Welcome Tritons!  

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.

We offer 5 and 8-week on-campus academic programs to introduce you to the UC-San Diego community.  These programs allow you to get a head start on your courses in a supportive and invigorating environment while living on campus.  Each program listed below will give you an opportunity to take courses toward your degree, participate in community-building activities, attend program workshops, and make lasting friendships.  You will also be introduced to faculty and staff who will support you and become part of your success.

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! 

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

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 application

4. Once you are authenticated, you will be provided with your PID and the ability to create a passwor

5. Log in to the Summer Success Program common application with PID and password. Apply Here!

Triton Freshman Scholars

Triton Freshman Scholars helps you build a strong foundation for the next four years here at UC-San Diego.  During this 8-week summer residential program, you will earn 8 units towards your degree by completing a math course and a critical reading and writing course that also meets the campus Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion requirement.

We will help you prepare for success in university-level mathematics and writing through academic support, such as Supplemental Instruction and tutoring where you will learn with and from seasoned peers.  You will also build community through fun out-of-class activities and social events.  Through our program, you will build networks across campus with other important units, such as community centers, career services, and your undergraduate colleges.  

Program Description
Eligibility Incoming freshmen to UC San Diego
Session Special Session
Dates

8-week program: July 1 - August 25th

Move-in: June 29th

Majors

Open to all Majors.

*Students are placed into one of the 5 Math Courses in this program (Math 2, Math 3C, Math 4C, Math 10A, or Math 20A) based on the following:

Math Placement Exam (MPE) scores (test provided to students who accept an offer of admission to UC San Diego and have a PID),

AP or IB scores

SAT I or II Math scores. 

Qualifying Placement Scores:

SAT I or II                                 650 or lower

AP AB                                      Score 1, 2, or 3

AP AB sub-score                      1, 2, or 3         

IB HL (Higher level) Score       4 or less

 

The qualifying score will be used which provides the higher Math course placement.

*Note: If no qualifying test score (SAT, AB, or IB), all students must take the Math Placement Exam (MPE).

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); satisfies the UC San Diego Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion requirement for all students 

  • Course 2: Participants enroll in one course (based on qualifying Math test score from either of SAT, AB, or IB, or from the 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 Program will pay for Tuition (8 academic units), Campus based fees, program fee, and housing and dining. 
Program Contact

 

Susan Rinaldi 

Phone: 858-246-5599

Email: TFSP2019@ucsd.edu

 

Program Website https://commons.ucsd.edu/academic-support/summer-success-programs/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 question(s) created by the program leader(s). Responses are required for each question.
 Apply May 15, 2019 11:59pm(PST)

*Program information subject to change

Office for Students with Disabilities 

If you are a student with a disability (physical, chronic health, learning, mental health, ADHD, etc.) who may need accommodations in classrooms (lecture and/or examination), labs, housing and/or dining, recreational activities such as hiking, ropes, field sports, etc.,

Please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at 858.534.4382 as soon as you become aware that the condition may impact your ability to participate in our programs. 

 Additional information may be found at https://disabilities.ucsd.edu.

Summer Bridge

OASIS Summer Bridge is a year-long transition program that begins with an intensive 5-week academic and residential program during the summer. 

Summer Bridge is designed for students from underserved backgrounds—many of whom will be the first in their family to graduate from college—to the academic, social, and cultural life at the university.  Our professional and student staff will work closely with you to become successful students both in and out of the classroom. 

During Summer Bridge, you will earn 8 units towards their degree by completing two courses. All students enroll in American Higher Education and the Collegiate Experience (which fulfills a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion requirement) that introduces students to the foundation, purpose, and ethical dilemmas of colleges and universities. Students then choose a second course in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Psychology, and Theater/Dance.

Program Description
Eligibility Incoming freshmen to UC San Diego
Session Summer Session 2
Dates

5-week program: August 3 - September 7

Move-in: Saturday, August 3

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:
    • ECON 1: Principles of Microeconomics
    • BILD 1: The Cell
    • ETHN 2: Introduction to Ethinic Studies: Circulations of Difference
    • PSYC 1: Psychology 
    • TDGE 1: Introduction to Theatre
    • CHEM 6A: General Chemistry
Fees
Program will pay for Tuition (8 academic units), Campus based fees, program fee, and housing and dining. 
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 15, 2019 by 11:59pm(PST)

*Program information subject to change

Office for Students with Disabilities 

If you are a student with a disability (physical, chronic health, learning, mental health, ADHD, etc.) who may need accommodations in classrooms (lecture and/or examination), labs, housing and/or dining, recreational activities such as hiking, ropes, field sports, etc., please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at 858.534.4382 as soon as you become aware that the condition may impact your ability to participate in our programs. 

 Additional information may be found at https://disabilities.ucsd.edu.

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 unique hands-on course provides students with an introduction into how engineers use mathematics to solve real-world engineering problems.

Receive support in making your 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, as well as relevant programs and resources.

Participate in organized social activities during evenings and weekends and begin forming a peer network and making lasting friendships.

Program Description
Eligibility Incoming freshmen to UC San Diego
Session Summer Session 2
Dates

5-week program: August 3 - September 7

Move in: Saturday, August 3

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)
    • CSE 5A: Introduction to Programming I (C) (4 units)
Fees Please visit Program website for information on Program Fees. All students are required to submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA. Financial aid available to eligible students
Program Contact

Gennie Miranda

Phone: 858-534-6105

Email: idea@eng.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 12, 2019

*Program information subject to change

Office for Students with Disabilities 

If you are a student with a disability (physical, chronic health, learning, mental health, ADHD, etc.) who may need accommodations in classrooms (lecture and/or examination), labs, housing and/or dining, recreational activities such as hiking, ropes, field sports, etc., please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at 858.534.4382 as soon as you become aware that the condition may impact your ability to participate in our programs. 

 Additional information may be found at https://disabilities.ucsd.edu.

For more information, contact your Program Contact or contact

Jonathan Vega 

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

Office for Students with Disabilities If you are a student with a disability (physical, chronic health, learning, mental health, ADHD, etc.) who may need accommodations in classrooms (lecture and/or examination), labs, housing and/or dining, recreational activities such as hiking, ropes, field sports, etc., please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at 858.534.4382 as soon as you become aware that the condition may impact your ability to participate in our programs. 

 Additional information may be found at https://disabilities.ucsd.edu.