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Summer Success Programs for Transfer 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 Academy in the Arts & Humanities

A 5-week residential program that provides academic transition designed for transfer students from San Diego Community College Districts (SDCCD) to UC San Diego. Students in this program are admitted to majors in Arts & Humanities. This program is intended to enhance the academic performance of SDCCD transfer students, as well as optimize their transition experience. The program offers immersive experience in residential life and credit-bearing courses.  

Program Description
Eligibility Incoming Transfer to UC San Diego from San Diego Community College Districts
Session Summer Session 1

5-week program: July 2 - August 5

Majors Humanities, Arts, and Institute of Arts & Humanities (IAH) programs
Housing On-campus housing optional

Students are enrolled in two courses (8-academic units)


  • Course 1: DOC 100D - Promises and Contradictions in US Culture (4 units)
  • Course 2: HIUS 148/USP 103 - American Cities in the Twentieth Century (4 units)

This program is fully covered by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Program Contact

Laura Martin

Phone: (858)-534-0966      Email: lauramartin@ucsd.edu

Program Website http://artsandhumanities.ucsd.edu/students/path.html
Application Opens May 1, 2017
Deadline to apply June 15, 2017 (Tentative Date)

*Program information subject to change

Summer Transfer Academy

A 5-week program for incoming transfer students from a community college or a four-year college. Summer Transfer Academy consists of credit-bearing courses, on campus housing (optional), advising, and close interaction with faculty. The goal of the program is to build a strong academic foundation for incoming transfer students.

To be eligible for this program, students must be admitted to one of following departments as their majors: Biology, Computer Science, or Engineering and Mathematics.

Program Description
Eligibility Incoming Transfer to UC San Diego
Session Summer Session 2

5-week program: August 7 - September 9

Majors Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics
Housing On-campus housing optional

Students enroll in one academy program (Bio or Math Academy) (8 academic units)  (or)

  Computer Science & Engineering Academy (10 academic units)


Mathematics Academy

  • Course 1: MATH 20E - Vector Calculus
  • Course 2: MATH 109 - Mathematical Reasoning

Biological Academy

  • Course 1: BICD 100 - Genetics (All students enroll in this course)
  Course 2 (Choose from one of the following): 
  • BIMM 101 Biochemical Techniques 
  • BICD 101 Eukaryotic Genetics Lab 

Computer Science & Engineering Academy

  • Course 1: CSE 12 - Basic Data Structures and Object-Oriented Design
  • Course 2: CSE 15L - Software Tools and Techniques Laboratory
  • Course 3: CSE 21 - Mathematics for Algorithms and Systems
Fees Fees to be determined; all students required to submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA. Financial aid available to eligible students,
Program Contact

Professor Ramamohan Paturi

Phone: (858)-534-6658       Email: rpaturi@ucsd.edu

Assistant: Jonathan Vega

Phone: (858) 834-5358        Email: Summer-programs@ucsd.edu

Program Website


Application May 1, 2017
Deadline to apply

July 7, 2017 (Tentative Date)

*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