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UCI students

Can't wait to start your freshman experience? We're ready for you!

Move in and start school at UCI this summer.

Our Freshman Edge program makes your transition to college easier.

As an incoming student to UCI, you are invited to participate in  Freshman Edge an innovative and experiential program for highly-motivated incoming students who are ready to begin their UCI experience this summer. In addition to earning UCI units that will count towards your undergraduate degree, you will also build a solid academic and social foundation that you will enjoy throughout your undergraduate years. The program’s mentors (former program participants) will also create a meaningful and supportive environment for you!

By the beginning of the fall quarter, you will have already started on your UCI coursework and graduation requirements, become acquainted with the campus, gained confidence in meeting and speaking with professors, and become part of a close-knit group of incoming students.

Discover more about Freshman Edge.

There are three pathways within Freshman Edge.

  • Freshman Edge, for all incoming freshmen
  • Freshman Edge International, for incoming freshmen coming from another country
  • Summer Bridge, for incoming freshmen who meet certain family background criteria

Before you begin Freshman Edge, kick off your UCI experience by attending the  Student Parent Orientation Program. Receive academic advising, register for fall courses, get information on student resources and services, and begin making new friends at social activities.

Learn more about Freshman Edge, including enrollment dates, academics, and fees. Financial Aid is also available to assist UCI students in meeting the costs of attending this program.