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MINIMUM UC REQUIREMENTS

Students admitted to UC San Diego exceed minimum UC admission requirements

FRESHMEN

TRANSFERS

• In high school or graduated from high school and not enrolled in fall, winter or spring session at college/ university.

• Enrolled in fall, winter or spring session at college/ university after high school.

• Apply as a freshman even if you’ve completed college courses during high school (through summer after graduation).

• Taking a class or two during summer term immediately after high school, does not make you a transfer student.

COURSEWORK

C or better in these courses

COURSEWORK COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF 60 UC-TRANSFERABLE SEMESTER (90 QUARTER) UNITS

UC “A–G” COURSES

YEARS

a. History/Social Science

2

b. English

4

c. Mathematics

3 (4 recommended)

d. Laboratory Science

2 (3 recommended)

e. Language other than English (or other second language)

2 (3 recommended)

f. Visual & Performing Arts

1

Physical and biological sciences

g. College Preparatory Electives

1

Social and behavioral sciences

GPA

In A-G courses taken 10th and 11th grade

3.0 OR BETTER CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

3.4 OR BETTER NON-CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

EXAMS • You must submit scores from either: ▪▪ ACT Plus Writing OR ▪▪ SAT Reasoning Test with critical reading, math and writing; scores must be from the same sitting. If you’re currently in 10th, 11th or 12th grade, you have the option to submit scores from either the old SAT or new SAT with Essay exam. • Two SAT Subject Tests closely related to your major are recommended for engineering, biological or physical sciences majors. If taking a math subject test, Level 2 is required. • All tests must be taken by the December test date of your senior year. • Your highest scores from a single sitting will be considered.

PERSONAL INSIGHT QUESTIONS

• You must answer 4 out of 8 questions. • Each answer is limited to a maximum of 350 words. Visit admissions.ucsd.edu/AppQuestions for details.

PORTFOLIO REVIEW Freshman and transfer applicants to Arts majors may be asked to submit an optional portfolio/audition for faculty review. For more information, visit artsandhumanities-ucsd.slideroom.com.

COMPLETE THESE UC TRANSFERABLE COURSES 2

English composition

1

Mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning

4

Courses from at least 2 of the following: Arts and humanities

GPA 3.0 OR BETTER IN UC TRANSFERABLE COURSES

MAJOR PREPARATION Applicants to the following departments and the Jacobs School of Engineering must complete minimum coursework to be admitted into the major. You will be screened for the number of courses completed, the grades earned in those courses and your cumulative GPA. • Biology • Chemistry & Biochemistry • Cognitive Science • Economics

• Engineering • Mathematics • Physics • Psychology

Visit admissions.ucsd.edu/MajorPrep for full details.

PERSONAL INSIGHT QUESTIONS

• You must answer 1 required question. • You must also answer 3 out of 7 additional questions. • Each answer is limited to a maximum of 350 words. Visit admissions.ucsd.edu/AppQuestions for details.

TRANSFERABILITY

• California community college students: View UC-transferable courses at assist.org. • UC campus students: courses completed during a regular or summer session and UC Extension courses 1–199 are transferable. • Other applicants: courses from accredited post-secondary institutions similar in content to those offered in the UC system are transferable.

Transfer Admission Planner uctap.universityofcalifornia.edu


130+ MAJORS

Hundreds of minors. Visit ucsd.edu/catalog for the most complete information on all of UC San Diego’s undergraduate programs.

Learn from the professors who write the text books. Gain valuable skills in state-of-the-art labs and studios. Get real-world experience through internships, work study & study abroad opportunities. ANTHROPOLOGY specializations available: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES* Biology /Bioinformatics Ecology, Behavior and Evolution General Biology Human Biology Microbiology Molecular and Cell Biology Neurobiology CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY Biochemistry /Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry /Bioinformatics Chemistry / Earth Sciences Chemical Education Chemical Physics Environmental Chemistry Molecular Synthesis Pharmacological Chemistry COGNITIVE SCIENCE Specializations available: Clinical Aspects of Cognition, Design and Interaction, Language and Culture, Machine Learning and Neural Computation, Neuroscience Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience COMMUNICATION EARTH SCIENCES Specializations available: Geology, Geochemistry ECONOMICS Economics and Mathematics (joint major) Management Science ENGINEERING* BIOENGINEERING Bioengineering Bioengineering: Biotechnology Bioengineering: Bioinformatics Bioengineering: BioSystems COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Computer Engineering Computer Science Computer Science /Bioinformatics ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering and Society Engineering Physics

MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Aerospace Engineering Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Literature /Cultural Studies Literature /Writing Literatures of the World U.S. Latino/a and Latin American Literatures

NANOENGINEERING Chemical Engineering NanoEngineering

MARINE BIOLOGY

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Engineering Sciences Structural Engineering ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS Earth Sciences Ecology, Behavior and Evolution Environmental Chemistry Environmental Policy ETHNIC STUDIES HEALTH Global Health Public Health HISTORY INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJORS Chinese Studies Classical Studies College-Specific Individual Studies Critical Gender Studies German Studies Human Development Italian Studies Japanese Studies Jewish Studies Latin American Studies Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies Study of Religion Third World Studies Urban Studies and Planning INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Specializations available: Anthropology, Economics, History, .International Business, Linguistics, Literature, Political Science, Sociology International Studies* specializations available: Economics, Political Science LINGUISTICS Cognition and Language Language and Society Language Studies Linguistics LITERATURE Literatures in: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish Literature /Composite

INTERESTED IN A LAW, MEDICAL OR BUSINESS CAREER?

MATHEMATICS Applied Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics and Economics (joint major) Mathematics /Applied Science Mathematics /Computer Science Mathematics /Scientific Computation Mathematics /Secondary Education Probability and Statistics MUSIC Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Music Music Humanities PHILOSOPHY PHYSICS General Physics General Physics /Secondary Education Physics Physics /Astrophysics Physics /Biophysics Physics /Computational Physics Physics /Earth Sciences Physics /Materials Physics POLITICAL SCIENCE Specializations available: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Law, Public Policy PSYCHOLOGY Specializations available: .Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Human Health, Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception, Social Psychology SOCIOLOGY Specializations available: American Studies, Culture and Communication, Economy and Society, International Studies, Law and Society, Science and Medicine, Social Inequity THEATRE & DANCE Dance Theatre VISUAL ARTS Art History /Criticism Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Media Speculative Design Studio

UC San Diego offers many academic and pre-professional programs, mentorships, resources and support to ensure your success in graduate school and beyond! career.ucsd.edu/undergrads *5-year BA/MA programs available

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