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2017 TRIO SSSP Dates and Information

TRIO SSSP / Summer Experience begins: Saturday, August 12, 2017 TRIO SSSP / Summer Experience ends: Saturday, August 19, 2017

In mid-August, TRIO SSSP will offer Summer Experience for our incoming cohort of freshmen and transfer students. The Summer Experience is a residential enrichment program designed to help you transition to UC San Diego so that you can:

  • SUCCEED instead of just SURVIVE at UC San Diego!
  • Build a sense of CONFIDENCE!
  • Gain a sense of KNOWLEDGE and BELONGING that will help you at UC San Diego.
  • Meet staff, faculty, and other resources that will help you establish a long-lasting connection at UC San Diego.
  • Meet current TRiO SSSP students.
  • Build friendships with peers and mentors that will aid in your transition process.
  • Belong to a support program until you graduate.
  • Experience cultural events to help you meet other UC San Diego students.

If you participate in the Summer Experience, you're required to spend every night with the program and take part in activities and workshops throughout the entire day. If you have a mitigating circumstance that prevents you from participating in a residential overnight program, but you would still like the opportunity to participate and commute, please e-mail TRIO SSSP Director Berenice Jau.

How to apply

  • Read through all of the instructions before applying.

  • You may access the application May 1st on the How to Apply page. 

  • Be sure to upload essay responses. Incomplete applications will not be accepted!

  • Don't forget to mail, email, or fax your income verification (1040 tax forms or income verification sheet). 

  • Application deadlines are midnight (PST):
    • Freshmen: Saturday, June 17, 2017
    • Transfers: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

After you apply

  • Review this checklist and make sure you promptly take care of these items to help facilitate your transition and enrollment process this summer.

  • You'll be notified about acceptance beginning Friday, July 14, 2017.