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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


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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Prepare for Graduate School
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Pre-Grad Peer Advising

Are you interested in Graduate School
and want to learn next steps?

AAP Students

Upcoming Events

Attend an info session to learn more  AAP’s structured programs, and talk to students about their experience in the program.The McNair Scholars program, as part of the U.S. Department of Education funded TRIO Programs, guides first-generation and low-income and/or underrepresented…
Every semester AAP invites graduate school representatives from across the country to meet with UCF undergraduate students. A Graduate Program Representative from Michigan State University will be joining us. We ask that you RSVP 24hrs in advance to receive sign-on…
Have you ever wondered how students with UCF Downtown degree manage to successfully apply to and thrive in graduate school? This Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) workshop allows you to get that information directly from the source.   Ask questions and listen…