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New Transfer Student Information

Congratulations on your admission to UC San Diego, and welcome to the School of Biological Sciences!

Transfer students who were admitted into a biology major at time of admission to the university are expected to register for the below information sessions, which are separate from the college orientation.

Please ensure your UCSD email address is set up prior to registration. Please note that it may take 24 to 48 hours after activation of your @ucsd.edu account for the registration system to recognize your UCSD email account. Information needed to access the online information sessions will be sent to your @ucsd.edu email account, either directly following registration, or just prior to the event.

Online Information Session

The online information session covers items you need to know before you begin your first quarter at UC San Diego. Topics include:

  • UCSD's Advising Structure & Biological Sciences Advising Services
  • Biology Major Requirements
  • Academic Planning Tools
  • Fall Quarter Planning

Students should review all Online Information Session videos prior to the start of enrollment, which will begin August 14th.

Registration opens Monday, June 17, 2024

Unofficial Transcript Submission

Biology advisors will use unofficial transcripts to ensure your UCSD academic record is up-to-date and accurate, based on transfer coursework taken elsewhere.

Submit Unofficial Transcripts

Online Q&A Session

Tuesday, August 6th, 2024 from 3:30pm-4:30pm PDT

The Biological Sciences advising team will be available for a general online major question and answer session, should you have questions following the online information session. 

Note: questions pertaining to individual student records and course recommendations will not be addressed during the session.

Register for the Q&A Session

Online Student Enrichment Opportunities Info Session

Tuesday, August 27th, 2024 from 4:30pm-5:30pm PDT

An online student enrichment information session will occur after fall enrollment. The online session will focus on experiential learning opportunities available for Biology majors outside of the classroom.

Register for the Online Student Enrichment Opportunities Info Session

FA24 Enrollment Preparation

To better assist students in navigating all required action prior to fall enrollment, students are encouraged to view these documents:

Virtual Advising Center: If you have major-related questions specific to your record and required coursework, please contact a Biological Sciences Advisor through the Ask a Question tab in the Virtual Advising Center. An advisor will respond in the Contact Record area within 3 business days.