The University of California, Riverside (UCR) and the Centennial Puente Program are educational partners. UCR and the Centennial Puente Program are preparing all Puente students for college and career readiness. http://admissions.ucr.edu/.Ricardo R Vargas
Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment & Evaluation
Freshman Admissions Counselor
There are many reasons to select UC Riverside.
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As a rising star in the prestigious University of California system, UC Riverside has a reputation for extraordinary diversity, superior value, groundbreaking research and graduates who succeed.
UC Riverside is a living laboratory for issues critical to the Inland Empire, California and the world. From innovative technology to life-changing discoveries, our research has impact.
Connect with historic Ethnic & Gender programs. Grow through internships, international programs and leadership opportunities. Work with accessible faculty and cutting-edge tools.
Our first students knighted us “Highlanders” in 1954. Today, Tartan Soul thrives at UCR. We didn’t just build the biggest cement “C” in the UC system, legend has it our first provost wrestled the bear that threatened to prevent its mountainside construction! At UCR, we offer you a history you can be proud of and a future that belongs to you.
A UC education is among the best in the world. Work with professors that lead their fields, plug into unique academic programs that maximize your talents and graduate with a degree that the world respects.
UC Riverside has a vibrant Greek life, 360+ student organizations, exciting sports teams, fun outdoor music festivals, a power-packed Homecoming and even a bagpipe band.
Our perpetually sunny campus provides easy access to the best of Southern California. 60 miles east of Los Angeles, 40 from Disneyland and not much farther to beaches, ski resorts and more.
As an NCAA Division I school we play USC, UCLA, Stanford and Cal, as well as Big West rivals UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine and Long Beach State. Alumni include Marc Rzepczynski, who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win a World Series in 2011, and Troy Percival, closing pitcher for the 2002 World Series Champion Anaheim Angels. In fact, four Highlanders have World Series rings.
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2013 Summer Academy for Advanced High School Students
Summer @ UC Riverside
Academics for students in grades 9-11
College-level courses (courses which are generally 5-weeks or longer in length) are offered through UCR Summer Sessions. Summer courses are taught by regular UCR faculty and distinguished visiting faculty who bring special expertise and different academic perspectives to the campus. In the summer, our diverse student body consists of continuing UCR students and visiting students from high schools, colleges, and universities all over the world. High school students who take our college-level courses are in the same courses as regular UCR students.
Eligible Early Academic Outreach Program students will be contacted by the UCR EAOP office to offer them the opportunity to participate in this program (www.EAOP.UCR.edu).
- Get a head start toward your undergraduate degree this summer
- Become familiar with the expectations and demands of college-level courses
- Obtain full UCR course credit on an official UC transcript
- Add this experience to your college applications to distinguish yourself
- Learn about a college campus and the resources available to you
- ... the benefits are countless!
Students who have completed the 9th, 10th or 11th grade.
Students must prove a 3.5 GPA or higher*
*An official, sealed transcript is required. If interested applicants have a cumulative GPA between 3.2 and 3.5, please call to discuss possible acceptance into the program.
Students must provide an endorsement letter from a teacher or counselor in support of their academic skills.
Many high school students got a great head start on their freshmen college year by taking classes through the Summer Academy. Since 1995, over 3,000 high school students have taken between 1 and 8 UCR classes through the Summer Academy for Advanced High School Students program!
Academically skilled high schools can successfully earn credit in UCR undergraduate classes. Over 80% of Summer Academy students earn a grade of "B" or higher in their first UCR course.
You probably know someone from your high school who has attended this program. Students from 46 local and international high schools attended the Summer Academy program in 2012. WOW!
PLEASE NOTE: The UCR Summer Academy is not a guaranteed admission program into the University of California. Students interested in attending a University of California campus to obtain a post-secondary degree must submit a regular admission application. If you are a graduating high school senior this year, you are no longer eligible for the 2013 Summer Academy program; however, you can still take classes this summer through the regular Summer Sessions term as a visiting student.Summer Academy InformationUCR Summer Sessions and Special Programs
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521-0112
Tel: (951) 827-3044
Fax: (951) 827-7370