5 Day California University and Exploration Program

Day 1:  San Diego State University & Soka University

Starting Location: San Diego, California

  • Travel to San Diego State University Travel Time= 15 minutes
  • Lunch on/near campus San Diego State (11:30-12:15PM)


  • Tour San Diego State University campus (12:15-3:15PM)

Campus Lecture: Everything you need to know about Southern California Colleges in 30 minutes (3:15-3:45PM)

  • Travel to Soka University (3:45-5:15PM)
    • Travel time= 1.5 hours


  • Dinner near campus (5:15-6:30PM)
  • Tour Soka University campus (6:30-8:30PM)

Campus Lecture: Everything NO ONE Ever told you about getting into a Southern California College (8:30-9:00PM)

  • Travel to Long Beach State (9:00-9:40PM)
    • Travel time 35 minutes
  • Hotel check in 9:45PM

Day 2: California State University Long Beach, Loyola Marymount University & University of California Los Angeles


  • Breakfast (7:00-8:00AM)
  • Tour CSU Long Beach campus (8:30-11:30AM)

Campus Tour: Getting into a Southern California College 101: Where to Start in High School (9:30-10:15AM)

  • Complete tour of campus (10:15-11:30AM)
  • Lunch on campus (11:30-12:15PM)

Southern California College Tour


  • Travel to Loyola Marymount (12:15-1:15PM)
    • Travel time= 1 hour
  • Tour Loyola Marymount University campus (1:15-4:00PM)

Campus Lecture: The Profile of a Loyola Marymount Student (4:00-4:30PM)


  • Travel to UCLA (4:30-5:00PM)
    • Travel time= 20 minutes traffic possible
  • Tour University of California Los Angeles campus (5:00-6:30PM)
  • Dinner on campus near Westwood Plaza (6:30-7:15PM)
  • Continue tour of campus (7:15-8:30PM)

Campus Lecture: Student Life & Living on Campus (8:30-9:00PM)

  • Travel to hotel near USC campus (9:00-9:30PM)
    • Travel time= 20 minutes
  • Hotel Check-in (9:30PM)

Day 3: University of Southern California & Occidental College


  • Breakfast (7:00-8:00AM)
  • Tour University of Southern California campus (8:30-11:30AM)
  • Lunch on campus (11:30-12:30PM)


Campus Lecture: I GOT IN! A Student Lecture on what it took to Get ACCEPTED into a California College (12:30-1:15PM)

  • Travel to Occidental College (1:15-1:45PM)
    • Travel time= 30 minutes
  • Tour Occidental College campus (2:00-4:00PM)


Campus Lecture: What We Look For- How Your College Application is Considered by Admissions Officials (4:45-5:00PM)

  • Dinner on/near campus (5:15-6:30PM)
  • Travel to Pomona (6:30-7:30PM)
    • Travel time= 1 hour traffic possible

Campus Lecture at Cal Poly Pomona: The Profile of a Cal Poly Pomona

Student (8:00-8:45PM)

  • Hotel check-in (9:00PM)

Southern California College Tour

Day 4: Cal Poly Pomona, Claremont McKenna College & Pomona College


  • Breakfast (7:00-8:00AM)
  • Tour Cal Poly Pomona campus (8:30-11:00AM)
  • Lunch on campus (11:00-12:00PM)


Campus Lecture: Finding and Applying For Scholarships (12:00-12:45PM)

  • Travel to Claremont McKenna (12:45-1:05PM)
    • Travel time= 20 minutes
  • Tour Claremont McKenna campus (1:15-3:45PM)

Campus Lecture: Develop an Application that Separates you from the Crowd (3:00-3:45PM)

  • Explore campus or nearby campuses by foot (3:45-4:30PM)


  • Travel to Pomona College (4:30-4:40PM)
    • Travel time= 5 minutes
  • Tour Pomona College campus (4:45-6:15PM)
  • Dinner on/near campus (6:30-7:45PM)
  • Travel to Bethesda (7:45-8:30PM)
    • Travel time= 45 minutes possible traffic
  • Hotel check-in (8:45PM)

Day 5: Bethesda University & University of California San Diego


  • Breakfast (7:00-8:00AM)
  • Tour Bethesda University campus (8:15-10:15AM)

Campus Lecture: SAT GOALS and HOW to Reach THEM in HIGH SCHOOL (10:15-10:45AM)

  • Travel to UC San Diego (10:45-12:15PM)
    • Travel time= 1.5 hours


  • Lunch on campus UC San Diego (12:15-1:30PM)
  • Tour University of San Diego campus (1:30-5:00PM)

Campus Lecture: NEXT STEPS to PREPARE + CLOSING CEREMONY (4:00-4:45PM)

Drop off will be on the UC San Diego Campus or UCLA Depending on Student Pick Up Location