Summer Start

Get an early start at UC Davis!

Summer Start Pool Party

Summer Start is an intensive 6-week program that provides newly admitted international students an opportunity to get an early start on university requirements and earn academic credit while paying UC summer tuition rates, which are typically lower than quarter rates. 

Summer Start includes:

  • a variety of housing options
  • peer advisers
  • university orientation
  • social activities
  • introduction to American culture
  • individual writing tutoring
  • English conversation partners
  • the opportunity to complete credit hours at summer tuition rates

Students who participate in Summer Start will not need to attend the International and National Orientation.