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Please note: The dates listed are for the 2017 program. Check back in spring 2018 for updated info.
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.
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!
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!
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!
If you are a domestic student entering UCI in fall 2017, then the Freshman Edge pathway is likely your best fit!
If you are an incoming international undergraduate student, you are invited to take part in Freshman Edge International, which will provide a rich foundation for your UCI career.
UCI Student Success Initiatives (SSI) offers a limited number of Summer Bridge Scholarships to income-eligible students for a special version of this program.
Arturo Razo2012 Participant"It definitely gave me that confidence boost for college. Especially now, in my last year . 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 Arora2016 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 Moler2016 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!"
Freshman Edge offers three distinct pathways to all incoming UCI students. See which one fits you!
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.
Once you have reviewed all necessary information, enroll online with our online application!
So, what are you waiting for?
Start your UCI experience this summer with Freshman Edge.