2019 PATH Academy



  • The 2019 PATH Summer Academy online application is now live
  • Students must first be accepted to UC San Diego before they can apply. 
  • Students are encouraged to apply to PATH as soon as they accept their offer of admission from UC San Diego and submit their SIR (Statement of Intent to Register).
  • Students will be notified of acceptance into the program via email, sent to the UC San Diego e-mail address. Acceptance notices will be sent by the first week in June. Students will need to complete a variety of documents immediately after accepted into the program, to meet deadlines for Summer Session 1. 


  • Orientation Dinner: Sunday, June 30th, 2019
    • During the Orientation Dinner, students meet their mentors, receive books, parking passes, ID cards, schedules for the summer academy and other important information for the summer academy. Attendance is required.
  • Academy: July 1st – August 3rd, 2019, in Summer Session 1.
    • A full schedule of classes, required workshops and activities will be provided by June 2019. Students are expected to make any needed accommodations with work or other responsibilities to be able to attend all program classes and workshops.


Everyone enrolled in the 2019 PATH Academy will take:

  • MUS 150—Jazz and the Music of the African Diaspora
    • Taught by Professor David Borgo 
    • Monday/Wednesday 8:00 – 10:50am
  • LTCS 165—Special Topics: The Politics of Food
    • Taught by Professor Stephanie Jed
    • Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am – 1:50pm


Students accepted into the Summer Academy are required to sign a contract, confirming their commitment to the program and promising to adhere to the rules. Download the contract: 2019 PATH Summer Academy – Student Contract


Students in the program are offered the opportunity to live on-campus in dorm housing during the 5-week program. Housing will be provided in the Revelle College dorms for the 2019 Summer Academy. On-campus living is strongly encouraged and provides more opportunities to connect with peers in the program, learn the campus and feel better prepared for fall.

Apartment units are furnished and include kitchens with refrigerators and stoves. Residence hall units are furnished but do not include kitchens or refrigerators and stoves. All bedrooms include a bed, desk, chair, closet/wardrobe, and bookshelf for each resident. Laundry facilities are located in the complex. Linens, including blankets and pillows, are not provided. More housing information will be provided to students after acceptance into the program.


Students will be given Dining Dollars during the program that can be used to purchase food at specific locations on campus. New to the 2019 Summer Academy, students will only be allowed to enter a dining facility 3x each day, though during each visit, the food is all-you-can-eat. Food will also be provided during certain activities and workshops. Details on the dining locations will be provided during the orientation dinner.


There are zero out-of-pocket expenses for students. Tuition, fees, books, on-campus housing, parking, and dining dollars are all provided to students. In addition, students will receive a $3,000 stipend after completing the program. Full participation in all aspects of the Summer Academy is expected and participants will be required to sign the contract before participating in the program. 


Peer mentors play a significant part in the PATH Summer Academy program. Each student is assigned a peer mentor (a previous PATH transfer student) who they will meet with weekly during the program to gain new information about campus, ask questions and check-in with. The 2019 Mentors are a fantastic group and look forward to meeting you all! Details and bio’s of each mentor coming soon.


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 here.


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