Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP)

The Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP) is an innovative experience designed for admitted UCSB freshmen to get a head start on coursework and provide an atmosphere for a successful transition from high school to UC Santa Barbara. We are excited to offer incoming freshmen the opportunity to use the summer to take advantage of the academic excellence of UCSB while acclimating to the university’s social environment. Six weeks prior to the start of the fall quarter, students enroll in 7-13 units and receive UCSB credit. For questions about the Freshman Summer Start Program please call (805) 893-2377 or email For information about FSSP International students please click here. 

Program Dates: August 2 - September 14, 2019