Biology FAQs


Q: Is SI@UCF Residential?
A: No. Students are to come to campus every weekday from 8AM – 5PM 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 $425 and that covers tuition, program materials, and field work.

Q: When are applications due?
A: The early bird deadline is April 14. These applications will be given first consideration and acceptances will be given to some of these applicants on or before April 21 via email. Any remaining slots available will be filled from applications deferred from this group and those received by the final deadline, May 19. These students will hear back by May 26 via email.

Q: When is the $150 deposit due?
A: Those who received admittance from the early bird deadline must make their $150 deposit by May 12. All other applicants must pay the $150 deposit by June 9 to hold your spot. Otherwise, others will be offered an opportunity to attend. The deposit is non-refundable.

Q: When is the remaining $275 due?
A: June 30.

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. It is up to each individual school to determine if credit may be awarded.

Q: How many students are accepted?
A: A maximum of 16 students will be accepted.

Q: What about meals?
A: Students may purchase lunch at the Student Union on Monday. Students MUST bring a bagged lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Dinner, breakfast, and lunch will be provided during the overnight field trip (Thursday evening through Friday afternoon).