Programs (Updates TBA)

Current UCI students can make progress toward their degree year round. Choose from over 800+ courses in 70 academic disciplines. Enrollment opens March 1, 2024.

Special Programs

If you are interested in enrolling in one of our special programs, enrollment instructions and forms can be found via the links below for each program. All standard Summer Session deadlines apply to students enrolled in Special Programs. For special deadlines associated with your program, please contact your program representative.

Freshman Edge

Start your UCI experience this summer.

Program Dates for Summer 2024: TBD

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.

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.


Transfer BOOST 

Are you a new Transfer student looking to get a head start?

Transfer BOOST is an optional program designed for new, SIR positive UCI Transfer Students.

Transfer BOOST is an optional early start program which prepares you for success at UCI and beyond. Transfer BOOST helps students learn more about undergraduate research, adapt to the academic expectations at UCI, network with faculty, meet fellow transfer students and more. In addition, you will gain access to exclusive events and support from our student mentors and professional staff counselors. Benefits of the program include:

    • Get Started on Building Skills needed to be a successful Transfer Student at UCI
    • Get Access to Exclusive Opportunities
    • Get Familiar with Research in a Higher Education Setting and Way To Get Involved in Research
    • Get Connected and begin building your network of friends, staff, and faculty.


All Students are eligible to enroll and can do so as a Visiting Student. If you are interested and would like more information on how to enroll, please contact For further information on how you can obtain an I-20 and F-1 visa, please contact your sponsor or contact the UCI International Center for further information and assistance.