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Before You Arrive (Transfer Students)

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Find out what you should do before you arrive on campus.

  • Visit MyApplication to confirm your documents and records are complete.

  • Activate and check your UCSD e-mail account — it's the official means of communication on campus.

  • You'll receive an e-mail from your college in mid-June regarding orientation registration and first-quarter enrollment. Orientation is a mandatory program where you'll learn about academic resources, campus services, opportunities for involvement, and much more!

  • Check to see if you need to take any necessary placement exams before your first quarter.

  • Upload a photo and order your Triton Card (student ID card) before the deadline, using the online Photo Tool. Read more about how to get your Triton Card.

  • Review Housing, Dining & Hospitality's website to see the wide variety of housing services and dining options for everyone. Also see Places to Eat at UCSD.

  • If you’ll be living on campus, update and secure your computer at home before you arrive (and read all the suggestions and tips about connecting to the campus network).

  • Visit your college and department websites to learn more about academic requirements, as well as activities going on within your discipline.

  • Learn about TritonLink:

  • Log into TritonLink to review your academic history and course articulations for accuracy.

  • Consider taking Summer Session courses if you are missing lower division major requirements. Some lower division requirements are pre-requisites for upper division major courses.

  • Get involved:

    • ACTA: Check out the All-Campus Transfer Association on Facebook for information of interest to transfer students and to learn about social events.
    • Transfer Connect: Available for all new students, Thurgood Marshall College offers students the opportunity to connect with members of the UC San Diego faculty through the Marshall Mentor Program.