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Summer Academy for Transfer Students

Learn about UC San Diego's Summer Academy for newly admitted transfer students.

UC San Diego's Summer Academy for Transfer Students offers a 5-week residential Summer Session program for 8 units of university credit toward your major, with participation in high-impact educational programs, and an opportunity to develop strong ties to faculty in your major, peers and campus. Successful completion of the Academy will shorten your time-to-degree and contribute to your success as a student.

Eligibility

Summer Session financial aid is available to eligible newly admitted Fall 2017 transfer students participating in the Summer Academy. Academy participants must be admitted to one of the following majors:

  • Biological Sciences (including SIO Marine Biology)
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
  • Mathematics

Summer Academy costs & awards

The overall costs of the program include tuition, fees, educational programs, housing, meals, books, and supplies.

If you are eligible, financial aid loans and/or grants are available to assist you and your family in paying the remaining costs to attend the academy. 

Enrollment in the Summer Academy will follow the calendar and deadlines for UCSD Summer Session 2 courses and financial aid summer awarding.

You must maintain enrollment in the program in order to receive financial aid for the summer and in order to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for financial aid recipients.

Note: International students are not eligible for Federal or State financial aid.

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First steps to apply for aid: FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application

U.S. Citizens and Eligible Permanent Residents

AB 540 Eligible students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

International Students

Federal and State regulations preclude awarding financial aid to international students

Application process

  • By June 1, submit the 2016–17 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by June 1, as described above.
  • By June 1, use the Financial Aid tool to submit your online financial aid application for the 2016–17 year (also submit your 2017–18 application for Fall 2017).
  • By July 1, submit to the UCSD Financial Aid and Scholarships Office any additional financial aid documents requested in order to be considered for financial aid.
  • Financial aid eligibility will be determined after submission of the 2016–2017 FAFSA or California Dream Application, and upon confirmation of summer academy enrollment.
  • An e-mail notification will be sent to your @UCSD e-mail address directing you to access the financial aid tool in TritonLink, so you can view and accept your summer session financial aid awards.
  • Summer Session financial aid for the Summer Academy will be credited to your UCSD student account beginning July 28.

Types of aid available

U. S. citizens and eligible permanent residents:

  • Students eligible to submit a FAFSA will be considered for summer Pell Grant only if there is remaining Pell Grant eligibility from 2016–17 academic year.
  • Students will also be considered for Federal Direct Loan funds for summer if the annual maximum has not been reached.
  • Parents of dependent students may apply for a Federal Direct PLUS loan.
  • Alternative or private loans may also assist in paying your portion of the costs not covered by other financial aid.
  • Students with financial need will also be considered for a Summer Academy Grant based upon available funds.

AB 540 eligible students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents:

  • Students who are AB 540 eligible who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who submit a CA Dream Act application will be considered for alternative or private loans to pay the portion of the costs not covered by other financial aid.
  • Students with financial need will also be considered for a Summer Academy Grant based upon available funds.

International students:

  • Federal and State regulations preclude awarding financial aid to international students.

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