Guide to UC San Diego/Applying to UC San Diego

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Applying as a Freshman Student[edit | edit source]

Many graduating high school students apply to UC San Diego each year but only some of them receive an acceptance letter. Getting into UCSD is difficult because of all the competition with other potential students.

Applying as a Transfer Student[edit | edit source]

Each year, UC San Diego accepts a certain number of transfer students from community colleges and other colleges and universities. This number is smaller than the number of freshmen admitted each year and is very competitive. Most transfer students try to avoid being admitted to Revelle College and Eleanor Roosevelt College because IGETC certification does not cover all the general education (GE) requirements for those colleges. Transfer students who have completed the IGETC still need to fulfill certain Revelle and ERC specific GE requirements when they transfer to UCSD.[1][2]