Program Details

RAMP-T Program Benefits

The Research and Mentoring Program for Transfer Students (RAMP-T) program provides a challenging and supportive environment that is conducive to learning and personal/professional development.

We offer students:

  • Guidance and resources to identify and reach out to potential faculty mentors
  • Individualized academic and personal support from AAP staff
  • Involvement in a cohesive community of scholars and educators
  • Experience conducting research
  • Faculty, graduate student, and peer mentoring
  • Opportunities to participate in the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence workshops on the graduate school application process, financial aid, scholarships and fellowships

Student Responsibilities

To qualify you must:

  • Commit to diligently seeking an appropriate faculty mentor. Ideally, RAMP-T scholars will have identified a faculty mentor and began conducting research by mid to late Spring semester of their first year in the program
  • Complete all required activities and workshops
  • Complete all program evaluation instruments
  • Once a faculty mentor is identified, students must complete all required paperwork in order to begin working with faculty mentor
  • Accept mentoring by the selected faculty mentor

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a recent UCF transfer student
  • Have an interest in research opportunities
  • Plan to attend graduate school
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid work permit
  • Have rising-junior class status – minimum 60 credit hours completed with four semesters left before graduation (summers not included)
  • Have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Be a full-time student at UCF
  • Please note: If you have already identified a faculty member who has agreed to work with you, we encourage you to apply to RAMP instead of RAMP-T. RAMP-T is a pilot program and a very limited number of students will be selected.

For more detailed information regarding the application process, please consult the following guide:
RAMP-T Application Guide