Downtown Student Learning & Academic Success

Extending Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom

Student Learning and Academic Success (SLAS) is your partner for academic success. Its Downtown HIP Hub is your resource to learn about educational opportunities that will help you succeed at UCF and beyond. You’ll start by meeting with an SLAS Downtown Mentor who is our one-stop appointment to learn more about a variety of opportunities.

High-impact practice (HIP) opportunities blend what you’re learning in the classroom with real-world experiences. HIP opportunities include undergraduate research, studying abroad, internships, learning communities, graduate school preparations, and more.

Schedule an Appointment:

  • UCF students should visit the HIP coaching page to learn more about HIPs and schedule an appointment.
  • Valencia students should email to schedule an appointment.

Customize Your Appointment:

Select 2-3 opportunities you would like to discuss during your appointment:

  • Academic Advancement Programs helps you prepare and apply to graduate school.
  • Experiential Learning helps you engage in co-ops, internships, and service-learning experiences that best match your goals.
  • Knights of Distinction provides a framework to help you connect the dots between what you learn in your courses and your experiences beyond the classroom.
  • Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising helps you explore, prepare, and apply to law school, medical school, and health professional schools.
  • UCF Abroad helps you explore and select international learning opportunities that are short- and long-term.
  • Undergraduate Research helps you find faculty mentors, fund your experience, and share your research or creative scholarship.

To learn more about SLAS’ High Impact Practice Offices, please visit our website: