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Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP) has three main goals:


Foster long-term mentor/mentee relationships between faculty members, staff and undergraduates

Student Experience

Provide students with extraordinary opportunities, including prestigious scholarships, fellowships and competitive awards

Student Success

Support students in the attainment of academic and professional goals

Mission Statement

AEP empowers undergraduates seeking to become integrated in the UC San Diego research community with the skills to be successful in a post-baccalaureate career. AEP’s cooperative staff creates an environment for students to engage in research and leverage resources to maintain long-term relationships through high impact practices. AEP welcomes students from diverse backgrounds seeking to maximize their student experiences and future opportunities.

Exterior of Geisel Library, UC San Diego

Vision Statement

Academic Enrichment Programs will be UC San Diego’s leader in enabling students to succeed. AEP staff and faculty partners will prepare students for success and provide the tools for AEP alumni to thrive and influence conditions in their local, national and/or global communities.

Entry doors to Geisel Library, UC San Diego


  • Student-Centered
  • Equity
  • Experiential Learning
  • Innovation
  • Community