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Visiting & Exchange Students

University of California Intercampus Exchange Program

The Intercampus Exchange Program allows qualified graduate students to take advantage of educational opportunities at campuses within the UC system: ICEP Application (PDF)

Eligibility

*Non-UCSD students: The ICEP process begins at your home campus. Check your home campus website for additional eligibility criteria.

  • Complete a minimum of one quarter of study prior to ICEP
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Informal arrangements should be made between student and faculty of both campuses. Upon agreement, student begins application process
  • Applications must be completed and filed with Graduate Division at least four weeks prior to the ICEP quarter

Procedures

  1. Submit Application to your home department/ faculty advisor for initial approval. Department will forward application to the Graduate Division for the Dean’s approval.
  2. Graduate Division will forward application to the host campus graduate division for review.
  3. The host campus will send a welcome letter to your email once the application is approved.
  4. Enroll in applicable courses at host campus and verify that your name appears on the course roster.
  5. It is YOUR responsibility to adhere to registration and fee deadlines. You must pay fees at UCSD to have privileges at host campus.

Grades

  • Grades are sent to UCSD and will appear on your academic record. Verify grades are posted accurately.

NOTE: UCSD students studying at UC Berkeley during the spring semester must remain registered at UCSD for both winter and spring quarters.

UC San Diego and San Diego State Graduate Exchange Program

The Exchange Program allows qualified graduate students to take advantage of educational opportunities at both campuses: UCSD/SDSU Exchange Application (PDF)

Eligibility

*SDSU students: The Exchange process begins at SDSU. Check with your campus for additional eligibility criteria.

  • Complete a minimum of one quarter of study prior applying for the Exchange program
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Informal arrangements should be made between student and faculty of both campuses. Upon agreement, student begins application process
  • Application must be completed and filed with Graduate Division at least four weeks prior to the Exchange quarter

Procedures

  1. Obtain approval signatures from UCSD department/ faculty advisor.
  2. Obtain approval signatures from SDSU department/ faculty advisor.
  3. Submit application to the Graduate Division for the Dean’s approval.
  4. Graduate Division will forward application to SDSU’s graduate division for final review.
  5. SDSU will send a welcome letter to your email once the application is approved.
  6. Enroll in applicable courses at SDSU and verify that your name appears on the course roster.
  7. It is YOUR responsibility to adhere to registration and fee deadlines. You must pay fees at UCSD to have privileges at SDSU.

Grades

  • Grades are sent to UCSD and will appear on your academic record. Verify grades are posted accurately.

Education Abroad Programs

EAP is a system-wide program which permits UCSD students to study abroad at host institutions and for foreign students at UC Study Centers to attend UC campuses for one-year of non-degree study.

UCSD graduate students seeking to study abroad through EAP need to consult the EAP office in the International Center. Permission to participate in the EAP program is granted by the home department and the Dean of the Graduate Division. Prior to departure, the student must have completed one year of graduate work and be in good academic standing.

Applications for admission to UCSD from EAP students are forwarded by the UC EAP office and to the Graduate Admissions. Departments should forward any application received directly from the EAP office to the Graduate Admissions in its entirety.

EAP students are not permitted to stay beyond one year.

In exceptional cases, the Dean of the Graduate Division may approve requests for admission to a Masters or PhD degree program. In these cases, the student's application must be considered in competition with other students seeking admission for the same quarter of status change. If the student is approved to change status during or after the EAP year, all fees for that EAP year must be repaid to UCSD.

If approved to change to a Doctoral level, the doctoral time limits will begin accruing with the student's first quarter of registration at UCSD.

Visiting Graduate Students

For information on becoming a visiting graduate student, please click on the link below.

 

Non-UC Visiting Grads

Non-Degree Students

A non-degree student is admitted for coursework only and must meet all the usual requirements for admission. A non-degree student is entitled to all services such as housing, library, and health center, but is not eligible for fellowships or assistantships. Non-degree status is for one year only, although in certain cases, the dean may be petitioned, using a General Petition, for a one-year extension.

Students commonly in this category are those applying for admission to medical school who need more science coursework; Education Abroad Program (EAP) students; and students applying for regular admission to a program who are seeking to improve their academic background.