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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

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Counselors