Applications

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The University of Central Florida is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our Summer Institute (SI) students. We have shifted some of our programs to virtual for Summer 2021 and will continue to monitor and follow university guidelines regarding COVID-19, applicable to our programs. Potential cancellations, student capacities, locations, and other details may change as information surrounding the current pandemic continues to unfold. We will update our websites as new information becomes available and appreciate your flexibility and patience during this time.

 

DEADLINES

Dates and times are subject to change.  Please check back for updates.

Early Application Early Decision Final Application Final Decisions Deposit Due Final Payment Due
Biology April 16 April 23 May 21 May 28 June 11 July 2
Computer Science April 16 April 23 April 30 May 7 May 14 May 28
Competitive Programming April 16 April 23 May 21 May 28 June 11 June 25
Physical Sciences April 16 April 23 April 30 May 7 May 14 May 28



How To Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2021

1. Form A – Complete the online application

2. Form B – School Recommendation: Complete the top portion and give it to your high school guidance counselor (or another official from your high school). Once completed, your counselor should send the form and a copy of your high school transcript directly to STEM@ucf.edu. If the transcript cannot be emailed, please email us directly for alternate method.

3. Form C – Teacher Recommendation for Biology, Computer Science, and Competitive Programming applicants: Complete the top part and give it to your Mathematics/Science/Computer Science teacher (as defined under eligibility for your program). Once completed, your teacher should scan and send the form directly to STEM@ucf.edu.

4. Form C – Teacher Recommendation for Physical Sciences applicants: Complete the top part and give it to your mathematics or science teacher. Once completed, your teacher should scan and send the form directly to STEM@ucf.edu.

Computer Science Eligibility
Applicants must currently be enrolled in grades 8-11 (minimum age 14 when the institute begins) and they must show interest in Computer Science and Mathematics. Algebra II (or equivalent) is the preferred mathematics prerequisite for the programming and computer science curriculum at SI @ UCF. Applicants will be selected based on a combination of their high school transcript, teacher recommendations, and standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT or ACT). The successful applicant will have maintained a 3.0 average or above, will have shown strong performance in mathematics courses, and will have a strong recommendation from a Computer Science or Mathematics teacher or guidance counselor. Note that prior knowledge of Computer Science is NOT a prerequisite. Only a very limited number of applicants (up to 35) will be accepted.

Biology Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be enrolled in grades 10 and 11 (entering grades 11 and 12) at the time of application. Applicants must also show an interest in the study of the biological sciences. General Biology (or equivalent) is the preferred science prerequisite for the biology field curriculum at SI @ UCF. Applicants will be selected based on a combination of their application responses, high school GPA, and teacher recommendation. The successful applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on their most recent report card, demonstrate an elevated interest in biological, environmental and/or marine science courses, and have a strong recommendation from a recent teacher in one or more of these courses. Prior knowledge of general biology is a prerequisite. A maximum of 20 students will be accepted.

Competitive Programming Eligibility

Applicants must currently be enrolled in grades 9-12 (minimum age 15 when the institute begins) and they must have a specific interest in programming competitions, such as USACO or Codeforces. Applicants will be selected based on a combination of their high school transcript, teacher recommendations, standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT or ACT) and programming competition performance. The successful applicant will have maintained a 3.0 average or above, will have shown strong performance in mathematics courses, and will have a strong recommendation from a Computer Science teacher. Only a very limited number of applicants (up to 35) will be accepted.

Physical Sciences Eligibility

Applicants must currently be in grades 5-7 at the time of application and they must show an interest in the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. Forms A and C required only.  Only a limited number of applicants (up to 30) will be accepted.

(UCF Students Only) Summer Institute Teaching/Resident Assistant Applications 

We are currently looking for Teaching/Resident Assistants for Summer 2021.  Completed applications should be sent to stem@ucf.edu by February 26, 2021.

  • Competitive Programming RA Application
  • Competitive Programming TA Application
  • Computer Science TA Application