How is the Excel Program?

<p>I got a booklet in the mail a while back talking the EXCEL program. I am planning on majoring in Engineering so I am sort of interested in it. Does anyone know how the EXCEL program is like, and is it really helpful. Also is it really hard to get into? I know that you have to apply for it and that they select a certain amount. Ill appreciate any information about the program, thanks ahead of time</p>

<p>It's a good opportunity if you get accepted to it. It's important to note a few things though.</p>

<p>You can start in nothing more advanced than Calculus I. Even if you have credit for Calc I, Calc II, Calc III and/or Diff. Eq.</p>

<p>You are required to take a Calculus applications class, which has professionals come in and explain how they use Calculus in their job.</p>

<p>You get a paid research opportunity, guaranteed. Although there are many of those at UCF, it's nice to have the security...and sometimes those aren't paid.</p>

<p>You are required to do Excel hours, which isn't required in other Calculus and up courses. (Anything under Calculus normally that has a one hour per week class has 3 hours of weekly "MALL" hours, where you do practice problems.)</p>

<p>You get tutoring, but that exists elsewhere in SARC, SI, MALL, etc. And you can always go to professor office hours for questions.</p>

<p>My personal opinion is do it, unless you already have extensive math credits. The hours you do in the lab may be an annoyance, but they help you study, since there is no way to better study Math other than practicing problems.</p>