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

Academic Advancement Programs

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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

32

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Recipients have participated 
in AAP Programs

132

Funded Scholars participating 
in AAP Programs

94%

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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Upcoming Events

How do you know if the relationships you’ve built with your faculty will turn into great letters of recommendation? This Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) workshop will break down the steps needed to ensure your letters of recommendation are strong for…
For students who are 1-2 semesters from applying, get the details from Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) on the application process for graduate school. You’ll be able to fully prepare for the application process after this session. This workshop is in…
Interested in graduate school, but not sure how to start preparing? Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) gives an overview of the pieces of a competitive graduate school applicant. Usually, students with 0-60 credits gain the most from this workshop, as they learn…

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