Students must meet the following eligibility requirements ideally by the time of application, but no later than the beginning of the quarter before the intended UCDC quarter (i.e. applicants for Spring quarter must meet the requirements by the start of Winter quarter):
Apply to UCDC online at http://sis.ucdc.edu.
After creating a profile, upload the following materials:
Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation to the AIP Office (Literature Building, Room 210, Mail Code 0442). See our guidelines for letters of recommendation. Both letters should be from someone who knows you academically or professionally (professor, TA, employer, internship supervisor, volunteer coordinator, etc.). While we prefer a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, it is not required. Please keep in mind that some internship organizations ask you to submit a letter of recommendation from a professor as part of their internship application.
|Spring 2015||Summer 2015*||Fall 2015||Winter 2016|
|Application Deadline||CLOSED||CLOSED||Accepting on a rolling basis through early May 2015||June 5|
|Arrival||Mar 22/23, 2015||June 13/14, 2015||Aug 23/24, Sept 8, or Sept 20/21, 2015||Jan 2/3, 2016|
|Residential & Academic Orientation||Mar 23||June 14||Aug 24, Sept 8, or Sept 21||Jan 3|
|Classes Begin||Mar 24||June 22||Sept 22||Jan 5|
|Classes End||June 5||Aug 14||Dec 11||Mar 11|
|Students Depart||June 6||Aug 22||Dec 12||Mar 12|
*Students are not required to enroll in classes for the summer term.
Tuition and registration fees are the same as for a quarter on campus, but the cost of living in Washington,DC may be higher. All apartments at the UC Washington Center come with fully equipped kitchens, and students are responsible for all meal and food costs. Students are also responsible for round trip airfare, local transportation costs, sightseeing activities, books, professional clothing, and other personal expenses. Estimated expenses for UCDC range from $9,500 - 12,000. Please refer to the UCDC Estimated Budget for a breakdown of expenses.
Financial Aid does apply to UCDC! All accepted participants' names, along with the estimated budget, are submitted to the Financial Aid Office. Students can meet with the Financial Aid Office to discuss adjustment of their awards due to differences in living expenses. Additional scholarships, such as the Robert Matsui Fellowship and the Science Policy Fellowship, may also be available.