What does the PATH program entail?
The PATH program begins with a Summer Academy, completed the summer before students start at UC San Diego. Here are some details about the Program:
- Students take the same 2 courses regardless of their major, and receive 8 credits.
- Students attend workshops focusing on study skills, professional development and the introduction of campus resources and programs, like the Teaching & Learning Commons and Study Abroad.
- Students are assigned a peer mentor (a student formerly in the program) and required to meet individually with their mentor each week to ask questions, take tours and get further information and support.
- Optional social activities are offered, including designated study sessions, trips to local plays, lunch with faculty members and more.
- Following the summer academy, PATH students have the opportunity to be employed as a mentor, receive special funding for conferences, study abroad and more.
What does the program cost?
Students have ZERO out-of-pocket expenses during the Summer Academy.
The following are provided free of charge:
- Tuition for the two Summer Academy’s courses
- Course textbooks
- On-campus housing and dining plan
- Summer Session 1 Parking permit
- On Campus Housing
After successful completion of the entire program, students receive:
- $3,000 stipend for full participation in PATH
- If desired, training and employment opportunities as a mentor