Student Applications

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DEADLINES

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Early Application

Early Decision

Final Application

Final Decisions

Deposit Due

Final Payment Due

Biology

April 15

April 22

May 20

May 27

June 10

July 1

Computer Science

April 15

April 22

April 29

May 6

May 13

May 27

Competitive Programming

April 15

April 22

May 20

May 27

June 10

June 24


How To Apply

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 or send the transcript to our mailing address.

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.

Computer Science Eligibility
Applicants must currently be enrolled in grades 7-11 (minimum age 13 when the institute begins) and they must show interest in Computer Science and Mathematics. Algebra I (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 16 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.