Who is eligible:

2016 Transfer engineering students admitted to an engineering major at UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering

Dates of the Program:

July 20 – July 22, 2016 (3 days)

Registration Deadline/Timeline:

Application is now closed for 2016.

6/27: Notifications are sent

7/1: Deadline to submit acceptance form

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Incoming admitted transfer engineering students who attended a community college and/or prior institution of higher education.
  • Priority is given to students who attended community colleges in a low-income, community district.

Note: We highly encourage students underrepresented in the field of engineering to apply (first generation, low-income, women, historically underrepresented students, veteran/military-affiliated students, students with disabilities, and older students/students with dependents - although not a requirement.


  • Foster a sense of community and support among participating students
  • Prepare incoming students academically for the rigor of engineering studies
  • Provide incoming students tools to aid in the transition from community college to UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering
  • Build awareness of relevant campus programs and resources
  • Connect transfer engineering students to industry and professional networks

Contact Information
IDEA Student Center, Jacobs School of Engineering
Website: idea.ucsd.edu
Phone: 858.534.6105
E-Mail: idea@soe.ucsd.edu

IDEA Transfer PrEP Program Waiver (For ACCEPTED Applicants ONLY)