The Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) and Multicultural Academic Support Services Office (MASS), work together to coordinate and execute the Summer Bridge Access Program. The two offices work as a united front to promote student success and persistence for the Access Program, which proudly boasts a 97–100% retention rate yearly.
Starting Date: June 28, 2021
The University of Central Florida will be offering the Access 2021 Summer Program in a face-to-face modality this summer. This means that the program will be having ALL classes and program components on campus. The Access Program will begin during the Summer B session, which begins on Monday, June 28, 2021. Based on the modality of the program all students will be required to attend all classes on campus. Please note that the University follows all the protocols mandated by the CDC and Board of Governors in regard to safety and precautions.
The Access Student:
Students chosen for the UCF Access program are selected through Undergraduate Admissions by the Admissions Committee from a large and competitive applicant pool. Selection is made based upon many factors including a student’s academic credentials and quality of courses taken in high school. The Admissions Committee believes that those students selected for the Access program have demonstrated the ability to succeed at UCF when given the opportunity to receive the support the Access program provides.
Access students’ continued enrollment for the Fall 2021 term is contingent upon their successful completion of the Access Program. In order to advance to the fall term, students must:
- Complete two college-level courses (six credit hours) with a grade of C or better in each course, and
- Participate in ALL Access Program academic support activities.
- Participate in ALL Required Program Components
- Attend Access Orientation
All Access Program participants must complete the online Freshman orientation. This orientation will be found in the myucf.@edu /web course link sent to the students in the orientation package. Since the Access orientation does not follow the standard orientation schedule, this orientation is mandatory.
Additional Program Components
Academic Advisors will provide meetings with students during the summer B term to discuss each student’s academic progress with them, answer any questions students may have, and assist students with future academic planning.
One-on-One Peer Mentoring:
Each Access student will have the opportunity to meet individually with their Peer Mentor for individualized guidance and ongoing feedback to assist with their overall transition to the university.
Academic Coaches will provide individualized guidance and feedback as they meet with students to discuss their academic progress, effective study strategies, and time management skills.
Each week students will be able to participate in various workshops where they will engage with other UCF students.
Students will also be asked to complete an Access student survey online towards the end of the summer term.
Students may be required to participate in additional academic support activities, such as Academic Coaching and Peer Mentoring, during the summer B term; this is contingent upon each student’s progress in their courses.
Grades for both summer courses will be checked periodically throughout the summer. If a student is reported as having a grade of C or lower, then additional summer programming may be required — students will be notified via email of any additional requirements. *Similarly, pending a student’s successful completion of the summer program, a student success plan will be developed with continued support components for the fall and spring semesters.
Preparing for my Access Program
Accept Your Offer: Accept your place in the 2020-2021 Access Program by May 1, 2021, online at my.ucf.edu > Student Self Service > Undergraduate Admissions
Submit your FAFSA: You can complete the FAFSA form using estimated tax information if you or your parents’ taxes have not been filed. The FAFSA can be completed online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Complete the FAFSA for 2020-2021 (for summer 2021) and 2021-2022 (for fall 2021, spring 2022, and summer 2022). UCF’s school code is 003954.
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