Excelerate Program

Excelerate is a limited enrollment program that recognizes talented students and provides them an opportunity to accelerate completion of their engineering degree. Students take six weeks of Calculus I and either a general education or engineering design course in Summer B of their first year. This allows students to begin the Fall of their first year with Calculus II. Students are able to make a smoother transition to College by getting acclimated to campus resources and class rigor during the summer. All students in the program become part of a unique cohort of fellow students with peer and graduate student mentors.

Benefits of Participation

  • personal/peer mentoring
  • enhanced opportunities for leadership, international, and research experiences
  • complementary tutoring and calculus workshops
  • corporate speaker series and networking opportunities

Courses

  • MAC 2311 – Calculus 1 (4 credits)
  • EGN 2020C – Engineering Design and Society (2 credits)

     -OR-

  • IUF 1000 – What is the Good Life (3 credits)

Eligibility

Incoming students who are admitted to Summer B and meet the following criteria are eligible for participation:

  • Intended major is Engineering (EG)
  • Currently enrolled in AP Calculus AB (in Senior Year of High School), and
    • Not enrolled in AP Calculus BC
    • Not anticipating a score of 5 in Calculus AB
  • Scoring 85% or higher on the ALEKS test

How to Apply

For more information about this program contact Matt Williams, Assistant Director, First Year Advising at mwilliams@eng.ufl.edu.