not send out updated status emails.