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Application & Enrollment

Returning Summer only students must complete a new Summer Session online application each year.

Application for Summer 2024 will be available in Winter 2024.

Current UC San Diego Students

Enrollment is a 3 step process. You are assigned an enrollment appointment time on WebReg. UC San Diego students can enroll directly through WebReg beginning April 15, based on your appointment time. 

  1. Enroll in courses via WebReg
    • Session 1 and Special Session - starting on April 15
    • Session 2 - starting on April 15
    • Canvas - how to access the interactive course websites set up by your instructors?

      • Visit canvas.ucsd.edu and log in with your Active Directory (AD) username and password
      • Instructors work with the Canvas team to establish and publish the course websites, with the goal of publishing a minimum of two days before instruction begins.
      • After you add the class on WebReg, please allow 24 to 48 hours for access to the course website
      • If you are waitlisted for the course, you may have access to the Canvas course website until the automatic waitlist process ends (see the Summer Session calendar for dates of Automatic waitlists)
      • Visit the Digital Learning page for tips on how to get started with Canvas
  2. Summer financial aid - No applications necessary.  Simply enroll in classes as early as you can, and the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will determine your eligibility and offer you financial aid for summer. Questions? Contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at 858-534-4480 or email finaid@ucsd.edu.
  3. Pay tuition and fees. If you do not pay for your courses by the fee deadlines, you may be canceled from your courses. 
    • Visit TritonLink to View & Pay Your Bill (log in with your credentials)
    • Session I and Special Session Billing
      • Fee Assessment begins - TBD
      • Billing statements available on Tritonlink - TBD
      • Billing due date - TBD
    • Session II Billing
      • Fee Assessment begins - TBD
      • Billing statements available on Tritonlink - TBD
      • Billing due date - TBD
    • Please refer to the Calendar for important deadlines.
    • Financial Aid students: you may not be dropped for nonpayment, which means if you forget to drop unwanted courses, you may receive a grade of "F" for non-attendance and be billed for the courses.

Incoming First Year and Transfer Students to UC San Diego


  1. Accept your offer of admissions before the deadline.  Be sure to complete all requirements on your checklist.
    1. Contact your College Academic Advising Office to discuss your summer plans or visit Academic Plans to see an overview of your required courses.
  2. Activate your Summer Session enrollment status (log in with student ID and password). Beginning on TBD, the Summer Session online application will open to activate the enrollment status for incoming student ID numbers. Without an active student ID number, enrollment cannot proceed.
  3. Complete the Academic Integrity Tutorial.
    • Questions about the tutorial?  Contact Academic Integrity Office by phone (858) 822-2163 or email aio@ucsd.edu.
  4. Set up your UC San Diego email and Duo Two-Step Login - can be done concurrently while you enroll in classes in Step 5
    • Please allow 24 to 48 hours for this step to become available.  In the meantime, please proceed to Step 5 for enrollment.
    • Access to UC San Diego systems requires verifying your identity using two-step login. UC San Diego uses DUO for two-factor authentication (2FA).  Two-step login takes only minutes to set up and is easy to use. Visit https://twostep.ucsd.edu to learn more and enroll your devices today.
    • If you still have questions, please submit a ticket at https://support.ucsd.edu/students, email servicedesk@ucsd.edu, or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357.
    • Instructions on how to access your UC San Diego email can be found in this knowledge base article, Check Your UC San Diego Gmail from the Web.
    • Please check your @ucsd.edu email address regularly.
  5. Enroll in courses via WebReg
    • Session 1 and Special Session - enrollment opens on April 29
    • Session 2 - enrollment opens on APril 29
    • Your official transcripts and test scores are pending review before being added to your student record. 
    • To enroll in courses with prerequisites or restrictions, you may need to submit a preauthorization request within the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy).  
    • Canvas - how to access the interactive course websites set up by your instructors?

      • Visit canvas.ucsd.edu and log in with your Active Directory (AD) username and password
      • Instructors work with the Canvas team to establish and publish the course websites, with the goal of publishing a minimum of two days before instruction begins.
      • After you add the class on WebReg, please allow 24 to 48 hours for access to the course website
      • If you are waitlisted for the course, you may have access to the Canvas course website until the automatic waitlist process ends (see the Summer Session calendar for dates of Automatic waitlists)
      • Visit the Digital Learning page for tips on how to get started with Canvas
  6. Pay tuition and fees. 
    • Visit TritonLink to View & Pay Your Bill (log in with your credentials)
    • Session I and Special Session billing due date - TBD
    • Session II billing due date - TBD
    • If you do not pay for your courses by the fee deadlines, you may be canceled from your courses. Please refer to the Calendar for important deadlines.

Visiting UC Students

Please note: Transcripts from UC San Diego are automatically sent to your home UC campus at the end of the summer term.  All UC San Diego courses are for UC credit and calculated into your UC GPA.

  1. Talk with your home UC advisor about the courses you can take.
    • Starting in March, browse the Schedule of Classes on TritonLink for the Summer course offerings. Contact your academic advisor to confirm that your home UC campus will accept course credit from the course(s) you wish to enroll at UC San Diego.
  2. Apply - Beginning on TBD, the Summer Session online application will open to process new student ID numbers. Without a student ID number, enrollment cannot proceed. 
    • Begin the process by requesting a student ID   
      • Keep track of your student ID and password.  You will need it to make changes to classes, order transcripts and pay your bill on TritonLink. 
      • If you are a RETURNING student from a previous summer or already have a student ID, move on to Summer Session online application. 
    • Log in and complete the Summer Session online application 
      • If you have forgotten your student ID, please call Summer Session (858) 534-5258.
      • If you know your student ID, but don't remember your password: use the Password Change tool.
    • You will be charged a $50 nonrefundable application fee with your tuition. If you change your mind and no longer wish to enroll with UC San Diego, you are still responsible for paying the $50 nonrefundable application fee. 
  3. Complete the Academic Integrity Tutorial.  
    • Questions about the tutorial?  Contact Academic Integrity Office by phone (858) 822-2163 or email aio@ucsd.edu
  4. Set up your UC San Diego email and Duo Two-Step Login - can be done concurrently while you enroll in classes in Step 5
    • Please allow 24 to 48 hours for this step to become available.  In the meantime, please proceed to Step 5 for enrollment.
    • Access to UC San Diego systems requires verifying your identity using two-step login. UC San Diego uses DUO for two-factor authentication (2FA).  Two-step login takes only minutes to set up and is easy to use. Visit https://twostep.ucsd.edu to learn more and enroll your devices today.
    • If you still have questions, please submit a ticket at https://support.ucsd.edu/students, email servicedesk@ucsd.edu, or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357.
    • Instructions on how to access your UC San Diego email can be found in this knowledge base article, Check Your UC San Diego Gmail from the Web.
    • Please check your @ucsd.edu email address regularly
  5. Enroll in courses via WebReg - you will not receive a formal acceptance notification when you enroll in courses
    • Session 1 and Special Session - enrollment opens on April 29
    • Session 2 - enrollment opens on April 29
    • Are you enrolling in a class with prerequisites or restrictions?  We don't have your academic record from your home campus. 
    • Canvas - how to access the interactive course websites set up by your instructors?

      • Visit canvas.ucsd.edu and log in with your Active Directory (AD) username and password
      • Instructors work with the Canvas team to establish and publish the course websites, with the goal of publishing a minimum of two days before instruction begins.
      • After you add the class on WebReg, please allow 24 to 48 hours for access to the course website
      • If you are waitlisted for the course, you may have access to the Canvas course website until the automatic waitlist process ends (see the Summer Session calendar for dates of Automatic waitlists)
      • Visit the Digital Learning page for tips on how to get started with Canvas
  6. Pay tuition and fees. 
    • Visit TritonLink to View & Pay Your Bill (log in with your credentials)
    • Session I and Special Session billing due date - TBD
    • Session II billing due date - TBD
    • If you do not pay for your courses by the fee deadlines, you may be canceled from your courses.  Please refer to the Calendar for important deadlines.

High School Students

 

High school students currently in grades 9 to 11 must have parental consent prior to applying to Summer Session. Students must maintain a minimum 3.3 GPA.  All courses taken are for UC credit and will be calculated into your UC GPA.

High school students currently in grade 12 are not considered in this category since you will have graduated from high school when Summer Session begins.

If you are an international high school student, follow the steps below. If you are taking courses that will be held remotely and you are not coming to the U.S., English Requirements or an I-20 are not required.

Housing on campus is only offered to students age 17+ who have graduated high school.

Application and Enrollment steps: 

  1. Talk to your parents and high school counselor or teacher about which courses to take.
    • Starting in March, browse the Schedule of Classes on TritonLink for the Summer course offerings. Inform your high school counselor/teacher that you intend to enroll in Summer Session at UC San Diego. You may wish to discuss what this means to your high school curriculum, future AP courses, and college/university application.
      • High school students are allowed to enroll in lower-division courses, which are courses numbered 1-95 (ex: ECON 1 or MATH 20C).  Please review all course prerequisites.
  2. Apply - Beginning on TBD, the Summer Session online application will open to process new student ID numbers. Without a student ID number, enrollment cannot proceed.
    • Begin the process by requesting a student ID 
      • Keep track of your student ID and password.  You will need it to make changes to classes, order transcripts and pay your bill on TritonLink.  
      • If you are a RETURNING student from a previous summer or already have a student ID, move on to Summer Session online application
    • Log in and complete the Summer Session online application 
      • If you have forgotten your student ID number, please call Summer Session (858) 534-5258.
      • If you have your student ID but don't remember your password: use the Password Change tool.
    • You will be charged a $100 nonrefundable application fee with your tuition. If you change your mind and no longer wish to enroll with UC San Diego, you are still responsible for paying the $100 nonrefundable application fee. 
  3. Complete the Academic Integrity Tutorial.  
    • Questions about the tutorial?  Contact Academic Integrity Office by phone (858) 822-2163 or email aio@ucsd.edu
  4. Set up your UC San Diego Email and DUO Two-Step Login - can be done concurrently while you enroll in classes in Step 5
    • Please allow 24 to 48 hours for this step to become available.  In the meantime, please proceed to Step 5 for enrollment.
    • Access to UC San Diego systems requires verifying your identity using two-step login. UC San Diego uses DUO for two-factor authentication (2FA).  Two-step login takes only minutes to set up and is easy to use. Visit https://twostep.ucsd.edu to learn more and enroll your devices today.
    • If you still have questions, please submit a ticket at https://support.ucsd.edu/students, email servicedesk@ucsd.edu, or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357.
    • Instructions on how to access your UC San Diego email can be found in this knowledge base article, Check Your UC San Diego Gmail from the Web.
    • Please check your @ucsd.edu email address regularly
  5. Enroll in courses via WebReg - you will not receive a formal acceptance notification when you enroll in courses
    • Session 1 and Special Session - enrollment opens on April 29
    • Session 2 - enrollment opens on April 29
    • Are you enrolling in a class with prerequisites or restrictions?  We don't have your academic record from your home campus. 
      • Submit an EASy request to enroll in classes with prerequisites.
      • Read more about EASy here.
      • High school level coursework does not qualify as a college-level prerequisite at UC San Diego.
    • Canvas - how to access the interactive course websites set up by your instructors?

      • Visit canvas.ucsd.edu and log in with your Active Directory (AD) username and password
      • Instructors work with the Canvas team to establish and publish the course websites, with the goal of publishing a minimum of two days before instruction begins.
      • After you add the class on WebReg, please allow 24 to 48 hours for access to the course website
      • If you are waitlisted for the course, you may have access to the Canvas course website until the automatic waitlist process ends (see the Summer Session calendar for dates of Automatic waitlists)
      • Visit the Digital Learning page for tips on how to get started with Canvas
  6. Pay tuition and fees. 
    • Visit TritonLink to View & Pay Your Bill (log in with your credentials)
    • Session I and Special Session billing due date - TBD
    • Session II billing due date - TBD
    • If you do not pay for your courses by the fee deadlines, you may be canceled from your courses. Please refer to the Calendar for important deadlines.
Watch our webinar for more details on applying to Summer Session. 

International Students

Are you an undergraduate student currently studying in a university or college outside the United States?

If so, you may be considered an international student.  UC San Diego Summer Session welcomes international students who meet specific English proficiency requirements.  Students must submit proof of meeting the university English proficiency requirements when requesting for I-20:

  • TOEFL minimum scores: 
    • internet-based: 83
    • Paper-based: 550
  • IELTS minimum score of 7 (Academic module)
  • AP Exam accepted scores:
    • English Language and Composition: 3, 4, 5
    • English Literature and Composition: 3, 4, 5
  • IB Exam accepted scores:
    • English (Lang. A) higher level: 5, 6, 7
    • English (Lang. A) standard level: 6 or higher
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum score of 115

COVID-19 Updates 

  • If you are enrolling in courses and do not need to come to the U.S. due to courses taught remotely, an I-20 or English Requirements are not required. 

Application and Enrollment steps:

  1. Browse summer course offerings.
    • Starting in March, browse the Schedule of Classes on TritonLink for the Summer course offerings. Contact your academic advisor to confirm that your home institution will accept course credit from the course(s) you wish to enroll at UCSD.
  2. Apply - Beginning on TBD, the Summer Session online application will open to process new student ID numbers. Without a student ID number, enrollment cannot proceed.
    • Begin the process by requesting a student ID.
      • Keep track of your student ID and password.  You will need it to make changes to classes, order transcripts and pay your bill on TritonLink.  
      • If you are a RETURNING student from a previous summer or already have a student ID, move on to Summer Session online application
    • Log in and complete the Summer Session online application
      • If you have forgotten your student ID, please call Summer Session (858) 534-5258.
      • If you have your student ID, but don't remember your password: use the Password Change tool.
    • You will be charged a $100 nonrefundable application fee with your tuition. If you change your mind and no longer wish to enroll with UC San Diego, you are still responsible for paying the $100 nonrefundable application fee. 
  3. Complete the Academic Integrity Tutorial.  
    • Questions about the tutorial?  Contact Academic Integrity Office by phone (858) 822-2163 or email aio@ucsd.edu
  4. Set up your UC San Diego Email and DUO Two-Step Login - can be done concurrently while you enroll in classes in Step 5
    • Please allow 24 to 48 hours for this step to become available.  In the meantime, please proceed to Step 5 for enrollment.
    • Access to UC San Diego systems requires verifying your identity using two-step login. UC San Diego uses DUO for two-factor authentication (2FA).  Two-step login takes only minutes to set up and is easy to use. Visit https://twostep.ucsd.edu to learn more and enroll your devices today.
    • If you still have questions, please submit a ticket at https://support.ucsd.edu/students, email servicedesk@ucsd.edu, or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357.
    • Instructions on how to access your UC San Diego email can be found in this knowledge base article, Check Your UC San Diego Gmail from the Web.
    • Please check your @ucsd.edu email address regularly
  5. Enroll in courses via WebReg - you will not receive a formal acceptance notification when you enroll in courses
    • Session 1 and Special Session - enrollment opens on April 29
    • Session 2 - enrollment opens on April 29
    • Are you enrolling in a class with prerequisites or restrictions?  We don't have your academic record from your home campus. 
    • Canvas - how to access the interactive course websites set up by your instructors?

      • Visit canvas.ucsd.edu and log in with your Active Directory (AD) username and password
      • Instructors work with the Canvas team to establish and publish the course websites, with the goal of publishing a minimum of two days before instruction begins.
      • After you add the class on WebReg, please allow 24 to 48 hours for access to the course website
      • If you are waitlisted for the course, you may have access to the Canvas course website until the automatic waitlist process ends (see the Summer Session calendar for dates of Automatic waitlists)
      • Visit the Digital Learning page for tips on how to get started with Canvas
  6. Request visa document I-20
  7. Pay tuition and fees. 
    • Visit TritonLink to View & Pay Your Bill (log in with your credentials)
    • Session I and Special Session billing due date - TBD
    • Session II billing due date - TBD
    • If you do not pay for your courses by the fee deadlines, you may be canceled from your courses. Please refer to the Calendar for important deadlines.

*Please note that attending Summer Session does not entitle you to enroll at UC San Diego during other academic terms.

**If you are an international high school student, follow the steps above. If you are taking courses that will be held remotely and you are not coming to the U.S., English Requirements or an I-20 are not required.

Housing on campus is only offered to students age 17+ who have graduated high school. 

Watch our webinar for more details on applying to Summer Session. 

Other College or University Students and the General Public

 

  1. Talk with your academic advisor at your home university's about courses.
    • Starting in March, browse the Schedule of Classes on TritonLink for the Summer course offerings. Contact your academic advisor to confirm that your home institution will accept course credit from the course(s) you wish to enroll at UCSD.
  2. Apply! - Beginning on April 24, the Summer Session online application will open to process new student ID numbers. Without a student ID number, enrollment cannot proceed.
    • Begin the process by requesting a student ID
      • Keep track of your student ID and password.  You will need it to make changes to classes, order transcripts and pay your bill on TritonLink.  
      • If you are a RETURNING student from a previous summer or already have a student ID, move on to Summer Session online application
    • Log in and complete the Summer Session online application
      • If you have forgotten your student ID, please call Summer Session (858) 534-5258.
      • If you have your student ID but don't remember your password: use the Password Change tool.
    • You will be charged a $100 nonrefundable application fee with your tuition. If you change your mind and no longer wish to enroll with UC San Diego, you are still responsible for paying the $100 nonrefundable application fee. 
  3. Complete the Academic Integrity Tutorial.  
    • Questions about the tutorial?  Contact Academic Integrity Office by phone (858) 822-2163 or email aio@ucsd.edu
  4. Set up your UC San Diego Email and DUO Two-Step Login - can be done concurrently while you enroll in classes in Step 5
    • Please allow 24 to 48 hours for this step to become available.  In the meantime, please proceed to Step 5 for enrollment.
    • Access to UC San Diego systems requires verifying your identity using two-step login. UC San Diego uses DUO for two-factor authentication (2FA).  Two-step login takes only minutes to set up and is easy to use. Visit https://twostep.ucsd.edu to learn more and enroll your devices today.
    • If you still have questions, please submit a ticket at https://support.ucsd.edu/students, email servicedesk@ucsd.edu, or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357.
    • Instructions on how to access your UC San Diego email can be found in this knowledge base article, Check Your UC San Diego Gmail from the Web.
    • Please check your @ucsd.edu email address regularly
  5. Enroll in courses via WebReg. - you will not receive a formal acceptance notification when you enroll in courses
    • Session 1 and Special Session - enrollment opens on TBD
    • Session 2 - enrollment opens on TBD
    • Are you enrolling in a class with prerequisites or restrictions?  We don't have your academic record from your home campus. 
    • Canvas - how to access the interactive course websites set up by your instructors?

      • Visit canvas.ucsd.edu and log in with your Active Directory (AD) username and password
      • Instructors work with the Canvas team to establish and publish the course websites, with the goal of publishing a minimum of two days before instruction begins.
      • After you add the class on WebReg, please allow 24 to 48 hours for access to the course website
      • If you are waitlisted for the course, you may have access to the Canvas course website until the automatic waitlist process ends (see the Summer Session calendar for dates of Automatic waitlists)
      • Visit the Digital Learning page for tips on how to get started with Canvas
  6. Pay tuition and fees. 
    • Visit TritonLink to View & Pay Your Bill (log in with your credentials)
    • Session I and Special Session Billing
      • Fee Assessment begins - TBD
      • Billing statements available on Tritonlink - TBD
      • Billing due date - TBD
    • Session II Billing
      • Fee Assessment begins - TBD
      • Billing statements available on Tritonlink - TBD
      • Billing due date - TBD
    • If you do not pay for your courses by the fee deadlines, you may be canceled from your courses. Please refer to the Calendar for important deadlines.

Alumni of UC San Diego

 

  1. ApplyBeginning on April 24, the Summer Session online application will open to activate the enrollment status for alumni student ID numbers. Without an active student ID number, enrollment cannot proceed.
    • Complete the Summer Session online application (log in with student ID and password) 
      • If you have forgotten your student ID, please call Summer Session (858) 534-5258.
      • If you have your student ID but don't remember your password: use the Password Change tool.
      • You will be charged a $100 nonrefundable application fee with your tuition. If you change your mind and no longer wish to enroll with UC San Diego, you are still responsible for paying the $100 nonrefundable application fee. 
  2. Complete the Academic Integrity Tutorial.  
    • Questions about the tutorial?  Contact Academic Integrity Office by phone (858) 822-2163 or email aio@ucsd.edu
  3. Set up your UC San Diego Email and DUO Two-Step Login - can be done concurrently while you enroll in classes in Step 5
    • Please allow 24 to 48 hours for this step to become available.  In the meantime, please proceed to Step 5 for enrollment.
    • Access to UC San Diego systems requires verifying your identity using two-step login. UC San Diego uses DUO for two-factor authentication (2FA).  Two-step login takes only minutes to set up and is easy to use. Visit https://twostep.ucsd.edu to learn more and enroll your devices today.
    • If you still have questions, please submit a ticket at https://support.ucsd.edu/students, email servicedesk@ucsd.edu, or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357.
    • Instructions on how to access your UC San Diego email can be found in this knowledge base article, Check Your UC San Diego Gmail from the Web.
    • Please check your @ucsd.edu email address regularly
  4. Enroll in courses via WebReg
    • Session 1 and Special Session - enrollment opens on TBD
    • Session 2 - enrollment opens on TBD
    • Are you enrolling in a class with prerequisites or restrictions?  
    • Canvas - how to access the interactive course websites set up by your instructors?

      • Visit canvas.ucsd.edu and log in with your Active Directory (AD) username and password
      • Instructors work with the Canvas team to establish and publish the course websites, with the goal of publishing a minimum of two days before instruction begins.
      • After you add the class on WebReg, please allow 24 to 48 hours for access to the course website
      • If you are waitlisted for the course, you may have access to the Canvas course website until the automatic waitlist process ends (see the Summer Session calendar for dates of Automatic waitlists)
      • Visit the Digital Learning page for tips on how to get started with Canvas
  5. Pay tuition and fees. 
    • Visit TritonLink to View & Pay Your Bill (log in with your credentials)
    • Session I and Special Session billing due date - TBD
    • Session II billing due date - TBD
    • If you do not pay for your courses by the fee deadlines, you may be canceled from your courses. Please refer to the Calendar for important deadlines.