Program Structure

Due to COVID19, STEPUP is being offered as an online program only. The Successful Transition and Enhanced Preparation for Undergraduates Program (STEPUP) recognizes talented students and provides them with enriching academic, professional, and personal development experiences that promote success in engineering. Incoming first-year students accepted into the program can participate in a rigorous 6-week online summer (July-August) component that incorporates team building activities, a strong curriculum, industry and faculty speakers, student panels, and corporate tours. Subsequent Fall and Spring semesters include various activities to promote transition and continuous success of students through involvement in experiential learning (Ralph A. Morgan STEPout component) to include options ranging from study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, community engagement, and design competition teams. Also, support activities include weekly tutoring, peer mentoring, corporate speakers and meetings, advisement, feedback sessions, etc.

All students in the program become part of a unique cohort of fellow students with peer and faculty mentors. The rigorous activities and shared challenges of STEPUP enable each cohort to develop a commitment to active and informed togetherness as the students progress through their engineering studies – which forms the heart of the STEPUP experience.

Summer 2021 ONLINE Component Curriculum

General Chemistry 

An accelerated review of the first semester syllabus for the CHM 2045 course. Coverage will include: stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, reaction rates and equilibria, acids and bases.

Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 

An accelerated review of the Calculus I syllabus is provided. Coverage includes an introduction to analytic geometry, limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions, introduction to integration, and the fundamental theorem of calculus.

Professional Development

This course provides opportunities to learn computing skills, corporate speakers, advising, communication skills, academic success skills, and other topics.

Sample Schedule


Important Dates

Orientation TBD
First Day of Classes June 28, 2021
Last Day of Class August 6, 2021


Program Fees

  • Application Fees – are waived for Summer B 2021 online Program.
  • All Fall/Spring UF Housing and meal plan costs will be covered by the student.

Classes, Books, Etc.

  • Summer tuition and fees for program participants are covered by the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering through the support of corporate sponsorships.
  • Books – (summer) chemistry book and other classes – free online resources.
  • All Fall/Spring tuition, fees, books, etc., covered by the student.