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 (HESA) 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

By participating in the program, students will:

  • Receive a $750 scholarship towards the HESA program tuition and fees. Receive an additional $250 in the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters for each quarter that you enroll in 15 units and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Receive 9 units (English or Math Academy) as well as fulfill a graduation requirement course (History).
    • Be College Level English ready by fall
    • Be Calculus ready by fall
  • Special academic & personal success support designed especially for Early Start students.
  • Gain an edge over other incoming freshmen with early access to advising, campus life and resources.
  • Be automatically enrolled in their college's freshmen Learning Community.

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

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