Transfer applicants will not be admitted as undeclared. If you are not admitted to your major, you will not be admitted to the university. Plan ahead and complete as many courses as possible to prepare for your chosen major.
We have established major preparation articulation agreements with many California community colleges. Visit the ASSIST website to find out how your coursework might transfer to UC San Diego.
UC San Diego's academic departments specify courses you must take before you transfer, to prepare for upper-division study in your major. See the UC San Diego General Catalog for a list of major prerequisites or the departmental website for a specific major. See a list of departments that require major preparation courses for admission. You will be screened for the number of courses completed, the grades your earned in those courses and your cumulative GPA.
Some majors admit students to pre-major status only. See Majors With Pre-major Status for more information.
If you are applying to a capped major (majors with limited enrollment) you are required to complete the minimum lower-division major preparation courses prior to transferring. We strongly recommend that you select an alternate major on your UC application and that your alternate major not be capped. If you are not admitted to a capped major, you may be admitted to your alternate uncapped major. If you are not admitted into a capped major or you have not selected an alternate major, you will not be admitted to the university.
If you're starting out at a California community college and know which major you want to study but haven't decided to which UC campuses you'd like to apply, visit the Transfer Pathways website for a roadmap.