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Eligibility

Incoming, Transferring and Continuing UC San Diego Students

Summer Session is open to all incoming (first-year, transfer, and international), current, and continuing UC San Diego students. 

Before you apply:

  • If you are dismissed or on academic probation and are a continuing student, check with your college for approval prior to enrolling in any Summer Session courses. 

Applying:

Incoming Students:

Visiting UC Students

Visiting UC Students are students who are accepted or enrolled for the upcoming Fall term at a University of California campus other than UC San Diego.

Before you apply: 

  • Please note that attending Summer Session does not entitle you to enroll at UC San Diego during other academic term(s).
  • If you are dismissed from any college or university, you should check with your academic advisor at your home school to ensure your work at UC San Diego will be accepted towards your degree program.

Applying: 

Transcripts: 

  • 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 UC credit bearing and calculated into your UC GPA.

International Students

If you are a newly admitted first-year or transfer student: 

 

If you are an undergraduate student currently studying in a university or college outside the United States: 

  • You may be considered an international student 
  • You must meet English proficiency requirements. Please visit the Application & Enrollment page for instructions regarding submission of documents and how to apply for I-20. 

English Requirements:

  • Students with fully international records can demonstrate English Proficiency with the following scores. Please note scores are only valid for 2 years:
    • Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Achieve a minimum score of 83 on the Internet-based TOEFL
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Achieve a minimum score of 7.0 (academic module)
  • You do not need to demonstrate English Proficiency if: 
    • You were in an English taught curriculum (i.e. IB, AP Levels, accredited American school) for 3+ years 
    • You were educated in an English-speaking country (i.e. U.S., Canada- except the Province of Quebec, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Liberia, & Commonwealth Caribbean countries) 
    • You are a U.S. citizen, regardless of where you attended school 
  • If you have high school mixed records (both English and non-English curriculum) you can demonstrate English Proficiency with ACT English/Writing scores, SAT Writing scores, AP English Scores, IB English scores, or the TOEFL or IELTS.

For more information on dates to request documents, please contact the International Students & Programs Office.

 

If you are an international undergraduate student currently enrolled in a university or college in the United States: 

If you are an international undergraduate student already in the US with a F1/J1 visa, you will not need to transfer OR request a new I-20/DS-2019. This is your ‘summer break’ that you will be taking classes at another US institution. There is no action required. You do not need to submit an I-portal request as a visiting student. 

***Please note that attending Summer Session does not entitle you to enroll at UCSD during other academic term(s). Attending Summer Session also does not guarantee admission to UCSD. 

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

High School Students

High School Students use the following chart to determine eligibility to attend Summer Session.  

Please see the Schedule of Classes for courses offered this summer.  High school students are eligible for lower division courses (courses numbered #1-99).  NOTE: Some courses have prerequisites.

GRADE COMPLETED (Spring) GRADE ENTERING (Fall) SUMMER SESSION REQUIREMENTS
12 College You are considered a visiting student outside of the high school category. Visit Application and Enrollment to find your student category to complete application.
9, 10, 11 10, 11, 12 Minimum 3.3 GPA & English Proficiency. Visit Application and Enrollment for steps to apply and enroll.

Students falling into any of the above categories may apply to take classes at UC San Diego during Summer Session. Students will be accepted based on their ability to meet the qualifications stated above.

Before you apply:

  • Please note that attending Summer Session does not entitle students to enroll at UC San Diego during other academic term(s). Attending Summer Session also does not guarantee admission to the University.
  • Students should check with their academic advisor at their high school to ensure their work at UC San Diego will be acceptable for their future college studies.
  • Some classes will have prerequisite requirements (Ex: AP exam scores, or previously completed other university level course work). If so, you may need to submit an EASy request. 

Other options:

All courses in UC San Diego Summer Session are UC credit bearing, will be calculated into your UC GPA, and reported on a University Transcript of Record. 

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

Visiting Students and UC San Diego Alumni

You are a visiting student if: 

  • You are not currently enrolled at UC San Diego or another UC campus
  • You are in progress/have completed an undergraduate/graduate degree at a non-University of California campus 
  • You have graduated high school/are over 18 and are prepared for college-level work 
  • You are UC San Diego Alumni 

Before you apply: 

  • If you are dismissed from any college or university, you should check with your academic advisor at your home campus to ensure your work at UC San Diego will be accepted towards your degree program. 
  • Please note that attending Summer Session does not entitle you to enroll at UC San Diego during other academic term(s). Attending also does not guarantee admission to the University. 

Applying: