Purpose + Reach = Individuals Measured for Excellence (PRIME)

The PRIME STEM Project/Student Support Services is designed to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and to assist students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.  Short for, Purpose + Reach = Individuals Measured for Excellence (PRIME), PRIME STEM is tailored to meet the needs of 124 students who are pursuing and will be graduating in 6 specific STEM majors: Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences and Information Technology.

PRIME STEM recruits students with SAT math scores of 470-610 or ACT scores of 17-25 and who are first generation in college students, who have a demonstrated financial need and/or those who have a documented disability.



  • Admittance to UCF (with at least 2 semesters remaining)
  • Completion of Application
  • Attend Mandatory Orientation
  • Be a first-generation, low income student, and/or a student with disabilities
  • Complete main major coursework for one of six STEM majors – Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, or Information Technology


Benefits of the PRIME STEM Program:

  • Priority Registration
  • One-on-one Tutoring
  • Peer Mentoring & Academic Coaching
  • Free computer access and printing
  • Exam prep materials (MCAT, GRE, DAT, OAT, etc.)


Opportunities for:

  • Undergraduate Research
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Skills and Academic Success Workshops
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Textbook Scholarship


Interested? Fill Out Interest Form and/or Apply Here!


To apply for the program, please download the following application.  Send your completed application and all of its appropriate forms to the PRIME STEM staff.  Their contact information can be found on our contact page.  Thank you!


2023-2024 PRIME STEM Application (UCF TRIO SSS)