Triton Sophomore Scholars Program

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

Program Description

Triton Sophomore Scholars is a summer program designed to support rising sophomores achieve success as they pursue their four-year plan to degree at UC San Diego. During the 10 weeks of the program, scholars will experience a comprehensive approach to college life by focusing on one course per summer session, living on campus, and connecting with faculty, staff, students, and university resources.

Scholars will form a residential learning community to bolster their sense of belonging as Tritons and foster life-long friendships and connections. The learning community will include academic and social activities. Scholars will enroll in two 4-unit courses over two summer sessions that are critical to their degree progress. Scholars will receive individualized and structured academic support, including supplemental-to-instruction and tutoring, personalized learning assessments and goal setting, study skills instruction, contact with faculty and staff, and peer mentoring from experienced upper-division students. The Career Center will work with scholars to identify on-campus employment opportunities aligned with their individual educational and professional goals.

Tuition, campus-based fees, housing, and dining fees are covered by the program.

Program Description
Eligibility Current Freshmen students at UC San Diego
Session Summer Session 1 & 2

Triton Sophomore Scholars - 10-week program: July 3 - September 8

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

Students enroll in two courses (8 academic units)

Triton Sophomore Scholars

  • Course 1: Summer Session 1 (5 weeks) - selection from Summer Session course list 
  • Course 2: Summer Session 2 (5 weeks) - selection from Summer Session course list
Fees Students are NOT required to submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA. Financial aid available to eligible students (Optional)

Program Contact





Program Directors:

Thomas Bussey

Phone: (858) 822-6665   email:

Stanley Lo

Phone: (858) 246-1087   email:

Program Coordinator: 

Jonathan Vega    

Phone: (858)534-5358     email:

Program Website: 

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 Sophomore Scholars to begin the application process, which includes essay question(s) created by the program leader(s). 
Deadline to apply May 31, 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.   


For more information contact your Program Contact or

Jonathan Vega 
Summer Success Programs
Phone: (858) 534-5358