Freshman Edge Program

What is Edge?

Start your UCI experience this summer.

July 31, 2021 – September 9, 2021 (ONLINE)

As an incoming UCI student, you are invited to join Freshman Edge, an early start program that will provide you with a rich academic, social, and personal foundation for your time at UCI and beyond.

One Program - Three Pathways

Freshman Edge

Freshman Edge is available to all incoming freshmen from all majors. Students who identify as a member of our international community or receive a Summer Bridge Program Scholarship participate in Freshman Edge with additional catered support.

Freshman Edge International

Incoming international students participate in Freshman Edge through additional and tailored program requirements that promote a successful transition to UCI.

Summer Bridge Scholarship

UCI Student Success Initiatives (SSI) offers a limited number of Summer Bridge Scholarships to First Generation and/or income-eligible students that covers the cost of Freshman Edge, provides additional benefits (such as priority registration) and requires academic year program participation.

Enrolling is simple.

Once you have reviewed all information, enroll with our online application! Questions? Email us at