ELI is a training program within the Undergraduate Colleges at UC Santa Barbara and is targeted at sophomores and juniors from any undergraduate major on campus. Students are accepted into ELI based on an online application.
The online application opens in Spring of each year for the Fall quarter start of the following year. The application requests some basic descriptive information and asks students to propose a potential environmental action idea. Applications are evaluated based on class standing, GPA, motivation to enroll in the course and environmental action ideas. Although we recognize that ideas will change over the course of the ELI program, a successful application will include a carefully considered initial project idea.
Successful applicants are accepted into the Fall ELI course (ENVS 195) and receive a course add code. The add code guarantees applicants a place in the fall course and can be used during Pass #2 and/or Pass #3. Students earn 6 units of course credit for completing the ELI program.