PATH is a collaborative program between the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) and the University of California, San Diego to help support and guide the journey of transfer students into the study of the humanities.

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WHY STUDY HUMANITIES?

A humanities degree provides enduring, transferable, foundational skills sought by a variety of employers.
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SUMMER ACADEMY

SUMMER ACADEMY

Come join us for an exciting five-week Summer Academy at UC San Diego!
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FAQs

FAQs

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CONGRATULATIONS to our SDCCD PATH Transfer Students!!

Congratulations to this year’s San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar College PATH mentees as they complete their community college careers and continue to pursue their educational goals! As you move forward with your careers, we urge you to take all that you have learned through your experience with the PATH program and continue to grow and contribute to your new communities. The PATH 2019 cohort […]

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The Value of an Arts and Humanities Degree

The University of California San Diego is recognized as a predominantly Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) campus; however it has a strong Arts and Humanities department as well. The value of attaining a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and Humanities is being recognized by scholars outside of the field. They are discovering that a degree in the Arts and Humanities provides potential employees with […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Michael Alvarez

Name: Michael Alvarez SDCCD College: San Diego City College Major: Philosophy What advice would you give to transfers who are currently at community college? You have what it takes, just keep doing what you’ve been doing…but better! What was your biggest fear about transferring to UC San Diego? I had worries about things like: getting lost in the enormity of the campus, not knowing anybody […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Michael “Mike” Charlet

Name: Mike Charlet SDCCD College: San Diego City College Major: History, Minor in Music What advice would you give to transfers who are currently at community college? Take a summer session before Fall quarter starts. Get used to the campus and know where your resources are at before the campus gets too busy. What was your biggest fear about transferring to UC San Diego? I […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Nikki Cox

Name: Nikki Lea Cox SDCCD College: San Diego City and Mesa Colleges Major: History What advice would you give to transfers who are currently at community college? There’s no reason to not do the PATH program. Adjusting to UCSD’s campus and the quarter system is hard, but completely doable. PATH provides not only the resources and familiarity you need to be successful, but it also […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Reginaldo “Reggie” Reyes

Name: Reginaldo “Reggie” Reyes SDCCD College: San Diego Mesa College Majors: History & Political Science What advice would you give to transfers who are currently at community college? Keep those grades up and hustle hard! Your hard work will be rewarded. What was your biggest fear about transferring to UC San Diego? How hard the academic life would be. What part of your transition was […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Rees Freeman

Name: Rees Freeman SDCCD College: San Diego Mesa & City Colleges Major: History What advice would you give to transfers who are currently at community college? Get involved with academic program opportunities and participate as much as possible. Why choose UC San Diego? It was my first choice. Also destiny, my parents met on the UCSD fencing team. What part of your transition was most difficult? Balancing on […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Shel Savage

Name: Shel Savage SDCCD College: San Diego City College Major: Art History What advice would you give to transfers who are currently at community college? Apply to everything possible. Everything. What was your biggest fear about transferring to UC San Diego? Parking, higher learning, having to work. What part of your transition was most difficult? Adapting to the quarter system. Why choose the PATH Program? To help me […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Michelle Le

Name: Michelle Le SDCCD College: San Diego Miramar College Major: History, Ethnic Studies minor What advice would you give to transfers who are currently at community college? Check in with your counselor, all of them. They’re here to help you. I hounded them constantly and in the end, probably visited them 15 times. You need them. Why Choose UC San Diego? Because the resources and the […]

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Transfer Student Spotlight: Kelly Clemen

Name: Kelly Clemen SDCCD College: San Diego Miramar College Major: Literature/Cultural Studies Major | Ethnic Studies Minor What advice would you give to transfers who are currently at community college? Keep working hard, keep your grades up, and be nice to your professors. Go to any PATH events you can because we’d love to meet you! Ask for help if you need it, and enjoy community […]

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