University Experience Program


The University Experience Program (UEP) is a summer residential program that exposes high school students to college life. During the UEP, students are

  • Housed on FSU's campus
  • Introduced to the realities of campus life
  • Attend workshops on the following:
    • College Admissions Process
    • Financial Aid & Debt Management
    • Resume Writing
    • Choosing a College & Major
    • Career Decision Making
    • Preparing Yourself Academically for College
    • College Survival Skills
  • Take tours of Florida State University, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, & Tallahassee Community College
  • Attend college classes
  • Participate in cultural activities
  • Learn standardized test-taking strategies

Other activities hosted during the summer program in the past have included:

  • Etiquette Workshop
  • Community Service Project
  • Talent Show & Fashion Extravaganza
  • Greek Life Step Show
  • UEP Picnic

CARE staff and FSU student personnel serve as advisors and mentors to the students during the program. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about higher education by spending this time at Florida State University.

Who can attend the University Experience Program?

Only 6-9th graders who participate in the College Reach-Out Program with the following institutions may participate in UEP:

What will it cost?

  • All program fees, including room, board, and materials, are provided by the program.
  • Some pocket money for personal expenses is recommended