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Summer Success Programs for Incoming 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 incoming freshmen students in making the transition to UC San Diego's intensive quarter system.

New incoming students only. Before applying to the Summer Success Programs: 

  1. Accept your Offer of Admissions and pay enrollment deposit (if required)
  2. Wait 3 business days and go to TritonChecklist.ucsd.edu and log in using Single-sign-on
  3. Click "First Time User" link on the right hand side of the UserID box. You will be asked to provide their UC Application ID, Date of Birth, City of Birth, and email address you used on their application 
  4. Once you are authenticated, you will be provided with your PID and the ability to create a password
  5. Log in to the Summer Success Program common application with PID and password 

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

All particpants must enroll in:

  • Course 1: EDS 25: American Higher Education and the Collegiate Experience
  • Course 2: Participants enroll in one course from the following:
    • EDS 20S: Principles of Learning
    • TDGE 1: Introduction to Theatre
    • CHEM 6A: General Chemistry
Fees Students are NOT required to submit the 2017-2018 FAFSA; Financial aid is available to eligible students (Optional)
Program Contact

Margarita Lopez

Phone: 858-534-2801 

Email: summerbridge@ucsd.edu

Program Website http://oasis.ucsd.edu/programs/summer-bridge/index.html
Application

Note: You can use the Common Application to apply to multiple programs. However, you can only submit your application once. Please be aware you will not be able to log in and apply to additional programs once you have submitted your application. Please consider all of your options carefully if you plan to apply for multiple Summer Success Programs.

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 May 31, 2018

*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 2017-2018 FAFSA. Financial aid available to eligible students
Program Contact

Ryan Fane

Phone: 858-822-3778

Email: rfane@ucsd.edu

Program Website

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

Application

Note: You can use the Common Application to apply to multiple programs. However, you can only submit your application once. Please be aware you will not be able to log in and apply to additional programs once you have submitted your application. Please consider all of your options carefully if you plan to apply for multiple Summer Success Programs.

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 Engineering Institute to begin the application process, which includes essay question(s) created by the program leader(s). 
Deadline to apply May 15, 2018
*Program information subject to change

Triton Freshman Scholars

Triton Freshman Scholars Program will be an eight-week long pre-matriculation, residential program for admitted UC San Diego Freshmen. The program builds a solid foundation for students’ academic success and facilitates their transition to UC San Diego through collaboration with the Mathematics Department, Division of Physical Sciences,  Literature department and Analytical Writing Program, and the Teaching + Learning Commons.

The program is designed to prepare students to successfully progress and fulfill both the math requirements required by their college and major and the writing required in college writing courses and in the academic disciplines. Students will also participate in non-course-based program components designed to improve students’ transition to college and to UC San Diego. They will develop a sense of belonging to the campus, be introduced to the campus community and further improve their development.

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 Special Session
Dates

8-week program: July 1 - August 25

Majors

Open to all Majors.

*Students are places based on their Math Placement Exam (MPE) scores, AP/IB or SAT scores.

Housing Residential Program On Campus Housing Required
Courses

Students enroll in two courses for a total of 8 academic units

All participants must enroll in:

  • Course 1: AWP 10: Language and Learning in the American Academy (4 units)

  • Course 2: Participants enroll in one course (based on MPE exam) from the following:
    • Math 2: Introduction to College Mathematics (4 units) *8- week course
    • Math 3C: Precalculus (4 units) – *8-week Course
    • Math 4C: Precalculus for Science and Engineering (4 units) *5-week course
    • Math 10A: Calculus I (4 units) * 5-week course 
    • Math 20A: Calculus I for Science and Engineering (4 units) *5 weeks
Fees
Students are NOT required to submit the 2017-2018 FAFSA; Financial aid is available to eligible students (Optional)
Program Contact

Jonathan Vega 

Phone: 858-534-5358

Email: freshmanscholars2018@ucsd.edu

Program Website https://commons.ucsd.edu/students/tap/triton-freshman-scholars.html 
Application

Note: You can use the Common Application to apply to multiple programs. However, you can only submit your application once. Please be aware you will not be able to log in and apply to additional programs once you have submitted your application. Please consider all of your options carefully if you plan to apply for multiple Summer Success Programs.

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 Freshman Scholars to begin the application process, which includes essay question(s) created by the program leader(s). 
Deadline to apply May 15, 2018

*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.   

 

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 5 - September 8

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: AWP 10: 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

Students pay for their Summer Session Tuition, UCSD Summer Housing (Housing, Dining, and Hospitality), Health Insurance, and all campus-based fees. All other programming expenses are paid for by the International Students and Programs Office (ISPO).

Program Contact

Emily Kawahara      

Phone: (858) 246-1590      

Email: tritonedge@ucsd.edu

Program Website tritonedge.ucsd.edu 
Application

Note: You can use the Common Application to apply to multiple programs. However, you can only submit your application once. Please be aware you will not be able to log in and apply to additional programs once you have submitted your application. Please consider all of your options carefully if you plan to apply for multiple Summer Success Programs.

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 Edge to begin the application process, which includes essay question(s) created by the program leader(s). 
Deadline to apply May 15, 2018
*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.