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Summer Success Programs for Freshmen Students

Summer Session is committed to helping new UC San Diego students achieve academic excellence in their undergraduate education.

UC San Diego offers several Summer Success Programs to assist students in making the transition to UC San Diego's intensive quarter system.

Summer Bridge

OASIS Summer Bridge is a year-long transition program that begins with an intensive 5-week academic and residential program.  Summer Bridge is designed to acclimate students from underserved backgrounds—many of whom will be the first in their families to graduate from college—to the academic, social and cultural life at the university, thereby helping them to be successful students both in and out of the classroom. 

Students in the 5-week summer program will take credit bearing courses and experience a comprehensive array of academic activities with an emphasis in math, science, writing, and critical thinking. Summer Bridge students will continue to receive a strong, holistic support system throughout the first year at UC San Diego.  

Program Description
Eligibility Incoming freshmen to UC San Diego
Session Summer Session 2
Dates

5-week program: August 5 - September 8

Majors Open to all majors and undeclared majors
Housing Residential Program On Campus Housing Required
Courses

Students enroll in two courses (8 academic units) All courses are 4 units each

Summer Bridge

  • Course 1: CONT 1: Contemporary Issues (required for all students)
  • Course 2: Choose from the following:
    • EDS 20S: Education Studies 
    • Math 2: Introduction to College Mathematics 
    • Math 3C: Precalculus
    • Math 4C: Precalculus for Science & Engineering 
    • Math10A: Calculus l
    • Math 20A: Calculus for Science & Engineering

     (Math placement exam required for Math courses)

Fees Students are NOT required to submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA; Financial aid is available to eligible students (Optional)
Program Contact

Mandy Lucas      

Phone:

Program Website https://students.ucsd.edu/sponsor/oasis/transition-programs/summer-bridge/index.html 
Application

Apply Now! Steps for applying to the Common Application:

  • Sign on as a Student SSO using your: Single Sign-On User ID/PID and password
  • Once you log in, you will be directed to the Common Application Dashboard, where you will see a list of Summer Success Programs that are available to you. Click on Summer Bridge to begin the application process, which includes essay question(s) created by the program leader(s). 
Deadline to apply June 17, 2017 

*Program information subject to change

If you are a student with a disability who may need accommodations to participate in our programs, you are encouraged to contact the Office for Students with Disabilities directly at 858.534.4382.   

Summer Engineering Institute

Get a jump start on your academic career with the Summer Engineering Institute (SEI), a five-week residential program focused on newly admitted freshmen students majoring in Engineering. SEI participants will earn 6-credits towards their engineering degree, including participation in Engineering 10: Fundamentals of Engineering Applications. This hands-on course allows students to develop and apply mathematical skills while working in teams to solve practical engineering problems.

Receive support in making the transition from high school to the rigors of a university-level engineering curriculum, and participate in workshops and seminars covering study skills and habits necessary to succeed in engineering.  SEI also provides an introduction to living on campus and familiarizes students with the UC San Diego campus.

Participate in organized social activities during evenings and weekends and begin forming a peer network.

Program Description
Eligibility Incoming freshmen to UC San Diego
Session Summer Session 2
Dates

5-week program: August 6 - September 9

Majors Engineering majors only
Housing Residential Program On-campus Housing required

Students enroll in two courses for a total of 6 academic units

All participants must enroll in:

  • Course 1: ENG 10: Fundamentals of Engineering Applications (2 units)
  • Course 2: Participants enroll in one course (based on major) from the following:
    • SE 1: Introduction to Structures and Design (4 units)
    • MAE 8: Matlab Programming for Engineering Analysis (4 units)
    • ECE 5: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (4 units)
    • NANO/CENG 15: Engineering Computation Using Matlab (4 units)
Fees Please visit Program website for information on Program Fees. All students are required to submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA. Financial aid available to eligible students
Program Contact

Jessica Baldis               

Phone: (858) 534-6779    Email: jbaldis@ucsd.edu

Program Website

http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/idea/programs/freshman_summer_institute.shtml

Application

Application Closed 

Deadline to apply Application Closed 
*Program information subject to change

Summer Program for Incoming Students (SPIS)

SPIS is a 5-week residential summer program on the UC San Diego campus for students accepted into CSE majors as well as for other UCSD admitted students who want to explore computer science as a career option. SPIS courses are taught by the very best faculty at UCSD. Students in the program interact with a wide range of CSE faculty and learn about computer science engineering research. They also have opportunities to connect with engineers from the computer industry. SPIS provides an excellent student experience with individual meetings with faculty, tutoring from experienced CSE undergraduate students, collaborations with fellow students, individual advising to smooth the transition to UCSD, and living on campus.

Program Description

Eligibility

Incoming freshmen to UC San Diego

Session

Summer Session 2

Dates

5-week program: August 7 - September 8

Majors

  • Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Bioinformatics majors in the CSE Department
  • Computer Engineering majors in the ECE Department
  • Math/CS majors the Mathematics Department

Housing

Residential Program On-campus Housing required

Courses

SPIS is an enrichment summer program. Does not grant academic credit 

Fees

Students are required to pay a total fee of $2,000 to cover the instructional, housing and dining expenses as well as books, supplies, and event expenses

Program Contact

Dr. Mohan Paturi 

Phone: (858) 534-6658

Email: rapaturi@ucsd.edu 

Program Website

https://sites.google.com/a/eng.ucsd.edu/spis/ 

Application

https://docs.google.com/a/eng.ucsd.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpI-mUp1w3szjZCkJmjMHlnGzGoDzE0MuMSql1q3Qae-zmAg/viewform 

Deadline to apply

Application Closed 

*Program information subject to change

Triton Edge

Triton Edge aims to develop outstanding students and global citizens by preparing international freshmen for success through interweaving academics and cultural development. Students get a jump start on academics and campus awareness while also developing identity and intercultural understanding.

Program Description
Eligibility Incoming international freshmen to UC San Diego
Session Summer Session 2
Dates

5-week program: August 6 - September 9

Majors Open to all majors and uncleared majors
Housing Residential Program On-campus Housing required
Courses

Students are enrolled in two courses (8 academic units)

Courses:

  • Course 1: LTWR 4: Language and Learning in the American Academy (4 units) (required for all students)
  • Course 2: One Summer Session Course (4 units) (Students choose from a pre-selected list of courses)   
Program Contact

Emily Kawahara      

Phone: (858) 246-1590       Email: tritonedge@ucsd.edu

Program Website http://ispo.ucsd.edu/programs-events/triton-edge-program.html
Application

Please Visit Program Website for more information on application procedures 

Deadline to apply Extended June 2, 2017 
*Program information subject to change

Triton Prep Program

Triton Prep is a community-based program for new incoming freshmen. Classes are taught at the Jacobs Center, allowing students to live at home while enrolled in the program and will focus on students living in Southeast San Diego (Diamond District) The program focuses on four integrated student success areas that include: mathematics, literacy and communication, student life preparation and parent engagement. This pre-matriculation program seeks to provide incoming freshmen with the key resources needed to succeed at UC San Diego with an emphasis on serving at risk student populations.

Program Description
Eligibility Incoming freshmen to UC San Diego from Gompers Preparatory Academy, Morse High School, Lincoln High School, and Preuss School living in the Diamond District (Southeast San Diego)
Session Summer Session 1 & 2
Dates

10-week program: July 3 - September 9

Majors Open to all majors and undeclared majors
Housing Courses will be taught at the Jacobs Center in Southeast San Diego. Campus housing not available.
Courses

Students will be enrolled in 2 courses: (8 Academic units) 

  • Course 2: LTWR 4: Language and Learning in the American Academy (4 units) (required for all students)

  • Course 1: Math 2: Introduction to College Mathematics (4 units) 

                              or (Determined by Math Placement Exam)

                     Math 3C: Precalculus (4 units) 

Fees Students are NOT required to submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA; Financial aid is available to eligible students (Optional)
Program Contact

Jonathan Vega 

Phone: (858) 534 -5358   Email: Summer-Programs@ucsd.edu

Program Website http://commons.ucsd.edu/students/Triton%20Prep%20Program.html
Application

Apply Now! Steps for applying to the Common Application:

  • Sign on as a Student SSO using your: Single Sign-On User ID/PID and password
  • Once you log in, you will be directed to the Common Application Dashboard, where you will see a list of Summer Success Programs that are available to you. Click on Triton Prep to begin the application process, which includes essay question(s) created by the program leader(s). 
Deadline to apply Extended Deadline: June 15, 2017 

*Program information subject to change

If you are a student with a disability who may need accommodations to participate in our programs, you are encouraged to contact the Office for Students with Disabilities directly at 858.534.4382.   

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center's Summer Science Freshmen Program

Moores’ Summer Science Enrichment program is an 8-week summer internship for incoming freshmen. It teaches aspiring undergraduate scientists about cancer and how differences among people can create differences in cancer outcomes (disparities). Students gain a theoretical understanding of how cancer disparities develop and are sustained. Students are trained in bio-behavioral science labs where they learn about the scientific process through hands on participation and seminars. 

Program Description

Eligibility

Incoming freshmen to UC San Diego

Session

Special Session 

Dates

8-week program: June 26 - August 18 

Majors

Engaging in a Basic, Behavioral, or Other Science Major 

Housing

Housing Optional 

Courses

Moores is an enrichment summer internship program. Does not grant academic credit 

Fees

Please see program website for more information 

Program Contact

Dr. Georgia Robins Sadler 

Phone: (858) 534-7611

Email: summerscienceprogram@ucsd.edu

Program Website

https://healthsciences.ucsd.edu/research/moores/research/programs/Pages/SummerEnrichment.aspx

Application

Please visit program website for more information 

Deadline to apply

Application extended 

*Program information subject to change

For More Information, contact your Program Contact or contact

Jonathan Vega 
Summer Program Specialist
Phone: (858) 534-5358
Email: Summer-Programs@ucsd.edu

If you are a student with a disability who may need accommodations to participate in our programs, you are encouraged to contact the Office for Students with Disabilities directly at 858.534.4382.  Additional information may be found at http://disabilities.ucsd.edu/about/index.html.