The 2016 UC San Diego Academy for Transfer Students is intended for incoming transfer students who will be entering UC San Diego in the Fall quarter from a community college or from a four year college. It is a five-week residential program where students would earn 8 units of credit (10 units for CSE and Math-CS students) in the major. The Academy primarily consists of gateway courses that are not typically offered at community colleges.The Academy also includes advising and other activities to help students smoothly transition to UC San Diego.
The goals of the program include a strong academic foundation for incoming transfer students so that they can make rapid progress academically and graduate sooner. While the course work is intense, each student will get individual attention and help with the course material.
All students admitted to UC San Diego through one of the following five departments in 2016 are eligible to participate in the Academy. Individual program details and course prerequisites are available through the corresponding web pages.
The overall cost of the program, including tuition, fees, educational programs, housing, meals, books, and supplies, is $5,000 per student. The university wants to help jump-start your education at UC San Diego, and is providing $2,500 in support to all Academy participants. The actual cost to students and families is $2,500.
Financial aid loans and/or grants are available to assist eligible students and families in paying the cost to attend the Academy. International students are not eligible for Federal or State financial aid and therefore are expected to pay the Academy student cost of $2,500 from family resources.
If students opt not to take the housing option offered by the Academy, they might get a small discount on the $2,500 fee. The discount amount will be posted on this website in about a week.
Our analysis shows that the summer program is one of the best deals academically and financially. Students who successfully complete the Academy will:
Academy Video (YouTube version)application only, which will be open on May 2, 2016. After you completed the Academy application, preauthorize yourself for the relevant courses at http://summer.ucsd.edu/enroll/pre-authorization.html. We encourage students to apply as soon as they decide to join UC San Diego. For a complete timeline, consult the calendar.
Seats are limited. Preference will be given to the students who have completed the appropriate course prerequisites and will benefit most from the program based on the personal statement in the application. Please consult the individual department pages for more information about courses and prerequisites.
UC San Diego Summer Academy
Attn: Mohan Paturi
Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0404
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404