Excelerate Program

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  • 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


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


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


    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 80% 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.