What is SSTI?
The Summer Scholars Transfer Institute (SSTI) provides Santa Ana College students with the opportunity to complete an intensive UC transferable course in 10 days. The program is held at UC Irvine and coordinated by Santa Ana College faculty, counselors and University Transfer Center staff.
Who is eligible to apply for the program?
Students participating in this program must be at least 18 years of age by June 1, 2022. Current Santa Ana College students who have completed 24 transferable units, English 101 and a transferable math course by the end of Spring 2022. Have a minimum transferable GPA of 2.5 (Honors section requires a minimum GPA of 3.0)
How do I join the program?
Make sure you meet the minimum eligibility requirements and submit a completed application by the priority deadline Friday, April 22, 2022. Eligible students are admitted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Afterwards, attend a mandatory orientation Friday, June 3, 2022 and first course lecture at Santa Ana College. Additional meetings may be required before the start of the program but you will be notified.
What is the total cost of the program?
Students selected into the program will pay a non-refundable $50 fee. Additionally, students are responsible for paying the course fees, textbooks and class materials.
EOPS students may be eligible for a refund from their program.
Are the courses transferable?
Yes. All the courses are UC and CSU transferable with the exception of the Counseling 111 class, which is only a CSU transferable course. Please see your counselor to receive guidance on which class to take.
What is Counseling 111?
Counseling 111: Learning Skills Development is a one unit counseling course offered by Santa Ana College. Counseling 111 activities and assignments complement the SSTI program and curriculum.
What do I need to do before starting the program at UC Irvine?
Prior to starting the program, you need to attend the mandatory orientation meeting and the first day of class scheduled for Friday, June 3, 2022. At that time, your instructor will tell you the reading and assignments you need to complete BEFORE going to UC Irvine on Friday, July 22, 2022.
Is transportation to UC Irvine provided?
Yes. Transportation will be provided. Students will meet at Santa Ana College and travel by bus to UC Irvine.
What will my schedule be like at UC Irvine?
During the 10 days, students will have to follow a schedule that includes class, study time, eating breaks, and sleeping. Although students are in class for long periods of time, there will be free time for fun activities.
Are students allowed to leave or have visitors at the UC Irvine campus during the 10 days?
Students are expected to stay on campus at all times. Exceptions may be granted by request to the program director. For more questions, ask the SSTI Program Coordinator.
May I work or take other summer classes during SSTI?
Students will stay at UC Irvine for the entire 10 days and will be engaged in intensive study which will require full attention and time. Please make arrangements in advance with regards to work, school and other personal commitments.
What's the COVID-19 vaccination policy at UCI?
In order to participate in this program, students must comply with the UC Irvine's COVID-19 Vaccine Requirment. Please note that UCI requires all summer participants to be vaccinated prior to program starting date. If you are selected, you will need to provide proof of vaccinaiton status. *Students can still submit a medical or religious exemptions if appropriate. To be considered compliant, please see below:
- If you received your second shot prior to March 1, 2022: a booster shot is required before the start of the program.
- If you are not fully vaccinated: the 2nd dose must be received two full weeks before program starts - no later than July 7, 2022. For more information contact the University Transfer Center at email@example.com.