PATH Program

Funded by a generous 3-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Preparing Accomplished Transfers to the Humanities (PATH) is a collaborative transfer support program between the San Diego Community College District and the University of California, San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities. PATH guides transfer students from City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges into arts and humanities majors at UC San Diego and includes:

  • A systematic approach to the recruitment, retention, and professional success of Humanities transfer students
  • Faculty collaboration between both institutions through shared programs, teaching and support activities
  • Emphasis on the foundational, transferable, enduring role of the Humanities 


The application has closed for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please follow us on social media to stay abreast of upcoming events.

PATH Program at City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges

  • Weekly meetings with mentors
  • Transfer guidance to UC San Diego in an Arts and/or Humanities discipline major
  • Participation in career exploration and outreach activities
  • Recurring workshops
  • Arts and Humanities programming
  • No cost to students enrolled in the program!

Program Eligibility

  • Students from San Diego City, Mesa or Miramar Colleges
  • Interested in and qualify for transfer to UC San Diego, with a major in the Arts and Humanities
  • Have a minimum of 30 units, with the intent to complete a total minimum of 60 units by the end of spring 2021 in order to be eligible for transfer admission.
  • Have a recommended minimum of a 3.3 GPA


PATH Summer Academy at UC San Diego

  • Free 5-week summer program, students earn 8 units
  • Workshops that highlight campus resources and programs
  • Academic and professional development opportunities
  • Weekly meetings with assigned peer mentor (a previous PATH transfer student at UC San Diego)
  • Optional social activities, like study sessions, game nights, outings and more
  • Generous stipend


  • Attended San Diego City, Mesa, or Miramar College
  • Have been accepted to UC San Diego
  • Have a major within Arts & Humanities at UC San Diego (Minors are not eligible)

Read about the 2020 PATH Summer Academy here: “Planting the Seeds for Transfer Student Success”



Integrative Internship Initiative for Ph.D Students

The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) and the UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities welcomed the inaugural cohort of the Integrated Internship Initiative for Ph.D. Students at the orientation on August 10, 2020. The initiative funds three Ph.D. humanities students for the 2020-2021 academic year, and will introduce these fellows to a range of academic leadership positions and career options through three major components: teaching, administration, and mentoring. Learn more about the fellows and the internship at

Faculty Connections

Faculty Funding Opportunity - Apply Now!

The UC San Diego and SDCCD PATH programs are excited to announce a faculty funding portal for joint UC San Diego / SDCCD faculty-led projects. Funds will be provided for Arts and Humanities faculty for meaningful initiatives that support UC San Diego and the San Diego Community College District student recruitment and transfer or connect faculty and students across the institutions. See flyer at the top of our webpage. Details and the application can be found on the PATH KNIT website:

Path Highlights

March 10, 2020: Reclaiming Our Stories 2: A Reclaiming the Humanities Speaker Series event at City College. Authors Graciela Uriarte, David Grant, and Candice Tan-Custidio otherwise known as ‘DJ Kuttin Kandi’, read their very own moving pieces from the book “Reclaiming Our Stories 2”.
November 20, 2019: Reclaiming the Humanities Speakers Series Event at Miramar College. Students were able to academic and professional journeys of guest speakers: Los Angeles artist Mario Ybarra, UC San Diego graduate student Oscar Magallanes, and Miramar College professor Adrian Arancibia.
December 4, 2019: For the Love of the Humanities- A Reclaiming the Humanities Speakers Series event at Mesa College. Students learned about the educational and career experiences of Mesa College and UC San Diego Arts and Humanities faculty.


Program Manager:  Dr. Krystal Henderson
Program Assistant: Niyatt Mengis
Faculty Coordinators:
City College: Dr. Kelly Mayhew
Mesa College: Dr. Pegah Motaleb
Dr. Carmen Jay Miramar College: Dr. Carmen Carrasquillo Jay


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