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Academic Advising Over the Summer

New Triton Advising - After you complete COMPASS, go to New Triton Advising in the Virtual Advising Center, watch the pre-orientation video, and update your academic information by June 15.

Enrollment Webinars - We will offer webinars in early July to help you plan for fall enrollment and answer any academic questions you may have.

Course Recommendations - As long as you complete your academic information by June 15, you will be able to view Fall 2020 course recommendations on July 31.

Enrolling in Summer Courses Prior to Starting at UC San Diego

If you decide to complete summer courses prior to starting at UC San Diego, it is your responsibility to avoid enrolling in courses for which you will receive credit through Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams and/or community college coursework.

We have provided the following tips to help you choose summer classes wisely.

Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR)

If you have not met the ELWR, complete a UC transferable English Composition course at a community college prior to the start of Fall Quarter.

  • Visit assist.org and go to the Transfer Information box
  • For “Institution” select “University of California, San Diego”
  • For “Agreements with Other Institutions” select the community college you plan to attend
  • Scroll past “View Agreements” to the “Transferable Courses at” section
  • Select “UC Transfer Admission Eligibility Courses” and click “View Transferability Lists”
  • For “View Transferable Course by:” select “UC Transfer Admissions Eligibility Area”
  • Select “UC-E English Composition” and click “View Course List”
  • Scroll down to “Area UC-E English Composition” to see the courses that will clear your ELWR

General Education

Select courses that will fulfill General Education requirements.

  • Review the AP Chart to determine what requirements you will satisfy with your AP exam scores
  • Review the IB Chart to determine what requirements you will satisfy with your IB exam scores
  • Go to Degree Requirements and scroll down to Alternatives to see lists of approved courses

Use assist.org to find equivalent courses at the community college you plan to attend.

  • Visit assist.org and go to the Transfer Information box
  • For “Institution” select “University of California, San Diego”
  • For “Agreements with Other Institutions” select the community college you plan to attend
  • Click “View Agreements”
  • For “View Agreement by:” select “Department”
  • Select department of interest and click the “View Agreement” box at the right of the screen to see UC transferable courses

Major Requirements

Visit the department/program website for information about your major. Contact your major advisor for suggestions on courses you can use to fulfill major requirements.

After completion of summer coursework outside UC San Diego, send an official transcript to Admissions:

UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
MC 0021
La Jolla, CA 92093-0021

Please allow 10-12 weeks for UC San Diego Admissions to evaluate your transcripts and post the credits to your Academic History on MyTritonLink.