Eligibility

Incoming, Transferring and Continuing UC San Diego Students

Summer Session is open to all incoming, current, and continuing UC San Diego students. If you are a continuing student and dismissed, or on academic probation, please check with your college prior to enrolling in any Summer Session courses.

Please visit the Application and Enrollment page for more information on how to enroll.

All incoming freshman and transfer students are welcome to enroll in classes prior to Fall quarter.  Visit Summer Success Programs page for information on various summer jump start programs.

For incoming international students, please view the International Students & Programs Office's website. Here is a link for incoming freshmen international students to apply for an Early Start I-20. Here is a link for incoming transfer international students and how to take Summer Session.

Visiting UC Students

Visiting UC Students are students who are enrolled at a University of California school other than UC San Diego.

If you fall into the above category, you may apply to take classes at UC San Diego during Summer Session. Please visit the Application and Enrollment link for more information on how to apply.

Please note that attending Summer Session does not entitle you to enroll at UC San Diego during other academic term(s).

Students dismissed from any college should check with their academic advisor at their home school to ensure their work at UC San Diego will be accepted towards their degree program.

Transcripts from UC San Diego are automatically sent to your home UC campus at the end of the summer term.  All UC San Diego courses are UC credit bearing and calculated into your UC GPA.

International Students

Are you a freshman or transfer student who is newly admitted to UC San Diego?

If you are one of these types of students and wish to take Summer Session, you will have to request an Early Start I-20 via the International Center. There is more information on the International Students & Programs Office's website. Here is a link to the page for incoming international freshman students. Here is a link to the page for incoming international transfer students.

Are you an undergraduate student currently studying in a university or college outside the United States?

If so, you may be considered an international student.  UC San Diego Summer Session welcomes international students who meet specific English proficiency requirements.  Students who meet the English proficiency requirements are welcome to apply.  Please visit the Application & Enrollment page for instructions.

English Requirements:

  • Students with fully international records can demonstrate English Proficiency with the following scores. Please note scores are only valid for 2 years:
    • Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Achieve a minimum score of 83 on the Internet-based TOEFL
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Achieve a minimum score of 7.0 (academic module)
  • Students educated in English-speaking countries are not required to demonstrate English Proficiency
    • United States, Canada (except the Province of Quebec), Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Liberia, & Commonwealth Caribbean countries.
    • U.S. citizens are not required to demonstrate English Proficiency regardless of where they attend school.
  • Students with high school mixed records (both English and non-English curriculum) can also demonstrate English Proficiency with ACT English/Writing scores, SAT Writing scores, AP English Scores, IB English scores, or the TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Students in an English taught curriculum (i.e. IB, A Levels, accredited American school) for 3+ years are not required to demonstrate English proficiency.

Timeline for applying for Summer Session

Summer Session I should request documents by June 1.
Summer Session II students should request no later than July 5.

 

Are you an international undergraduate student currently enrolled in a university or college in the United States?

If you are an international undergraduate student already in the US with a F1/J1 visa, you will not need to transfer OR request a new I-20/DS-2019. This is your ‘summer break’ that you will be taking classes at another US institution. There is no action required. You do not need to submit an I-portal request.

Please contact the Summer Session Office at (858) 534-5258 or summer@ucsd.edu to discuss eligibility.

***Please note that attending Summer Session does not entitle you to enroll at UCSD during other academic term(s).

High School Students

High School Students use the following chart to determine eligibility to attend Summer Session.  

(If you are an international high school student, please email Summer Session summer@ucsd.edu for eligibility.)

Please see the Schedule of Classes for courses offered this summer.  High school students are eligible for lower division courses (courses numbered #1-99).  NOTE: Some courses have prerequisites.

GRADE COMPLETED (Spring 2018) GRADE ENTERING (Fall 2018) REQUIREMENTS
12 College You are considered a visiting student outside of the high school category. Visit Application and Enrollment to find your student category to apply.
11 12 Minimum 3.3. GPA.  Visit Application and Enrollment for steps to apply and enroll.
10 11 Minimum 3.3. GPA.  Visit Application and Enrollment for steps to apply and enroll.
9 10 Minimum 3.3. GPA.  Visit Application and Enrollment for steps to apply and enroll.

Students falling into any of the above categories may apply to take classes at UC San Diego during Summer Session. Students will be accepted based on their ability to meet the qualifications stated above.

Please note that attending Summer Session does not entitle you to enroll at UC San Diego during other academic term(s). Attending Summer Session does not guarantee admission to the University.

Students should check with their academic advisor at their home school to ensure their work at UC San Diego will be accepted towards their degree program or future college studies.

High school students who do not meet these requirements or may not be quite ready for college courses, take a look at some of the other pre-college programs offered at UC San Diego.

All courses in UC San Diego Summer Session are UC credit bearing and will be calculated into your UC GPA.

All fees are subject to change.

Visiting Students and UC San Diego Alumni

Visiting Students are all people not currently enrolled at UC San Diego or another UC school who have either graduated from high school or are 18 years or older and have the maturity and aptitude for college-level work. UC San Diego Alumni are considered visiting students.

In addition, students that are in progress or have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a campus outside of the University of California system are considered visiting students.

Students dismissed from any college should check with their academic advisor at their home school to ensure their work at UC San Diego will be accepted towards their degree program.

If you fall into any of the above categories, you may apply to take classes at UC San Diego during Summer Session. Please visit Application and Enrollment for instructions.

Please note that attending Summer Session does not entitle you to enroll at UC San Diego during other academic term(s).