University of California, Riverside

Highlander Early Start Academy



Formerly the Summer Bridge Program


Highlander Early Start Academy: Math & English Courses, Campus Housing Option, Financial Aid Available!

 Important Dates

  • Welcome Event for students and parents - Sunday, July 26th
  • Residence Hall Check-In -Sunday, July 26th
  • First day of class - Monday, July 27th
  • Fees Due- Tuesday, August 4th
  • Math Finals - Saturday, September 12th

Invest in your Success

Highlander Early Start Academy will challenge you, and attending will give you more confidence, provide you with knowledge about the campus, and help you feel at home at UC Riverside.

Benefits of Highlander Early Start Academy

  • An early start to timely graduation.
  • Develop a higher level of academic skills and abilities.
  • Receive 9 graduation units as well as fulfill a graduation requirement course.
    • Be College Level English ready by fall
    • Be Calculus ready by fall
  • Special academic support designed especially for Early Start students.
  • An Introduction to University Life course for a smooth transition to college life including the differences between high school and university, how to be successful at a research university, campus tours, community building, and more!

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Highlander Early Start Academy
156 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-3282
Fax: (951) 827-4543
E-mail: earlystart@ucr.edu

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