How to Apply How to Apply

Domestic Students:

 

STEP ONE: CREATE A STUDENT ACCOUNT

Please take a moment to create an account in the students name if you have not previously done so.

STEP TWO: SELECT YOUR PROGRAM CHOICE

Select the program of your choice from the linked options below.

You will be directed to the UC San Diego Extension payment gateway to pay the $100 non-refundable application fee and then directed to the Academic Connections application.

Apply to one of the 2016 programs below.


Tuition and Program Fees for U.S. Citizens:

The $100.00 application fee is non-refundable and due when you submit your application. The balance must be paid in full within 30 days of your acceptance to hold your reservation in the program.  Payment plans are available, but must be requested when accepted into the program.

Academic Connections: San Diego 

  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • $3700 tuition, course materials, room, meals and activities
  • $200 optional fee for single room requests
  • $60 optional fee for airport shuttle (Lindbergh Field, San Diego)
  • $100 optional fee for SAT Prep Course

Academic Connections: Research Scholars 

  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • $3700 tuition, course materials, room, meals and activities
  • $60 optional fee for airport shuttle (Lindbergh Field, San Diego)

Academic Connections: Hawai'i 

  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • $2900 tuition, course materials, room, meals, and activities
    (Does not include airfare)

Academic Connections: Arizona and New Mexico

  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • $2600 tuition, course materials, room, meals, and activities
    (Does not include airfare)

Academic Connections: San Diego/Washington, DC

  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • $4500 tuition, course materials, room, meals, and activities
    (Includes airfare from San Diego to Washington, DC only)

Application Process for U.S. Citizens

If you are a United States citizen, an Academic Connections application process is comprised of the following:

  1. Pay the $100 non-refundable application fee
  2. Complete the online application for your program of choice
  3. Submit a copy of your Official/Unofficial transcript
  4. Have your teacher / counselor complete the Recommendation form

Students will be notified of the status of their application via email within two weeks of receipt of the transcript and recommendation form.

The balance of your tuition must be paid in full within 30 days of your acceptance to hold your course selection.  Payment plans are available, but must be requested at the time of acceptance into the program.

Acceptance

Program information will be e-mailed to all students accepted to Academic Connections. The student will receive a Student Handbook that should be reviewed with parents and the last page signed and returned to Academic Connections in a timely manner. You will also be sent a packet of forms to fill out and return to us, either via fax or scan and e-mail.

Course Assignments

Courses are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Courses will continue to be assigned until the course is full. Courses are limited to 22 students per section. Students are asked to select three courses and to rank them by preference. If students are not assigned one of the three selected courses, students will be notified and given the option to select another course or receive a full refund. Students accepted into the program will be notified within 5 working days after their complete application packet and application fee has been processed. All correspondence will be sent by e-mail.

Cancellation/Refund Policies

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason prior to April 1, 2016 will receive a $2,800 refund.

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason April 1 - June 16, 2016 will receive $1,800 refund

Refunds for cancellation or withdrawal after June 17, 2016 will be issued for serious illness (doctor's certificate is required) or extenuating circumstances only. Tuition is not refunded for students who are dismissed from the program or who leave because of homesickness.

All refund requests must be made in writing to Robin Wittman, UCSD K-16 Program Manager at: academicconnections@ucsd.edu. You will receive a confirmation of your request. Refunds will take approximately 4-6 weeks to process. Refunds are issued in the same method of payment (check or charge) of payment to UC San Diego Academic Connections.

Medical Services

Medical services are not included in the tuition and are the responsibility of the parent or guardian signing the Academic Connections Medical Form included in the acceptance packet.

Any other expenses that are not expressly covered by the tuition are the responsibility of the parent or guardian signing the application. These expenses include, but are not limited to, incidental expenses your student may incur during the program.

Terms of Payment

Families pay the $100 non-refundable application fee when they apply to the program. The balance of tuition fees are due within 30 days of acceptance and course assignment in order to hold the course assignment.  Request for any payment plans must be made at the time of acceptance only.

Payment Methods

Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted with online application.

Check: To arrange a check payment, please call (858) 534-0804 or email academicconnections@ucsd.edu before sending the check.

International Students may also pay by bank wire.

How to pay your invoice using Western Union Business Solutions (bank transfer):

A. For an individual payment:

  1. Open the UC San Diego Western Union website to make an individual payment. Enter all student details (Boxes marked with a * are required.)

B. For group payment:

  1. Open the UC San Diego Western Union website if you are a partner sending a payment for a group of students. Enter Last Name, First Name (as shown on their passport) for all students in the “Special Payment Application Instructions” field (Boxes marked with a * are required.)

International Students:

Tuition and Program Fees (USD):

  • Application fee: $200 (nonrefundable)
  • Tuition: $5,300 (this price includes all tuition and fees, activities, mandatory medical insurance, on-campus housing and meals in dormitories with American students and chaperones on all field trips and in residence with the students at all times)
  • SAT Workshop: $100
Academic Connections Refund Policy

How to apply:

  • Apply through Academic Connections International.

Questions?

Email: academicconnections@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-0804
Fax: (858) 534-7385
Frequently asked questions

For additional course offerings year round, please visit our K-12 College Exploration website.


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