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International Applicant Questions

Does UC San Diego give conditional admission for international students?

No. International students must meet the university’s minimum requirements which may include a passing TOEFL score to be admitted. Please refer to our Admissions Policies for more information.

Does UC San Diego require international applicants to have their transcripts evaluated?

Yes, all students who have earned degrees from institutions outside of the US are required to submit a WES Course-by-Course ICAP Evaluation to UC San Diego in order to have their admission finalized. More details around this requirement can be found here

Does UC San Diego require international applicants to upload translated transcripts?

Yes, uploading a translated copy of your transcript will ensure that your application is reviewed in full. Official academic materials are not required at the time of application submission. Admitted applicants who have earned degrees at institutions outside of the United States will be required to submit a WES Course-by-Course ICAP evaluation.

How do I submit my documents if I earned a degree from an institution in China?

You will be required to submit all documents requested for a complete WES Course-by-Course ICAP evaluation. You can begin this process by creating your account here

How do I apply for a student visa?

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 visit the International Center website.