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What to Do Immediately

Accept your admission offer and submit your SSN

Please log in to your GradApply account and indicate your admission decision by clicking “Make a Decision.” UCSD supports the Council of Graduate Schools' Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants, which states that you are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15.
**Please note that after you accept admission, you must wait at least 48 hours before completing your next checklist items.**

Submit your SSN: 
Please wait at least 48 hours after accepting admission to complete this step.

Log in to your GradApply account and submit your Social Security Number / Taxpayer Identification Number. This is necessary for a number of business processes. 


Set up your UCSD password

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

It is important that you set up your password for your Personal Identification number (PID) to enable you to access resources such as class registration and financial tools. You will need your PID which can be found on your application status page of GradApply.


Complete and Return the Statement of Legal Residence

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

This step is not required for MAS, MCEPA, MF, MSBA, or Flex MBA students.

Not required for joint doctoral students in the following programs: JDP-AUD, JDP-BENG, JDP-ECE, JDP-LCD, JDP-MSED, JDP-MAE, or JDP-SE.

Applicants who accept an offer of admission must complete and return the Statement of Legal Residence form within 2 weeks of accepting admission.  Submit the Statement of Legal Residence form as an attachment and email it to residencedeputy@ucsd.edu with your name and PID in the subject line. Your registration cannot be completed until this form is on file. If after accepting admission you decide not to enroll, notify your department immediately in writing or by email. More information about residency can be found at the Registrar's website. Questions about residency status should be addressed to the Residency Deputy. Read about possible exemptions, waivers, and definitions at http://students.ucsd.edu/finances/fees/residence/exemptions.html.  To request an AB 540 nonresident waiver, email residencedeputy@ucsd.edu.

DOWNLOAD STATEMENT OF LEGAL RESIDENCE


Sign-up for housing

San Diego is known as America’s Finest City and we are sure you will enjoy living here.  UC San Diego provides diverse and affordable housing options just for graduate students.  However, the waiting list for on-campus housing is long.  We recommend you apply for housing as soon as you receive your admission offer so you can get on the waiting list right away.
  • Learn more about UC San Diego housing opportunities here.
  • Get on the waitlist by submitting a housing application online.
  • Additional information on both on-campus and off-campus can be found on the Grad Life site.