University of California-San Diego—Academic Connections



Academic Connections' curriculum consists of college-level course work in the physical and social sciences, engineering, and the arts and humanities. UCSD doctoral candidates generally teach the courses, which meet in five-hour blocks every weekday. Small classes (limited to 22 students each) emphasize active learning. An optional SAT test-taking workshop operates two nights per week, and students may meet with campus admissions representatives one evening a week. Offered for a slightly higher cost than the traditional three-week program, a weeklong, strictly residential session in Hawaii focuses on global environmental leadership and sustainability.

General Info

Name University of California-San Diego—Academic Connections
Location La Jolla, CA
Year-round Contacts 858-534-0804
Program Focuses & Features Aquatics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Crafts, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Exploration, Filmmaking, Hiking, Law, Marine Biology/Studies, Oceanography, Rock Climbing, Science, Swimming, Theater, Writing/Journalism
Grade Range (rising grades) 10-12
Age Range Residential and Day — Coed Ages 14-18
Application Deadline June
Director Edward Abeyta, Director
Residential Fee $3700, 1-3 weeks. College credit.
Day Fee $2700, 3 weeks. College credit.
Year Established 2001
Dates & Sessions July-Aug; 3 sessions, 1-3 weeks long


Edward Abeyta, Director