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What's Next? I'm Admitted

Congratulations on your offer of admission!

This page includes a timeline of important deadlines as well as answers to some commonly asked questions. For most questions, MyApplication is your best resource. Once you accept your offer of admission within MyApplication, you will be taken to a checklist with everything you need to do to be enrolled.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Freshmen

April 8

  • Triton Day

May 1

  • Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) deadline (after you submit your SIR, submit your housing application by your designated deadline date)
  • Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) deadline
  • Around this time you should request your official transcript be sent to UC San Diego.

June 7

  • You will receive an email with instructions outlining the Housing Contract Process.

June - September

  • College orientation days take place. Check dates on your college webpage.
July 1
  • Official transcript due

July 15

  • Official test scores due
  • AP/IB test reports due

Transfer Students

May 6

  • Transfer Triton Day

June 1

  • Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) deadline (after you submit your SIR, submit your housing application by your designated deadline date)
  • Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) deadline
  • Around this time you should request your official transcript be sent to UC San Diego.

June 9

  • You will receive an email with instructions outlining the Housing Contract Process.

June - September

  • College orientation days take place. Check dates on your college webpage.

July 1

  • Official transcript due

July 15

  • Official test scores due
  • AP/IB test reports due

Accepting your offer of admission (SIR, SLR, and deposit)

To accept your offer of admission, you need to submit both the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and the Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) on or before the deadline (May 1 for freshmen; June 1 for transfer students).

Accepting Your Offer of Admission

Log in to MyApplication to begin the acceptance process. Follow the prompts to review your provisional contract, answer the California Residency for Tuition Purposes questionnaire, and submit the documents online, including the registration deposit (if required at this time).

When you have successfully completed the acceptance process, you will see a confirmation on the Checklist page in MyApplication.

You must submit your Statement of Intent to Register by the deadline to reserve your enrollment at UC San Diego. You cannot accept the offer of admission after the deadline.

Registration Deposit

The majority of students are required to pay a $250 deposit at the time they accept our offer of admission. The deposit will be credited to your Fall registration fees.

Only those who received a fee-waiver (based on family size and income) are not required to pay a deposit at this time; it will be due at the time of enrollment.

I didn’t get into a capped major; what are my options?

Please refer to the following:

Academic Updates to your Application

Freshmen

Admitted freshmen must use the Freshman Academic Update Notification Form to notify UC San Diego of any of the following:

  • unsatisfactory grades such as a D or F received during senior year of high school
  • senior year weighted GPA falling below 3.0
  • failure to meet the provisions of the admission contract after being offered admission as a freshman

Transfer Students

Admitted transfer students are required to update grades and notify the University of California of any changes to courses reported as planned or in progress on your application with this Transfer Academic Update Notification Form. The priority date for submitting this form is January 31. You can continue to use the form between February 1 and March 31.

  • provide your final grades from the previous term
  • list all courses in progress or planned for the term before you expect to enroll

I reported that I would complete IGETC on my application, but now I am not going to be able to. Is that okay?

Yes.

I will not have full IGETC done until the end of summer – should I send a partial IGETC now?

No. Please wait and send your full IGETC certification at the end of summer.

I can’t complete IGETC this summer because I can no longer take the class I was planning to take. Is it okay to take the last class this fall at the community college to complete IGETC?

No, you must complete all of your IGETC courses before you enroll at UC San Diego this fall. There is an option for a partial IGETC if you are missing no more than two (2) classes; or in the case of Stem IGETC three (3) classes. Please call our office Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Friday, 12 noon to 4 p.m. to discuss either of these options.

Passport and US Visa Requirements

All international students must have a visa to study in the United States. Without this, you will not be able to attend UC San Diego because you cannot enter the country. Students requiring a non-immigrant F-1 or J-1 student visa to study in the US will request their I-20 or DS-2019 from the UC San Diego International Students & Programs Office through the iPortal system. Most international students at UC San Diego have one of the following visas issued by the US government:

  • Student Visa (F-1)
  • Exchange Visitor Visa (J-1)
  • Visitor's Visa (B-2) or Business Visitor (B-1)

Basic documents you will need in order to enter the country:

  • Your passport
  • Certificate of Eligibility issued by the UC campus you will attend
  • Proof of adequate financial support for studies and living expenses

For questions about the I-20 or DS-2019 form, refer to the International Center's website for newly admitted freshman students or transfer students

You can check application requirements and procedures on the US Department of State website as well as the University of California website. More information is available here:

Submit academic records for verification

You must submit academic records to UC San Diego for any education that took place outside the United States. 

  • Include scores from all institutions starting in the 9th grade or the international equivalent.
  • Include all subjects and final marks.
  • College and university records must include the number of hours/week of lecture and lab.
  • Secondary school records must show acceptable graduation level.
  • Records must be official, meaning they must be delivered in a sealed envelope from the institution or exam authority.
  • Keep legible photocopies in case of later requests.

Visit this page to learn which documents are required from which countries and regions, as well as how to address your documents. 

How is legal residence in California determined for tuition purposes?

Comprehensive information regarding residence is available on our website.

The financial independence requirement makes it extremely difficult for most undergraduate students whose parents are not California residents to qualify for classification as a resident at the University of California. This includes students from community colleges and other post-secondary institutions within California.

Note: Transfer students who were classified as residents of California at their previous school should not assume that they will be classified as residents at UC San Diego.

Transcripts and Test Scores

If you have been admitted, you will be able to see your Contract for Maintaining Admission in MyApplication after decisions are posted. Review "Transcripts and Test Scores" on the checklist on MyApplication for specific instructions to submit your official transcripts.The deadline to submit official transcripts for both freshmen and transfers is July 1. Only incoming freshmen must submit high school transcripts. Incoming transfers do not need to send a high school transcript unless they have not completed a US History or US Government course in college to clear the American History & Institutions requirement. All college or university transcripts are required.

Sending Transcripts

Admitted students must submit official transcripts before the deadline of July 1. Freshmen must submit only FINAL high school transcripts with graduation date (do not send 6th and 7th semester grade reports). If you attended more than one school, we require a transcript from each school showing the date of withdrawal or graduation. Additionally, you must send any college transcripts reflecting college coursework.

Admitted students should begin submitting transcripts around May 1 or upon graduation.

Students with any transcripts from schools outside the United States must have all official transcripts sent before July 1. For helpful details about transcripts from 36 countries and regions, review our list of accepted international documents.

We accept electronic transcripts sent to us by the following e-transcript vendors: Docufide/Parchment, Credential Solutions, eScripSafe, eTranscript California and JST Military Transcripts. We are unable to process electronic transcripts from any other vendors. If your school has its own transcript request process, please follow that protocol and be sure you provide the correct mailing address for UC San Diego.

University of California, San Diego
Office of Admissions
ATTN: TRANSCRIPTS
9500 Gilman Dr. #0021
La Jolla, CA 92093-0021
United States

Note:

  • the name of our office must be included.
  • the numbers 0021 must appear on the two lines as shown above.

Sending Test Scores

Freshmen applicants must request all official test scores from the testing agencies. ACT/SAT scores should have been received by UC San Diego in January. Please do not send any other documents or other information unless requested. If we need more information, we will contact you directly by email.

When requesting test scores, specify all prior years taken; otherwise, only the latest scores will be sent. Please verify with your testing agency that your test scores have been sent to us on your behalf. The College Board school code for UC San Diego is 4836; the ACT code for UC San Diego is 0459; the IBO code for UC San Diego is 001387.

Transfer applications must request all official AP/IB scores from the testing agencies.

How Do I Know When Transcripts and Test Scores Have Arrived?

Look under Transcripts and Test Scores on your checklist on MyApplication – this shows all the transcripts and test scores we have received and processed.

Note that it can take two weeks for our Operations unit to process transcripts and test scores because of the volume of mail we receive at this time of year. 

If you do not see receipt of your test scores two weeks after they were sent to us, notify us by email at receiptoftestscore@ad.ucsd.edu.

It will take additional time for an Admissions Officer to review your academic records. Keep checking MyApplication for updates. If we have specific questions about any of your documentation, we will contact you by email.

What if my transcripts do not arrive by July 1?

We try to be as flexible as possible. However, if the transcript was sent to us after the deadline, there is no guarantee that it will be considered.

If I fail a class / drop a class / get a D in Spring 2017, will this affect my admission?

Transfer students: Until we receive all of your official transcripts (and AP/IB scores, if applicable) and have an opportunity to review them, we cannot speculate how a particular grade earned in the spring is going to affect your admissions status. Please reread your Contract for Maintaining Admission – you must meet those conditions. If you have not satisfied all the requirements, your offer of admission may be subject to cancellation. You will be notified later this summer regarding any change in the status of your admission.

Please monitor your application status on MyApplication. If your admission is cancelled, an appeals process will be shared with you at that time.

Freshmen students: This summer, we will review the final official transcripts for all of our admitted students for this fall. If you received a D or F in your senior year, your offer of admission may be subject to cancellation. You will be notified later this summer regarding any change in the status of your admission.

Please monitor your application status on MyApplication. If your admission is cancelled, an appeals process will be shared with you at that time.

My AP and/or IB scores will arrive after the July 15 deadline. Is that a problem?

AP: As long as you have contacted the College Board and placed your request for AP scores to be sent directly to our office, your offer of admission will not be cancelled. We are aware that students sometimes have to merge score reports from prior years because of errors in registration information. Please take care of the merge and get the scores to us as soon as possible. If we have specific questions about any of your documentation, we will contact you by email.

IB: No. Please have the official results sent to us as soon as they become available in early July.

Be sure to provide correct and complete address information, as follows:

University of California, San Diego
Office of Admissions
ATTN: TRANSCRIPTS
9500 Gilman Drive, #0021
La Jolla, CA 92093-0021

College Orientation

College Orientation introduces you to other new students and resources to help you get started, get involved and succeed. You’ll get assistance from your college's academic advisers to assist you before enrolling in classes (you will not enroll in classes during orientation, but online through WebReg on MyTritonLink prior to the beginning of the quarter). Activities and information for parents and families will also be available.

College Orientations are held at different times between June and September.On the MyApplication checklist, follow the link to the New Student College Orientation site when it becomes available. In late spring, after you have accepted UC San Diego’s offer of admission, your college will send information about orientation.

If you are an international student (with F-1/J-1 status) follow this link to the I-Portal to find out about your additional day-long orientation at the International Center. Also, if you are a freshman, you may apply to the Triton Edge summer transition program to help you acclimate to studying in the United States. Find out more here.

Orientations are mandatory. If you do not attend your orientation, an administrative hold will be placed on your record that prevents you from enrolling in classes.

Health Screening

Please review the UC immunization requirements on MyApplication.

TB (Tuberculosis) Screening

All incoming students are required to complete TB screening prior to the start of their first quarter by the July 15 deadline. More information can be found on the Student Health Services website.

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