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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

9500 Gilman Dr La Jolla, CA 92093-0021
Phone: (858) 534-2230
Admissions Phone: (858) 534-4831
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Student from Tucson, AZ
  • Jan-23-2016 I am a current student here

    -Don't procrastinate -GPA is important, but not important enough to take over your life -Take a breather, you'll do fine -Everyone here is smart, get off your pedestal and accept criticism -Try to go off campus once in a while -Use your bus pass (you have it for a reason) -Don't bring your car, parking is a little crowded -Meet people, there are more people like you than you think -Never hesitate to ask questions -Be nice -Pick Muir and not Revelle if you want to keep your sanity

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  • Isabella
  • Jan-01-2016 I am a current student here

    For any prospective student, my biggest advice would be to do your research! Look into the 6 college system and rank them carefully, based on your major and academic patterns. Do not rank them based on what sounds the coolest because you may choose one that is less suited to your path than another. Research the housing options for the various colleges and apply for any themed housing that interests you. Research scholarship opportunities and on-campus clubs before you get to campus. And most of all, VISIT! Go to Triton Day if you have the means! Seeing your campus in real life, walking across it, and imagining yourself there will be the most helpful and inspiring thing you can do to prepare. And if you do know your major, contact your major's undergraduate advisor and ask what you can do to prepare yourself for your field of interest.

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  • Daniel from Monterey, CA
  • Dec-30-2015 I am a current student here

    It is a large campus so make sure to think about how you're going to get around during your time here. Early on in your time at UCSD get involved in something. Join a team or a club you'll make tons of friends and the experience is really rewarding over the course of four years. Make sure you stay on top of your four year plan. You won't want to be scrambling to try to get the last few courses done before you graduate but if you aren't keeping good track of the courses you need to take it can creep up on you.

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  • Genevieve from Washington, DC
  • Dec-21-2015 I am a current student here

    As an engineering student, my tips are to get involved with some clubs and look for a class that is called global ties, it's an awesome way to do hands on work (experience, yay!) and get academic credit for it. Stay on track with the four year plan or keep your advisor updated on your changes if you want to graduate in time, as there are lots of classes you need to graduate and it can be tough. If you want to study abroad it definitely is possible and the study abroad advisors are so kind and helpful. In general, my biggest tip would be that if you are having issues with a class or material go in and talk to the professors or teaching assistants. They can be very helpful!

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