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Freshman Edge

Begin college this summer!

August 6 - September 14, 2017

Begin college this summer!

August 6 - September 14, 2017

Bridge Scholarships

UCI Student Support Services (SSS) offers a limited number of Summer Bridge Scholarships to eligible students for a special version of this program. Students who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Low income (as federally established and determined from your 2016-2017 FAFSA or 2016-17 CA Dream Act)
  • First generation college student (neither parent has completed a bachelor’s degree in the U.S.)
  • Students from disadvantaged backgrounds/circumstances

Summer Bridge Scholarship applicants must submit payment for the non-refundable mandatory campus fee of $175 on their Summer Bridge enrollment form upon acceptance of the scholarship to hold their space in the program and courses. Remaining fees and expenses will be funded by the Summer Bridge Scholarship, based on student financial need. Upon completion of Summer Bridge, the $175 fee will be reimbursed to students as a final portion of the scholarship.

Approximately 140 students will be offered a Summer Bridge Scholarship. Recipients enroll in a specified set of courses and are required to live in program housing. Summer Bridge Scholarship recipients receive advising and sign up for fall classes during their Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP).

How to Apply

The Summer Bridge Application will be available online through UCI EEE. The application is anticipated to open mid-April and close late-May. Details regarding Summer Bridge have not yet been finalized for 2017. More information will be released as it becomes available. 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 on a rolling basis, beginning mid-May.

Be sure to complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA (due June 30, though it is recommended that you complete your FAFSA by May 31 and apply for the Summer Bridge Scholarship due May 30). Please note that this is different from the 2017-2018 FAFSA you may have already submitted for the upcoming academic year.

Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP)

Summer Bridge Scholarship recipients will attend Freshman Edge/Bridge SPOP. Summer Bridge participants will be required to confirm their participation in Freshman Edge/Bridge SPOP when their orientation reservation windows open in June. See SPOP for more details.

Freshman Edge is for all new students who will be entering UCI as freshmen in Fall 2016. There are three pathways within Freshman Edge. Choose Your Path