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Before You Arrive on Campus


Please ensure these requirements are attended to early to avoid delays. A failure to complete requirements will result in an inability to enroll in classes.

For more information, copies of all forms and deadlines, please go to the Student Health Website.

You will need to have your AD login to complete this process (UCSD email & password).

To complete your TB & Immunization Requirements you will need to activate your online health portal MyStudentChart

Incoming Graduate Student webinars for Fall 2021 - Interactive sessions where the UCSD Incoming Health Requirements will be discussed. Presented by the Student Health Nursing Supervisor, this is an opportunity for questions. 

Complete the TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire

(Graduate Deadlines: Fall - November 1 / Winter - February 1 / Spring - May 1)

All incoming students are required to complete a TB Risk Screening Questionnaire. For those at higher risk, TB testing will also be required. Please ensure you begin this process early to avoid delays.

Complete the Immunization Requirements

(Graduate Deadlines: Fall - November 1 / Winter - February 1 / Spring - May 1)

All incoming students are required to submit proof of specific vaccinations/immunizations:

  • Tdap Vaccine
  • MMR Vaccine or titers
  • Varicella Vaccine or titers
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Other: Influenza +/- COVID Vaccine may be required, please watch for further university communications

For all questions regarding this process, please log into MyStudentChart and send a message to ASK A NURSE.

For technical-related questions only, please email

(STRICTLY NO HEALTH INFORMATION should be sent to this email address).

Financial Matters

Sign up for Direct Deposit as soon as possible.

  • Direct deposit electronically transfers your salary or fellowship stipend to your bank account. 
  • Direct deposit will ensure you are paid smoothly and in a timely manner.
  • If you do not sign up for direct deposit, paper checks will be prepared and it will take longer to receive your stipend or salary.
  • Learn how to sign up for direct deposit here:
    • Direct deposit for employment will take place after you arrive on campus and have completed hire paperwork with your department.

Submit your Pending Admissions Documents

Log into your application portal 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.


Health Fee and Insurance Requirement Webinar

These sessions will cover detailed information about UCSHIP, Raft, and other forms of insurance. It will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. To register for a session, please use the links below (You only need to register for 1 session based on your classification). Parents and families are welcome to attend with their students.



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.