Helpful information for applicants to UC San Diego - Fall 2015
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.
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.
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
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 - 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.
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!
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, 2015. This may include using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to verify your 2014 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, 2015. This may include providing IRS tax transcripts to verify your 2014 IRS tax information.
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.