Explore a Major, Inspire a Career

We’re serious about fun, but we’re really serious about academics. UC Davis Pre-College Programs are an active, hands-on opportunity to explore a major at one of the world’s top universities.

Each of the programs we offer is built on a subject where UC Davis has built an international reputation, such as veterinary medicine, marine science, entrepreneurship and neurology. If you’re considering majoring in these subjects, there is—literally—no better place on the planet to spend your summer.

Maximize Your Potential

Our students share many of the same goals for life after high school—finding the right college, earning their degree and embarking on a successful and fulfilling career. But it takes more than just academics and book work to get there. Our program includes unique, personalized admissions advising and leadership training to help you identify and achieve your short- and long-term life goals.

Navigate the College Admissions Process

Work with our dedicated advisor to explore the college admissions process and learn how, based on your strengths and interests, you can make the best decisions about a college, a major and your academic future.

Meet Your Advisor

Develop Life-Long Leadership Skills

Your Pre-College Program experience includes training and activities specifically designed to develop the leadership skills that are essential to your success in high school, college and your chosen profession. You’ll explore your strengths and leadership style, learn how to build a team and manage conflict, and gain the self-awareness and confidence to take the lead.

Meet Your Instructors

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