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Plan Your First Quarter Schedule (Transfer Students)

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Follow these steps to plan your class schedule for your first quarter:

  • Refer to the UCSD General Catalog section on Courses/Curricula to review the requirements for your major and determine the order in which they must be completed.

  • Check your academic department/program website for additional advising information including a current and projected full-year course schedule.

  • Visit ASSIST to review college and major requirements satisfied at your community college.

    • For relevant General Education courses not on ASSIST, you should contact your college for its petitioning process.
    • For relevant major courses not on ASSIST, you should contact the appropriate UCSD academic department for its petitioning process.

  • Take a limited number of courses during your first quarter.

    • Advisors typically recommend that you enroll in 12–16 units (three or four 4-unit courses) during your first quarter.
    • A minimum of 12 units per quarter is required to be considered full-time and eligible for financial aid. Part-time registration must meet certain criteria and requires an application.
    • Some majors may require you to take more than 12 units your first quarter to acquire timely progress towards your degree (i.e., you may need to take a course that is offered only once a year or you may need to take a prerequisite course to meet requirements for taking subsequent courses on a timely basis).

  • Talk with your college and major advisors through online advising about your schedule.Watch the online WebReg tutorial. You will use WebReg to register for classes during August for fall quarter and throughout your time at UCSD.

    • Advisors in your major department can help you determine your major-related classes. After reviewing your major department's information page, you may contact your major advisor for further assistance through the New Student Site.
    • You will communicate with your college advisors through the New Student Site for e-advising on your General Education requirements and non-major course selection.

  • Use the Enrollment Checklist to help you navigate the enrollment process.

    • Note that the 2-pass enrollment system you will use in future quarters does not apply to your first-quarter registration. You're allowed to enroll and/or wait-list in up to a total of 19.5 units until the first day of classes.