Events and Resources for Admitted First Year Students

Welcome, Admitted Engineering First Year Students!

Congratulations on being admitted to the #10 engineering school in the nation, according to the 2022 US News rankings.


Participate in Summer Engineering Institute

Get a jump start on your academic career at UC San Diego's 5-week, Summer Engineering Institute (SEI), and earn six credits towards your engineering degree. Receive support in making the transition from high school to the rigors of a university-level engineering curriculum, and build awareness of relevant campus programs and resources. Take part in organized social activities on evenings and weekends, and begin forming a peer network and make lasting friendships. Scholarships are provided for students with financial need: Learn how to become an IDEA Scholar.

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Math Review Sessions

The IDEA Engineering Student Center is excited to offer virtual review sessions and office hours for incoming students taking the Math Placement Exam (MPE)! These sessions are designed to refresh your knowledge of key math concepts to prepare you for your engineering curriculum. If you need to take or retake the Math Placement Exam (MPE) to ensure you are placed in the math course that suits you and moves you forward in your engineering curriculum, these sessions are for you!

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