Applying to the Summer Academy

The program invites students from the San Diego Community College District who are transferring to UC San Diego with a major in Arts and Humanities, to apply for the program.

How to apply:

The online application for 2018 will go live on May 1, 2018. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they decide to accept their offer from UC San Diego.

To apply:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign on as a Student SSO using your: Single Sign-On User ID/PID and password
  3. Select Summer Transfer in Arts and Humanities
  4. Complete the application

Students will be notified of acceptance starting mid-June 2018.


We highly encourage students to live on campus. We recommend that Academy students, including those who will be commuters in the fall, live together in the residence hall all 5 weeks of the program. This provides more opportunity to make new friends and study effectively. Students will live in apartments with 4-5 others. Everyone will have their own room in the apartment.

Academic courses:

TBD….check back in December 2017 for updates



There is no monetary cost to you for your housing, fees, parking, or meals. In addition, you will receive a $3,000 stipend for attending. However, we do expect your full participation in all aspects of the Summer Academy. You will need to sign a contract before being accepted into the program.


You will be given a set amount of Dining Dollars during the program that can be used at several markets and cafeterias on campus. You will need to budget your funds appropriately during the academy. Food will also be provided during certain events in the Academy.


The Summer Academy will run during Summer Session I in 2018.

TBD….check back in December 2017 for updates

Students with Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability who may need accommodations to participate in our programs, you are encouraged to contact the Office for Students with Disabilities directly at (858) 534-4382.  Additional information may be found at

Important contacts for new students:

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