Incoming Freshmen

(Updated June 4, 2015)

Congratulations on being accepted to Cal!

If you are interested in majoring in Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Sciences, or Physics, then we have a great opportunity for you! Apply to the Compass Summer Program and you can spend the two weeks before classes at Cal start up meeting your future classmates, getting to know graduate students who care about your future, and learning the process involved in doing real science


If you have any questions or issues, please use the Contact tab above.

If you can’t make it to the summer program, check out the page for Current Undergrads to see how you can get involved throughout your time at Cal!

Summer Program FAQ

  • Where is the 2015 application?
    This year’s application is an embedded google form at the bottom of this page. If you either cannot find it or cannot see it, please reach us at the Contact tab.
  • When is the application due?
    We are accepting rolling admissions through mid June. We will close the Google Form when we are no longer accepting admissions, so if the form is open, please put in your application as soon as you can!
  • When is this year’s summer program?
    August 15, 2015 – August 23, 2015.
  • Can I attend just part of the summer program?
    Unfortunately, no. You must be able to attend the entire weeks.
  • How much does it cost?
    The entire program, including room & board, is free thanks to our generous donors.
  • Where will be staying?
    Students will be housed in Cal dormitories

If you are having trouble seeing the form, you can also find it by following this link.