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Applicant FYI

Your next steps as an applicant to UC San Diego - Fall 2014

More questions? Check our FAQs for Applicants.

MyApplication status site

UC San Diego’s application status site is called MyApplication. It's a way for you to log in and see your application decision when decisions are posted online:

  • Freshmen: Mid-March
  • Transfers: Mid-March through April 30

If admitted, you can:

  • accept the offer of admission by completing the required documents online
  • download flyers, FAQs and guides for new students
  • link to important information in your personalized checklist, including college orientation, housing, financial aid and health requirements
  • track whether your transcripts or test scores have been received by our office.


To log into MyApplication, you will need your UC Application ID, email address, your date of birth and city of birth – all as you entered them on your original application. The information you provided on your original UC application must match the login information to access MyApplication.

If you don't have this information, you can:

  • call, email or write to the UC Application Center:
    • by phone: 800-207-1710 (toll-free in the United States) or 661-336-5723 (from outside the United States)
    • by sending an email to ucinfo@applyUCsupport.net
    • by writing a letter to UC Application Center, P.O. Box 1432, Bakersfield CA 93302

Your Application ID is a 7-digit number that uniquely identifies you within the UC applicant system and can be found on the summary/receipt page from the online application. You received one number, no matter how many UC campuses you applied to. It is also called a CPID (Central Processing ID) and was included in the email sent to you immediately upon receipt of your application. You can also retrieve your number on the UC application site.

When you log in, you will receive a User ID (also known as a PID, or Personal ID Number) which consists of nine digits starting with "A." You will use this number throughout your time at UC San Diego.

Where can I get a summary of my online application?

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

Important dates - timelines for freshmen and transfer students

Check the freshman timeline or transfer timeline for more important dates.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Freshman decisions will be posted on myapplication.ucsd.edu mid-to late-March.

Transfer decisions will be posted mid-March to April 30.

If you’re admitted, you’ll be able to log on and:

  • review your admission documents accept our offer of admission by submitting your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) by the appropriate deadline
  • submit your housing contract, if applicable
  • access your financial aid and scholarship information, if applicable, and view the Financial Aid Estimate with details of awards
  • get to know your undergraduate college
  • keep track of transcripts and test scores
  • request your transcripts electronically via Docufide, Credential Solutions or eScripSafe, if your school is registered with one of those services. Detailed information will be found in the FAQs for Newly Admitted Students.

Please note that it is imperative to maintain academic excellence for the remainder of the school year! Admission to UC San Diego is provisional, and could be jeopardized by failure to maintain the same level of academic achievement used in determining selection.

Sending transcripts and/or test scores

Important: Do not send any transcripts until after you have received an offer of admission. Details can be found in the FAQs for Newly Admitted Students.

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. The majority of students give us enough information on their applications for us to make a decision.

Information for transfer students

All transfer applicants must update grades and course records to ensure we have current academic information.

Log into your application and complete the UC Transfer Academic Update form by the priority deadline of January 31, 2014. Continue to use this form until the end of March.

Financial Aid information

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!




Are you filing the 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, 2014 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 2013 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, 2014. This may include using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to verify your 2013 IRS tax information or providing IRS tax transcripts.




Are you filing the 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, 2014 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 2013 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, 2014. This may include providing IRS tax transcripts to verify your 2013 IRS tax information.

Housing

If you are admitted, you’ll receive our Housing • Dining • Hospitality brochure with your admit packet in the mail.

Still deciding whether to attend UC San Diego? There is no cost or obligation to submit your housing application before you decide; doing so helps ensure meeting the housing guarantee deadlines and may help housing assignment priority.

Freshmen admitted for Fall 2014

With these three steps it’s easy to be guaranteed on-campus housing for 2 years:

  • meet the May 1 SIR deadline
  • meet the May 1 online housing application deadline
  • return your housing contract by June 30, 2014

Transfer students admitted for Fall 2014

Take these three easy steps to be guaranteed on-campus housing for 1 year:

  • meet the June 1 SIR admissions deadline
  • meet the June 1 online transfer housing application deadline
  • return your housing contract by June 30, 2014

When will I find out if I'm admitted?

Application decisions for freshman applicants are posted online at MyApplication beginning mid- to late March.

Application decisions for transfer applicants are posted online at MyApplication between mid-March and April 30.

Check the freshman timeline or transfer timeline for more important dates.

Get to know the campus

Financial Aid Office

  1. website
  2. phone: 858-534-4480
  3. email: finaid@ucsd.edu

Housing Office

  1. website
  2. phone: 858-534-4010
  3. email: housinginfo@ucsd.edu

More questions?

  1. log in to MyApplication
  2. click on the Contact Us button
  3. select a subject line
  4. your question goes to an Admissions expert