Transfer LEARN

T-LEARN™ is for students transferring to FAU from a state or community college. T-LEARN™ students must have an AA/AS degree upon starting at FAU.

T-LEARN™ is a learning community established at FAU in 2016 that focusses on students’ academic success and fostering growth through undergraduate research. By working with on-campus partners, T-LEARN™ provides a select group of first-year, transfer students a hands-on learning experience by helping students engage in research.

There are 2 distinct T-LEARN™ cohorts:

  • T-LEARN™ Arts, Business, and Humanities (ABH)

Students in this program will:

  1. Experience a small learning community at a large research university. Transitioning to a large university can be a bit daunting to a first-year, transfer student. We provide opportunities for our T-LEARN™ students to build one-on-one relationships with faculty, staff, and other students on campus.
  2. Receive personalized academic advising and priority registration.
  3. Enroll  in two Introduction to Research courses to produce a research proposal and poster presentation.
  4. Engage in a 12-week research apprenticeship with a graduate student/faculty mentor team.
  5. Participate in academic, social, and community service activities through FAU-sponsored events to build and strengthen their network of peers.
  6. Acquire skills that will make them qualified and competitive to apply to upper-level undergraduate research programs and internships.



Academics are a strong component of the T-LEARN™ program. All accepted students will take two classes together. Part I, Fundamentals of Research and Inquiry, is taken in the fall semester and Part II, Introduction to Undergraduate Research Design, is taken in the spring semester. For more information on Academics in the LEARN™ Program, visit our Academics Page.

Take a look at T-LEARN 2016 alumnus Haley Katz and LEARN 2016 and 2017 Peer Mentor Andrea Hernandez discussing their research!


T-LEARN™ students will have various mentors during their time in the program. Each student will be assigned a Peer Mentor who is an upperclassman involved in research. T-LEARN™ students will benefit from faculty mentorship. Faculty mentors will mentor students regarding the research process and they can offer invaluable advice on graduate education, research experience, and possible insight into future careers. For more information on Mentoring in the LEARN™ Program, visit our Mentoring Page.


The LEARN™ community component is built on a variety of experiences together. Throughout the semester, students will attend 6 academic and social events, and at least one community service event pre-scheduled through the program staff. For more information on the community component of LEARN™, visit our Community Page.