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Application, Schedule, and Costs


Eligibility is based on your standing one quarter prior to your participation in UCDC. For example, applicants for Spring quarter must satisfy all requirements by the beginning of the preceding Winter quarter:

  • 90 units
  • At least 2 upper-division courses
  • 2.5 GPA (3.0 and higher preferred)

How to Apply

Gather the following materials to submit online. Submit via the UC Washington Center's website at http://sis.ucdc.edu.

Application Materials:

Submit online (http://sis.ucdc.edu):

  1. Resume.  We strongly recommend having your resume critiqued by an advisor at the Career Services Center prior to submission.
  2. Personal Statement stating your interest in a particular organization or field. See our letter of intent guidelines for details.
  3. Transcript: Use a pdf of your Academic History from TritonLink.

Submit to the Academic Internship Program office:

Two letters of recommendation:See our guidelines for letters of recommendation.

  • One faculty letter of recommendation
  • One additional professional or academic letter of recommendation (may be from an employer, internship supervisor, professor, TA, advisor, etc.)

Submit letters of recommendation to the AIP Office (Literature Building, Room 210, Mail Code 0442).  

Quarterly Schedule 2014-2015

Winter 2015 Spring 2015 Summer 2015*
Application Deadline CLOSED Extended to January 16 January 16
Arrival Jan 4/5, 2015 Mar 22/23, 2015 June 13/14, 2015
Residential & Academic Orientation Jan 5 Mar 23 June 14
Classes Begin Jan 6 Mar 24 Jun 22
Classes End Mar 13 June 5 Aug 14
Students Depart Mar 14 June 6 Aug 22

*Students are not required to enroll in classes for the summer term.

Program Cost 

University fees are the same as for a quarter on campus, but the cost of living in Washington may be higher. Estimated total fees and living expenses (including round trip airfare, housing, food and meals, books and supplies, local commuting, clothing, and other personal expenses) per quarter run in the range of $9,500 - $11,000. Please refer to the UCDC Estimated Budget (PDF) worksheet. Of course, this will vary for different individuals.

Financial Aid does apply to UCDC! Once accepted into the program, all participants' names will be submitted to the Financial Aid Office, so that the individual awards may be adjusted to the different living expenses. Additional scholarships, such as the Robert Matsui Fellowship, may also be available.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2015: Accepted on a rolling basis through January 16
  • Summer 2015: January 16


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