Enrollment in Courses
Prior to the quarter for which they have been admitted, new students will receive information from their college regarding orientation dates, course enrollment, and fee-payment deadlines. Enrollment materials will be provided at the college provosts offices on the days assigned for new students registration. New freshman students admitted for the fall quarter will be invited to attend a new student orientation during the summer preceding fall quarter.
New Student Orientation/Enrollment
Orientation programs are designed to acquaint students with the nature, functions, and purposes of UCSDs college system, and to show students how to deal with a variety of requirements set by the university, college, and academic departments. Although all six colleges have the same goals for students, each has developed its own distinctive program. The professional staffs of Revelle, Muir, Marshall, Warren, Roosevelt, and Sixth Colleges have designed programs for their respective students and the students parents.
New students will be made aware of the opportunities offered by their college and the UCSD community as a whole.
All new students are required to attend an orientation session, and they will be charged a fee for the program. Parents’ attendance is optional and varies across the colleges, and a fee is typically charged. Details will be provided by the college.
Enrollment and orientation are two distinct and separate events occuring at different times. All new students, regardless of their college orientation schedule, enroll online (but not on campus) during the same enrollment period. The colleges’ academic advisors guide students through this online process. Details of both the orientation and enrollment proceedings are posted on the colleges’ respective Web sites after the final publicized deadline for Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), which is determined by the Office of Admissions.
In addition to the Summer Orientation, students should attend Welcome Week—the week before the official opening of the fall quarter and the beginnning of classes.
Continuing Student Enrollment
Continuing students (those currently registered or eligible to register) should refer to TritonLink for enrollment information, dates, and fee payment instructions: https://tritonlink.ucsd.edu.
Students are considered enrolled when they have requested space in at least one course and space in classes has been reserved. Students are not considered registered until they have both enrolled in courses and paid registration fees. Waitlisting a class does not constitute enrollment.
Enrollment is processed using WebReg in StudentLink on the Web. Continuing undergraduate students are assigned a start time, after which they may enroll in classes. Start times are based on the number of units completed. Students who have completed more units will receive earlier start times than students with fewer units.
Students are responsible for all courses in which they are enrolled. Students should check StudentLink/WebReg to confirm class enrollments. Students must make any necessary changes by the Add/Change/Drop process (through WebReg in TritonLink) or by appropriate withdrawal.
Adding, Changing, and Dropping Courses
After enrollment, students may make any necessary corrections to their class schedules on WebReg in TritonLink, through pre-authorization by departments. Through the second week of instruction, students may add courses via TritonLink. During the third and fourth weeks, students with extraordinary circumstances or with documentation of a university error may petition to add courses. Please refer to TritonLink for appropriate approvals required.
Students may continue to change grading options through the end of the fourth week and to drop courses through the end of the ninth week of instruction. Students who wish to drop all their courses are required to file an Undergraduate Withdrawal form with their college academic advising or deans office. Please see the W (Withdrawal) grade regulation that applies after the fourth week of instruction.
1–2: ADD/DROP/CHANGE Grade Option
2–4: DROP/CHANGE Grade Option
5–9: DROP ONLY–W recorded on transcript
10 and later: No changes; final grade assigned
The Undergraduate Program
The undergraduate program consists of four four-unit courses each quarter, or sixteen units per quarter, for four years. Students must complete a minimum of thirty-six units in three consecutive quarters in order to satisfy the minimum progress requirements (see Minimum Progress in the Academic Regulations section). Undergraduate students wishing to take more than twenty-two units of credit in a quarter will need their college provosts approval.
Approval for Enrollment for More than 200 Units
The minimum unit requirement for the bachelors degree is 184 quarter-units in Revelle College and 180 quarter-units in Muir, Marshall, Warren, Roosevelt, and Sixth Colleges. A student is expected to complete the requirements for graduation within this minimum unit requirement. The bachelor of science degree may require satisfaction of additional units, depending upon the students major. Candidates for B.S. degrees in engineering are permitted 230 units (240 for engineering majors in Revelle and Roosevelt colleges).
Under special circumstances, students may extend their undergraduate training beyond the minimum. Non-engineering students who are attempting to achieve more than 200 quarter-units will not be permitted to register without their college provosts approval. Other exceptions will be granted only for compelling academic reasons and only with the approval of the college provost and the concurrence of the Committee on Educational Policy. Transfer units applicable toward general-education requirements or major requirements are included in the maximum unit calculation; all other transfer units are excluded. Advanced placement and international baccalaureate units are excluded. (See information regarding Minimum Unit Limitation in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.)
Enrollment and Registration Holds
A student may have a hold placed on his or her enrollment or registration (payment of fees) and/or academic transcripts for the following reasons:
- Failure to respond to official notices.
- Failure to settle financial obligations when due or to make satisfactory arrangements with the Student Business Services Office.
- Failure to present certification of degrees and/or status on leaving previous institution(s).
- Failure to comply with admission conditions.
Each student who becomes subject to a hold action is given advance notice and ample time to deal with the situation. However, if the student fails to respond, action will be taken without further notice, and he or she is entitled to no further services of the university, except assistance toward reinstatement.
Undergraduate students wishing to have their status restored must secure a release from the office initiating the hold action. Reinstatement is not final until the registration process is completed.
Change of Address
UCSD has identified electronic mail as the recognized and official means of communication by which university officials, at their discretion, may send communications to students. Such communications may be sent exclusively using electronic mail. Students can use TritonLink to request and maintain their university-assigned e-mail address.
In addition, students who change their local or permanent addresses are expected to update their address via TritonLink. Students will be held responsible for communications from any university office sent to the last address on record and should not claim indulgence on the plea of not receiving the communication.
California Residence for Tuition Purposes
Tuition Fee for Nonresident Students
If you have not been living in California with intent to make it your permanent home for more than one year immediately before the residence determination date for each term in which you propose to attend the university, you must pay a nonresident tuition fee in addition to all other fees. The residence determination date is the day instruction begins at the last of the University of California campuses to open for the quarterand for schools on the semester system, the day instruction begins for the semester.
Law Governing Residence
The rules regarding residence for tuition purposes at the University of California are governed by the California Education Code and implemented by Standing Orders of the Regents of the University of California. Under these rules, adult citizens and certain classes of aliens can establish residence for tuition purposes. There are particular rules that apply to the residence classification of minors. (See below.)
Who is a Resident?
If you are an adult student (at least eighteen years of age) you may establish residence for tuition purposes in California if: (1) you are a U.S. citizen; (2) you are a permanent resident or other immigrant; or (3) you are a nonimmigrant who is not precluded from establishing a domicile in the United States. Nonimmigrants who are not precluded from establishing domicile in the United States include those who hold valid visas of the following types: A, E, G, H-1, H-4, I, K, L, 0-1, 0-3, or R. To establish residence you must be physically present in California for more than one year and you must have come here with the intent to make California your home as opposed to coming to this state to go to school. Physical presence within the state solely for educational purposes does not constitute the establishment of California residence, regardless of the length of your stay. You must demonstrate your intention to make California your home by severing your residential ties with your former state of residence and establishing those ties with California. If these steps are delayed, the one-year durational period will be extended until you have demonstrated both presence and intent for one full year. Effective fall 1993, if your parents are not residents of California or you were not previously enrolled as a UC student, you will be required to be financially independent in order to be a resident for tuition purposes. Your residence cannot be derived from your spouse, registered domestic partner, or your parents.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE
You will be considered financially independent if one or more of the following applies: (1) you are at least twenty-four years of age by December 31 of the calendar year for which you are requesting residence classification; (2) you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces; (3) you are a ward of the court or both parents are deceased; (4) you have legal dependents other than a spouse or registered domestic partner; (5) you are married, a registered domestic partner, or a graduate student or a professional student, and you were not claimed as an income tax deduction by your parents or any other individual for the tax year immediately preceding the term for which you are requesting resident classification; or (6) you are a single undergraduate student and you were not claimed as an income tax deduction by your parents or any other individual for the two tax years immediately preceding the term for which you are requesting resident classification, and you can demonstrate self-sufficiency for those years and the current year; (7) your parents are residents of the State of California; (8) you reach the age of majority in California while your parent(s) were residents of this state AND the California resident parent(s) leave the state to establish a residence elsewhere AND you continue to reside in the State of California with all your ties here after your parent(s) departure. (Note: Financial dependence will not be a factor in residence status for graduate student instructors, graduate student teaching assistants, research assistants, junior specialists, postgraduate researchers, graduate student researchers, and teaching associates who are employed forty-nine percent or more of full time or awarded the equivalent in University-administered funds, e.g., grants, stipends, or fellowships at the University of California in the term for which classification is sought.)
Establishing Intent to Become a California Resident
Indications of your intent to make California your permanent residence can include the following: registering to vote and voting in California elections; designating California as your permanent address on all school and employment records, including military records if you are in the military service; obtaining a California drivers license or, if you do not drive, a California Identification Card; obtaining California vehicle registration; paying California income taxes as a resident, including taxes on income earned outside California from the date you establish residence; establishing a California residence in which you keep your personal belongings; and licensing for professional practice in California. The absence of these indicia in other states during any period for which you claim residence can also serve as an indication of your intent. Your intent will be questioned if you return to your former state of residence when the university is not in session. Documentary evidence is required, and all relevant indications will be considered in determining your classification.
General Rules Applying to Minors
If you are an unmarried minor (under age eighteen), the residence of the parent with whom you live is considered to be your residence. If you have a parent living, you cannot change your residence by your own act, by the appointment of a legal guardian, or by the relinquishment of your parents right of control. If you lived with neither parent, your residence is that of the parent with whom you last lived. Unless you are a minor alien present in the U.S. under the terms of a nonimmigrant visa that precludes you from establishing domicile in the U.S., you may establish your own residence when both your parents are deceased and a legal guardian has not been appointed. If you derive California residence from a parent, that parent must satisfy the one-year durational residence requirement.
Specific Rules Applying to Minors
You may be able to derive California resident status from a California resident parent if you move to California to live with that parent on or before your eighteenth birthday. If you begin residing with your California parent after your eighteenth birthday, you will be treated like any other adult student coming to California to establish residence.
Parent of Minor Moves from California
You may be entitled to resident status and not be required to establish financial independence if you are a minor U.S. citizen or eligible alien whose parent(s) was a resident of California who left the state within one year of the residence determination date if:
- you remained in California after your parent(s) departed;
- you enroll in a California public post-secondary institution within one year of your parent(s) departure; and
- once enrolled, you maintain continuous attendance in that institution.
Two-Year Care and Control
You may be entitled to resident status if you are a U.S. citizen or eligible alien and you have lived continuously with an adult who is not your parent for at least two years prior to the residence determination date. The adult with whom you are living must have been responsible for your care and control for the entire two-year period and must have been residing in California during the one year immediately preceding the residence determination date.
Exemptions from Nonresident Tuition
Member of the Military
If you are an undergraduate student and a member of the U.S. military stationed in California on active duty or the spouse, registered domestic partner, or dependent child, you may be exempt indefinitely from the nonresident tuition fee. Graduate students continue to be eligible for this exception only until they have lived in California one year from the date they arrived in California with ties to the state. You must provide the residence deputy on campus with a statement from your commanding officer or personnel officer stating that your assignment to active duty in California is not for educational purposes. The letter must include the dates of your assignment to the state.
Child or Spouse of Faculty Member
To the extent funds are available, if you are an unmarried dependent child under age twenty-one or the spouse or registered domestic partner of a member of the university faculty who is a member of the Academic Senate, you may be eligible for a waiver of the nonresident tuition fee. Confirmation of the faculty members membership on the Academic Senate must be secured each term this waiver is granted.
Child or Spouse of University Employee
You may be entitled to resident classification if you are a full-time university employee, an unmarried dependent child, the spouse, or registered domestic partner, of a full-time university employee whose assignment is outside of California (e.g., Los Alamos National Laboratory). Your parents or spouses employment status with the university must be ascertained each term.
Child of Deceased Public Law Enforcement or Fire Suppression Employee
You may be entitled to a waiver of the nonresident tuition fee if you are the child, spouse, or registered domestic partner, of a deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employee who was a California resident at the time of his or her death and who was killed in the course of fire suppression or law enforcement duties.
Dependent Child of a California Resident
A student who has not been an adult resident of California for more than one year, and who is the dependent child of a California resident who has been a resident for more than one year immediately prior to the residence determination date, may be entitled to a waiver of the nonresident tuition until the student has resided in California for the minimum time necessary to become a resident so long as continuous attendance is maintained at an institution.
Native American Graduates of a BIA High School
If you are a graduate of a California high school operated by the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, you may be eligible for an exemption from the nonresident fee.
Employee of a California Public School District
Any person holding a valid credential authorizing service in the public schools of the state of California who is employed by a school district in a full-time certificate position may be eligible for a nonresident tuition waiver.
Student Athlete in Training at U.S. Olympic Training Center; ARCO
Any amateur student athlete in training at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista may be eligible for a waiver of the nonresident tuition until he or she has resided in the state the minimum time necessary to become a resident.
Graduate of California High School (AB 540)
A student who attended high school in California for three or more years (ninth grade included) and graduated from a California high school (or attained the equivalent) may be exempt from nonresident tuition. For eligibility requirements: www.ucop.edu/sas/sfs/uctefaq.pdf.
Surviving Dependents of California Residents Killed in 9/11/01 Terrorist Attack
A student who was a dependent of a California resident who was killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon Building, or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93. Eligible students must meet the financial need requirements for the Cal Grant A program.
Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor
Any undergraduate student who is a recipient of a Congressional Medal of Honor or who is the child of a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. The recipient must be a California resident or must have been a California resident at the time of his or her death. The student may not be older than twenty-seven, and the students annual income may not exceed the national poverty level.
Maintaining Residence During a Temporary Absence
If you are a nonresident student who is in the process of establishing a residence for tuition purposes and you return to your former home during noninstructional periods, your presence in the state will be presumed to be solely for educational purposes and only convincing evidence to the contrary will rebut this presumption. A student who is in the state solely for educational purposes will NOT be classified as a resident for tuition purposes regardless of the length of his or her stay.
If you are a student who has been classified as a resident for tuition purposes and you leave the state temporarily, your absence could result in the loss of your California residence. The burden will be on you (or your parents if you are a minor) to verify that you did nothing inconsistent with your claim of continuing California residence during your absence. Steps that you (or your parents) should take to retain a California residence include:
- Continue to use a California permanent address on all records—educational, employment, military, etc.
- Satisfy California resident income tax obligations. (Note: If you are claiming California residence, you are liable for payment of income taxes on your total income from the date you establish California residence. This includes income earned in another state or country.)
- Retain your California voters registration and vote by absentee ballot.
- Maintain a Californias drivers license and vehicle registration. If it is necessary to change your drivers license and/or vehicle registration while you are temporarily residing in another state, you must change them back to California within the time prescribed by law.
Petition for resident classification
You must submit petition and documentation by mail or drop off by the Registrars Office for a change of classification from nonresident to resident status. All changes of status must be initiated prior to the first day of class for the term for which you intend to be classified as a resident.
Time Limitation on Providing Documentation
If additional documentation is required for residence classification but is not readily accessible, you will be allowed until the end of the applicable term to provide it.
If you were incorrectly classified as a resident, you are subject to a nonresident classification and to payment of all nonresident tuition fees not paid. If you concealed information or furnished false information and were classified incorrectly as a result, you are also subject to university discipline. Resident students who become nonresidents should immediately notify the campus residence deputy.
Inquiries and Appeals
Inquiries regarding residence requirements, determinations, and/or recognized exceptions should be directed to the Residence Deputy, Office of the Registrar, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0022, or the Legal Analyst-Residence Matters, Office of the General Counsel, University of California, 1111 Franklin Street, 8th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607-5200. No other university personnel are authorized to supply information relative to residence requirements for tuition purposes.
A complete version of the regulations is available in the Office of the Registrar. Please note that changes may be made in the residence requirements between the publication of this statement and the relevant residence determination date. Any student, following a final decision on residence classification by the residence deputy, may appeal in writing to the legal analyst within thirty calendar days of notification of the residence deputys final decision.
Payment of Registration Fees
Billing Statement and Payment Information
Registration at UCSD is a two-step process: (1) enrollment in classes and (2) payment of fees. You must enroll first so that your fees can be assessed. You can pay fees anytime after you enroll in classes. An E-Bill notice will be e-mailed to your UCSD e-mail address after enrollment; however, if you wait to enroll just prior to the enrollment deadline, you will not receive an E-Bill notice. Pay by E-check on TritonLink or make checks payable to: UC Regents. Mail checks to UCSD Cashier’s Office, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093-0009. Be sure to include your student PID number on your check and include the remittance stub from TritonLink or the top portion of your billing statement. Fees are due and payable by the published deadline whether or not an E-Bill notice is received. Payments must be posted to your student account by published deadlines. Your current account activity and balance are available on TritonLink during normal TritonLink hours.
Your monthly billing statement from the university will list your charges and credits. Charges include registration fees, housing, parking, and other indebtedness. Credits include payments and, if you are a financial aid recipient, the funds which are disbursed through UCSD, e.g., Pell Grants, scholarships, and Stafford and Perkins Loans. Financial aid credits will offset against the statement’s charges, and you will either pay the remaining amount on the statement or receive a refund if there is a credit. If you have any questions about the entries, use the phone numbers listed online to contact the appropriate office.
E-Bill notices are sent to students’ UCSD e-mail address and up to three other authorized payers’ e-mail addresses that the student sets up on TritonLink. See http://sbs.ucsd.edu for more information on E-Bill.
If your fees are fully paid by financial aid or other programs and you decide not to attend UCSD, it is very important that you contact your college and initiate withdrawal/leave of absence procedures immediately. Graduate students should refer to the Graduate Studies section of the catalog for leave of absence or withdrawal procedures. Failure to do this may result in F grades being assigned to your courses.
Financial Aid/Credit Balances and Refunds
Student financial aid, graduate support, or fee waivers awarded to pay registration fees will be directly credited to your student account and appear on your billing statement as a credit. Financial aid will not be credited to your account until you have completed the enrollment process. Financial aid recipients are expected to be enrolled full-time. Student Business Services will refund all financial aid, including outside agency scholarships and private loans, through direct deposit. For those students who choose not to sign up for direct deposit, refund checks will be mailed to the current mailing address on StudentLink. All Federal Perkins Loan borrowers must complete the information sheet or references and Perkins Loan master promissory note. Loan funds will not be released (credited) to student accounts until the master promissory note is signed. You may complete these documents during your financial aid award and acceptance process, by going to the Student Business Services Web site: http://sbs.ucsd.edu, or in person at the Student Business Services Office.
It is required by federal law and/or university policy that all students receiving Perkins, Stafford (subsidized/unsubsidized), or university loans have a pre-loan counseling session wherein they are informed of the rights, obligations, and consequences attached to the loans. These counseling sessions are called entrance interviews. These sessions can be conducted online and provide the student with an understanding of the issues involved in receiving a loan. Also, all graduating students and students who withdraw or take a leave of absence who have received a loan must have final counseling before they leave school. These sessions are called exit interviews. At this time, students are individually told how much they owe on student loans, what their repayment amounts will be, and when their repayments will begin. In both sessions, all counseling content and documentation is made available. You may complete your exit interview by going to the Student Business Services Web site: http://sbs.ucsd.edu, or in person at the Student Business Services Office. Please call (858) 822-4SBS (4727) for more information.
Registration and Other Payments through the Central Cashiers Office
Registration payments must be made by mail, E-check, or in the Cashiers Office drop box as early as possible. The Central Cashiers Office receives payments for all university debts. The mailing address of the Cashiers Office is: Central Cashiers Office, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0009. (Make checks or money orders payable to: UC Regents.)
Triton Registration Installment Plan
The UCSD Triton Registration Installment Plan (TRIP) is available for students who desire an alternative method of financing their registration fees on a short-term basis. All students in good financial and academic standing are eligible for the program, except for those students whose financial aid or graduate support will pay their registration fees. A prerequisite to apply for the program is enrollment for the term. The Triton Registration Installment Plan allows registration fees to be paid in up to three installments each quarter. On a three-month plan, the first payment is required by the quarterly registration due date. The remaining payments are itemized on the student’s next two monthly UCSD Billing Statements. There is a $30 per quarter nonrefundable application fee for California residents and a $45 quarterly nonrefundable application fee for nonresidents that must be submitted with the first payment. This fee is used strictly to offset the costs of the program. Students may enroll online using TritonLink.
Indebtedness Counseling and STUDENT BUSINESS SERVICES Hold Releases
Entering college for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. And part of that experience is learning to handle your own finances. Most students have no real problem, but sometimes things can get out of control. Student Business Services staff members will counsel you on campus indebtedness which you may have already incurred and how to prevent such conditions in the future. It is the policy of the University of California that no student can continue in the next academic quarter if that individual owes the university money. Consequently, when a student owes the university money, an automatic hold prevents him or her from future registration, and from receiving financial aid and transcripts until the bill is paid. It is recognized that there are occasional problems and situations which may be taken into account. On occasion, after counseling, the Student Business Services Office may authorize a Time Payment Agreement (TPA) with a non-current student.
If a student does not resolve their balance, their account may be assigned to an outside collection agency and reported to a credit bureau.
The Central Cashier's office and Student Business Services are both located in the Student Services Center on the corner of Myers and Rupertus in the University Center. Central Cashier's is on the ground level, suite 170. Student Business Services is on the third floor, suite 355.
The Central Cashier’s Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Student Business Services Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on Thursday, when the office opens at 10:00 a.m.
Deadlines and Penalty Fines
Students should refer to StudentLink for actual deadline dates.
All prior delinquent debts must also be paid. Health insurance is mandatory for all students, both graduate and undergraduate, as a condition of enrollment. All students will be assessed the cost of the policy provided by the campus. Undergraduates who already have adequate health insurance should access StudentLink to request a waiver of this premium. An additional charge will be made for failure to pay required fees or deposits by the dates announced in this catalog and on StudentLink. Please note that students who enroll in courses but fail to pay fees by the published deadline will be assessed a late payment fee. Students who fail to enroll in courses prior to the enrollment deadline will be assessed a late enrollment fee and a late payment fee. Currently these fines are $50 each. (See Miscellaneous Expenses.)
With the exception of appeals to the legal analyst regarding a students residence classification, no claim for remission of fees will be considered unless such claim is presented during the fiscal year to which the claim is applicable.
Receipts are issued for all payments made in person at the Central Cashier's Office, and these should be carefully preserved. No student will be entitled to a refund except after surrender to the Cashiers Office of the students original receipt, if issued, or canceled check or money order receipt.
Exemption from Fees
Except for miscellaneous fees and service charges, no fees of any kind are assessed any surviving child of a California resident who was an active law enforcement or active fire suppression official and who was killed in the performance of active duties or died as a result of an accident or injury caused by external violence or physical force incurred in the performance of such duties.
No fees of any kind are assessed a student who was a dependent of a California resident who was killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon Building, or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93. Eligible students must meet the financial need requirements for the Cal Grant A program. No fees of any kind are assessed any undergraduate student who is a recipient of a Congressional Medal of Honor or who is the child of a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. The recipient must be a California resident or must have been a California resident at the time of his or her death. The student may not be older than twenty-seven, and the students annual income may not exceed the national poverty level.
Students who believe themselves entitled to one of these exemptions must apply for a fee exemption at the Office of the Registrar before registering. Without this authorization, students will not be permitted to register without payment of the entire fee. Graduate students should apply to the dean of Graduate Studies.
Students who have not established and maintained California residence for at least one year immediately prior to the residence determination date for the term during which they propose to attend the university, and who do not otherwise qualify for resident classification under California law, are charged, along with other fees, a nonresident tuition fee each quarter. The residence determination date is the day instruction begins at the last of the University of California campuses to open for the quarter. Final classifications are made by the residence deputy, who is located in the registrars office, on the basis of a Statement of Legal Residence completed by the student and signed under oath. Prospective students who have questions regarding their residence status should consult the General Catalog or contact the residence deputy.
University Registration Fee
The university registration fee is $786 per year for undergraduates and must be paid at the time of registration. It covers services that benefit the student and are complementary to, but not a part of, the instructional program, and it includes recreational activities, student organizations, and the Student Health Service. No part of this fee is refunded to students who do not make use of these privileges.
In addition, there is a campus activity fee of $84 per year for undergraduates, a university center fee of $130.05 per year for all students to be used for the construction and operation of the student centers, and a $276 per year recreational facility fee. Note: Fees are subject to change. Please refer to Tritonlink for the most current fee information.
The educational fee was established by the regents for all students beginning fall quarter 1970. The educational fee is a charge assessed against each registered student to cover part of the cost of the students education at the University of California. The educational fee is $5,850 per year for resident undergraduates and $6,402 per year for nonresident undergraduates. The educational fee may be reduced by one-half for students approved on part-time status. Note: Fees are subject to change. Please refer to TritonLink for the most current fee information.
MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE
All undergraduate, graduate, professional, and international undergraduates are required to have health insurance as a condition of enrollment. Undergraduates are automatically enrolled in the Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Plan (USHIP). The Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan (GSHIP) provides coverage for graduate, professional, and international undergraduates. USHIP and GSHIP premiums are automatically assessed and paid with registration fees each quarter. For full information, including the plan brochures, click on “about USHIP Plan” and “about GSHIP Plan” or contact the Student Insurance Office at (858) 822-5981 or (858) 534-2123.
Books and supplies average about $469 per quarter. However,
students should be aware of the following possible expenses:
Statement of Intent to Register fee
(See also Withdrawal from the University.)
Returned Check Policy
Several facilities at UCSD accept personal checks for payments and/or cash. Any individual who writes checks with insufficient funds will be subject to all legal action deemed appropriate by the university. In addition, anyone who writes to the university three or more checks that are subsequently returned will have their check writing privileges permanently revoked.
Students who park motor vehicles on the campus are subject to parking fees. Parking permits may be purchased through StudentLink or at the parking office in the Gilman parking structure. A copy of the campus parking regulations may be obtained from the cashier at the time of permit purchase.
Part-Time Study at the University of California
- Degree programs in the university may be open to part-time students wherever good educational reasons exist for so doing.
- No majors or other degree programs will be offered only for part-time students, except as specifically authorized by the Academic Senate.
- For the purposes of this statement of policy and procedures, the following definition applies:
A part-time undergraduate student is one who is approved to enroll for ten units or fewer, or an equivalent number of courses, per quarter.
Admissions and Enrollment
- The same admissions standards that apply to full-time students will apply to part-time students.
- Approval for individual students to enroll on a part-time basis will be given for reasons of occupation, family responsibilities, health, or, for one quarter only, graduating senior status.
- Approval to enroll as a part-time student shall be given by the appropriate dean or provost.
- Students must apply for part-time study prior to the end of the second week of the quarter and must be enrolled in ten or fewer units at that time (including any units taken through UCSD Extension) to qualify for reduced fees.
Students must apply for part-time status on the Part-Time Study application form available at their colleges prior to the end of the second week of the quarter. Approval for part-time study is granted for one academic year only–fall through spring quarters, winter through spring quarters, or spring quarter only. Students must reapply for approval each fall quarter and substantiate reasons for request. Approval for part-time study will automatically exempt students from the thirty-six unit-per-year minimum progress requirement. Students who are receiving financial assistance should contact their college financial aid office regarding eligibility requirements.
Undergraduate students who have been approved for part-time study and who are enrolled in ten units or fewer at the end of the second week of classes are eligible for a reduction of one-half of the educational fee and one-half of nonresident tuition, if applicable. Students who drop to ten or fewer units after this date will receive no reduction, and any student who receives a reduction in fees will be billed for the difference if the number of units increases to ten and one-half or more anytime in the quarter.
Undergraduates enrolled in Education Abroad and other special programs are excluded from this reduced fee policy. Employees of the university enrolled as students in the Employee Program have fees reduced by waiver from the Personnel Office and are not eligible to receive this further reduction. Extension courses taken by students in the Complimentary Enrollment Program will be included in the unit count whether or not the credit is accepted as part of a university degree program. Questions concerning this policy may be addressed to the Office of the Registrar.