Summer Summit

Check back here in January to get more info on the 16th annual Summer Summit!


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15th Annual Summer Summit – July 23-30 2017

Summer Summit is a 6 day/7-night FREE residential program that cordially invites 10th-12th grade high school students in the San Diego area to UCSD. Our goal is to promote access to higher education by partnering up high school students with current UCSD undergraduates that will act as resource advisors and workshop facilitators. This program provides high school students with the opportunity to experience residential life on a college campus while building up their interpersonal and leadership skills, gain information and resources about 4-year universities admission policies, and an opportunity to develop and strengthen their critical thinking skills. Participants will have opportunities to:

  • Experience residential life on a college campus;
  • Build up their interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Gain information and resources about 4-year university admission;
  • Be familiarized with on-campus resources such as community centers, transition programs, research opportunities, etc.
  • Engage in skill building activities for leadership, personal growth, and academic success.
  • Develop and strengthen their critical thinking skills.

We provide all meals, housing, and activities at no cost to the student.


Who is it for?

The mission of SPACES and SIAPS is to promote educational equity. This means providing resources and knowledge to underrepresented communities within four-year universities so they can make informed decision regarding their education. Thus, in order to be eligible to participate in Summer Summit, all participants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a 10th-12th grade high school student (at the start of your fall semester 2018) of San Diego County; AND
  2. Be a 1st-Generation College Student: Parent/guardian(s) did not graduate from a four-year college or university within the United States; OR
  3. Reside in a Low-Income Household: Families must meet income eligibility criteria as defined by Federal guidelines. Annual income must fall below 185% of the federal poverty level. In order to assess this, students must provide information about household size and parent(s)/guardian(s) annual income for 2017.

Due to limited capacity, we will prioritize spots for students that meet the qualifications listed above. Students that are not first generation or from low income households are still welcomed to apply.


For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, please e-mail: siaps@ucsd.edu or call 858-534-7330.