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Prepare for undergraduate success.

Prepare for undergraduate success.

Is Freshman Edge right for you?

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Start your UCI experience this summer.

August 5 - September 14, 2017

As an incoming UCI student, you are invited to join Freshman Edge, a program that will provide you with a rich academic, social, and personal foundation for the next four years.


Why attend?

Earn UCI Units

Earn UCI Units

Take a maximum of two courses and earn up to 8 units of UCI credit. Start this summer and get ahead to finish your degree in four years!

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Join Engaging & Exciting Events

Join Engaging & Exciting Events

As a Freshman Edge student, you will be invited to exclusive extracurricular events such as our INSIDE UCI series, game & movie nights, the annual Summer Session Sunset Festival, and more!

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Gain Confidence & Make New Friends

Gain Confidence & Make New Friends

Imagine making friends before the school year even begins! With a smaller starting group, Freshman Edge students are able to form cohesive friendships that will last a lifetime!

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Don't just take it from us...

Arturo Razo
2012 Participant
"It definitely gave me that confidence boost for college. Especially now, in my last year [2016]. I'm taking my upper-division writing course, and I just see myself doing all these things that I learned from that first year."

Taneisha Arora
2016 Participant
"I’d recommend this program, definitely. It gives you an incredible opportunity to bond with people and make friends well before other people get a chance to do that. So when you go into Fall quarter, it’s not like you’re going to some new place, it’s just like you’re going back home."

Savannah Moler
2016 Participant
"It prepared me so well for Fall Quarter. I came into Fall already knowing what I’m going to do, where I am, where I’m living, where I’m going to eat, where I’m going to find my friends… I already felt like I was a second year!"

Arturo Razo
2012 Participant
"It definitely gave me that confidence boost for college. Especially now, in my last year [2016]. I'm taking my upper-division writing course, and I just see myself doing all these things that I learned from that first year."

Taneisha Arora
2016 Participant
"I’d recommend this program, definitely. It gives you an incredible opportunity to bond with people and make friends well before other people get a chance to do that. So when you go into Fall quarter, it’s not like you’re going to some new place, it’s just like you’re going back home."

Savannah Moler
2016 Participant
"It prepared me so well for Fall Quarter. I came into Fall already knowing what I’m going to do, where I am, where I’m living, where I’m going to eat, where I’m going to find my friends… I already felt like I was a second year!"


Enrolling is simple.

Choose your path

Freshman Edge offers three distinct pathways to all incoming UCI students. See which one fits you!

 

Review enrollment information

Visit our Enrollment page to make sure you have completed all steps before enrolling. This includes choosing your elective course (Freshman Edge Pathway only) and applying for Financial Aid.

 

Enroll online

Once you have reviewed all necessary information, enroll online with our online application!

 
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So, what are you waiting for?

Start your UCI experience this summer with Freshman Edge.

So, what are you waiting for?

Start your UCI experience this summer with Freshman Edge.

Enroll now!