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Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019
  • Application deadline: April 30th, 2019
  • Fees for GELS Programs
    1. $100 non-refundable application fee for all locations.
    2. GELS - Hawai'i: $3200 includes course materials, room, all meals, ground transportation and activities. (Does not include airfare)
      GELS - Arizona: $3000 includes course materials, room, all meals, ground transportation and activities. (Does not include airfare)
      GELS - Washington DC: $4800 includes course materials, room, all meals, ground transportation and activities. (Includes airfare from San Diego to Washington DC only.)
      GELS - Mexico: $4000 includes course materials, room, all meals, ground transportation and activities. (Includes airfare to and from Tijuana International Airport)
    3. $100 SAT Prep Course (optional)**

Be sure to ask about our payment plan option!
Email: academicconnections@ucsd.edu | Phone: (858) 534-0804 | Fax: (858) 534-7385


 

How To Apply

Step One: Create a Student Account

Please take a moment to create an account in the student's name. Proceed to Step Two if you have created an account previously.

Please watch this video if you need help with creating a student account.

 

Step Two: Pay the Application Fee

GELS Programs (Applications will close on April 30th, 2019)

Academic Connections Program (Applications will close on May 31st, 2019)

Research Scholars Programs (Applications will close on January 31st, 2019)

  • BioEngineering Sumer High School Internship Program (Application Closed)
  • BioEngineering Broad Overview and Techniques 2 Day Program (Application Closed)
  • BioEngineering Broad Overview and Techniques 5 Day Program (Application Closed)

You will be directed to the UC San Diego Extension payment gateway to pay the appropriate application fee.

Please watch this video if you need additional help with paying the application fee and filling out the application.

 

Step Three: Fill Out and Submit Your Application

After payment, you will reach a confirmation page with a link to the application. Please click on the application link.

You will need to fill out the application in its entirety.  You will need to download all the forms needed - teacher recommendation, authorization forms and medical form (as appropriate).  You will also need to obtain and upload your latest "unofficial" transcript and your latest head shot photo. Once you have uploaded all of your filled out and signed documents, you can submit your completed application to the program for review.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be able to save and return to your application until you are ready to submit it with all of the required documents.

 

 

Other Program Information

Tuition and Program Fees

GELS - Hawai'i 
$100 non-refundable application fee
$3,200 tuition, course materials, room, meals, ground transportation and activities (Does not include airfare)

GELS - Arizona
$100 non-refundable application fee
$3,000 tuition, course materials, room, meals, ground transportation and activities (Does not include airfare)

GELS - San Diego/Washington, DC
$100 non-refundable application fee
$4,800 tuition, course materials, room, meals, ground transportation and activities (Includes airfare from San Diego to Washington, DC only)

GELS - Mexico
$100 non-refundable application fee
$4,000 tuition, course materials, room, meals, ground transportation and activities (Includes airfare to and from Tijuana International Airport)

GELS - Catalina Island 
$100 non-refundable application fee
TBD tuition, course materials, room, meals, ground transportation and activities (includes transportation from Dana Point to Avalon and back to Dana Point only)

Acceptance

Program information will be e-mailed to all students accepted to the GELS programs. The student will receive a Student Handbook that should be reviewed with parents and the last page signed and returned to Academic Connections in a timely manner.

Cancellations/Refund Policies

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason prior to April 5, 2019 will receive a 50% tuition refund.

Cancellation or withdrawal for any reason April 6 - April 19, 2019 will receive 25% tuition refund

Refunds for cancellation or withdrawal after April 19, 2019 will only be issued for serious illness (doctor's certificate is required) or extenuating circumstances. Tuition is not refunded for students who are dismissed from the program or who leave because of homesickness.

All refund requests must be made in writing to Maysoon Dong, Program Manager, UCSD Pre-College Programs at: academicconnections@ucsd.edu. You will receive a confirmation of your request. Refunds will take approximately 4-6 weeks to process. Refunds are issued in the same method of payment (check or charge) of payment to UC San Diego Academic Connections.