Summer Success Programs

Common Application

A formal Common Application approval process for Summer Success Programs (SSP) will be in effect starting March 18, 2019. The purpose of the Common Application is to have a central application for UC San Diego students who are interested in participating in a SSP will have the opportunity to apply. 

We invite you to consider and apply for all programs that align with your interest and availability.  Applying to multiple programs will ensure that we can help find the best program for you! 

Steps for applying to the Common Application:

New incoming students only. Before applying to the Summer Success Program

Step 1: Accept your Offer of Admissions and pay enrollment deposit (if required)

Step 2: Wait 3 business days for your student ID # to get generated and go to and log in to the system

Step 3: Click "First Time User" link on the right hand side of the UserID box. You will be asked to provide your UC Application ID, Date of Birth, City of Birth, and email address you used on their UC application as confirmation of student’s identity

Step 4: Once you are authenticated, you will be provided with your official PID and asked to create a password

Step 5: Please view this document before applying to Summer Success Programs


Step 6: Sign on as Student Single Sign-on (SSO) with your new PID and Password.

Step 7: 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 the Summer Success Program(s) of your choice to begin the application process, which includes essay questions created by the program leaders.

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. We invite you to consider and apply for all programs that align with your interest and availability. 

Please consider all of your options carefully if you plan to apply for multiple Summer Success Programs.

Summer Success Programs participating in the Common Application for Summer 2019: 

  • Summer Bridge (Freshmen) Application re-opened until June 30, 2019
  • Summer Engineering Institute (Freshmen) Application closed.
  • PATH Summer Academy (Transfer) Application closed.
  • Triton Freshman Scholars (Freshmen) Application closed.
  • Triton Sophomore Scholars (Continuing Students) Application closed.