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High School Honors Programs @ UCI

Application for Summer 2024 .
College credit + unforgettable experience.

All UCI credit is earned in conjunction with UCI DCE (Division of Continuing Education)

Get college credit for summer
research, publication and projects!

Why You Should Join UCI x GATI


Hands-on research with university faculty & UCI team


Experiments in game learning, esports, AI, biotech and medicine

Global Network

Gifted & talented students from all over the world


Explore & discover your unique purpose, passion & future

Not Sure Where to Start?
We Can Help!

What Students Say About Us

"The BEAM Program was an experience like no other. From building my own start-up with the help of UCI's ANTrepreneur Center to gaining key engineering principles from Dr. Reinkensmeyer's lab, I was able to gain a vast amount of knowledge that not only spurred my passion for research but also thoroughly prepared me for a career in the STEM field. It was exciting to learn amongst peers bound by a similar interest in science and to bond with them through exciting group activities. I always felt comfortable asking questions and reaching out to a mentor when I needed help. I can certainly say this program was not only an important learning experience but also a chance to meet new people and build connections."

Sophia L. / Cornell University '25

"I was a part of the 2020 BEAM 2.0 program and am so grateful for the mentors, curriculum, and peers I had access to through the program. I owe my newfound interest in entrepreneurship and furthered pursuit of neuroscience research to BEAM. In fact, through my experiences in Dr. Yama Akbari’s lab, I decided to apply to colleges as a neuroscience major and am currently presumed to enter MIT next fall as a Brain and Cognitive Science major. In my estimation, BEAM successfully prepares students for college and even further life.

Furthermore, despite the online platform, I felt little was taken from the program because of the passion the organizers had for delivering a holistic experience to me and my peers. I’m confident that this dedication will only improve the impact of BEAM in the coming years."

Helen K. / Brown University '25

Beyond the Classroom Academics

The most expansive talent search program in California, UCI x GATI is a bridge to academic research and future career for distinguished high school students. Gifted students need more attention from parents, teachers, and experts for fostering their talents and connecting their promising brilliance to acclaimed academic programs.


UCI x GATI is the only gifted and talented program that interviews every qualified applicant to measure students according to the ACT® HolisticFramework™. Beyond core academic skills in English Language Arts (“ELA”) and Mathematics, we also discover and develop students’ cross-cutting capabilities, behavioral skills, and career navigation proficiency. 

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?

You’ve probably been asked this many times. Whether you have a goal or are still searching, shouldn’t what you learn in school have relevance to your answer? UCIxGATI helps connect the dots between what you studied in your class to what you can become in the future.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?

“Raise the child you have, not the child you want.”

Beyond your child’s core academic skills, you probably know more than anyone else about your child’s potential. Every child possesses unique gifts and talents. UCIxGATI specializes in discovering, developing, and disseminating students’ latent gifts and talents.

“Raise the child you have, not the child you want.”

“I wouldn’t be where I am without you.”

It’s what your pupil says to you because you saw something in your student that he/she didn’t see in himself/herself. UCIxGATI collaborates in partnership with you. Whether you are recommending your pupil to us or participating in GATI Teachers Symposium, your voice matters for your pupil’s success.

“I wouldn’t be where I am without you.”

Helping high school scholars around the world to jumpstart their research careers.

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