Your next steps as an applicant to UC San Diego - Fall 2013.
More questions? Check our FAQs for Applicants.
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:
If admitted, you can:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 January 31, 2013.
You’ll receive in the mail a 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 are 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!
You are eligible to file the FAFSA if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Your name, social security number and birth date should be exactly the same on your FAFSA as on your UC Application.
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:
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.
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.
Submit any requested financial aid documents or complete any required actions by May 21, 2013. This may include using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to verify your 2012 IRS tax information or providing IRS tax transcripts.
Your name, social security number and birth date should be exactly the same on your California Dream Act application as on your UC Application.
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
Submit any requested financial aid documents or complete any required actions by May 21, 2013. This may include providing IRS tax transcripts to verify your 2012 IRS tax information.
If you are admitted, you’ll receive one of our Housing • Dining • Hospitality brochures – Living on Campus (for freshmen) and Live • Play • Eat (for transfer students) – 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 2013
With these three steps it’s easy to be guaranteed on-campus housing for 4 years:
Transfer students admitted for Fall 2013
Take these three easy steps to be guaranteed on-campus housing for the duration of your program (2+ years):