Physical Sciences FAQs

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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.

Q: Is SI@UCF Residential?
A: No. The Summer Institute will run from 9:30am to 3:30pm daily and will be held completely online.

Q: What is the cost and what does it cover?
The cost is $250 and that covers instruction, a t-shirt, and a certificate of participation.

Q: When are applications due?
A: The early bird deadline is April 16. These applications will be given first consideration and acceptances will be provided by April 23 via email. Any remaining slots available will be filled from applications received by the final deadline, April 30.

Q: When is the $125 deposit due?
A: You must pay your $125 deposit by May 14 to hold your spot. Otherwise, others will be offered an opportunity to attend. The deposit is non-refundable.

Q: When is the remaining $125 due?
A: May 28

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 after receiving notice of acceptance into the program.

Q: How many students are accepted?
A: A maximum of 30 students will be accepted.

Q: What about meals?
A: Students will be provided with a 1.5 hour lunch break daily.

Q: What if a student needs to miss a day or two?
A: Due to the structure of the program, students can miss any number of activities/days. However, fees will not be refunded once the Summer Institute begins.

Q: What materials/technology will students need for the Summer Institute?
A: Students will need a reliable internet connection along with a laptop or desktop computer that has audio/video capabilities. Tablets or mobile devices are not suitable for the digital tools students will be using. Students will also need a Google account (using a parent or guardian’s account is acceptable).