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Freshman Edge

Begin college this summer!

August 5 - September 14, 2017

Begin college this summer!

August 5 - September 14, 2017

How to Enroll in Freshman Edge

Before Enrolling

Steps Details
Step 1: SIR Submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by May 1st. You must be an admitted UCI student planning to attend UCI.
Step 2: Pathways Freshman Edge has three unique pathways that you can choose from: Freshman Edge, Freshman Edge International, and Summer Bridge. Visit the Pathways page to see which one fits you best.
Step 3: Academics Visit the Academics page to choose your desired course and an alternate choice for Freshman Edge.

This step does not apply for Freshman Edge International or Summer Bridge students.
Step 4: Placement Exams If you are planning on taking any math, chemistry, physics, writing or foreign language courses during Freshman Edge, then you should make sure to take the required Placement Exams as soon as possible. By taking your placement exams early, you will know what courses (in the above subject areas) to take during Freshman Edge. For more information about Placement Exams, please visit the UCI Academic Testing Office website. You will also receive follow-up information regarding your placement exams.

Please note that if you receive the Summer Bridge Scholarship, you will be required to enroll in UNI STU 84 and HISTORY/LPS 60.
Step 5: Financial Aid (optional) Financial Aid is available for students enrolling in summer courses for 2017. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
Step 6: Program Liability Waiver Before enrolling in Freshman Edge, please print out and complete the Waiver of Liability for your specific pathway. You will need to submit a scanned PDF copy of your waiver as a part of your online enrollment. You can find the waivers here:
- Freshman Edge
- Freshman Edge International

Summer Bridge students will complete this step upon acceptance to the program.

Enrolling

Step Freshman Edge Freshman Edge International Summer Bridge
Step 7: Enroll Submit your enrollment through the Online Enrollment Form (now closed).

- Residential student deadline was June 30.
- Commuting student deadline was July 21.


Submit your enrollment through the Online Enrollment Form (now closed).

Deadline was June 16. If you will need an F-1 student visa to study at UC Irvine, your I-20 documentation will be processed by the UCI International Center. The start date of your I-20 can be changed to August 3 once your Freshman Edge International enrollment form and payment are received and processed by our office. Follow the instructions given in your UCI Admissions correspondence. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the necessary steps to obtain a visa with UC Irvine.

Submit your completed Summer Bridge Application (now closed) online through UCI EEE.

Deadline was May 31. Students who plan on attending Freshman Edge even if a Summer Bridge Scholarship is not awarded, should also enroll in Freshman Edge to save their space in the program and receive the best chances at a space in their desired course. Summer Bridge Scholarship applicants will be notified of their acceptance status in June.
Steps Details
Step 7: Enroll Freshman Edge: Submit your enrollment through the Online Enrollment Form*.

- Residential student deadline is June 30.
- Commuting student deadline is July 21.


Freshman Edge International: Submit your enrollment through the Online Enrollment Form*.

Deadline is June 16. If you will need an F-1 student visa to study at UC Irvine, your I-20 documentation will be processed by the UCI International Center. The start date of your I-20 can be changed to August 3 once your Freshman Edge International enrollment form and payment are received and processed by our office. Follow the instructions given in your UCI Admissions correspondence. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the necessary steps to obtain a visa with UC Irvine.

Summer Bridge: Submit your completed Summer Bridge Application (available Spring 2017) online through UCI EEE.

Deadline is May 31. Students who plan on attending Freshman Edge even if a Summer Bridge Scholarship is not awarded, should also enroll in Freshman Edge to save their space in the program and receive the best chances at a space in their desired course. Summer Bridge Scholarship applicants will be notified of their acceptance status in early June.

After Enrolling

Steps Details
Step 8: Confirmation & Welcome E-mails After successfully enrolling in Freshman Edge, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from our office. Within 7-10 days of receiving your confirmation e-mail, you should expect to receive an additional Welcome E-mail containing a comprehensive list of next steps to complete before Freshman Edge begins. Information on how to secure Freshman Edge housing will be included in this e-mail. If you applied for a Summer Bridge Scholarship, you will be contacted by the UCI Student Success Initiatives office to let you know if a scholarship is being offered to you.
Step 9: New Student Orientation All Freshman Edge students should attend SPOP in addition to Freshman Edge. Please see our SPOP page for more details.
Step 10: Housing (optional) If you want to live on-campus during Freshman Edge be sure to indicate that you are interested in on-campus housing in your enrollment information. Once you have received your Welcome E-mail, follow the instructions included inside to enroll in Freshman Edge Housing.Please note that Summer Bridge awardees will receive housing information along with their offer letter.
Step 11: Health Insurance (optional) VOLUNTARY ENROLLMENT IN STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN (UC SHIP)
Enrollment in Freshman Edge does not include medical or other types of insurance. Students may enroll in the Voluntary Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) for the Summer Session dates of August 3rd through September 24th (8/3/2017 – 9/24/2017). Students who will not be covered during the program by a major medical health insurance should strongly consider enrolling in Voluntary UC SHIP.

More information on UC SHIP is also available.

Please note that all registered UCI students are automatically enrolled, beginning their first Fall quarter (Fall 2017), in the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms. The UC SHIP fee will be included in your Fall 2017 Registration Fees, but is not included in your preceding Summer 2017 Registration Fees.

Enrolled Freshman Edge students will receive additional information regarding enrollment in the Summer Session Voluntary UC SHIP within your Welcome E-mail. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office by phone at (949) 824-7649 or by e-mail at summer-freshman@uci.edu.