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First Year Student Deadlines

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There are many deadlines coming up and we want you to be well aware of them. Please familiarize yourself with the upcoming deadlines below:

Orientation Dates and Deadlines

May 1 Deadline to Accept Your Offer
Mid-May Orientation Registration Opens
June 15 Deadline to submit your academic background in New Triton Advising
July 31

Deadline to Register for Orientation 

Deadline to complete your online pre-orientation - COMPASS

September 21 First New Student Orientation Session 
September 22 Second New Student Orientation Session 
September 23 Third New Student Orientation Session 
September 24 Fourth New Student Orientation Session 

Enrollment Dates and Deadlines

 July 1

Deadline for the Office of Admissions to receive official transcripts.
Transcripts received after this date may not be posted before Fall quarter enrollment.

Deadline to submit photo online for UCSD Student ID Card.
 July 31

TB Screening requirement must be completed by this date.
Refer to your "Triton Checklist"

"We Are Tritons" online tutorial must be completed by this date.
Refer to your "Triton Checklist"
 August 5 Enrollment dates and times unveiled.
Check when your enrollment time is through http://tritonlink.ucsd.edu.
 August 16 Academic course recommendations for Fall quarter viewable.
Click on the "Preparing to Enroll" tab on the New Student Site view this.
 August 19 E-advising begins.
Click on the "Preparing to Enroll" tab on the New Student Site view this.
 August 28 Online Fall quarter course enrollment begins on your enrollment appointment time.
Visit http://tritonlink.ucsd.edu and click on WebReg.

Important UC San Diego Deadlines

 May 8 Deadline to submit housing application.
Check UCSD's Housing Website for info about on-campus housing.
 Mid May Housing Contract email should arrive to your UC San Diego email address the week of May 14th
Check UCSD's Housing Website for info about on-campus housing.
 June 6 Signed Housing Contract and $450 prepayment due
Check UCSD's Housing Website for info about on-campus housing.
 Sept. 25 Fall 2020 fees due date.
 Sept. 26 Welcome Week begins!
Check out http://welcomeweek.ucsd.edu for more information about all of the festivities!
 Sept. 26 Move in to Residence Halls based on move-in time.
Check your Room Assignment notice (available in late August) for your move-in time.
 Sept. 27 "Like" the Muir Academic Advising Facebook Page for academic reminders and updates about important deadlines and advising services!
Check out http://facebook.com/ucsdmuiradvising.
 Sept. 29 Convocation!
Check the Welcome Week website for more information about this annual tradition.
 Oct. 1 First day of classes for Fall Quarter - Yes, it is on a Thursday!

Placement Exam Information

Analytical Writing Placement Exam 

Testing dates and times are currently as follows:

Dates and times TBD

For more information, please visit the Analytical Writing Program website

Math Placement Tests 

  • For upcoming Math Placement Tests please visit the website for dates. Please note, Pre-registration is required. No-walk ins will be allowed.

Chemistry Placement Exam (Online)

 Online

Available online here. Students are encouraged to take the exam prior to Fall quarter enrollment if they are planning to take Chemistry at UCSD and have not received a score of 4 or higher on the Chemistry AP exam.

Foreign Language Placement Exam (Online)

 Online

Available online here. Students planning to enroll in Spanish, French, German, or Italian and do not have an AP Language or Literature exam score of a 3 or higher are encouraged to take the exam prior to Fall quarter enrollment.

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