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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 All students required to submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA; Financial aid available to eligible students
Program Contact

Mandy Lucas      

Phone: (858)534-4998     email: mlucas@ucsd.edu

Program Website https://students.ucsd.edu/sponsor/oasis/transition-programs/summer-bridge/index.html 
Application May 1, 2017
Deadline to apply June 17, 2017 
*Program information subject to change

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 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
May 1, 2017
Deadline to apply May 30, 2017 
*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)   
Fees

Tuition: $2,184

Campus Based Fee: $164.48

Housing: $1,855

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 March 15, 2017
Deadline to apply July 7, 2017 (Tentative Date)
*Program information subject to change

Triton Prep Program

Triton Prep is a community-based program for new incoming freshmen. Classes are taught in neighborhood library branches, 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
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 Malcolm X Library in Southeast San Diego. Campus housing not available.
Courses

Students will be enrolled in 2 courses:

  • Course 1: Math 2: Introduction to College Mathematics 

                              or (Determined by Math Placement Exam)

                    Math 3C: Precalculus

  • Course 2: Literacy and Communication Course - TBD
Fees To be determined
Program Contact

Jonathan Vega 

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

Program Website To be announced
Application Opens May 1, 2017
Deadline to apply To be determined
*Program information subject to change

For More Information, contact your Program Contact or contact

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