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Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019
  • Application deadlines:
    Research Scholars: January 31, 2019
    Academic Connections: May 31, 2019
  • Fees for Academic Connections: San Diego
    1. $100 non-refundable application fee.
    2. $4200 all inclusive tuition, course materials, housing, all meals, and activities included. Payment plan is available upon request.
      Early Enrollment Discount: $500 off (Discount is available until February 15, 2019 for students who have completed their application and have been accepted into the program. Discount does not apply to Research Scholars.)
      (Transportation to and from UC San Diego Campus not included.)
    3. $100 SAT Prep Course (optional)**

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


 

How To Apply

NOTICE: Academic Connections International StudentsAPPLY HERE

Step One: Create a Student Account

NOTICE: International Students interested in Academic Connections - skip this step and APPLY HERE

Please take a moment to create an account in the student's name if you have not previously done so. Proceed to Step Two if you have created an account previously.

Please watch this video if you need help in creating a student account.

Step Two: Pay The Application Fee

Academic Connections Program (Applications will close on May 31st, 2019)

Research Scholars Programs (Applications will close on January 31st, 2019)

  • BioEngineering Summer High School Internship Program (Application Closed)
  • BioEngineering Broad Overview and Techniques 2 Day Program (Application Closed)
  • BioEngineering Broad Overview and Techniques 5 Day Program (Application Closed)

GELS Programs (Application will be closed on April 30, 2019)

You will be directed to the UC San Diego Extension payment gateway to pay the appropriate application fee. 

Please watch this video if you need additional help with paying the application fee and filling out the application.

 

Step Three: Fill Out and Submit your Application

After payment, you will reach a confirmation page with a link to the application. Please click on the application link.

You will need to fill out the application in its entirety.  You will need to download all the forms needed - teacher recommendation, authorization forms and medical form (as appropriate).  You will also need to obtain and upload your latest "unofficial" transcript and your latest head shot photo. Once you have uploaded all of your filled out and signed documents, you can submit your completed application to the program for review.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be able to save and return to your application until you are ready to submit it with all of the required documents.

Program Information and Fees

Academic Connections and Research Scholars Fees

All application fees are non-refundable and due when you submit your application. The tuition 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 3 Week Residential Program
    • $100 non-refundable application fee
    • $4,200 (all inclusive) tuition, course materials, housing, all meals, activities (transportation to and from UC San Diego is not included)
    • $100 (SAT Prep course - optional)

Reseach Scholars - Bioengineering 

  • BioEngineering Sumer High School Internship Program (BE-SHIP)
    • $100 non-refundable application fee
    • $7,500 (all inclusive) tuition, course materials, 3 weeks of meals and housing, field trips
    • Transportation to and from UC San Diego is not included 
    • $100 (SAT Prep course - optional) 
  • BioEngineering Broad Overview and Techniques (BE-BOAT) 2 Day Program
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
    • $400 tuition (does not include transportation to and from UC San Diego)
    • Students must bring a bagged lunch every day 
  • BioEngineering Broad Overview and Techniques (BE-BOAT) 5 Day Program
    • $75 non-refundable application fee
    • $1,000 tuition (does not include transportation to and from UC San Diego)
    • Students must bring a bagged lunch every day 

Acceptance

Academic Connections

Program information will be e-mailed to all students accepted to Academic Connections. Students will be notified within 3-5 days of submitting their applications. 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. 

Research Scholars

Program information will be e-mailed to students accepted to all 3 Research Scholars Programs. A Student Handbook will be provided. 

For the 2 day program, students will be notified on 2/14/2019. 

For the 5 day and 6 week program, students will be notified on 3/19/2019. 

Academic Connections - Cancellation/Refund Policies

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason prior to April 4, 2019 will receive a $2,100 refund.

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason April 5- June 7, 2019 will receive $1,200 refund

Refunds for cancellation or withdrawal after June 8, 2018 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 Maysoon Dong, Sr. Program Manager, UCSD Pre-College Programs 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.

Academic Connections - International Students Tuition and Program Fees

  • Application Fee: $200 USD (nonrefundable)
  • Tuition: $6,300 USD (this price includes all tuition and fees, activities, 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)
  • International Student Service Fee: $175 USD
  • UC San Diego Extension Medical Insurance: $135 USD
  • SAT Workshop: $100 USD
Academic Connections Refund Policy

International Student Application

  • Apply through Academic Connections International.
  • American citizens living in foreign countries apply through the application process as listed above and do not need to apply through Academic Connections International. Domestic Applications fees and Domestic tuition rates apply. 

Research Scholars- Cancellation/Refund Policies

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason prior to March 1, 2019 will receive a full refund (2 day program only)

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason prior to April 1, 2019 will receive a full refund (5 day and 6 week program only).

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason April 2- May 31, 2019 will receive 50% refund (5 day and 6 week program only). 

Refunds for cancellation or withdrawal after June 1, 2019 (or March 2nd for the 2 day program) 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 Maysoon Dong, Sr. Program Manager, UCSD Pre-College Programs 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.