Every department has different deadlines and timelines for reviewing applications. Once a decision has been made on your application you will be notified by e-mail. You can also check the status of your application on GradApply.
Please see the Admitted Student page for your next steps.
Decision deadlines may vary by department or program. Below you will find decision guidelines:
Applicants who are admitted but are unable to register for the quarter to which they were admitted, may request to defer admission to the following year or another quarter within the same academic year. The department must pre-approve the deferral request. A deferral is not a guarantee of admission for a later term. The deferred application will be considered along with the next year's applicant pool.
To activate the application for admission in the subsequent quarter or academic year, the applicant must notify the department and submit a Statement of Activities and official transcripts for any academic work taken since the original application was submitted. No application fee will be required.
Deferred application files are retained for approximately one year from the quarter to which the applicant was admitted. Deferred applicants are allowed one reactivation of the application.
Department contact information can be obtained from the following link: https://ga.ucsd.edu/graduate_programs/
Official transcripts bear the signature of the authorized official of the issuing institution, the seal of the institution, and are received by our office in a sealed envelope from the institution. You can either bring the unopened transcripts into the office or have your institution(s) mail them to UC San Diego directly at the following address:
University of California, San Diego
Student Services Center (SSC), 4th floor
Mail Code 0003
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093-0003
Submit the I-20 or DS-2019 request through the iPortal. Sign on using your UC San Diego Personal ID (PID) to access the iPortal. The iPortal application will help determine what is the appropriate visa and status for you.
If you have questions about the I-20 or DS-2019 Certificates of Eligibility please view see the International Center.