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  • UC San Diego's Triton Summer Transfer Academy is an intensive, fun-filled, residential college program at one of the country’s leading universities. Students selected for the program will explore cutting-edge research facilities, participate in hands-on activities and meet with UC San Diego Admissions Officers. Participants will have accommodations at our college residence halls and will enjoy meals in UC San Diego's award-winning dining halls. This summer program is a great way to get insight into life at UC San Diego and network with faculty, staff, and transfer students.


    • Dates: Friday. Aug. 3, 2018 (Options available to stay overnight for Thursday night, Aug. 2, and/or Friday night, Aug. 3)
    • Deadline to apply: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    • Location: UC San Diego campus located in La Jolla, California
    • Accommodations: UC San Diego residential and dining facilities
    • Shuttle transportation to UC San Diego from designated park & ride locations will be provided
    • FREE: There is no cost to participate in the program. Overnight accommodations, meals, and shuttle transportation are free to participants.


    • Prospective transfer students attending a California community college
    • Priority consideration will be given to participants who have taken part in at least one of the following educational programs:
      • Umoja
      • Puente
      • Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)
      • Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
      • Cooperative Agencies Resources for Educations (CARE)
      • Veteran or active military
    • A strong desire to take part in an extraordinary residential transfer student experience
    • 350 word writing response
    • Submission of unofficial college transcripts
    • Optional education plan


    You will be notified by UC San Diego of your admission into the Triton Summer Transfer Academy by mid-May. If you are admitted, you will be required to submit the participation permission and waiver forms.

    For questions, please contact: Kyler Nathan IV at

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    • During the Summer Academy, you will have a unique, behind-the-scenes opportunity to get to know UC San Diego through participation in various academic workshops.  You will visit research facilities and labs on campus, learn about student involvement, and network with various graduate students, undergraduate students, staff, and faculty.  We want to make sure this academy is tailored to your needs!  What would you like to see should you be accepted to the Summer Academy?
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