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$2,899 – Includes 11 days of a full-day track, or a morning and afternoon course and two optional college workshops for day students. See More Details.
Come experience this pre-college program for high school students on the campus of UCLA and get a sneak peek at college life! Explore your interests with a wide selection of enriching and engaging courses, and discover the best sights and activities in Los Angeles with your new friends. This high school summer program balances academic preparation, fun group excursions, and structured independence to help prepare teens for college and make new, lasting connections. Living and studying on the campus of UCLA, students will have access to incredible athletic facilities and be able to discover the collegiate energy of the Westwood Village neighborhood of Los Angeles.
This is the 21-day version of this program. The 28-day version includes a final week traveling up the coast to Santa Barbara and ends in San Francisco.
Experience college life with the balance of engaging courses, group excursions, and free time.
Receive a letter certifying the completion of your courses. Letters of recommendation are also available.
All classes on this program are private to Westcoast Connection students.
Courses taught by experienced university-level faculty, instructors, and local professionals.
Stay on-campus in a UCLA residence.
Unlimited access to the world-class facilities of the UCLA Bruins.
Includes breakfast and dinner daily. Enjoy a variety of options at the dining hall and local restaurants.
Explore Los Angeles, from the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Universal Studios to its fabulous beaches.
Travel by passenger van or school bus around L.A.
Available for students who don’t require accommodations. Contact us for details.
Choose either a full-day track option or a morning and afternoon course. Your personal schedule and lunch time may vary based on your course choices.
After your stay here, you might not be able to wait to send in your application. Enjoy UCLA’s incredible campus situated in one of the most vibrant cities in the world and surrounded by iconic neighborhoods like Beverly Hills, Westwood & Bel Air.
Stay on campus in Sunset Village’s Delta Terrace, a suite-style residence with your own bathroom, workspace, closet space, air conditioning and Wi-Fi. This premium campus location is close to everything – multiple dining halls, the Sports and Recreation Center, pools, classrooms, and the student union.
World-Class Athletic Facilities
Stay active with complimentary access to UCLA’s world-class facilities. Enjoy their strength & conditioning zone that includes weight training equipment, cardio machines and stretching mats. Refresh in the pool or break a sweat on the basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, racquetball and squash courts. Try out the climbing wall or hang out in the games lounge.
Organized Sports & Games
Our sports coordinator organizes games of all kinds outside of class time. Play a game of ultimate Frisbee or maybe cross paths with a Laker or two on the courts.
Positive Social Experience
This program is designed to give you a taste of the excitement and independence you will experience in college. Just like in college, you will be part of a large group of students, live in a residence, and have your choice of classes. And like in college, you will enjoy a warm, family environment within your residence where you enjoy many opportunities to socialize with other students.
Will attending one of your programs help me get into college?
Attending a summer program is an incredible opportunity to learn and grow into a more well-rounded, mature individual. No matter what type of program you choose, the personal development and experience gained over the course of the summer are valuable resources that could help you with your college essays and applications. If your goal for the summer is to get a head start on college prep, a Career Experience or Pre-College Enrichment program could be just what you need. So while attending any particular summer program will not necessarily get you into your choice school, what you get from it can make a difference!
Who are the staff and what are their qualifications?
Our staff are educators, guidance counselors, coaches, college and university students, former camp counselors, residence life coordinators, community volunteers, world travelers, and other leaders with diverse backgrounds. Many are former participants themselves who couldn’t get enough of the Westcoast experience! Learn more about our summer leaders.
When do I choose my courses?
For fall enrollments, we will send you a course choice preference form around February 15. You will be able to select your first, second and third course preferences. Your course choices will be confirmed in the spring.
For enrollments after February 15, we will send you a course choice preference form upon receipt of your application for enrollment. Your course choices will be confirmed in the spring.