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First-Year

A first-year applicant is currently in high school or has graduated from high school but has not enrolled in a regular (non-summer) session at a college or university. If you've completed college courses during high school (through summer after graduation), you're still considered a first-year applicant.

First-Year

Transfer

A transfer applicant has been enrolled in a regular session at a college or university after high school, excluding summer sessions. UC San Diego enrolls transfer students at the junior level.

Transfer

International Students

International applicants must meet the same first-year requirements for admission as any other first-year applicant in addition to the international requirements.

International Students

Military-Connected

Welcome and thank you for your service. UC San Diego is home to 300 military-connected students. We have many resources and services dedicated to helping you transition from the military to college life.

Military-Connected

Counselors

Counselors! Are you meeting with a student right now and need fast access to important information about UC San Diego? We want to help.

Counselors

Triton Talks

Triton Talks

Join UC San Diego staff, students, and faculty for a variety of Triton Talk webinars! From academics to student life, learn about the various resources, programs, and opportunities you’ll have at your fingertips at UC San Diego.

Register for Triton Talk Webinars

You can also watch the recordings of previous Triton Talks such as:

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Presenting Yourself on the UC Application
Learn tips for filling out the UC Application, including a brief walkthrough of the application and a chance for Q&A with UC San Diego Admission Officers!

Digital Viewbook

Interested in learning more about life at UC San Diego? Get a glimpse into our top-notch academics, cutting-edge research, exciting student life and more in our viewbook. This digital version features videos, pop-out interviews and other interactive content.

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Please note: this digital viewbook is optimized for viewing on a laptop or desktop.

A non-interactive version is available as well.

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