Program Tracks

Students can choose from one of the following tracks of study within STAR that suits their best interest and educational goals:

  • Academic Advancement Track: A rigorous academic plan that gives recent high school graduates the essential skills and acculturation opportunities to advance and succeed in top U.S. universities and colleges.
  • Early College Track: A one-of-a-kind UC Irvine program that provides a personalized and supportive academic environment for students in grades 10-12 to gain a transformative high school experience and engaging opportunities.  Our unique cross-enrolled program curriculum promotes students’ academic competitiveness, scholastic development, and high school diploma attainment from our partner institution.

Hear from Students About Their UCI Experience


  • Transferrable course units through Concurrent Enrollment and Advanced Placement Exams towards your future bachelor’s degree
  • Intensive academic classes that improve your English fluency and your university study skills
  • Undergraduate Preparation Seminar and Research & Citation that are designed to increase critical thinking skills and provide a foundation for the process of academic research expected in many top US universities
  • ACTS (Authentic, Comprehensive, Targeted, Strategic) focused guidance and assistance with US university and college applications
  • Proactive college and academic advising with a significantly low student-to-counselor ratio compared to the state of California average along with student wellness support
  • Standardized test preparation for US college admission to help you reach your target score
  • UCI community engagement and involvement through planned activities
  • Interaction with prestigious UCI faculty and introduction to abundant campus resources
  • Intercultural conversation experiences with current UCI students who will meet in one-on-one or group conversational settings
  • Social events and excursions with other international and American students

Note: Participating in Undergraduate STAR is not a guarantee of admission to UCI or any other university. 

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