UCSC Academic Challenge Program

The challenge program provides high-achieving first-year students at Kresge, Merrill, Porter and Stevenson Colleges with a rigorous program emphasizing dynamic interaction with UCSC faculty and academically-motivated peers in classes, social settings, and collaborative research projects. The program consists of classes and activities designed to foster close faculty-student interaction over four quarters. Though students can decide to stop participating in the Program at any point, those who complete at least the first two quarters of the program will receive a “Challenge Program Participation and Completion Certificate.”

See The Challenge Program site for details on the program. 

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