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Before You Arrive on Campus

Complete the TB questionnaire

Please wait at least 48 hours after accepting admission to complete this step.

Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire: All incoming students are required to complete a TB risk Assessment Questionnaire. For more information and deadlines please see Tuberculosis Admission Requirement on the Student Health Services site.


Complete the immunization requirements

Please wait at least 48 hours after accepting admission to complete this step.

Complete the UC Immunization Requirements: All incoming students are required to submit proof of specific vaccinations/immunizations as per California Department of Public Health recommendations  UC Immunization Requirements. For more information and deadlines please see Immunization Requirements (https://wellness.ucsd.edu/studenthealth/health-requirements/Pages/default.aspx)  on the Student Health Services site.


Submit your pending admissions documents

Log into your GradApply account and submit all documentation listed on your application status page. If you have any coursework currently in progress, please wait until all coursework is completed and degrees have been conferred and posted prior to sending your transcript. All coursework must be completed prior to beginning graduate study at UC San Diego.


Learn about student health insurance

Payment of your Tuition and Fees includes a fee payment for the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). Enrollment in UC SHIP is automatic. Effective dates for UC SHIP can be found on the Student Health Services Website.

If you need medical attention prior to the effective date of UC SHIP you will be responsible for the cost of any medical services incurred prior to the start of your student plan. Therefore, if you intend to arrive to the San Diego area before the effective date of UC SHIP it is highly recommended that you purchase your own personal health insurance that will cover you until the effective date of UC SHIP. Short term plans are offered by many different insurance companies. For more information we recommend you research those options to select the short term insurance plan that will meet your needs.  

Student Health Insurance Waiver: All students are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP each academic year. However, students who are able to demonstrate they have comparable coverage may be able to opt out of UC SHIP. For more information on this option please see How to Waive UC SHIP.

Students in joint doctoral programs (JDPs) should check with their department regarding eligibility for UC SHIP.


Read the UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship

The Academic Integrity (AI) Office promotes and supports a culture of academic integrity in order to reinforce quality teaching and learning at UC San Diego. It's your responsibility to be aware of the policy on academic integrity.  The University expects both faculty and students to honor the policy. For students, this means that all academic work will be done by the individual to whom it's assigned, without unauthorized aid of any kind.


Read the Principles of Community

The Principles of Community are vital to the success of the university and the wellbeing of its constituents. UCSD faculty, staff, and students are expected to practice these basic principles as individuals and in groups.