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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

Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Spring 2014 Summer 2014*
Application Deadline

April 30, 2014

Rolling until filled CLOSED
Nov 4, 2014
Nov 4, 2014
Arrival Sep 21/22, 2014 Jan 4/5, 2015 Mar 23/24, 2014 June 15/16
Residential & Academic Orientation Sep 22 Jan 5 Mar 24 June 16
Classes Begin Sept 23 Jan 6 Mar 25 Jun 23
Classes End Dec 12 Mar 13 June 6 Aug 3/17
Students Depart Dec 13 Mar 14 June 7 Aug 23

*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

  • Winter 2015: October 20
  • Spring 2015: December 1


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