UCEAP Reciprocity Information

Study Abroad Center (SAC)
1100 Student Services II
Contact your advisor: Alma Reynal Quintanilla
Reciprocity Student Resources

Visa and Immigration Information

International Center
G302 Student Center
Contact International Center (IC)
International Student Resources

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  • Housing is not guaranteed.
  • A campus housing rental agreement lasts through the end of the academic year (June). If you leave your housing before the end of the agreement, you may be subject to a cancellation fee. Rental agreements in the community may last through August 31, and may not allow for cancellation.  Check all terms and conditions before making a commitment.
  • If you apply for more than one housing option, accept only one. You will be financially responsible for all agreements you accept.

Campus Housing (UC-Housing)

Application Deadline

Fall: June 1- Apply as soon as you activate your UCNetID and email.
Winter: Join the wait list to receive the next available space.

NOTE: If you are an undergraduate student you do not need to submit the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). The SIR has already been submitted for you. 

Community Housing (Non-UC Housing)

Graduate/Undergraduate Students



We strongly urge you to purchase airline tickets AFTER you have obtained your visa and confirmed travel conditions to the US from your home country. When you do purchase a ticket, purchase a refundable/changeable ticket.

When should I arrive?

No later than

  • Fall: September 27, 2023
  • Winter: January 7, 2024

No earlier than

  • Fall: August 26, 2023
  • Winter: December 5, 2023

You may arrive no more than 30 days prior to the date printed on your visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019). 

Start Date on Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019):

  • Fall:  September 25, 2023
  • Winter: January 3, 2024

UCI Study Abroad Center (SAC)

UCEAP Reciprocity Welcome Orientation

  • Fall:  September 20, 2023 (Online: 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. California time; See email for details and Zoom link.)
  • Winter: January 4, 2024 (Online: 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. California time; Details will be sent by email.)

EAP Exchange Partner Program

International Center (IC) 

iNavigate UCI

Visa Check-In
Deadline: Complete within 5 days after the DS-2019 start date.

New student online training 

Complete required trainings assigned to you.

Campus Housing Move-In Dates

Dates vary with housing assignment.

Temporary Accommodation Information

Ground Transport to Campus

Enrollment Resources

Registering for Classes

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Enrolling in Classes

Enrollment dates: Each student is assigned a 48-hour enrollment window. All times are California time.

  • Fall: beginning June 12, 2023
    • View your enrollment window in your WebReg account.
  • Winter: beginning November 13, 2023
    • View your enrollment window in your WebReg account.
  • Open Enrollment: After your enrollment window closes, open enrollment times are 7:00 p.m. start date to 5:00 p.m. end date.
    • Fall: Your start date through September 15, 2023   
    • Winter: Your start date through December 15, 2023   
Enrollment Resources
Enrollment notes

Graduate Students

Graduate students usually register after consultation with the department’s graduate advisor. Check with your host department for registration advising.

Student Account

Check your account regularly to pay your fees and avoid late fees.  

  • eTech Fee: $4 per unit up to 15 unit (maximum of $60 per term). Fee will be billed to your student account in the third week of the term.
  • UCSA (UC Student Association) fee: $7; this fee is not mandatory, and you may opt-out (choose to not participate) before the deadline.
    • Opt-out deadline: prior to Friday of the third week of the term 
  • Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter. See Health Insurance and Services information.

2023-2024 costs and information are listed below.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

You will automatically be enrolled in your host university health insurance plan. No action is required.

Insurance Information

  • Undergraduates: $728.55 per quarter
  • Graduates: $1,839.62 per quarter
Payment Deadlines

Classes will be dropped for payment made after:

  • Fall: September 15, 2023
  • Winter: December 15, 2023
  • Spring: March 15, 2024
Effective Dates
  • Fall: September 18, 2023 - January 2, 2024
  • Winter: January 3, 2024 - March 26, 2024
  • Spring/Summer: March 27, 2024 - September 22, 2024

Immunizations and TB Screening


Health requirements and recommendations


  • Fall: September 28, 2023
  • Winter: January 8, 2024

Waiving SHIP

To waive SHIP, you must apply for waiver by submitting documentation of comparable health insurance. Waiver must be approved by your host UC.

Waiver Deadlines
  • Fall: August 16, 2023 - September 5, 2023 (Late waiver request through October 5, 2023 with $50 late fee)
  • Winter: November 6, 2023 - December 11, 2023 (Late waiver request through January 10, 2024 with $50 late fee)
  • Spring: February 5, 2024 - March 4, 2024 (Late waiver request through April 3, 2024 with $50 late fee)