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SUMMER 2024 APPLICATION NOW OPEN! 

Early Bird Discount: Apply before Febuary 9, 2024 and receive $200 off residential course fees and $100 off online course fees.
Completed applications must be submitted and students accepted into the program by the deadline, February 9, 2024 in order to qualify.

  • Application Deadlines: 
    • Online Program Application: Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 11:59 PST
    • Residential Program Application: Friday, May 24, 2024 at 11:59 pm PST
  • Course Dates
    • Residential Program: July 7 - July 27, 2024 
    • Online Program: July 1 - July 26, 2024 (July 4th holiday observed - no courses will be held that day) 
  • Fees for Academic Connections: San Diego
    1. $1,500 - Online course tuition
    2. $1,700 - Online course tuition + online SAT prep course
    3. $5,950 - Residential course tuition + Residential housing* 
    4. $6,150 - Residential course tuition + Residential housing + online SAT prep course*
      *Rates for international students differ from those listed above for the Residential program, please check back in January 2024 for updated information if you are applying as an International Student

Email: academicconnections@ucsd.edu


 

How To Register for Online Courses

Registration for Summer 2024 is now open! 

Proceed to step two if you already have an account. 

Step One: Create a Student Account

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: Fill Out and Submit your Application

Academic Connections Program - Online Application - Live Now! 
Application Deadline is: Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 11:59 PST
Deadline to enroll in a course is: Sunday, June 16, 2024 

You will need to fill out the application in its entirety. You can submit your completed application to the program and allow for 5 to 7 business days for application review. You will receive an acceptance email with instructions on how to pay tuition and fees. Once fees have been paid, please allow 1 to 2 business days for the enrollment to go through. Enrollment verifications can be viewed by logging into your MyExtension account. Enrollment confirmations are not emailed. Students must log into their account to check their registration. Students will have access to their course materials through Canvas on the course start date.

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

Optional Online SAT Enrollment

Online SAT test prep will be available for an additional fee of $200. This discounted price is only available for students registered in the AC online courses. To view information on the course details and to register, please click here.

Questions/Concerns?

Common questions and concerns can be found on our FAQs tab here. If not, please feel free to email us at academicconnections@ucsd.edu.

How to Register for Residential Program

Registration for Summer 2024 is now open! 

Proceed to step two if you already have an account. 

Step One: Create a Student Account

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 - Residential Application - Now Live!
Application deadline is: Friday, May 24, 2024 at 11:59 pm PST
Deadline to enroll in program is: Friday, May 31, 2024

You will be directed to the UC San Diego Extension payment gateway to pay the appropriate application fee. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.

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.

Optional Online SAT Enrollment

Online SAT test prep will be available for an additional fee of $200. This discounted price is only available for students registered in the AC online courses. To view information on the course details and to register, please click here.

Questions/Concerns?

Common questions and concerns can be found on our FAQs tab here. If not, please feel free to email us at academicconnections@ucsd.edu.

Program Information and Fees

Academic Connections Fees

Academic Connections Online Courses

Online courses are $1,500 each. There is no application fee. 

Academic Connections Residential 

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.

  • San Diego 3 Week Residential Program 
    • $100 non-refundable application fee
    • $5,950 tuition, course materials, activities, housing, meal-plan (transportation to move in and move out from UC San Diego is not included) 
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Academic Connections Acceptance

Academic Connections - Online Courses

Program information will be e-mailed to all students accepted to Academic Connections. Students will be notified within 5-7 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. 

Academic Connections - Residential Program

Program information will be e-mailed to all students accepted to Academic Connections. Students will be notified within 5-7 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. 

 

Academic Connections - Cancellation/Refund Policies

Online Courses Cancellation Policy

Students will have up until July 3, 2024 to request a cancellation and receive a full refund.

No refunds will be provided after July 3, 2024.

Residential Program Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason prior to April 5, 2024 will receive a $2,150 refund.

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason April 8- May 31 2024 will receive $1,075 refund

Refunds for cancellation or withdrawal after May 31, 2024 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, Associate Director, 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

International students interested in the online program will only have to pay the online course fees and the optional SAT Test Prep fee. 

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.