Biology FAQ

Q: Is SI@UCF Residential?
A: No. Students are to come to campus every weekday from 9 AM – 5 PM while the camp runs. The exception to this is the one overnight field trip on Thursday. UCF will provide transportation from campus to the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge (ARNWR) on Thursday morning and back to campus on Friday.

Q: What is the cost and what does it cover?
A: The cost is $400.00 and that covers tuition, program materials, and field work (including lodging for the overnight field trip to the ACNWR).

Q: When are applications due?
A: The early bird deadline is April 20. These applications will be given first consideration and acceptances will be given to some of these applicants by April 27 via email. Any remaining slots available will be filled from applications deferred from this group and those received by the final deadline, May 25. These students will hear back by June 1 via email.

Q: When is the $150 deposit due?
A: You must pay your $150 deposit by June 15 to hold your spot. Otherwise, others will be offered an opportunity to attend.

Q: When is the remaining $250 due?
A: July 6.

Q: Are there any scholarships available?
A: Yes, there are scholarships available. Students must establish need as defined by the university. Students requesting scholarship assistance should contact the program coordinator for more details.

Q: Can high school credit be given for the courses taken at SI@UCF?
A: Once accepted, the student would have to contact their guidance counselor before the program starts. After the program ends, our lead instructor provides each student with a synopsis of what they have learned and their “grade” in the course. It is up to each individual school to award credit which has been done in the past.

Q: How many students are accepted?
A: A maximum of 20 students will be accepted.

Q: What about meals?
A: Students have two options: They can bring their lunch or they can purchase lunch on campus. All of the on-campus dining facilities accept cash or credit/debit cards.

For the overnight field trip (Thursday) students should bring a lunch, and are expected to purchase their own dinner. Continental breakfast will be served on Friday morning, and there will be light refreshments at the graduation ceremony Friday afternoon.