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Helpful information for applicants to UC San Diego - Fall 2015

Your UC Application - review and update

Visit After you Apply on the University of California Admissions website and click on Access Your Application, on the right.

You can log in to your application to review and, if necessary, change your telephone number, e-mail, mailing address or SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or International Exam Scores. You can also apply to additional campuses if they're still open.

If you're a transfer student, about five weeks after the filing period has ended, you are required to update your grades and course records. 

If there are changes to your academic record...

Freshmen: If you change schools, add or drop a course, or fail to earn a C or better in a course after you submit your application, you must notify the UC Application Center by email or postal mail. Your correspondence must include your name, UC Application ID number and your signature (if you mail a letter), and will be available to all the campuses to which you applied.

Email: ucinfo@applyUCsupport.net

Postal mail:
UC Application Center
P.O. Box 1432
Bakersfield, CA 93302

Transfers: If you add or drop a course, fail to earn a C or better in a course or enroll in a new college after you submit your application, log back in and update your information online. more

If there are changes to other sections of your application...

Minor changes to your activities, awards, volunteer work, employment or personal statement are unlikely to have an impact on your admission decision. However, if you have significant updates in any of these areas, you may notify the UC Application Center (see contact information above). 

MyApplication web portal - check your application decision

MyApplication - UC San Diego’s application web portal - opens mid-January. All application decisions are posted on this site for Freshmen mid-March and for Transfers mid-March through April 30. You will receive an email with login directions when MyApplication opens.

Financial Aid - submit your FAFSA or California Dream Act application

You’ll receive an email reminder from UC to apply for financial aid and tips for completing either the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the California Dream Act application (if you are AB540 eligible and not eligible to file a FAFSA). File only one of these applications.

If you have already, or will be, filing the FAFSA, see details, links and deadlines here.

If you have already, or will be, filing the California Dream Act application, see details, links and deadlines here.

If you are admitted, you'll be able to see your UC San Diego Financial Aid Estimate online when decisions are released – but only if you have submitted one of these applications. You may not file both applications.

Don't wait until application decisions are released. Submit your FAFSA or California Dream Act application as soon as possible!




FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

You are eligible to file the FAFSA if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

By March 2, 2015 you should have:

  1. submitted your FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov
  2. listed UC San Diego's Federal School Code: 001317
  3. submitted your Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (CA residents only) for the California State Cal Grant. The form is available online at csac.ca.gov. This must be completed by the appropriate school as instructed on the form.

Make sure your application records match

Your name, social security number and birth date should be exactly the same on your FAFSA as on your UC Application.

Estimate your 2014 income information

If you have not yet filed your tax returns, use estimated amounts when submitting your FAFSA.

Update your figures using the IRS Data Retrieval tool via FAFSA on the web once your tax returns are filed:

  • electronic tax filers will be able to access tax information via the IRS Data Retrieval tool approximately 3 weeks after filing electronic taxes;
  • paper tax filers will be able to access tax information via the IRS Data Retrieval tool 6 weeks after paper filing.

NOTE: Not using the IRS Data Retrieval tool will result in you needing to submit an IRS Tax Transcript to verify your tax information. Do not submit Federal IRS tax forms (1040s) to our office.

Department of Education PIN

FAFSA filers can obtain both a student and a parent Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN). Use it as an electronic signature for online FAFSA filing and corrections, and later for Federal Direct Loan promissory notes. Go to pin.ed.gov and select Apply for a PIN.

If you are selected for verification

Submit any requested financial aid documents or complete any required actions by May 21, 2015. This may include using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to verify your 2014 IRS tax information or providing IRS tax transcripts.




California Dream Act application

You are eligible to file the California Dream act application if you are AB540 eligible and you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

By March 2, 2015 you should have:

  1. submitted your California Dream Act application online at CalDreamAct.org
  2. listed UC San Diego's Federal School Code: 001317
  3. submitted your Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (CA residents only) for the California State Cal Grant. The form is available online at csac.ca.gov. This must be completed by the appropriate school as instructed on the form.

Make sure your application records match

Your name, social security number and birth date should be exactly the same on your California Dream Act application as on your UC Application.

Estimate your 2014 income information

If you have not yet filed your tax returns, use estimated amounts when submitting your California Dream Act application. After filing your tax returns, you can update your estimates at CalDreamAct.org

If you are selected for verification

Submit any requested financial aid documents or complete any required actions by May 21, 2015. This may include providing IRS tax transcripts to verify your 2014 IRS tax information.

Transcripts and/or test scores - only send if you're admitted

Important: Do not send any transcripts until after you have received an offer of admission. Please do not send any other documents or other information to UC San Diego, unless requested. If we need more information, we will contact you directly by email. 

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