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Frequently Asked Questions

Billing and Payment

Will I be billed for my classes?

UCSD Students:

E-bill notices are sent to your UCSD issued e-mail when your bill is ready to be viewed and paid. Summer Session can not guarantee that you will receive an E-Bill notification. Only one notice is emailed per student, per session. It is the student's responsibility to pay fees per the Session I, Session II and Special Session calendars. If your parents pay your fees, notify them as soon as you enroll in a course to avoid having your classes cancelled. For more information contact Student Business Services.

Do not wait for a billing notification or statement. You may not receive an account statement in time to avoid course cancellation or late fees.

Visiting Students:

The student record system will calculate your fees and Student Business Services will send out an electronic billing notification. Summer Session can not guarantee that you will receive a billing statement. Billing statements are not needed to pay fees. Each student has access to the system and can verify fees owed and paid. You are strongly encouraged to view and pay your invoice on-line as soon as possible after it posts to your account. It is the student's responsibility to pay fees per the Session I, Session II and Special Session calendars. For more information contact Student Business Services.

Do not wait for a billing notification or statement. You may not receive an account statement in time to avoid course cancellation or late fees.

What are my payment options?

Your options are eCheck, paper check, cash, or money order. For more information please visit Ways to Pay Your Bill, or contact Central Cashier at (858) 534-3725.

Are postmarks accepted as payment dates?

No.
If you mail your payment, please allow at least 10 days for delivery and payment processing. Full payment must be posted by the Cashier's office to your account by the enrollment/fee deadline. Any fees mailed but not posted will not be counted as paid by the deadline. It is highly encouraged that you pay on-line or in person if you are paying near the payment deadlines.

Payment Deadlines (projected, subject to change):
June 22, 2015 (Session I and Special Session)
July 27, 2015 (Session II)

If I don't pay my fees in a session, will I be dropped from my classes?

A: It depends.
If you are enrolled in courses before the payment deadlines and do not pay your fees, you will be dropped from all courses for non-payment.

Payment Deadlines (projected, subject to change):
June 22, 2015 (Session I and Special Session)
July 27, 2015 (Session II)

If you enroll after the first payment deadline and before the cancellation deadline, you will be assessed a late fee. Any fees not paid in full will cause all courses in that session to be dropped for non-payment.

Cancellation for Non-Payment of Fees Deadlines:
June 26, 2015 (Session I)
July 31, 2015 (Session II)
June 25, 2015 (Special Session)

If you enroll after the cancellation deadline, you will not be dropped for non-payment but additional fees may be assessed and a hold may be placed on your record.

If you are on a waitlist, you will not be responsible to pay the course fee for the waitlisted course until you are actually added to the class. As space becomes available, the system automatically adds students to courses. You must carefully watch your waitlist status because you can be added at any time. If you are automatically added, course fees will become due. Any unpaid fees, including fees for courses added through the automatic waitlist process can cause you to be dropped for non-payment.

Automated Waitlist Dates
Contact Summer Session summer@ucsd.edu for dates. 

If you are a visiting UC financial aid student, your courses are NOT automatically cancelled for non-payment. To avoid being charged for courses you do not attend, students must drop their courses or withdraw (if you are dropping to zero units). You will receive a grade of "F" for courses that you do not drop and do not attend, and you will be billed for the courses. Please be aware of all of the courses that you are enrolled in at all times.

How will I know if I'm cancelled from a class?

A: The system sends an email to the student's email on file. Delivery is not guaranteed. Instructions on how to re-enroll are included in this email. For students who have not paid fees in full, automated cancellation is scheduled for:
Session I: June 26, 2015
Session II: July 31, 2015
Special Session: June 25, 2015
Students are encouraged to check their email regularly.

Will I be cancelled from my classes if I am a financial aid student?

A: Maybe.

UCSD financial aid students will have their courses automatically cancelled for non-payment. Visiting UC students (i.e. UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz) will NOT be cancelled for non-payment of fees if they indicate that they are expected to receive financial aid on their UCSD Summer Session online application. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the Summer Session at summer@ucsd.edu.

Visiting UC students who have indicated that they are financial aid students are required to drop any courses they do not plan to attend. If they do not drop their courses, they will not be dropped by the system and will receive an "F" for that class. They are also responsible for any fees associated with that class.

If a financial aid student intends to withdraw form a session, the student must complete the online withdrawal form. Only financial aid students are required to use a Withdrawal Form to drop to zero units.

What should I do if I'm eligible for Veterans benefits?

A: If you are a visiting student, please contact the Veteran Services Coordinator at (858-534-0077) BEFORE enrolling in any courses. 

If you are a UCSD continuing student and you want to use your VA benefits, please use the VA enrollment verification e-form located on the UCSD Veterans Affairs page.

California Veterans Fee Waiver
Summer Session per unit fees are only waived for UC matriculated students. Students are responsible for other fees such as the materials fee. See Veterans Affairs for more information.

What should I do if someone else is paying my fees?

A: If your parents or a third party are paying your fees, you are still responsible for having your fees paid on time. Please be sure your parents or third party are aware of the Session I, Session II and Special Session calendars associated with all courses you are enrolled in. Students whose accounts are not fully paid by the fee deadlines are dropped from courses unless the student has been approved for financial aid.

If I am a UCSD student, can I pay my Summer Session fees along with my fall quarter fees after summer?

A: No.
Summer Session fees are due and payable by the deadlines listed below. Failure to pay by the deadline will result in a student being dropped from all courses in that session.

Payment Deadlines (projected, subject to change):
June 22, 2015 (Session I and Special Session)
July 27, 2015 (Session II)

Fees

How much are the application fees?

A: UCSD Students: do not pay an application fee.

UC Visitors: from any UC campus pay a once-per-summer $50 non-refundable application fee.

Other Visitors: pay a once-per-summer $100 non-refundable application fee.

How much are the course per unit fees?

A:

UC undergraduate $271
UC graduate $339
Non-UC students $339

Most courses are 4 units. The Schedule of Classes has units listed per courses. All fees are subject to change.

What are campus-based fees?

A:  Campus-based fees are mandatory registration fees for Summer Session.   

University Center fee

Covers construction and operation of the Student Centers.

Recreation facility fee

Voted by a student referendum to support student recreation on campus.

ICA student activity fee (undergraduates only)

Supports UCSD intercollegiate athletic teams.

For additional explanations of registration fees, please visit the Descriptions of Charges section on the UCOP Student Tuition, Fees and Deposits page.

Is financial aid offered during the summer?

A: Limited financial aid funds may be available to continuing UCSD students. Students from other UC campuses must contact their home campus regarding financial aid. Financial aid is not available to non-UC students.

How do I obtain a refund?

A: Prior to the refund deadline, you may obtain a credit to your account for any course fees simply by dropping your course. If you would like this credit to be sent to you via direct deposit or in the form of a check, you will need to contact Student Business Services at (858) 822-4727 or email studentbusiness@ucsd.edu.

There are no refunds for courses dropped or withdrawals made after the refund deadlines. For more information about the refund deadlines, please see our section on refunds, located here.

Waitlist

If I am on a waitlist for a class will I be automatically added?

A: Yes.
Students are automatically added to courses as space becomes available.
Students are encouraged to check their class status on a regular basis because students can be added at any time that the waitlist is active.
If you are automatically added to a course, course fees immediately become due. Students must pay all summer fees prior to the payment deadlines.

Any unpaid fees, including fees for courses added through the automatic waitlist process will result in all summer classes being dropped for non-payment.

Payment Deadlines (projected, subject to change):
June 22, 2015 (Session I and Special Session)
July 27, 2015 (Session II)

Automated Waitlist Dates
Contact Summer Session summer@ucsd.edu for specific Waitlist Dates.

How do I add a class from a waitlist?

A: Students are automatically added to courses from the waitlist as seats becomes available. Please keep in mind, waitlists are processed on a first come, first served basis. Not all students may be accommodated.

Once classes have begun, waitlisted students are encouraged to attend class to attempt to add the course by obtaining the instructor's signature on an add/drop card. To complete your enrollment in the course an add/drop card must be submitted to the Registrar's office (Student Services Center, Suite 261) by the late add period deadlines.

Students are encouraged to check their class status on a regular basis because they can be added at any time. If you are automatically added to a course, course fees immediately become due. Students must pay all summer fees prior to the payment deadlines.

Any unpaid fees, including fees for courses added through the automatic waitlist process will result in all summer classes being dropped for non-payment.

Payment Deadlines (projected, subject to change):
June 22, 2015 (Session I and Special Session)
July 27, 2015 (Session II)

Automated Waitlist Dates
Contact Summer Session summer@ucsd.edu for specific Waitlist Dates.

Applying

When can I apply for summer classes?

UCSD Students:
UCSD Students do not need to apply for Summer Session. Students are assigned an appointment time during the week of April 6-10, 2015. UCSD students may enroll beginning on April 13, 2015

Visiting Students:
The Visiting Student Application will become available in April 2015.  Enrollment for Visiting Students also begin on April 20, 2015

How do I get a PID/PAC (student ID#)?

If this is your first time attending UCSD, you may get a PID/PAC by following the instructions here.

If you already have a PID/PAC but have forgotten what they are, please contact Student Affairs Manager at the Summer Session Office (858) 534-8277

I'm a UCSD student. Do I need to apply?

No, your student PID/PAC can be used to enroll in Summer Session courses.

Enrollment

If I'm in high school how can I enroll?

High school students may enroll in lower-division courses (numbered 1-99), and must meet all course prerequisites, if any. See the Eligibility section of this website for more details and the required forms.

Do I need to provide a transcript to enroll?

No, unless you are a high school student.

Visiting students need only to fill out the on-line application, obtain a PID and PAC, enroll using WebReg and pay their fees by the deadline to successfully enroll.

High school students who are entering grades 10-12 are welcome to apply to take classes during summer. Please refer to the section dedicated to high school student enrollment for more information.

Am I a UCSD student if I enroll in Summer Session?

Attending Summer Session does not entitle a student to enroll during any other academic quarter at UCSD. In addition, attending Summer Session does not guarantee admission to the University.

Grades and transcripts

How do I get my final grades?

Grades are usually available two weeks after the end of final examinations.

UCSD Students: Grades are automatically posted to your records and can be viewed in TritonLink.

UC Visitors: Transcripts are automatically sent to your home UC campus.

Other Visitors: To obtain your grades, you may check TritonLink or order a transcript from the Registrar's Office. User ID/PID and Password/PAC number, are required to access your grades.

How do I get a transcript?

To order an official transcript, complete a Transcript Request Form or call (858) 534-3153. Transcripts for visiting UC students are automatically sent to your home campus. Non-UC students can order an official transcript about two weeks after the end of the session. See also How to Request a Transcript.

Are courses I take at UCSD Summer Session transferable?

Maybe
To determine if a UCSD Summer Session course is transferable, contact the institution to which you wish to transfer courses and ask if they will accept the course credit.

Lost Password

I lost my password - now what?

You can reset it here or, if that doesn't work, please visit this site for more information.

Dropping Classes

How do I drop a class?

You can drop classes in two ways. You can either go to WebReg and drop your class there or you can fill out a drop card and turn it in to the Registrar's Office. If it is your only class and you are a financial aid student, you will need to complete the online withdrawal form in order to withdraw from the session.

Please visit the Dropping Courses section for more information.

How do I drop all of my classes?

If you are not receiving financial aid in the summer, you have two options to drop all of your classes. You can either go to WebReg and drop your class there or you can fill drop cards and turn them in to the Registrar's Office.

If you are a financial aid student, you MUST complete the online withdrawal form. You will be able to drop all but your last class on-line or with a drop card but you will be required to use the withdrawal form in order to drop the last class. Forms will be honored as of the day they are received.

I am a financial aid student, how do I drop my last class?

If you are a financial aid student, you MUST complete the online withdrawal form. You will be able to drop all but your last class on-line or with a drop card but you will be required to use the withdrawal form in order to drop the last class. Forms will be honored as of the day they are received.

Adding Classes

If I want to enroll in more classes, how do I add additional courses?

You can add classes in two ways. You can either go to WebReg and add your class there, or you can fill out an add card and turn it in to the Registrar's Office.

When can I add classes?

Students can add classes up through the end of week four during Sessions 1 & 2. Special Session classes vary, please see the Special Session Calendar for details.

Please see the Adding Courses section for more information.

Sessions 1 & 2:
During the first week of classes:
You may add classes via WebReg or via add card at the Registrar's Office. If the course being added has additional fees, such as a material fee or a higher course fee, the additional fees must be paid when adding the course.

After Friday of the first week of classes:

  1. Requests to add classes after week one of the session are not guaranteed. Check with the academic department offering the course for specific guidelines.
  2. Submit add card, approved by both instructor and department offering the course, to the Office of the Registrar on or before the Friday of the 4th week of classes.
  3. Add cards are available at the department or Office of the Registrar.

Course Changes During Special Session:
Special Session courses have different deadlines per course. For exact dates, please see the Special Session Calendar or contact the Summer Session Office. (858) 534-8277 or summer@ucsd.edu

How many units can I take per session?

UCSD students are allowed to enroll in 12 units/session. Any students wishing to enroll in more than 12 units must petition with their college.

Visiting students are allowed to enroll in 12 units/session.

High school students are allowed to enroll in 4 units/session.

For Special Session only, all students are allowed to enroll up to 15 units.

Petitions

What is the process to petition?

Exceptions to policy are rare and unless circumstances meet Academic Senate's stated guidelines, students should not plan to petition.

It is helpful to read and understand the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) guidelines regarding petitions to see if you meet the eligibility requirements and to understand the procedure. The guidelines can be found here.

If, after reviewing the guidelines, you feel that you meet the criteria to petition, you will need to fill out the petition form which can be printed from this link.

Next, obtain approvals from the department which offered the class for which you are petitioning. They will assist you with obtaining the professor and departmental signatures needed to further process the petition. Once the departmental signatures are obtained, the petition will be sent to your college if you are a UCSD student. If you are a Visiting student, the petition will be sent to Summer Session.

For UCSD students, If the peition is approved by the college, it is then sent to EPC for final approval.

For Visiting students, if the petition is approved by Summer Session, it is then sent to EPC for final approval.

If EPC approves the petition, it will be sent back to the college for UCSD students or to Summer Session for Visiting students for notification to the student and any additional actions that may be required.

The last day to file a petition for the summer term is the last day of the fall quarter. After fall quarter has passed, no request for an exception to policy will be considered. Students are encouraged to check their academic record prior to the end of the summer term.

If you have further questions, please contact the Student Affairs Manager at the Summer Session Office for more information on the petition process. (858) 534-8277

Please also visit our Petitions page for more information on the petition process.

Where can I find the petition guidelines?

The guidelines can be found here. Petition process and forms can be found on our Petitions page.

Where can I find the petition form

Petition process and forms can be found on our Petitions page.