Summer Academy for Outstanding High School Students

Cost Estimation for Summer Academy for Outstanding High School Students

Application Fee$200
Program FeeTBA
Student Service Fee$300
Medical Insurance$250
Books & Supplies$250

Housing Options

Housing Application Fee$200
International Village
  • Studio: $1,610
  • Single: $1,540
  • Double: $840
American Family Homestay
  • Cost per week: $225
  • Cost per day: $33

The information provided is designed to just give you an idea of the approximate costs of attending our programs. Actual amounts depend on several factors, such as arrival and departure dates, services requested, and others.

This is not an official invoice, it cannot be used as an official document for any payment related issue or procedure

Actual amounts will be provided on an official invoice after complete application materials have been received.

All prices are in U.S. Dollars (US$)

All courses, dates and fees are subject to change without notice

Summer Academy for Outstanding High School Students

Summer Academy for Outstanding High School Students

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Upcoming Dates


Summer 2018
June 26 - July 29 - July 31 - September 2



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5 weeks

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6 Units

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Live and learn in the US by enrolling in an undergraduate course alongside American and other international students. The UCR Summer Academy for Outstanding High School Students is designed to offer you the opportunity to earn University of California credit, study with academically accomplished peers, and improve your ability to interact in a multicultural environment.

Program Benefits

  • Take a UCR undergraduate course taught by distinguished faculty and experience the American undergraduate classroom
  • Earn college credit and an official University of California transcript
  • Make friends with other participating high school students from the US and around the world
  • Live with an American homestay family and experience the culture of Southern California
  • Improve your ability to interact and relate successfully in a multicultural environment
  • Students will receive both a Certificate of Participation and an official UCR transcript upon successful completion of a Summer Session course.

Who Should Attend

The program is open to students age 15 years and older who have not yet graduated from high school.

Admission Requirements

  • Advanced English: TOEFL 550 (80iBT) or IELTS 6.5
  • Minimum overall "B" average (3.0/4.0 GPA). UCR will convert an overseas grading scale to the US standard scale.
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher or School Counselor

Deadline to Apply: Summer 2018 registration deadlines have not been announced.

Immigration Information

  • This is a full-time program.
  • You must obtain an F-1 (student) visa.

Dates and Fees


Summer 2018
June 26 - July 29 - July 31 - September 2


Courses Offered

Session A

BIOL 002-Cellular Basis of Life

PHIL 002-Contemporary Moral Issues

PHIL 003-Ethics and the Meaning of Life

BIOL 003-Organisms in the Environment

CHEM 001A-General Chemistry

PHYS 037-The Origins

CS 005-Introduction to Computer Programming

POSC 010-American Politics

PSYC 002-Introduction Psychology

SOC 001-Introduction to Sociology

BUS 010-Introduction to Business

ECON 002-Introduction to Macroeconomics

ART 001-Beginning Draw & Design

HIST 010-World History: Prehistory to 1500

TFDP 050-Public Speaking

Session B

ANTH 002-Biological Anthropology

ART 002-Beginning Paint & Design

BUS001-Personal Finance

CRWT 056-Introduction to Creative Writing

CS 006-Introduction to World Wide Web

CS 008-Introduction to Computing

DNCE 005-Introduction to Dance

ENSC 001-Introduction to Environmental Science: Natural Resources

ECON 003-Introduction to Microeconomics

ETST 001-Race and Ethnicity: Introduction

GEO 001-The Earth Crust and Interior

PSYC 001-Introductory Psychology

TFDP 010-Introduction to Acting

NOTE: Courses subject to change and availability.

Where to Stay


  • Stay with an American family to practice English and learn about American life and customs.
  • Fully furnished room; double-occupancy.
  • All meals and daily transportation (to/from school and school-related activities) included.
  • Excellent opportunity for students to experience American culture and the support of family life.
  • Move-in day for Session A: TBA.
  • Move-in day for Session B: TBA.
  • Door to door airport shuttle will be provided. A UCR driver will meet the student at LAX and deliver them to their UCR homestay family.

Experience California

Social & Cultural Activities

View the Course Schedule to see the variety of activates included in this program, including faculty interactions, academic workshops and college, lab and library tours.

You will also have the option to select mid-week and weekend excursions to Southern California attractions such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain, Los Angeles, San Diego, museums, beaches, shopping and more, at an additional cost.

Riverside has a friendly community and centralized location. Travel an hour in any direction to explore Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, and other famous destinations.

Make the most of your California experience!

Before You Apply

You will be asked create an account and you will need to provide a valid email address, mailing address and other personal information.

Collect any required documents so you are prepared to upload them.

Supporting Documents:

  • Agency/embassy/partner university information. (Only required if you have one.)
  • Copy of your passport photo page.
  • Statement of Financial Support Form. Click to view the instructions and form.
  • Financial statement from the Bank, in English. Click to view the instructions.
  • If you are applying as a transfer student from another U.S. institution on an F-1 visa, you must upload copies of your current I-20, the front and back of your I-94, and current F-1 visa stamp. Click to view transfer instructions and form.
  • If you are under 18 years old, have your parents complete the parental release form.
“Enrich your life and transform your future by studying in the heart of Southern California. Employers all over the world recognize the University of California as the gold standard in academics. Experience YOUR California dream at sunny UCR - your place to shine.”

Bronwyn Jenkins-Deas

Associate Dean, UCR Extension
Director, International Programs

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