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                                                          La Jolla, CA 92093-0021                                    Admissions information can be sought from your
                                                          (858) 534-4831                                             high school or community college counselor or the
                                                          E-mail: transferinfo@ad.ucsd.edu                           Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools. For

Admissions,                                               http://prospective.ucsd.edu/go/transfer                    additional information about EOP eligibility require-
                                                                                                                     ments, program services, or general information


Policies, and
                                                          A NONRESIDENT APPLICANT                                    regarding UC San Diego, call or write

                                                              A student who lives outside the state of California    University of California, San Diego


Procedures
                                                          and who is required to present a higher scholarship        Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools
                                                          average than is required of California residents to be     Student Affairs
                                                          eligible for admission to the university, in addition to   9500 Gilman Dr. # 0021
                                                          paying the nonresident tuition fees.                       La Jolla, CA 92093-0021
                                                                                                                     (858) 534-4831
  All communications concerning pre-applicant
                                                          AN INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT                                 E-mail: admissionsreply@ucsd.edu
undergraduate admission should be addressed to
                                                                                                                     http://admissions.ucsd.edu
                                                             A student who holds or expects to hold any
Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools
                                                          nonimmigrant visa.
Student Affairs
                                                             All communications concerning pre-applicant un-
University of California, San Diego                                                                                       U N D E R G R A D U AT E
                                                          dergraduate admission for international applicants,
9500 Gilman Dr. # 0021                                                                                                  COLLEGES AND MA JORS
                                                          whether at the freshman or transfer level, should be
La Jolla, CA 92093-0021
                                                          addressed to
E-mail: admissionsreply@ucsd.edu
(858) 534-4831                                            Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools            COLLEGES
http://admissions.ucsd.edu                                Student Affairs
                                                                                                                        Even though you may be uncertain about your
                                                          University of California, San Diego
                                                                                                                     major, your application for admission must include
                                                          9500 Gilman Dr. # 0021
                                                                                                                     the name of the UC San Diego college with which
              DEFINITIONS                                 La Jolla, CA 92093-0021
                                                                                                                     you want to affiliate (Revelle, John Muir, Thurgood
                                                          (858) 534-4831
                                                                                                                     Marshall, Earl Warren, Eleanor Roosevelt or Sixth
   An application to the University of California, San    E-mail: infointernational@ad.ucsd.edu
                                                                                                                     College). Rank all the colleges in your order of
Diego is processed and evaluated as a freshman or         http://internationaladmissions.ucsd.edu
                                                                                                                     preference, starting with your first choice. Applicants
transfer, California resident; freshman or transfer,
                                                                                                                     may be assigned to another college by the Office of
nonresident; or freshman or transfer, international
                                                                                                                     Admissions and Relations with Schools if enrollment
applicant. See definitions below                               E D U C AT I O N A L                                  quotas prohibit placing them in their first-choice
                                                           OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS                                      college. Applicants who do not indicate any UC San
AN UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANT
                                                                                                                     Diego college preference will be assigned a college.
                                                               The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a
    A student who wishes to complete a program of                                                                       In the “Choosing a College” section, which
                                                          recruitment and academic support program estab-
studies leading to a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of                                                               describes the educational philosophies of the six
                                                          lished by the university to increase the enrollment
science degree.                                                                                                      colleges at UC San Diego, you will find information
                                                          of educationally disadvantaged and low-income
                                                                                                                     concerning the general-education requirements of
                                                          students. Students are provided with pre-admission
A FRESHMAN APPLICANT                                                                                                 each college. It is very important that you read that
                                                          counseling and with academic and personal support
                                                                                                                     section of the catalog carefully, and that you decide
   A student who has graduated from high school           services. EOP eligibility is based on family income
                                                                                                                     which college is the right one for you.
but who has not enrolled since then in a regular ses-     level.
                                                                                                                        You can also find information about UCSD’s six
sion in any accredited college-level institution. This         Services available to EOP students cover a broad
                                                                                                                     colleges, and much more, on the Web site of the
does not include attendance at a summer session           range of needs. Recruitment and application-related
                                                                                                                     Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools:
immediately following high school graduation.             services include pre-admission counseling, applica-
                                                                                                                     http://admissions.ucsd.edu or at http://colleges.
                                                          tion fee waivers, application follow-up, and deferral
                                                                                                                     ucsd.edu.
A TRANSFER APPLICANT                                      of the Statement of Intent to Register fee. Academic
                                                          support for EOP students is offered through the
   A high school graduate who has been a                                                                             IMPACTED MAJORS
                                                          Office of Academic Support and Instructional
registered student in another accredited college
                                                          Services (OASIS).                                              It sometimes becomes necessary to limit
or university or in college-level extension classes
                                                               The method of applying is online at http://www.       enrollment in certain majors. When this occurs the
other than a summer session immediately following
                                                          universityofcalifornia.edu/apply. To apply for EOP,        affected majors will be listed in the UC San Diego
high school graduation. A transfer applicant may
                                                          check the appropriate box in the UC application des-       General Catalog as soon as possible. When the
not disregard his or her college record and apply for
                                                          ignated for the Educational Opportunity Program.           catalog does not reflect these conditions, newly
admission as a freshman.
                                                          Fill in the information requested in the application       admitted students will be notified of them in the
   An undergraduate student can earn transfer
                                                          pertaining to family size and income, parental             university’s admissions letter. Currently, the follow-
credit upon successful completion of college-level
                                                          education level and occupation. This information           ing majors are considered impacted for freshmen:
work which the university considers consistent with
                                                          is used in conjunction with other information from         aerospace engineering and mechanical engineer-
courses it offers. Such credit may be earned either
                                                          the admission application in determining eligibility       ing (both within the Department of Mechanical
before or after high school graduation. The accept-
                                                          for EOP.                                                   and Aerospace Engineering), bioengineering and
ability of courses for transfer credit is determined by
                                                               Financial aid is available to eligible EOP students   bioengineering: biotechnology (both within the
the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools.
                                                          from the regular state, federal, and university sources    Department of Bioengineering), and all majors in
   For more information regarding transferring to
                                                          administered through the UC San Diego Financial            the Division of Biological Sciences (biochemistry/cell
UC San Diego call or write
                                                          Aid Office at http://fao.ucsd.edu. Although EOP            biology; ecology, behavior and evolution; general
University of California, San Diego                       eligibility does not guarantee financial aid, the          biology; human biology; microbiology; molecular
Transfer Student Services                                 low-income ceilings for EOP eligibility mean that          biology; physiology and neuroscience). Entering
Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools           most EOP applicants should qualify for substantial         freshmen who have indicated the desire to major
Student Affairs                                           financial assistance. Financial aid information            in these impacted majors will be further evaluated
9500 Gilman Dr. # 0021                                    is available from the UCSD Financial Aid Office.           based on their Comprehensive Review.



                                              2010-2011 UC SAN DIEGO GENERAL CATALOG • UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES                                  1
    Freshmen considering applying to these majors         in order to gain admission to the campus and major       ADVANCED-STANDING SELECTION
must also select an alternate major on the UC appli-      of your choice.
                                                                                                                       Admitted applicants will be selected primarily on
cation. Students admitted to UC San Diego who are
                                                                                                                   the basis of academic performance, as assessed by
not admitted directly into one of these majors will be
                                                                                                                   review of the GPA in all UC-transferable courses and
admitted into their alternate major, provided it is not       UC SAN DIEGO ADMISSION                               the total number of UC-transferable units completed
impacted. However, transfer students are strongly              POLICY AND SELECTION                                one full term prior to the initial quarter of atten-
recommended to complete their major preparation                      CRITERIA                                      dance at UC San Diego.
classes for success in their chosen major.
                                                                                                                       Applicants who have satisfactorily completed
    Continuing UC San Diego students who wish                The undergraduate admission policy at the
                                                                                                                   sixty transferable semester units (ninety quarter
to transfer into one of the majors designated as          University of California, San Diego is designed to
                                                                                                                   units) one full term prior to the term of admission
being impacted should have completed at least one         select a highly qualified and diverse student body.
                                                                                                                   will be considered for admission. California com-
year (three quarters) in residence at UC San Diego        As a major public institution of higher education
                                                                                                                   munity college applicants must have a competitive
and have completed all lower-division require-            serving the teaching, research, and public service
                                                                                                                   GPA (based on the strength of the applicant pool) in
ments for the requested major. A target number of         needs of California, UC San Diego strives to reflect
                                                                                                                   UC-transferable courses. Highest priority for admis-
applications will be accepted two times per year          the diversity of the population of the state. This un-
                                                                                                                   sion is given to upper-division transfer students
and applicants will be ranked by their UCSD overall       dergraduate admission policy has been developed
                                                                                                                   from California community colleges, followed by
GPA on the date of the application. For the 2010–11       by the San Diego campus in compliance with the
                                                                                                                   upper-division transfer students from other UC
academic year, eligible continuing students will be       University of California Policy on Undergraduate
                                                                                                                   campuses, upper-division California resident transfer
admitted into the major based on the GPA ranking          Admissions that “seeks to enroll a student body that,
                                                                                                                   students from other two-year or four-year institu-
system.                                                   beyond meeting the University’s eligibility require-
                                                                                                                   tions, and upper-division transfer students who are
                                                          ments, demonstrates high academic achievement
                                                                                                                   not residents of California.
PRE-MAJORS                                                and exceptional personal talent, and that encom-
                                                                                                                       More than 90 percent of UC San Diego’s transfer
                                                          passes the broad diversity of California.”
    The following majors admit students to pre-major                                                               students come from California community colleges.
status only: engineering physics, human develop-                                                                   A California community college applicant is defined
                                                          FRESHMAN SELECTION
ment, literature/writing, and math-computer                                                                        as follows: a student who was enrolled at one or
science.                                                      The number of applicants to UC San Diego far         more California community college campuses for
    As a pre-major, you must satisfy all prerequisites    exceeds the number of spaces available, and it has       at least two terms, excluding summer sessions; the
before admission to the major. The set of conditions,     become necessary to adopt standards which are            last college attended before admission to UCSD was
determined on a department-by-department basis            much more demanding than the minimum require-            a California community college; and the student
and approved by the San Diego Committee on                ments to admit students. The San Diego campus            has completed thirty semester (forty-five quarter)
Educational Policy, is explained in detail under the      has developed the following procedures for the           UC-transferable units at one or more California
department listing in this catalog.                       selection of applicants to be admitted from its pool     community colleges.
    Other departments may be approved to offer            of eligible candidates
pre-majors by the Committee on Educational Policy
subsequent to this publication. Please refer to “Major    Comprehensive Review                                           ADMISSION AS A
Fields of Study” in the introduction to the catalog.                                                                   FRESHMAN APPLICANT
                                                              All applicants will receive a review which consid-
                                                          ers a combination of factors: academic, personal
UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS
                                                          characteristics, and achivement, including
                                                                                                                   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
                                                          • Uncapped grade-point average (maximum of
Minimum Requirements                                          eight semesters of approved honors, AP/IB HL, or         To be eligible for admission to the university as
                                                              UC-transferable college-level courses)               a freshman you must meet the high school diploma
    The university’s minimum undergraduate
                                                                                                                   requirement, the subject requirement, the scholar-
admission requirements, which are the same on all         •    Scores of all required examinations
                                                                                                                   ship requirement, and the examination requirement,
University of California campuses, are based on three
                                                          •    Number of “a-g” courses beyond the minimum          which are described below.
principles. They are (1) the best predictor of success
                                                               specified for UC eligibility
in the university is high scholarship in previous work;
                                                                                                                   HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA REQUIREMENT
(2) the study of certain subjects in high school gives    •    Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC)
a student good preparation for university work and                                                                     You must earn a diploma from a high school
                                                          •    Educational environment
reasonable freedom in choosing an area for special-                                                                in order to enter the university as a freshman. The
ized study; and (3) standardized assessment tests         •    Low family income                                   Certificate of Proficiency, awarded by the California
provide a broad base for comparison, and mitigate                                                                  State Department of Education upon success-
                                                          •    First-generation college attendance
the effects of differing grading practices.                                                                        ful completion of the High School Proficiency
    The academic requirements for admission are           •    Demonstrated leadership                             Examination, proficiency tests from other states,
minimum entrance standards. Students admitted                                                                      and the General Education Development (GED)
                                                          •    Special talents, achievements, and awards
to UC San Diego are chosen from a large number of                                                                  certificate, will be accepted in lieu of the regular
highly competitive applicants, most of whom will          •    Volunteer/community service                         high school diploma. Subject, scholarship, and
have greatly exceeded the minimum requirements.                                                                    examination requirements discussed below must
                                                          •    Sustained participation in educational prepara-
Therefore, selection depends on additional factors.                                                                also be met.
                                                               tion programs
    Academic preparation is the principal basis for
gaining admission to UC San Diego. Students are           •    Special circumstances and/or personal challenges    SUBJECT REQUIREMENT
encouraged to pursue the most rigorous academic
                                                              Academic achievement constitutes approxi-                A student applying for admission as a freshman
curriculum possible, including honors, Advanced
                                                          mately 75 percent of the overall comprehensive           to the University of California must have completed
Placement (AP) courses, and/or International
                                                          review score. Applicants with the highest level of       a minimum of fifteen units of high school work dur-
Baccalaureate (IB) courses, in order to prepare for the
                                                          academic, personal characteristics, and achievement      ing grades nine through twelve. At least seven of the
university experience. High test scores are necessary
                                                          will be admitted in sufficient numbers to meet UC        fifteen units must have been earned in courses taken
in conjunction with strong performance in classes
                                                          San Diego’s enrollment goals.                            during the last two years of high school. (A one-year
and a consistent pattern of courses. Overall perfor-
mance must be well above minimum requirements



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course is equal to one unit; a one-semester course is       2. Has as a prerequisite of biology, chemistry, or         mathematics, laboratory science, and language
equal to one-half unit.)                                       physics, and builds upon that knowledge. Such a         other than English.
    These units must have been earned in academic              course may include elements of another scientific          Intent—To encourage prospective UC stu-
or college preparatory courses, as specified below.            discipline.                                             dents to fill out their high school programs with
Lists of approved courses are compiled by the UC                                                                       courses that will meet one or more of a number of
Office of the President for high schools in California.                                                                objectives:
                                                            (e) LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH
Lists are specific to each high school and are                                                                         • To strengthen general study skills, particularly
available through your high school’s counseling                 Two units (equivalent to two one-year courses)            analytical reading, expository writing, and oral
office, and on the Web site (http://www.ucop.               of course work in a single language. Three units are          communications;
edu/a-gGuide/ag/a-g/welcome.html). A detailed               recommended.
                                                                                                                       •   To provide an opportunity to begin work that
description of the “a–g” requirements can be found              Minimum Performance Objectives—Courses
                                                                                                                           could lead directly into a major at the university;
at http://pathstat1.ucop.edu/ag/a-g. Applicants from        should emphasize speaking and understanding, and
                                                                                                                           and
high schools outside California may find the follow-        include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading,
ing guidelines helpful in determining acceptability         and composition. At this level, emphasis should not        •   To experience new areas of academic disciplines
of courses.                                                 be on the ability to describe grammatical features of          that might form the basis for future major or
                                                            the language. The minimum performance objectives               minor studies at the university.
Specific “a–g” Course Requirements                          after two years of high school study should be the
                                                                                                                           Quality—All courses are expected to meet
                                                            following·
                                                                                                                       standards of quality similar to those required for the
                                                            •            The ability to sustain a brief conversation
(a) HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE                                                                                             “a–f” requirements.
                                                                on simple everyday topics demonstrating good
                                                                                                                           Alternatives—Courses such as political science,
    Two units (equivalent to two yearlong courses               use of the whole sound system (good pronuncia-
                                                                                                                       economics, geography, humanities, psychology,
or four semesters) are required. Course work must               tion), and the basic structural patterns in the
                                                                                                                       sociology, anthropology, journalism, speech or
include                                                         present, past, and future tenses, the subjunctive,
                                                                                                                       debate, computer science, computer programming,
    World History, Cultures, and Geography—One                  and commands.
                                                                                                                       and others may also qualify. In addition, courses
year, which can be met by a single integrated course
                                                            •   Summarize orally and in writing, the main points       that are interdisciplinary, drawing knowledge
or by two one-semester courses; and
                                                                of a relatively simple reading passage not involv-     from two or more of these fields, are also accept-
    U.S. History/American Government (Civics)—One
                                                                ing specialized vocabulary.                            able. Approved alternative courses must provide
year of U.S. History, or one-half year of U.S. History
                                                                                                                       academically challenging study at the same level as
combined with one-half year of American govern-                Classical languages (Latin, Greek) and American
                                                                                                                       advanced courses in the “a–f” subject matter fields.
ment (civics)                                               Sign Language (ASL) are acceptable to fulfill the (e)
                                                                                                                       These elective courses must be at the eleventh or
                                                            requirement.
                                                                                                                       twelfth grade level, have appropriate prerequisites,
(b) ENGLISH
                                                                                                                       and present material at a sufficient depth to allow
                                                            (f) VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS (VPA)
    Four units (equivalent to four yearlong courses or                                                                 students to achieve mastery of fundamental
eight semesters) of college preparatory composition             One year-long approved arts course from a single       knowledge that prepares them for university work or
and literature are required. Both reading and writing       VPA discipline: dance, drama/theater, music, or visual     a future career path.
components must be included in the courses.                 art.
    Reading—Acceptable courses must require                     Intention—To provide a meaningful experience           Courses Satisfying the “g” Requirement
extensive reading of a variety of literary genres,          and breadth of knowledge of the arts. Approved
                                                                                                                           History: Courses should enable students to
including classical and/ or contemporary works.             VPA courses must be directed at acquiring concepts,
                                                                                                                       establish a breadth of understanding of history and
Reading assignments must include full-length                knowledge, and skills in the arts disciplines.
                                                                                                                       should provide an understanding of the human
works. Excerpts from anthologies, articles, etc., can           Prerequisites—Acceptable courses need NOT
                                                                                                                       past, including its relation to the present. Courses
be supplemental but cannot constitute the main              have any prerequisite courses.
                                                                                                                       should develop a student’s ability to think critically,
component of reading assignments.                               Co-Curricular Work—Work outside class must
                                                                                                                       to evaluate historical data, and to analyze and
    Writing—Courses must also require substantial,          be required: for example, portfolio/performance
                                                                                                                       synthesize evidence. All history courses should
recurrent practice in writing extensive, structured         preparation, reading, writing, research projects, and/
                                                                                                                       require extensive reading and writing.
papers. Student must demonstrate understanding              or critical listening/viewing.
                                                                                                                           Social Science: Courses should be in one of
of rhetorical, grammatical, and syntactical patterns,           Course Standards—Courses should provide stu-
                                                                                                                       the social sciences: anthropology, economics,
forms, and structures through responding to texts of        dents with an experience that implements the intent
                                                                                                                       geography, political science, psychology, or
varying lengths in unassisted writing assignments.          of the California State Board of Education approved
                                                                                                                       sociology. Courses could also be interdisciplinary
                                                            Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Content Standards.
                                                                                                                       in nature, drawing knowledge from two or more
(c) MATHEMATICS                                             Each VPA course shall sufficiently address the state
                                                                                                                       of these fields. Course objectives should include
                                                            content standards under all five component strands:
    Three units (equivalent to three one-year courses)                                                                 as many of the following as are applicable to the
                                                            1. Artistic Perception
of college preparatory mathematics are required.                                                                       field: (1) an understanding of the development and
Four units are strongly recommended.                        2. Creative Expression                                     basic features of major societies and cultures, (2) an
    Elementary Algebra                                                                                                 examination of the historic and contemporary ideas
                                                            3. Historical and Cultural Context
    Geometry—Courses must include topics in two-                                                                       that have shaped our world, (3) an understanding
and three-dimensional geometry.                             4. Aesthetic Valuing                                       of the fundamentals of how differing political and
    Advanced Algebra                                                                                                   economic systems function, (4) an examination of
                                                            5. Connection, Relations, and Application
                                                                                                                       the nature and principles of individual and group
(d) LABORATORY SCIENCE                                                                                                 behavior, and (5) a study of social science method-
                                                            (g) COLLEGE PREPARATORY ELECTIVE COURSES                   ologies. A social science course must include a body
    Two units (equivalent to two one-year courses)
                                                                                                                       of basic knowledge, extensive reading, and written
of laboratory science are required (three units are             One unit (equivalent to two semester courses)
                                                                                                                       and oral exposition. Courses that are designed to
strongly recommended) by a course that either               is required. Course(s) can be taken in 9–12 grades
                                                                                                                       meet state-mandates social studies graduation
1. Covers the core concepts in one of the fundamen-         but must fall within the following subject areas:
                                                                                                                       requirements are acceptable provided that they
    tal disciplines of biology, chemistry, or physics; or   visual and performing arts (non-introductory-level
                                                                                                                       meet the above criteria. Courses with applied,
                                                            courses), history, social science, English, advanced
                                                                                                                       service, or career-related content are acceptable only



                                               2010-2011 UC SAN DIEGO GENERAL CATALOG • UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES                                       3
if those components are used to augment the strong           Examination Requirement                                      Non-California Residents
academic content of the course.                                                                                           (Minimum Requirements)
                                                                Freshman applicants must submit the following
    English: Courses should require substantial read-
                                                             test scores:                                                     (Refer also to “Admission as a Freshman
ing with frequent and extensive practice in writing
                                                             • The ACT Assessment plus Writing or the SAT                 Applicant” and “Freshman Eligibility: California
that is carefully evaluated and criticized, as noted
                                                                Reasoning Test. The verbal, mathematics, and              Residents.”)
in the “b” English requirement (above). Courses
                                                                writing scores on the SAT must be from the same               Please be advised that these are minimum
in journalism, speech, debate, creative writing, or
                                                                sitting. Students who take the ACT must report            eligibility requirements. The San Diego campus has
advanced-level ESL are acceptable electives if they
                                                                each test score and the composite score.                  been unable to accommodate all minimally eligible
meet the general requirements in reading and
                                                                                                                          applicants. You must exceed these requirements in
writing stated above.                                        •   Two SAT Subject Tests in two different areas,
                                                                                                                          order to be considered for admission. See “UC San
    Advanced Mathematics: Courses with second-                   chosen from the following: history literature,
                                                                                                                          Diego Admission Policy and Selection Criteria.”
year algebra as a prerequisite such as trigonometry,             mathematics (Level 2 only), science, or language
                                                                                                                              Scholarship: An applicant who is not a resident of
linear algebra, pre-calculus (analytic geometry and              other than English.
                                                                                                                          California is eligible to be considered for admission
mathematical analysis), calculus, probability, and
                                                                 Students applying for admission to the fall              to the university with a grade-point average of 3.40
statistics are acceptable. A computer science course
                                                             term must take these tests no later than December            or better, calculated on the required high school
is acceptable if it fulfills the following objectives: (1)
                                                             of their senior year, preferably earlier, to ensure          subjects and achieve a correlating test score indi-
enables students to express algorithms in a standard
                                                             that their application receives prompt and full              cated in the Eligibility Index (p. 37) for Nonresidents.
language; (2) requires students to complete substan-
                                                             consideration.                                               These subjects, referred to as “a through g,” are the
tial programming projects; and (3) involves the study
                                                                 If tests are repeated, the university will accept        same for the nonresident as for the resident.
and mastery of various aspects of computer science
                                                             the highest score received. See your counselor for               High school Advanced Placement courses and
(e.g., how computers deal with data and instructions,
                                                             information and registration forms or write to the           UC-transferable college courses are considered
the internal components of a computer, and the
                                                             College Board ATP, P.O. Box 6200, Princeton, New             honors courses for admission purposes for non-
underlying computer logic).
                                                             Jersey 08541-6200; Web site: http://www.colleg-              California resident applicants. Please note: College
    Laboratory Science: Acceptable courses should
                                                             eboard.com. For ACT information, write to the ACT            entrance exams are also required of non-California
cover topics from the biological or physical sciences
                                                             Registration Unit, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240;      residents.
and include laboratory activities. A terminal course
                                                             Web site: http://www.act.org.
designed only to meet graduation requirements is
                                                                                                                          ADDITIONAL PREPARATION FOR
not acceptable.
                                                             Writing Requirement                                          UNIVERSITY WORK: FRESHMAN
    Language Other Than English: Elective courses
                                                                                                                          APPLICANTS
in the same language used to satisfy the “e” require-            As a UC undergraduate, you must demonstrate
ment must have at least two years of the language as         proficiency in writing. Admitted students who do                 High school courses required for admission to the
a prerequisite. In order for a second language other         not meet the Entry Level Writing requirement (previ-         university are listed at the beginning of this section.
than English to qualify as an elective, at least two         ously known as the Subject A requirement) prior to           This list is not intended to constitute an outline for a
years of this language must be completed.                    April 1 are required to achieve a passing score on           valid high school program. The courses listed were
    Visual and Performing Arts (VPA): Advanced               the UC Analytical Writing Placement Examination              chosen for their value as predictors of success in the
courses in the Visual and Performing Arts can meet           (previously known as the Subject A Examination).             university. These required courses add up to fifteen
the “g - Elective” requirement, but must still address       Notice of this exam will be sent to all admitted             “Carnegie” units, while graduation from high school
the five components of the state VPA standards.              students from the Educational Testing Service. There         requires from fifteen to nineteen. Courses beyond
Advanced courses should enable students to                   will be a $75 fee.                                           our requirements should be chosen to broaden your
understand and appreciate artistic expression and,                                                                        experience, and should fit in with your personal
where appropriate, to talk and write with discrimina-        FRESHMAN ELIGIBILITY                                         plans for the future.
tion about the artistic material studied. Courses                                                                             For example, besides taking courses in chemistry,
devoted to artistic performance and developing                                                                            physics and biology, a science major will find
                                                             California Residents (Minimum
creative artistic ability, should have prerequisites                                                                      more than three years of mathematics essential.
                                                             Requirements)
(either one year of introductory course work or                                                                           A science major without a working knowledge of
experience approved by the instructor) and should                (Refer also to “Admission as a Freshman                  trigonometry and at least intermediate algebra is
assume proficiency beyond the introductory level.            Applicant.”)                                                 likely to be delayed in getting a degree. If you have
Courses must require on the average the equivalent               Please be advised that these are minimum                 an interest in languages or plan a college program
of a five-period class per week. Work outside of the         eligibility requirements. The San Diego campus has           with a language other than English requirement, you
class must be required (e.g., portfolio/performance          been unable to accommodate all minimally eligible            should have completed more than the two years of
preparation, reading, writing, research projects, and        applicants. You must exceed these requirements in            language other than English needed for admission.
critical listening/viewing).                                 order to be considered for admission. See “UC San                The “a through g” requirements for admission are
                                                             Diego Admission Policy and Selection Criteria.”              minimum entrance standards. Completing the re-
Honors Level Courses                                             Eligibility Index: You must earn the required            quired high school courses with satisfactory grades
                                                             combination of GPA and college admission test                will not automatically prepare you for freshman work
     The University of California encourages students
                                                             scores as specified in the University’s Eligibility Index.   in every subject, much less in your major or program
to take demanding advanced academic courses in
                                                             California applicants must earn at least a 3.0 (3.4          of study. Many entering students discover that they
all fields. Accordingly, the grades in up to four units
                                                             for nonresidents) in their “a–g” courses to meet the         are not adequately prepared for basic courses, such
of eleventh and twelfth grade honors courses will be
                                                             Scholarship Requirement.                                     as English composition and calculus, which they are
counted on a scale A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, if these courses
                                                                 The index, along with an online calculator you           expected to take in their freshman year. Also, many
are certified by the high school and the University of
                                                             can use to assess your eligibility, is available at          undergraduate majors, particularly those in sciences
California as offered at an honors level. Honors credit
                                                             http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/            and mathematics, require more high school prepara-
will also be given for up to two of these four units
                                                             scholarshipreq.                                              tion than that necessary for admission.
taken in tenth grade. Grades lower than C do not
                                                                                                                              For these reasons, you are advised to take courses
earn honors credit.
                                                                                                                          that will prepare you beyond minimum levels of
                                                                                                                          competence in reading, writing, and mathematics. A
                                                                                                                          student who is well prepared for university work will
                                                                                                                          have taken four years of English in high school, four



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years of mathematics, two to three years of language          Laboratory Science: The university requires two        has been a registered student in another accredited
other than English, three years of laboratory science,    years of laboratory science in high school, but many       college or university or in college-level extension
two or more years of history/social science, and one      majors require additional science courses. Programs        classes other than a summer session immediately
or more years of visual and performing arts.              in the biological sciences and some natural resource       following high school graduation. A transfer ap-
    Reading: Freshman-level university work               fields require high school biology, chemistry,             plicant may not disregard his or her college record
demands a great amount, and high level, of reading.       and physics. Programs in the physical sciences,            and apply for admission as a new freshman.
Proficiency in reading and understanding technical        mathematics, engineering, agriculture, and the                 Each year UC San Diego receives more applica-
materials and scholarly works is necessary. Learn to      health sciences require chemistry and physics, and         tions from eligible transfer students than the campus
read analytically and critically, actively questioning    recommend biology.                                         can accommodate. In addition to satisfying UC
yourself about the author’s intentions, viewpoint,                                                                   minimum requirements, only transfer students who
arguments, and conclusions. Become familiar and           COLLEGE CREDIT: FRESHMAN                                   have completed ninety or more transferable quarter-
comfortable with the conventions of standard writ-        APPLICANTS                                                 units by the end of spring term are considered for
ten English and with various writing strategies and                                                                  admission. Priority is given to students transferring
                                                             There are many steps you can take to earn credit
techniques. Your reading experience should include                                                                   from California community colleges. See “Advanced-
                                                          which will be applicable to your graduation from
original works in their entirety (not just textbooks                                                                 Standing Selection.”
                                                          college. Some of these steps may be taken even
and anthologies) that encompass a wide variety of                                                                        UC San Diego admits transfer applicants at the
                                                          before you graduate from high school. Among them
forms and topics.                                                                                                    junior level only. To be competitive, applicants need
                                                          are the following:
    Writing: Prospective students must learn to                                                                      to present an academic profile stronger than that
write clearly and skillfully. You will be expected to                                                                represented by the minimum UC admissions require-
                                                          College Courses
write papers for English and many other university                                                                   ments, and they should prepare for their intended
classes, and many exams will include essays. You             Many high schools have arrangements with                field of study to the best of their ability.
will have to think critically and analyze what you        nearby postsecondary institutions, allowing you to
learn in class and in outside reading, and present        take regular courses while you are still in high school.   IMPACTED MAJORS
your ideas in a clear and persuasive manner. By           Many of these courses are accepted by the university
                                                                                                                         It sometimes becomes necessary to limit
university standards, a student who is proficient in      exactly as they would be if you were a full-time
                                                                                                                     enrollment in certain majors. When this occurs the
English composition is able to (a) understand the         college student if courses are posted for credit on
                                                                                                                     affected majors will be listed in the UC San Diego
assigned topic; (b) select and develop a theme by         the college transcript.
                                                                                                                     General Catalog as soon as possible. When the
argument and example; (c) choose words which                 No matter how many college units you earn
                                                                                                                     catalog does not reflect these conditions, newly
clearly and precisely convey the intended meaning;        before graduating from high school, you will still
                                                                                                                     admitted students will be notified of them in the
(d) construct effective sentences; (e) demonstrate        apply as a freshman.
                                                                                                                     university’s admissions letter. Effective fall 2010,
an understanding of the rules of standard written
                                                                                                                     certain majors will be considered impacted majors
English; and (f ) punctuate, capitalize, and spell        College Board Advanced Placement
                                                                                                                     for freshmen. These are aerospace engineering and
correctly.
                                                              The university grants credit for all College Board     mechanical engineering (in the Department of
    If you plan to attend the university, it is impera-
                                                          Advanced Placement Tests on which a student                Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), bioengi-
tive that you take English courses in high school that
                                                          scores 3 or higher. The credit may be subject              neering and bioengineering: biotechnology (in the
require the development and practice of these skills.
                                                          credit, graduation credit, or credit toward general-       Department of Bioengineering), and all majors in
You must take at least four years of English composi-
                                                          education or breadth requirements. Students who            the Division of Biological Sciences (biochemistry/cell
tion and literature that stress expository writing: the
                                                          enter the university with AP credit do not have to         biology; ecology, behavior and evolution; general
development of persuasive critical thinking on the
                                                          declare a major earlier than other students, nor are       biology; human biology; microbiology; molecular
written page.
                                                          they required to graduate earlier.                         biology; physiology and neuroscience). Note that
    Mathematics: Many fields require preparation in
                                                              Students are encouraged to take AP tests when          these majors will not be considered impacted for
mathematics beyond that necessary for admission to
                                                          appropriate. Counselors should advise a student            transfer students until fall 2011. It is strongly recom-
the university. Courses in calculus are included in all
                                                          who is fluent in a language other than English to          mended that transfer students continue to complete
majors in engineering and the physical, mathemati-
                                                          gain AP credit. AP test scores will not adversely affect   the major preparation classes to succeed in their
cal, and life sciences, as well as in programs leading
                                                          a student’s chances for admission.                         chosen major in engineering or biology. Transfer
to professional degrees in fields such as medicine,
                                                              The university grants credit for Advanced              students interested in applying to any of the above
dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy. Moreover,
                                                          Placement tests as described in the AP listing in this     majors must select an alternate major on the UC ap-
many majors in the social sciences, business,
                                                          catalog. Credit is expressed in quarter-units.             plication. Qualified applicants not admitted directly
and agriculture require statistics or calculus, and
                                                              The listing also details requirements met by           to the major will be admitted to their alternate
sometimes both.
                                                          AP tests by college. Even if subject credit or credit      major, provided it is not also impacted.
    Most students take calculus or statistics, if
                                                          toward specific requirements is not mentioned in
required, during the freshman year. The university
                                                          the college lists, students receive university credit      PRE-MAJORS
strongly recommends that students take four years
                                                          as described in the chart for all AP tests on which
of mathematics in high school, including pre-                                                                            The following majors admit students to pre-major
                                                          they score 3 or higher. If a student is exempt from a
calculus in the senior year. Courses in mathematics                                                                  status only: engineering physics, human develop-
                                                          particular course at UCSD, duplication of this course
should include basic operations with numerical and                                                                   ment, literature/writing, and math-computer
                                                          does not earn academic credit.
algebraic functions; operations with exponents and                                                                   science.
radicals; linear equations and inequalities; polynomi-                                                                   As a pre-major, you must satisfy all prerequisites
als and polynomial equations; functions and their                                                                    before admission to the major. The set of conditions,
                                                                 ADMISSION AS A
graphs; trigonometry, logarithms, and exponential                                                                    determined on a department-by-department basis,
                                                               TRANSFER APPLICANT
functions, and applications and word problems.                                                                       and approved by the San Diego Committee on
    Students who are not prepared to take calculus                                                                   Educational Policy, is explained in detail under the
                                                              UC San Diego welcomes transfer students.
or statistics during the freshman year will have to                                                                  department listing in this catalog.
                                                          Approximately 25 percent of each year’s new stu-
take one or more preparatory mathematics classes                                                                         Other departments may be approved to offer
                                                          dents on campus are transfer students. The Transfer
at the university. This could affect their success in                                                                pre-majors by the Committee in Educational Policy
                                                          Student Services office provides admissions counsel-
other courses and delay their entire undergraduate                                                                   subsequent to this publication. Please refer to “Major
                                                          ing and a variety of programs and services for
program.                                                                                                             Fields of Study” in the introduction to the catalog.
                                                          prospective transfer students. The university defines
                                                          a transfer applicant as a high school graduate who



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TRANSFER ELIGIBILITY                                      TRANSFER ELIGIBILITY                                     also “Transfer Agreements” below); (3) applicability
                                                                                                                   of units toward the major is determined by the
                                                                                                                   appropriate UCSD academic department. Before
California Residents (Minimum UC                          Second Baccalaureate/Limited Status
                                                                                                                   applying to UC San Diego you may obtain more
Requirements)                                             Applicants
                                                                                                                   information on many of these matters from the
    As a transfer applicant you must meet one of the          For the past several years, UC San Diego has         Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools.
requirements described below to be considered for         not accepted applications from students who have             Applicants who have completed courses at a
admission to the university. Admission to UCSD is         earned a four-year degree. There is no change in         postsecondary institution outside the U.S. should
very competitive. You must exceed the minimum UC          the current policy. However, if there were a policy      have these records sent to the Office of Admissions
admission requirements.                                   change in the future, then applications received by      and Relations with Schools as soon as possible.
1. If you were eligible for admission to UC when you      the Undergraduate Admissions from non-degree-            Advanced standing credit for appropriate courses
   graduated from high school—meaning you satis-          seeking students, or those who have earned a             will be decided on an individual basis.
   fied the subject, scholarship, and examination         four-year degree, would be reviewed by the college           Note: The University of California does not give
   requirements, or were identified by the university     provost’s office. Limited-status (non-degree-seeking)    credit for CLEP examinations.
   during your senior year in high school as eligible     applicants and those seeking a second B.A. or B.S.
   under the Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC)       would be held to the same restrictions as are other
   program—you are eligible to transfer if you have       newly admitted students; fields that have restrictions            UNIVERSITY OF
   a C (2.0) average in your transferable course work.    for admission would also be restricted to these               CALIFORNIA/UC SAN
                                                          applicants.                                                     DIEGO TRANSFER
2. If you met the scholarship requirements but did
                                                                                                                          AGREEMENTS AND
   not satisfy the subject requirement, you must
                                                          DETERMINING YOUR GRADE-POINT                              P R E P A R AT I O N P R O G R A M S
   take transferable college courses in the missing
                                                          AVERAGE
   subjects, earning a C or better in each required
                                                                                                                       UC San Diego strongly recommends that transfer
   course, and have an overall C average in all               Your grade-point average for admission purposes
                                                                                                                   students complete lower-division breadth and
   transferable course work to be eligible to transfer.   is determined by dividing the total number of ac-
                                                                                                                   general-education (B/GE) requirements prior to
                                                          ceptable units you have attempted into the number
3. If you were not eligible for admission to UC when                                                               transfer. Transfer students are also strongly advised
                                                          of grade points you earned on those units. You may
   you graduated from high school because you did                                                                  to complete all lower-division preparation for the
                                                          repeat courses that you completed with a grade
   not meet the scholarship requirements, you must                                                                 major prior to enrollment.
                                                          lower than C (2.0).
   have                                                                                                                The University of California, San Diego has estab-
                                                              The scholarship standard is expressed by a
                                                                                                                   lished five transfer agreements and preparation pro-
   a. Completed ninety quarter-units (sixty               system of grade points and grade-point averages
                                                                                                                   grams. These agreements and programs—Transfer
      semester-units) of UC-transferable college          earned in courses accepted by the university for
                                                                                                                   Admission Guarantee (TAG) with full certification
      credit with a grade-point average of at least       advanced-standing credit. Grade points are assigned
                                                                                                                   of IGETC, UniversityLink, UC Transfer Reciprocity,
      2.4, and;                                           as follows: for each unit of A, four points; B, three
                                                                                                                   Intersegmental General-Education Transfer
   b. Completed a course pattern requirement,             points; C, two points; D, one point; and F, no points.
                                                                                                                   Curriculum (IGETC) Agreement, and Articulation—al-
      earning a grade of C or better in each course,
                                                                                                                   low students to fulfill all or most lower-division B/GE
      to include                                          CREDIT FROM ANOTHER COLLEGE
                                                                                                                   requirements prior to transfer.
      • two UC-transferable college courses (three
                                                              The university gives unit credit to transfer             Transfer students may fulfill their lower-division
          semester- or four to five quarter-units
                                                          students for courses they have taken at other            B/GE requirements with any of these agreements
          each) in English composition, and;
                                                          accredited colleges and universities, including some     or programs, or they may fulfill them at UCSD.
      • one UC-transferable college course (three
                                                          extension courses. To be accepted for credit, the        Completion of IGETC or UC Reciprocity agree-
          semester- or four to five quarter-units
                                                          courses must be consistent with those offered at the     ments will satisfy the lower-division requirements
          each) in mathematical concepts and
                                                          university, as determined by the Office of Admissions    of Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, Sixth, or John
          quantitative reasoning, and;
                                                          and Relations with Schools. Applications from            Muir College only. Students who follow IGETC or
      • four UC-transferable college courses (three
                                                          students who have more than 135 quarter-units            UC Reciprocity are welcome to apply to Eleanor
          semester- or four to five quarter-units each)
                                                          (ninety semester-units) of transfer credit and meet      Roosevelt or Revelle College. Courses completed
          chosen from at least two of the following
                                                          selection criteria are considered to have excess units   prior to transfer will be applied toward the college’s
          subject areas: the arts and humanities, the
                                                          (senior standing). Applicants in this category may be    own lower-division requirements. Revelle students
          social and behavioral sciences, the physical
                                                          reviewed for admission if space permits.                 must also complete the remainder of the college’s
          and biological sciences.
                                                              Many students who plan to earn a degree at the       requirements. Students at Eleanor Roosevelt College
   Students who satisfy the Intersegmental General-
                                                          university find it to their advantage to complete        must complete three academic quarters of the
Education Transfer Curriculum prior to transferring
                                                          their freshman and sophomore years at a California       “Making of the Modern World” sequence in addition
to UC may satisfy Option 3b above of the transfer
                                                          community college. Each community college offers a       to the IGETC or UC Reciprocity requirements. They
admission requirements.
                                                          full program of courses approved for transfer credit.    must also complete any of the college’s general
                                                          The university will award graduation credit for up to    education requirements which can be met by trans-
TRANSFER ELIGIBILITY
                                                          seventy semester- (105 quarter-) units of transferable   fer course work. The college will make every effort
                                                          course work from a community college. Courses in         to apply as much transfer course work as possible.
Non-California Residents (Minimum UC                      excess of seventy semester-units will receive subject    Transfer applicants should refer to the catalog pages
Requirements)                                             credit and may be used to satisfy university subject     for individual departments’ specific courses for GPA
                                                          requirements.                                            requirements.
   The minimum admission requirements for
                                                              The transferability of units from California
nonresident transfer applicants are the same as
                                                          community colleges and all other postsecondary           TRANSFER ADMISSION GUARANTEE
those for residents, except that nonresidents must
                                                          institutions is as follows: (1) the UC Office of the     (TAG)
have a grade-point average of 2.8 or higher in all
                                                          President determines unit transfer policies which are
UC-transferable college course work.                                                                                  TAG eligibility includes all California community
                                                          binding upon, and implemented by, each campus’
                                                                                                                   colleges. The program will be offered for students
                                                          admissions office; (2) applicability of transferred
                                                                                                                   transferring in the fall quarter only. California
                                                          units to breadth (general-education) requirements is
                                                                                                                   community college students* can participate in this
                                                          determined for each UCSD college by its provost (see
                                                                                                                   guarantee if they complete the requirements and



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submit a UC application during the filing period                       requirements at a participating community college.       Students are encouraged to provide this certification
for fall (November 1–30). You must indicate TAG                        UniversityLink partnerships are currently established    prior to the start of classes at UC San Diego.
and Intersegmental General Education Transfer                          with the following colleges: Cuyamaca, East Los
Curriculum (IGETC) on your UC application, and if                      Angeles, Grossmont, Imperial Valley, Mira Costa,         Articulation
you meet the TAG requirements, you will be guaran-                     Palomar, San Diego City, San Diego Mesa, San Diego
                                                                                                                                   UC San Diego has major preparatory agreements
teed admission to UC San Diego. Full completion of                     Miramar, and Southwestern.
                                                                                                                                with California community colleges for all majors.
IGETC is required. Send your IGETC certification form
                                                                                                                                These agreements can be found on the ASSIST
by July 15 (IGETC completed by end of the previous                     TRANSFER PREPARATION PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                                Web site (http://www.assist.org), which includes
spring). TAG does not guarantee your choice of one
                                                                          The following avenues do not guarantee                statewide transfer information.
of UC San Diego’s six colleges; please rank your
                                                                       admission. However, they do allow you to fulfill your
college choices on your UC application.
*You must meet the definition of a California community college        lower-division general-education requirements at
 (CCC) student applying for admission with junior status (sixty UC     the community college or other UC campus.                           I N T E R N AT I O N A L
 transferable semester units or ninety UC transferable quarter units                                                                          APPLICANTS
 completed by spring):                                                 UC Transfer Reciprocity Agreement
•   Enrolled at one or more CCCs for at least two                                                                                   International applicants must meet highly rigor-
                                                                           Transfers who have attended any campus of the
    regular terms (excludes summer sessions)                                                                                    ous selection criteria for admission.
                                                                       University of California and satisfied lower-division
                                                                                                                                    Courses at UC San Diego are conducted in
•   Last college before UCSD admission is a CCC                        breadth and general-education (B/GE) requirements
                                                                                                                                English, and every student must have sufficient com-
    (excludes summer sessions)                                         at that campus prior to transfer may consider these
                                                                                                                                mand of that language to benefit from instruction.
                                                                       requirements satisfied for John Muir, Thurgood
•   Completed at least thirty semester (forty-five                                                                              To demonstrate such command, students whose
                                                                       Marshall, Sixth, or Earl Warren college only. Students
    quarter) UC transferable units at a CCC                                                                                     native language is not English will be expected
                                                                       who follow UC Reciprocity are welcome to apply
                                                                                                                                to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language
    You must earn a cumulative 3.0 minimum UC GPA                      to Eleanor Roosevelt or Revelle college. Courses
                                                                                                                                (TOEFL). Arrangements for taking this test may be
by the end of fall term one year prior, and maintain a                 completed prior to transfer will be applied toward
                                                                                                                                made by writing to the Educational Testing Service,
3.0 GPA through the end of spring term, before you                     the college’s own lower-division requirements.
                                                                                                                                TOEFL Registration Office, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton,
enroll at UC San Diego. You must be in good stand-                     Revelle students must also complete the remainder
                                                                                                                                New Jersey 08541-6151, U.S.A. Online information
ing during your last regular term. Both UC English                     of the college’s requirements. Students at Eleanor
                                                                                                                                is available at http://www.toefl.org. The minimum
courses and the UC math. course must be completed                      Roosevelt College must complete three academic
                                                                                                                                acceptable TOEFL score is 550 (paper-based exam) or
by the end of fall term prior to fall admission.                       quarters of the “Making of the Modern World”
                                                                                                                                83 (Internet-based exam).
    This agreement is available to U.S. citizens,                      sequence in addition to the UC Reciprocity require-
                                                                                                                                    In lieu of the TOEFL, a score of 7 (academic mod-
permanent residents, AB540 students, and former                        ments. They must also complete any of the college’s
                                                                                                                                ule) on the International English Language Testing
UC students in good standing (except former                            general education requirements which can be met
                                                                                                                                System (IELTS) will also be accepted. Information is
UCSD students). TAG does not apply to students                         by transfer course work. The college will make every
                                                                                                                                available at http://www.ielts.org.
with senior class standing (students with ninety or                    effort to apply as much transfer course work as
                                                                                                                                    The results of this test will be used to determine
more UC transferable semester units or 135 quarter                     possible.
                                                                                                                                whether the applicant’s command of English is
units) from accredited four-year universities and                          Transfers in this category should obtain a
                                                                                                                                sufficient to enable him or her to pursue studies
community colleges combined.                                           “certificate of completion of GE requirements” from
                                                                                                                                effectively at UC San Diego. Students whose com-
    Students cannot reach senior standing with only                    the campus at which these requirements were
                                                                                                                                mand of English is slightly deficient will be required
community college units completed. A maximum                           satisfied. This can be in the form of a letter or memo
                                                                                                                                to take an English course and, therefore, a reduced
of seventy UC transferable community college                           addressed to your UCSD undergraduate college
                                                                                                                                academic program.
semester or 105 quarter units will be accepted                         academic advising office.
                                                                                                                                    In addition to an adequate English-language
toward graduation. Subject credit is awarded
                                                                                                                                background, international students must have
for community college units taken beyond the                           Intersegmental General-Education
                                                                                                                                sufficient funds available to cover all fees; living,
seventy semester units or 105 quarter units. All                       Transfer Curriculum Agreement
                                                                                                                                and other expenses; and transportation connected
UC-transferable units completed at a four-year
                                                                           Transfers from California community colleges can     with their stay in the United States (see “Fees and
university apply toward the limit of ninety semester
                                                                       fulfill the UC lower-division breadth and general-       Expenses”).
units or 135 quarter units. Advanced Placement and
                                                                       education (B/GE) requirements by completing                  International students are required to obtain
International Baccalaureate units earned prior to
                                                                       the Intersegmental General-Education Transfer            health insurance for themselves and dependents
high school graduation do not apply to the limit of
                                                                       Curriculum (IGETC). Completion of IGETC will satisfy     who accompany them. Suitable insurance policies
ninety semester units or 135 quarter units.
                                                                       the lower-division B/GE requirements at UCSD             and additional information are available at the
    TAG applies to general admission but not neces-
                                                                       for Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, Sixth, or John       Student Health Service and at the International
sarily to an impacted major. We strongly recommend
                                                                       Muir college only. Students who follow IGETC are         Center.
that applicants plan their course selection to
                                                                       welcome to apply to Eleanor Roosevelt or Revelle             Address all communications concerning
prepare for their major. Students declaring one of
                                                                       college. Courses completed prior to transfer will be     undergraduate admission of international students
the designated majors that require lower-division
                                                                       applied toward the college’s own lower-division re-      to University of California, San Diego, Office of
preparation prior to admission into the major
                                                                       quirements. Revelle students must also complete the      Admissions and Relations with Schools, Student
may be admitted with pre-major status. For more
                                                                       remainder of the college’s requirements. Students        Affairs, 9500 Gilman Drive # 0021, University of
information about major preparation course work,
                                                                       at Eleanor Roosevelt College must complete three         California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0021,
see the agreements by major between UC San Diego
                                                                       academic quarters of the “Making of the Modern           e-mail: infointernational@ad.ucsd.edu. How to Apply
and your community college at http://www.asssist.
                                                                       World” sequence in addition to the IGETC require-        for Admission
org. All transfer students are strongly advised to
                                                                       ments. They must also complete any of the college’s          Undergraduate admissions applications are
complete lower-division major requirements before
                                                                       general education requirements, which can be met         available online in the fall at the UC Pathways Web
enrolling at UC San Diego.
                                                                       by transfer course work. The college will make every     site (http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply).
                                                                       effort to apply as much transfer course work as          Follow the accompanying directions carefully. If you
UNIVERSITYLINK
                                                                       possible.                                                choose to print and mail your application, please
   UniversityLink provides guaranteed admission                            Transfers should obtain the “IGETC Certification”    send it to
to high school seniors who sign an agreement                           from their community college and submit it to the
and successfully complete academic and program                         Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools.



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University of California                                  Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, Earl Warren, and                         CHECKLIST FOR
Undergraduate Application Processing Center               Sixth) in order of preference, starting with their first                APPLICANTS
P.O. Box 4010                                             choice when filling out the UC application. Each
Concord, CA 94524-4010                                    college has enrollment goals that limit the number         1. File an application on the University of California’s
   You may apply to as many as nine campuses of           of new freshmen and transfer students, and students           Pathways Web site (http://www.universityofcali-
the University of California on one application form.     are not always assigned to their first-choice college.        fornia.edu/apply) during the November filing
                                                          The Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools           period. Fee may be paid by credit card, or you
APPLICATION FEES                                          will assign a college if the alternate choices are not        may ask the UC application processing services to
                                                          indicated.                                                    bill you by mail. .
    The basic application fee of $60 entitles you to be
considered at one campus of the university. For each                                                                 2. You must rank UC San Diego colleges in order of
                                                          TRANSCRIPTS
additional campus you select, you must pay an extra                                                                     preference. Be sure to sign the form
$60 fee. These fees are not refundable. International         If you are admitted for the fall term, you must
                                                                                                                     3. Complete your personal statement.
nonimmigrant applicants pay a $70 application fee         arrange to have final, official transcripts sent to
for each campus selected.                                 the Admissions Office no later than July 15. If you        4. Fill in the self-reported academic data and test
                                                          attended school outside the United States, see the            information carefully and accurately.
WHEN TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION                               information in the box below.
                                                                                                                     5. Take the ACT Assessment plus Writing or the SAT
                                                              Freshman Applicants: If you are admitted you
   To make sure that you will be considered for                                                                         Reasoning Test, and SAT Subject Tests (in two
                                                          must arrange to have an official, final high school
admission to the university campus(es) you want to                                                                      different areas) if you are a freshman applicant no
                                                          transcript (showing your date of graduation) sent
attend, and to the major or program of study you                                                                        later than December of your senior year. Refer to
                                                          to the campus where you plan to enroll. Unless a
want to pursue, you must submit your completed                                                                          the Examination Requirement section above for
                                                          campus requests it, do not send a sixth or seventh
application during the filing period (see below).                                                                       full details.
                                                          semester transcript.
   If you plan to apply for financial aid, university
                                                              Transfer Applicants: If you are admitted, you          6. Request that your school(s) send transcripts and
housing, or other special programs, you must submit
                                                          will be asked to submit official transcripts from             other required documents directly to
your application on time.
                                                          all schools and colleges you attended, including              Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools
                                                          high school, regardless of the length of attendance           ATTN: TRANSCRIPTS
Filing Period
                                                          or whether you believe the credit is transferable.            University of California, San Diego
    Fall Quarter: File November 1–30                      Some campuses may request transcripts prior to                9500 Gilman Dr. # 0021
                                                          admission.                                                    La Jolla, CA 92093-0021
ADDING A CAMPUS
                                                                                                                        Final high school transcripts, and all college
                                                          TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION FOR
    If you decide to apply to additional UC campuses                                                                 transcripts for transfer students, must be on file in
                                                          APPLICANTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED
after you submit your application, submit your                                                                       the UCSD Office of Admissions and Relations with
                                                          SCHOOL OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
request in writing to the processing service before                                                                  Schools by July 15.
the filing deadline. Be sure to note your application         The Admissions Office may make a preliminary
ID number, additional campus(es) to which you wish        evaluation of your application based on the informa-
to apply, major(s), major code(s), and a check or         tion you provide on your application. However, if you                N O T I F I C AT I O N O F
money order for $60 for each additional campus you        are admitted, the university must receive an official                    ADMISSION
select, payable in U.S. dollars to the “Regents of the    academic record directly from each institution you
University of California.” International nonimmigrant     attended, beginning with grade nine, and up to
applicants pay a $70 application fee for each campus      and including, the school or college/university you        ADMISSION–FRESHMEN
selected. You may not substitute new campus               currently attend.
                                                                                                                        If you are a freshman applicant and you filed
choices for your original choices. Your request will          Each academic record must list the dates you
                                                                                                                     your application on time, UC San Diego will notify
be honored only if the campus(es) you choose still        attended the institution, the titles of courses and
                                                                                                                     you, between mid-March and March 31, whether
has space available. The processing service will notify   examinations you completed, the grades (marks)
                                                                                                                     you have been admitted. All offers of admission are
you as to whether your application was accepted. Do       you received, the credit, hours or units earned, and
                                                                                                                     provisional until the receipt and verification of your
not submit a second application form; it will not be      any degree or diploma you may have received. In
                                                                                                                     test results and official final high school transcript
processed.                                                the United States, the academic record is called a
                                                                                                                     (and college transcript, if applicable). If you are
                                                          “transcript.” It may be called by another name—such
                                                                                                                     offered admission based on your self-reported
SELECTING CAMPUSES AND PROGRAMS                           as leaving certificate, maturity certificate, bachil-
                                                                                                                     academic record, official documents will be used to
OF STUDY                                                  lerato, or baccalauréat—in your country.
                                                                                                                     verify the self-reported academic data you submit.
                                                              Because it may take some time for schools
    You are encouraged to approach the selection                                                                     Offers of admission will be rescinded if a) there are
                                                          outside the U.S. to forward your records to the
of a university campus and a program of study very                                                                   discrepancies between your official transcripts and
                                                          university, you are encouraged to send a legible
carefully. You may be familiar with only one or two                                                                  your self-reported academic record; b) you do not
                                                          photocopy of your official foreign academic records
of the university’s general campuses, probably those                                                                 complete the “a–g” courses listed as “in progress” or
                                                          directly to the Admissions Office at each campus to
nearest to your home or mentioned more frequently                                                                    “planned”; or c) you do not complete your twelfth-
                                                          which you apply.
in the news. You should seriously consider the many                                                                  grade courses at the same academic level as in
                                                              The university recognizes that it may be difficult
different educational alternatives and programs                                                                      previous course work.
                                                          to obtain foreign records in the event of political
offered by other campuses of the university before
                                                          upheaval or natural disaster; however, these situa-
completing your application. Your counselor and                                                                      ADMISSION–TRANSFER
                                                          tions are rare. Failure to provide official records may
the university staff in the Office of Admissions and
                                                          jeopardize your enrollment at the university.                 If you are applying to transfer for the fall quarter
Relations with Schools can provide you with insights
                                                              The transcripts and other documents that you           and you submitted your application on time, UC San
that will help you in the selection process.
                                                          submit as part of your application become the              Diego will notify you between mid-March and April
                                                          property of the university; they cannot be returned        30. All offers of admission are provisional until the re-
COLLEGE CHOICE
                                                          to you or forwarded in any form to another college         ceipt and verification of all official transcripts. If you
   Applicants need to rank the undergraduate              or university.                                             are offered admission based on your self-reported
colleges at UC San Diego (Revelle, John Muir, Eleanor                                                                academic record, your official high school transcript



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and transcripts from all colleges attended will be          the University of California who are eighteen years              A D VA N C E D P L AC E M E N T
used to verify the self-reported academic data              of age or younger provide proof of full immunity                  C R E D I T : A P P L I C AT I O N
you submit. Offers of admission will be rescinded           against Hepatitis B prior to their enrollment. All              TO COLLEGE AND MA JOR
if a) there are discrepancies between your official         students who accept UC San Diego’s offer of                            REQUIREMENTS
transcripts and your self-reported academic record;         admission, and who will still be eighteen years old
b) any college or school attended is omitted from           by the beginning of their first quarter, will receive
your application; c) you do not complete the courses        the Hepatitis B information by campus e-mail. The           EXAM AND UNITS FOR UNIVERSITY
listed as “in progress” or “planned;” or d) the specified   immunization consists of a series of three vaccina-         CREDIT
GPA is not maintained for courses “in progress” or          tions, which you must start in time to complete the
                                                                                                                        •   Art (Studio)
“planned.’’                                                 sequence by your second quarter of enrollment. You
                                                                                                                            Drawing Portfolio—8
    After receipt of notification of admission,             can receive further information through your health
                                                                                                                            2D Portfolio—8
1. Read the information in your online admission            care provider or county health department. You can
                                                                                                                            3D Portfolio—8
    notification carefully, noting any special provision    also review the Hepatitis B FAQs from UC San Diego’s
                                                                                                                            (8-unit maximum for all tests)
    governing your admission.                               Student Health Service at http://studenthealth.ucsd.
                                                            edu/hepbfaqs.shtml.                                         •   Art–History—8
2. Request that any outstanding transcripts be for-
                                                                Students are urged also to submit a physical ex-
   warded to the Office of Admissions and Relations                                                                     •   Biology—8
                                                            amination form completed by their family physician,
   with Schools by the stated deadline.
                                                            particularly if they plan to take part in intercollegiate   •   Chemistry— 8
3. Complete and submit to the Office of Admissions          athletic competition. Routine physical examinations
                                                                                                                        •   Computer Science
   and Relations with Schools the Statement of              are not provided by the Student Health Service. An
                                                                                                                            A (Java Programming)—2
   Intent to Register (SIR), online or by mail, and         optional student health plan that provides additional
                                                                                                                            AB (Java Programming, and Data Structures and
   the online Statement of Legal Residence (SLR).           benefits off campus may be purchased at the time
                                                                                                                            Object-Oriented Programming)—4
   Please note the deadline to return your SIR. If it is    registration fees are paid. Student health insurance
                                                                                                                            (4-unit maximum for both tests)
   submitted or postmarked after this date, you may         is also mandatory for all international and graduate
   be denied enrollment due to space limitations.           level students and is a condition of enrollment.            •   Economics
   The deadline for return of your SIR and SLR is May                                                                       Microeconomics—4
   1 for freshmen and June 1 for transfer students.         REAPPLICATION                                                   Macroeconomics—4

                                                                An application for admission is effective only          •   English
STATEMENT OF INTENT TO REGISTER                             for the quarter for which it is submitted. If you are           Composition and Literature—8
(SIR)                                                       ineligible for admission, or if you are admitted and            Language and Composition—8
                                                            do not register, you must file a new application to be          (8-unit maximum for both tests)
    Upon receipt of your Statement of Intent to
                                                            considered for a later quarter. The selection criteria
Register (SIR), the Office of Admissions and Relations                                                                  •   Environmental Science—4
                                                            in effect for the new term must be met.
with Schools provides information to various
                                                                If you have been admitted to the university,            •   Geography, Human—4
campus offices including the Financial Aid Office,
                                                            enrolled, and paid registration fees, but did not
Housing and Dining Services, and your college                                                                           •   Government and Politics: United States—4
                                                            attend, you will need to contact your undergraduate
provost. You will then receive additional information
                                                            college to withdraw; contact the Registrar’s Office for     •   Government and Politics : Comparative—4
from each of these offices. The $100 nonrefundable
                                                            information on refunding your registration fees.
fee accompanying your SIR (if required at that time)                                                                    •   History : United States—8
is applied toward payment of the university registra-
                                                                                                                        •   History: European—8
tion fee for the quarter of your admission.
                                                                   FEES AND EXPENSES
    Even though you may be admitted to more than                                                                        •   History: World—8
one campus of the University of California, you can
                                                               The exact cost of attending the University of            •   Language
return the SIR to only one campus.
                                                            California, San Diego will vary according to personal           Chinese—8
                                                            tastes and financial resources of the individual. For           French—8
STUDENT HEALTH REQUIREMENT
                                                            planning and budgeting purposes, check the UCSD                 German—8
    Entering students are required to complete a            Web pages for prospective students concerning                   Italian—8
Medical History form and to send it to the Student          estimated expenses. All estimates are based on                  Spanish—8
Health Center. Forms and complete instructions are          information available at the time of publication, and
                                                                                                                        •   Latin
usually sent to entering students well in advance of        are subject to change.
                                                                                                                            Latin: Virgil—4
registration, or they may be obtained at the Student           It is possible to live simply and to participate
                                                                                                                            Latin: Literature—4
Health Center. Information submitted to the Student         moderately in the life of the student community
Health Service is kept confidential and is carefully        on a limited budget. The university can assist the          •   Literature
reviewed to help provide individualized health care.        student in planning a budget by indicating certain              French—8
    Mandatory Health Insurance:The University               and probable expenses. For information regarding                Spanish—8
of California has established mandatory health              student employment, loans, scholarships, and other
                                                                                                                        •   Mathematics
insurance as a non-academc condition of enrollment          forms of financial aid at UC San Diego, see “Campus
                                                                                                                            Calculus AB—4
for undergraduates. Health insurance packages will          Services and Facilities” in this catalog.
                                                                                                                            Calculus BC—8
be available for year-round coverage. The cost will be
                                                                                                                            (8-unit maximum for both tests)
factored into grants, loans, and work-study programs
offered to students who receive financial assistance.                                                                   •   Music
Students already covered by adequate health                                                                                 Theory—8
insurance can waive the requirement. The new
                                                                                                                        •   Physics
campus-based insurance plans will not replace the
                                                                                                                            Physics B—8
primary medical care and referral services provided
                                                                                                                            Physics C Mechanics—4
by the Student Health Service.
                                                                                                                            Physics C Electricity and Magnetism—4
    Hepatitis B Immunization: The California State
                                                                                                                            (8-unit maximum for all three tests)
Legislature mandates that first-time enrollees at



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•    Psychology—4                                          •   Mathematics                                          •   History: European
                                                               Score of 3 on AB exam = exempts Math. 10A.               2 courses of the noncontiguous area of focus
•    Statistics—4
                                                               Score of 3 on BC exam = exempts Math. 20A or
                                                                                                                    •   History: World
                                                               = exempts Math. 10A, 10B. Score of 4 or 5 on
                                                                                                                        2 courses of the noncontiguous area of focus
UCSD COURSE EXEMPTIONS                                         BC exam = exempts Math. 20A, 20B or 10A, 10B.
(OR USE ON MAJOR)                                              Score of 4 or 5 on AB exam = exempts Math. 20A       •   Language
                                                               or 10A.                                                  Score of 4 or 5 meets language proficiency
•    Art (Studio)
                                                                                                                        requirement
     None                                                  •   Music
                                                               None                                                 •   Latin
•    Art History
                                                                                                                        Usually prepares student to take Lit/Latin 100;
     None                                                  •   Physics
                                                                                                                        may meet 2 courses of the noncontiguous area of
                                                               B exam = elective credit and exempts Phys. 10.
•    Biology                                                                                                            focus or may be used as 8 units of elective credit.
                                                               C exam (Mech.) score of 3 or 4 = exempts Phys.
     Score of 4 or 5 = exempts BILD 1, 2, and 3. Score
                                                               1A. C exam (Mech.) score of 5 = exempts Phys. 2A,    •   Literature
     of 3 = BILD 10; may take BILD 1, 2, 3 for credit.
                                                               4A. C exam (E&M) score of 3 or 4 = exempts Phys.         Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets proficiency requirement
•    Chemistry                                                 1B. C exam (E&M) score of 5 = exempts Phys. 2B
                                                                                                                    •   Mathematics
     Score of 3 = exempts Chem. 4 or 11. Score of 4 =          or 4C.
                                                                                                                        AB exam = 1 course toward math. requirement;
     exempts Chem. 4, 11 or 6A; may take Chem. 6AH,
                                                           •   Psychology                                               BC exam = 2 courses toward math. requirement.
     6BH, 6CH for credit. Score of 5 = exempts Chem.
                                                               Score of 4 or 5 = exempts Psychology 1
     6A-B-C or Chem. 11; encouraged to take Chem.                                                                   •   Music
     6AH, 6BH, 6CH for credit.                             •   Statistics                                               Fulfills fine arts requirement and 1 course of
                                                               None                                                     noncontiguous area of focus
•    Computer Science
     Score of 4 on A = exempts CSE 8A and 8AL;                                                                      •   Physics
     Student should take CSE 11. Score of 5 on A =         REVELLE COLLEGE                                              B exam = meets 1 course of the natural science
     exempts CSE 11. Score of 4 or 5 on AB = exempts                                                                    requirement. C exam = (Mech. or E&M) each 4
                                                           •   Art (Studio)
     CSE 11. Score of 5 on AB = exempts CSE 12 with                                                                     units can meet 1 course of the natural science
                                                               Fulfills fine arts requirement and 1 course of
     departmental approval.                                                                                             requirement.
                                                               the noncontiguous area of focus or may meet 2
•    Economics                                                 courses of the noncontiguous area of focus           •   Psychology
     Score of 5 AP Micro = Econ. 1. Score of 5 AP                                                                       1 course toward social science requirement or 1
                                                           •   Art History
     Macro = Econ. 3. Score of 3, or 4 = elective units.                                                                course of noncontiguous area of focus
                                                               Fulfills fine arts requirement and 1 course of
•    English                                                   the noncontiguous area of focus or may meet 2        •   Statistics
     Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets Entry Level Writing             courses of the noncontiguous area of focus               4 units of elective credit
     requirement
                                                           •   Biology
•    Environmental Science                                     Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets Revelle biology            MUIR COLLEGE
     Score of 4 or 5 = exempts SIO 10                          requirement
                                                                                                                    •   Art (Studio)
•    Geography, Human                                      •   Chemistry                                                8 units of elective credit
     None                                                      Partial completion of natural science requirement
                                                                                                                    •   Art History
•    Government and Politics: United States                •   Computer Science
                                                                                                                    •   8 units of elective credit
     Score of 3, 4, or 5 satifies American History and         Partial completion of noncontiguous area of
     Institutions. Score of 5 = exempts Poli. Sci. 10.         focus                                                •   Biology
                                                                                                                        Score of 3 exempts BILD 10. Score of 4 or 5
•    Government and Politics: Comparative                  •   Economics
                                                                                                                        exempts BILD 1, 2 and 3.
     Score of 5 = exempts Poli. Sci. 11                        Each score of 3, 4, or 5 exempts student 1 course
                                                               on social science requirement                        •   Chemistry
•    History: United States
                                                                                                                        Refer to “UCSD Course Exemptions”
     Score of 3, 4, or 5 = exempts 2 quarters U.S.         •   English
     History: May take HILD 2A, 2B, or 2C. Satisfies           2 courses of the noncontiguous area of focus or 8    •   Computer Science
     American History and Institutions.                        units of elective credit                                 2-4 units of elective credit. If applied to major,
                                                                                                                        refer to “UCSD Course Exemptions.”
•    History: European                                     •   Environmental Science
     None                                                      Elective units or may meet 1 course of noncon-       •   Economics
                                                               tiguous area of focus                                    Refer to “UCSD Course Exemptions”
•    History: World
     None                                                  •   Geography, Human                                     •   English
                                                               4 units of elective credit or may meet 1 course of       8 units of elective credit and clears Entry Level
•    Language
                                                               noncontiguous area of focus                              Writing requirement (8 units maximum to both
     Score of 3 = exempts Ling. 1C/1CX, Chinese 10C,
                                                                                                                        tests)
     LIIT 1C/CX, LTIT 1C. Score of 4 = exempts Ling.       •   Government and Politics: United States
     1D/1DX or Lit. 2A, Chinese 20A, LTIT 2A. Score of 5       1 course toward social science requirement or 1      •   Environmental Science
     = exempts Lit. 2B, Chinese 20B, LTIT 50.                  course of noncontiguous area of focus                    Score of 4 or 5 exempts SIO 10

•    Latin                                                 •   Government and Politics: Comparative                 •   Geography, Human
     Score of 3, 4, or 5 = exempts LTLA 1, 2, 3                1 course toward social science requirement or 1          4 units of elective credit
                                                               course of noncontiguous area of focus
•    Literature                                                                                                     •   Government and Politics: United States
     Score of 3 = exempts Ling. 1D/1DX or Lit. 2A.         •   History: United States                                   Refer to “UCSD Course Exemptions” and American
     Score of 4 = exempts Lit. 2B. Score of 5 = exempts        2 courses toward social science requirement or 2         History and Institutions requirement
     Span. Lit. 2C or French Lit. 50.                          courses of noncontiguous area of focus
                                                                                                                    •   Government and Politics: Comparative



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    Refer to “UCSD Course Exemptions”                         of 5 = 1 course toward Disciplinary Breadth if           WARREN COLLEGE
                                                              noncontiguous to major.
•   History: United States                                                                                             •   Art (Studio)
    Refer to “UCSD Course Exemptions” and clears          •   English                                                      2 courses toward Visual Arts or Humanities PofC
    American History and Institutions requirement.            8 units of elective credit and clears Entry Level            or Area Study
    May take HILD 2A OR 2B OR 2C to complete G.E.             Writing requirement (8 units maximum for both
                                                                                                                       •   Art History
    sequence.                                                 tests)
                                                                                                                           2 courses toward Visual Arts or Humanities PofC
•   History: European                                     •   Environmental Science                                        or Area Study
    Score of 3, 4, 5 exempts 2 courses of European            Score of 3 = 4 units of elective credit. Score of 4, 5
                                                                                                                       •   Biology
    history. 3rd course by petition after student             = 1 course Natural Science requirement.
                                                                                                                           Score of 3 = 2 courses toward Science and
    consults with Muir advisor.
                                                          •   Geography, Human                                             Technology or Fundamentals of Biology PofC.
•   History: World                                            4 units of elective credit                                   Score of 4 or 5 meets 2 courses toward Biology or
    Score of 3, 4, 5 exempts 2 courses of non-Western                                                                      Science and Technology PofC or Fundamentals of
                                                          •   Government and Politics: United States
    history. 3rd course by petition after student                                                                          Biology PofC. May not take BILD 1, 2, 3, or 10.
                                                              Score of 3, 4 = 4 units of elective credit. Score
    consults with Muir advisor.
                                                              of 5 = 1 course toward Disciplinary Breadth if           •   Chemistry
•   Language                                                  noncontiguous to major.                                      Score of 3 meets 2 courses toward Science and
    See “UCSD Course Exemptions.” Determines                                                                               Technology PofC. Score of 4 meets 2 courses
                                                          •   Government and Politics: Comparative
    placement in language sequence and clears 2                                                                            toward Science and Technology PofC; or 1 course
                                                              Score of 3, 4 = 4 units of elective credit. Score
    courses in a G.E. sequence if student chooses the                                                                      toward Chem. PofC. Score of 5 meets 2 courses
                                                              of 5 = 1 course toward Disciplinary Breadth if
    Foreign Language option.                                                                                               toward Chemistry or Science and Technology
                                                              noncontiguous to major.
                                                                                                                           PofC.
•   Latin
                                                          •   History: United States
    Refer to “UCSD Course Exemptions”                                                                                  •   Computer Science
                                                              2 courses toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-
                                                                                                                           A exam, score 3, 4, 5 = 2 units of elective credit.
•   Literature                                                tiguous to major
                                                                                                                           AB exam, score 3, 4, 5 = 1 course toward Formal
    Refer to “UCSD Course Exemptions.” Determines
                                                          •   History: European                                            Skills or Science and Technology PofC.
    placement in language sequence if student
                                                              2 courses toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-
    chooses the Foreign Language option.                                                                               •   Economics
                                                              tiguous to major
                                                                                                                           Each score of 3 or 4 meets 1 course toward
•   Mathematics
                                                          •   History: World                                               Perspectives of Social Science PofC. Each score
    Refer to “UCSD Course Exemptions”
                                                              2 courses toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-             of 5 meets 1 course toward Perspectives of Social
•   Music                                                     tiguous to major                                             Science or Economics PofC.
    8 units elective credit only
                                                          •   Language                                                 •   English
•   Physics                                                   2 courses toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-             8 units of elective credit and clears Entry Level
    Refer to “UCSD Course Exemptions”                         tiguous to major                                             Writing requirement (8 units maximum for both
                                                                                                                           tests)
•   Psychology                                            •   Latin
    Score of 4 or 5 = exempts Psychology 1                    1 course toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-          •   Environmental Science
                                                              tiguous to major                                             1 course toward Science and Technology PofC
•   Statistics
    4 units of elective credit                            •   Literature                                               •   Geography, Human
                                                              2 courses toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-             4 units of elective credit
                                                              tiguous to major
THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE                                                                                              •   Government and Politics: United States
                                                          •   Mathematics                                                  1 course toward Perspectives in Social Science
•   Art (Studio)
                                                              AB exam = 1 course toward Math., Statistics, and             PofC or Political Science PofC or Area Study.
    2 courses toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-
                                                              Logic requirement. BC exam = 2 courses toward                Satisfies American History and Institutions
    tiguous to major
                                                              Math., Statistics, and Logic requirement.                    requirement.
•   Art History
                                                          •   Music                                                    •   Government and Politics: Comparative
    1 course toward Fine Arts requirement
                                                              2 courses toward Disciplinary Breadth require-               1 course toward Perspectives in Social Science
•   Biology                                                   ment if noncontiguous to major                               PofC or Political Science PofC or Political Science
    1 course toward Natural Science requirement.                                                                           Area Study
                                                          •   Physics
    May also apply 1 course toward Disciplinary
                                                              If 4 units earned = 1 course toward Natural              •   History: United States
    Breadth if noncontiguous to major.
                                                              Science requirement or 1 course toward                       2 courses toward History or Humanities PofC or
•   Chemistry                                                 Disciplinary Breadth if noncontiguous to major. If           Area Study
    1 course toward Natural Science requirement.              8 units earned = 1 course toward Natural Science
                                                                                                                       •   History: European
    May also apply 1 course toward Disciplinary               requirement and 1 course toward Disciplinary
                                                                                                                           2 courses toward History or Humanities PofC or
    Breadth if noncontiguous to major.                        Breadth if noncontiguous to major.
                                                                                                                           Area Study
•   Computer Science                                      •   Psychology
                                                                                                                       •   History: World
    A exam score of of 3, 4, 5 = 2 units of elective          Score of 3 = 4 units of elective credit. Score of
                                                                                                                           2 courses toward History or Humanities PofC or
    credit. AB exam score of 3 = 4 units of elective          4, 5 = 1 course toward Disciplinary Breadth if
                                                                                                                           Area Study
    credit. AB exam score of 4, 5 = 1 course toward           noncontiguous to major.
    Math., Statistics, and Logic requirement or 1                                                                      •   Language
                                                          •   Statistics
    course toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-                                                                          Score of 3 meets 2 courses toward a Foreign
                                                              4 units of elective credit
    tiguous to major.                                                                                                      Language and Culture PofC or Area Study;
                                                                                                                           score of 4 meets 2 courses toward a Foreign
•   Economics
                                                                                                                           Language and Culture PofC or Area Study or 1
    Score of 3, 4 = 4 units of elective credit. Score
                                                                                                                           course toward a Humanities or Literature PofC



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     or Area Study; score of 5 meets 2 courses toward     •   Geography, Human                                        •    English
     a Foreign Language and Culture, Literature, or           4 units of elective credit                                   8 units elective credit and clears Entry Level
     Humanities PofC or Area Study.                                                                                        Writing requirement (8 units maximum for both
                                                          •   Government and Politics: United States
                                                                                                                           tests)
•    Latin                                                    4 units of elective credit
     Score of 3, 4, or 5 either test meets 1 course                                                                   •    Environmental Science
                                                          •   Government and Politics: Comparative
     toward Classical Studies, Humanites, or Literature                                                                    Score of 4 or 5 meets 1 course toward Analytical
                                                              4 units of elective credit
     PofC or Area Study.                                                                                                   Methodologies/Scientific Method
                                                          •   History: United States
•    Literature                                                                                                       •    Geography, Human
                                                              8 units of elective credit
     Score of 3 meets 2 courses toward a Foreign                                                                           4 units of elective credit
     Language and Culture or 1 course toward              •   History: European
                                                                                                                      •    Government and Politics: United States
     Literature, Humanities PofC or Area Study; score         1 course may apply toward regional specializa-
                                                                                                                           Score of 4 or 5 fulfills Social Analysis requirement.
     of 4 or 5 meets 2 courses toward a Foreign               tion. See ERC academic counselor for details.
                                                                                                                           Score of 3 = Elective credit. Political Science
     Language and Culture or 2 courses toward
                                                          •   History: World                                               majors: Score of 5 required to meet major
     Literature, Humanities PofC or Area Study; score
                                                              8 units of elective credit                                   requirement.
     of 5 meets 2 courses toward a Foreign Language
     and Culture, Literature, or Humanities PofC or       •   Language                                                •    Government and Politics: Comparative
     Area Study.                                              Score of 3 = 8 units of elective credit Score of 4 or        Score of 4 or 5 fulfills Social Analysis requirement.
                                                              5 meets language proficiency requirement                     Score of 3 = Elective credit. Political Science
•    Mathematics
                                                                                                                           majors: Score of 5 required to meet major
                                                          •   Latin
•    AB exam meets 1 course toward formal skill                                                                            requirement.
                                                              Must take the Latin proficiency exam
     requirement; BC exam completes 2 courses
                                                                                                                      •    History: United States
     formal skills requirement.                           •   Literature
                                                                                                                           Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets 1 course toward
                                                              Meets language proficiency requirement
•    Music                                                                                                                 Narrative, Aesthetic, and Historical Reasoning
     2 courses toward Humanities or Music PofC or         •   Mathematics
                                                                                                                      •    History: European
     Area Study                                               AB exam = 1 course toward quantitative/formal
                                                                                                                           Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets 1 course toward
                                                              skills requirement. BC exam completes quantita-
•    Physics                                                                                                               Narrative, Aesthetic, and Historical Reasoning
                                                              tive formal skills requirement.
     B exam: score of 3, 4, or 5 meets 2 courses toward
                                                                                                                      •    History: World
     Science and Technology PofC. Either C exam:          •   Music
                                                                                                                           Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets 1 course toward
     score of 3 or 4 meets 1 course toward Science            1 course toward Group B fine arts requirement
                                                                                                                           Narrative, Aesthetic, and Historical Reasoning
     and Technology PofC. Score of 5 meets 1 course
                                                          •   Physics
     toward Physics or Science and Technology PofC.                                                                   •    Language
                                                              B exam = 2 courses for natural science; C exam
                                                                                                                           Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets 1 course toward
•    Psychology                                               (E&M) = 1 course for natural science; C exam
                                                                                                                           Narrative, Aesthetic, and Historical Reasoning
     1 course toward Perspectives in Social Science           (Mech.) = 1 course for natural science for a total of
     PofC or Psychology PofC or Area Study                    2 courses maximum. Physics B or Physics C exam          •    Latin
                                                              = 1 course toward Analytical Methodologies/                  Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets 1 course toward
•    Statistics
                                                              Scientific Method.                                           Narrative, Aesthetic and Historical Reasoning
     1 course toward Formal Skills
                                                          •   Psychology                                              •    Literature
                                                              4 units of elective credit                                   Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets 1 course toward
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT COLLEGE
                                                                                                                           Narrative, Aesthetic and Historical Reasoning
                                                          •   Statistics
•    Art (Studio)
                                                              1 course toward quantitative/formal skills              •    Mathematics
     1 course toward Group B fine arts requirement
                                                              requirement                                                  AB or BC exam = 1 course toward Structured
•    Art History                                                                                                           Reasoning
     1 course toward Group B fine arts requirement
                                                          SIXTH COLLEGE                                               •    Music
•    Biology                                                                                                               1 course toward Art Making
                                                          •   Art (Studio)
     Score of 3, 4, or 5 fulfills the natural science
                                                              Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets 1 course toward Art           •    Physics
     requirement.
                                                              Making                                                       Physics B or Physics C exam = 1 course toward
•    Chemistry                                                                                                             Analytical Methodologies/Scientific Method
                                                          •   Art History
     Score of 3, 4, or 5 fulfills the natural science
                                                              Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets 1 course toward               •    Psychology
     requirement.
                                                              Narrative, Aesthetic, and Historical Reasoning               1 course toward Social Analysis
•    Computer Science
                                                          •   Biology                                                 •    Statistics
     A exam = 2 units elective credit. AB exam = 1 of 2
                                                              Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets 1 course toward                    May apply toward breadth requirements
     courses quantitative/formal skills requirement.
                                                              Analytical Methodologies/Scientific Method
•    Economics
                                                          •   Chemistry
     4-8 units of elective credit
                                                              Score of 3, 4, or 5 meets 1 course toward                          I N T E R N AT I O N A L
•    English                                                  Analytical Methodologies/Scientific Method                  B A C C A L A U R E AT E C R E D I T S
     8 units of elective credit and clears Entry Level
                                                          •   Computer Science
     Writing requirement (8 units maximum for both
                                                              Score of 4 or 5 meets 1 course toward
     tests)                                                                                                           EXAM AND UNITS FOR UNIVERSITY
                                                              Information Technology Fluency requirement
                                                                                                                      CREDIT
•    Environmental Science
                                                          •   Economics
     Meets 1 course toward natural science                                                                            •    Anthropology—8
                                                              Score of 4 or 5 meets 1 course toward Social
     requirement
                                                              Analysis. Score of 3 = elective credit.                 •    Biology—8



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•   Chemistry—8                                            REVELLE COLLEGE                                             •   Linguistics
                                                                                                                           Score of 5 = exempts LING 1C/1CX. Score of 6 or 7
•   Computing Studies—8                                    •   Anthropology
                                                                                                                           = exempts LING 1D/1DX
                                                               Meets 2 quarters of social science requirement
•   English—8 (Language A Only)
                                                                                                                       •   Literature
                                                           •   Biology
•   History of the Americas—8                                                                                              Elective credit only
                                                               Meets biology requirement
•   Latin—8                                                                                                            •   Mathematics
                                                           •   Chemistry
                                                                                                                           5, 6, or 7 = See Math Placement office
•   Linguistics—8                                              Partial completion of natural science requirement
                                                                                                                       •   Music
•   Literature—8                                           •   Computing Studies
                                                                                                                           Elective credit only
                                                               2 courses for area of focus if noncontiguous to
•   Mathematics—8
                                                               major                                                   •   Physics
•   Music—8                                                                                                                Score of 5, 6, or 7 = Phys. 10 or 11, or 1A and 1B or
                                                           •   English
                                                                                                                           2A, 2B, or 4A, 4C
•   Physics—8                                                  Elective credit only (fulfills UC Entry Level Writing
                                                               Requirement)                                            •   Psychology
•   Psychology—8
                                                                                                                           5, 6, or 7 = exempts Psychology 1
                                                           •   History of the Americas
                                                               Meets 2 quarters of social science requirement
UCSD COURSE EXEMPTIONS
                                                                                                                       THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE
(OR USE ON MAJOR)                                          •   Latin
                                                               Usually prepares student to pass proficiency            •   Anthropology
•   Anthropology
                                                               exam or may meet 2 courses of area of focus if              2 courses toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-
    Score of 5, 6, or 7 = exempts ANTH 1
                                                               noncontiguous to major                                      tiguous to major
•   Biology
                                                           •   Linguistics                                             •   Biology
    Score of 5 = exempts BILD 10. Score of 6 or 7 =
                                                               5 = need 1 course to meet proficiency require-              1 course toward Natural Science requirement
    exempts BILD 1, 2, 3.
                                                               ment. 6 or 7 = meets language proficiency                   and 1 course toward Disciplinary Breadth if
•   Chemistry                                                  requirement.                                                noncontiguous to major
    Score of 5 = exempts Chem. 6A. Score of 6 =
                                                           •   Literature                                              •   Chemistry
    exempts Chem. 6A and 6C. Score of 7 = exempts
                                                               2 courses for area of focus if noncontiguous to             1 course toward Natural Science requirement
    6A, 6B, 6C.
                                                               major                                                       and 1 course toward Disciplinary Breadth if
•   Computing Studies                                                                                                      noncontinguous to major
                                                           •   Mathematics
    Score of 5, 6, or 7 = elective credit only
                                                               5, 6, or 7 = exempts Math. 10A or 20A and 4 units       •   Computing Studies
•   English                                                    of elective credit. If series and differential equa-        Elective credit only
    Score of 5, 6, or 7 meets Entry Level Writing              tions completed, may petition to receive credit
                                                                                                                       •   English
    Requirement                                                for both 10A and 10B or 20A and 20B.
                                                                                                                           Elective credit only (fulfills UC Entry Level Writing
•   History of the Americas                                •   Music                                                       Requirement)
    Score of 5, 6, or 7 = exempts 2 quarters U.S.              Meets fine arts requirement
                                                                                                                       •   History of the Americas
    History. May take HILD 2A, 2B, or 2C to complete
                                                           •   Physics                                                     2 courses toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-
    sequence. Satisfies 1 quarter American History
                                                               Meets 2 quarters of natural science requirement             tiguous to major
    and Institutions requirement.
                                                           •   Psychology                                              •   Latin
•   Latin
                                                               Meets 2 quarters of social science requirement              2 courses toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-
    Score of 5, 6, or 7 = exempts LTLA 1, 2, 3
                                                                                                                           tiguous to major
•   Linguistics
                                                           MUIR COLLEGE                                                •   Linguistics
    Score of 5 = exempts LING 1C/1CX. Score of 6 or 7
                                                                                                                           2 courses toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-
    = exempts LING 1D/1DX                                  •   Anthropology
                                                                                                                           tiguous to major
                                                               Exempts ANTH 1
•   Literature
                                                                                                                       •   Literature
    Elective credit                                        •   Biology
                                                                                                                           Elective credit only
                                                               5 = BILD 10. 6 or 7 = BILD 1, 2, 3
•   Mathematics
                                                                                                                       •   Mathematics
    Score of 5, 6, or 7 = exempts Math. 10A or 20A         •   Chemistry
                                                                                                                           1 course toward Math., Statistics, and Logic
    and 4 units of elective credit. If series and              Score of 5 = exempts Chem. 6A. Score of 6 =
                                                                                                                           requirement, and 4 units elective credit
    differential equations completed, may petition             exempts Chem. 6A and C. Score of 7 = exempts
    to receive credit for both 10A and 10B or 20A              Chem 6A, B, and C.                                      •   Music
    and 20B.                                                                                                               Elective credit only
                                                           •   Computing Studies
•   Music                                                      5, 6, or 7 = elective credit only                       •   Physics
    Score of 5, 6, or 7 = elective credit only                                                                             1 course toward Natural Science requirement,
                                                           •   English
                                                                                                                           and 1 course toward Disciplinary Breadth if
•   Physics                                                    Elective credit only (fulfills UC Entry Level Writing
                                                                                                                           noncontinguous to major
    Score of 5, 6, or 7 = exempts Phys. 10 or 11, or 1A        Requirement))
    and 1B, or 2A and 2B, or 4A and 4C                                                                                 •   Psychology
                                                           •   History of the Americas
                                                                                                                           2 courses toward Disciplinary Breadth if noncon-
•   Psychology                                                 Score of 5, 6, or 7 = 2 courses toward U.S. History;
                                                                                                                           tiguous to major
    Score of 5, 6, or 7 = exempts Psychology 1                 may take HILD 2A or 2B or 2C. Satisfies 1 quarter
                                                               of American History and Institutions requirement.

                                                           •   Latin
                                                               Score of 5, 6, or 7 = LTLA 1, 2, 3



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WARREN COLLEGE                                               •   History of the Americas                                        I N T E R S E G M E N TA L
                                                                 8 units elective credit                                     G E N E R A L - E D U C AT I O N
•    Anthropology
                                                                                                                            TRANSFER CURRICULUM
     2 courses toward Anthropology PofC or Area              •   Latin
                                                                                                                                        (IGETC)
     Study                                                       Usually adequate to pass language proficiency

•    Biology                                                 •   Linguistics
     2 courses toward Science and Technology or                  5 = need 1 course to meet proficiency require-          SUMMARY OUTLINE
     Fundamentals of Bio PofC                                    ment. 6 or 7 = meets language proficiency
                                                                                                                             Completion of the Intersegmental General-
                                                                 requirement.
•    Chemistry                                                                                                           Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will permit
     5 = 2 courses toward Science and Technology             •   Literature                                              a student to transfer from a community college
     PofC. 6 or 7 = 2 courses toward Science and                 8 units of elective credit                              to a campus in the University of California system
     Technology or Chem. PofC                                                                                            without the need, after transfer, to take additional
                                                             •   Mathematics
                                                                                                                         lower-division, general-education courses.
•    Computing Studies                                           Completes 2-course requirement in quantitative/
                                                                                                                             It should be noted that completion of the IGETC
     2 courses toward Formal Skills or Science and               formal skills
                                                                                                                         is not a requirement for transfer to UC (with the ex-
     Technology PofC
                                                             •   Music                                                   ception of students following the Transfer Admission
•    English                                                     1 course toward Group B fine arts                       Guarantee (TAG) Program), nor is it the only way
     Elective credit only (fulfills UC Entry Level Writing                                                               to fulfill the lower-division, general-education
                                                             •   Physics
     Requirement)                                                                                                        requirements of UC prior to transfer. Depending on a
                                                                 Completes 2-course requirement in natural
                                                                                                                         student’s major and field of interest, the student may
•    History of the Americas                                     science
                                                                                                                         find it advantageous to take courses fulfilling the
     2 courses toward History or Humanities PofC or
                                                             •   Psychology                                              general-education requirements of the UC campus
     Area Study
                                                                 8 units of elective credit                              or college to which the student plans to transfer.
•    Latin                                                                                                               IGETC is applicable at Earl Warren, Sixth, Thurgood
                                                             •   Sixth College
     2 courses toward Lit or Humanities PofC or Area                                                                     Marshall, and John Muir colleges only. Courses
     Study                                                   •   Anthropology                                            completed prior to transfer will be applied toward
                                                                 1 course toward Social Analysis                         the college’s own lower-division requirements.
•    Linguistics
                                                                                                                         Revelle students must also complete the remainder
     2 courses toward Foreign Languages and Culture          •   Biology
                                                                                                                         of the college’s requirements. Students at Eleanor
     PofC or Area Study                                          1 course toward Analytic Methodologies /
                                                                                                                         Roosevelt College must complete three academic
                                                                 Scientific Method
•    Literature                                                                                                          quarters of the “Making of the Modern World” se-
     2 courses toward Lit or Humanities PofC or Area         •   Chemistry                                               quence in addition to the IGETC requirements. They
     Study                                                       1 course toward Analytic Methodologies /                must also complete the remainder of the college’s
                                                                 Scientific Method                                       general-education requirements.
•    Mathematics
                                                                                                                             Transfers should obtain the “IGETC Certification”
     5, 6, or 7 = exempts Math. 10A or 20A and 4 units       •   Computing Studies
                                                                                                                         from their community college and submit it to the
     of elective credit. If series and differential equa-        Elective credit
                                                                                                                         Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools.
     tions completed, may petition to receive credit
                                                             •   English                                                 Students are strongly encouraged to provide the
     for both 10A and 10B or 20A and 20B.
                                                                 Elective credit only (fulfills UC Entry Level Writing   IGETC certification prior to the start of classes at UC
•    Music                                                       Requirement)                                            San DiegEnglish Communication
     2 courses toward Music or Humanities PofC or                                                                            One course, English Composition, three
                                                             •   History of the Americas
     Area Study                                                                                                          semester- (four to five quarter-) units; this course is a
                                                                 1 course toward Narrative, Aesthetic, and
                                                                                                                         prerequisite to Critical Thinking.
•    Physics                                                     Historical Reasoning
                                                                                                                             One course, Critical Thinking-English
     2 courses toward Science and Technology PofC
                                                             •   Latin                                                   Composition, three semester- (four to five quarter-)
•    Psychology                                                  1 course toward Narrative, Aesthetic, and               units; strong emphasis on writing; prerequisite:
     2 courses toward Perspective of Social Science              Historical Reasoning                                    English Composition.
     PofC or Psychology PofC or Area Study
                                                             •   Linguistics
                                                                                                                         Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative
                                                                 1 course toward Narrative, Aesthetic, and
                                                                                                                         Reasoning
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT COLLEGE                                        Historical Reasoning
                                                                                                                            One course, Mathematics/Quantitative
•    Anthropology                                            •   Literature
                                                                                                                         Reasoning, three semester- (four to five quarter-)
     8 units elective credit                                     Elective credit
                                                                                                                         units.
•    Biology                                                 •   Mathematics
     Completes 2-course requirement in natural                   1 course toward Structured Reasoning                    Arts and Humanities
     science
                                                             •   Music                                                       Three courses, at least one course in arts, and
•    Chemistry                                                   Elective credit                                         at least one course in humanities, nine semester-
     Completes 2-course requirement in natural                                                                           (twelve to fifteen quarter-) units.
                                                             •   Physics
     science
                                                                 1 course toward Analytic Methodologies /
                                                                                                                         Social and Behavioral Sciences
•    Computing Studies                                           Scientific Method
     Completes 2-course requirement in quantitative                                                                          Three courses in at least two disciplines or an
                                                             •   Psychology
     / formal skills                                                                                                     interdisciplinary sequence, social and behavioral
                                                                 1 course toward Social Analysis
                                                                                                                         sciences, nine semester- (twelve to fifteen quarter-)
•    English
                                                                                                                         units.
     Elective credit only (fulfills UC Entry Level Writing
     Requirement)




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Physical and Biological Sciences
   One course in each area, at least one must
include a laboratory; two courses, seven to nine
semester- (nine to twelve quarter-) units.

Language Other than English
   Proficiency equivalent to two years’ high school
study in the same language.




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         E S T I M AT E D 2 0 1 0 – 1 1 E X P E N S E S F O R U N D E R G R A D U AT E R E S I D E N T S O F C A L I F O R N I A
                                                     (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)


     Budget Category                                      Living With Parents               University Housing    Off Campus
     Resident Fees                                        $11,339.00                        $11,339.00            $11,339.00
     Room and Board                                       $  4,358.00                       $11,527.00            $10,292.00
     Books and Supplies                                   $  1,573.00                       $  1,573.00           $  1,573.00
     Transportation                                       $  1,959.00                       $  1,095.00           $  2,138.00
     Personal Expenses                                    $  1,894.00                       $  1,538.00           $  1,730.00
     Health Insurance Fee/Allowance                       $     888.00                      $     888.00          $     888.00
     Basic Budget Totals                                  $22,011.00                        $27,960.00            $27,960.00
                                                                                                                   
     Mandatory Orientation Fees                           Entering Freshmen                 Entering Transfers     
                                                          $140.00                           $65.00                 
Non-Resident Tuition for Undergraduates
$22,021 + $858 Education Fee
Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.




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