McNair Scholars taking a group picture in front of the reflection pond.

Academic Advancement Programs

Coronavirus Update: During the Fall 2020 Semester, Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) will be offering all of our usual programs and services online. AAP has created online resources to ensure students can successfully prepare for the graduate school application process. We invite you to visit AAP’s pages for online Welcome WednesdaysGrad Prep AdvisingWorkshopsPre-Graduate Knights program, and Grad Prep Week

Please direct additional questions to UCF is sharing more information and updates here.

Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) prepares underrepresented, low-income and first generation college students to pursue advanced degrees. AAP works in collaboration with faculty, staff, national, and international partners to provide a range of graduate school preparation programs and services. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of initiatives designed to increase their awareness and knowledge of the graduate school application process, graduate school funding, summer research programs, and fellowship opportunities.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Recipients have participated 
in AAP Programs


Funded Scholars participating 
in AAP Programs


Of McNair Scholars have enrolled
in post baccalaureate
programs since 2003

*38% of all UCF students who have received the fellowship

*2016-2017 Academic Year

*2016 – 2017

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