UCEAP Reciprocity and Visa & Immigration Information

International Students and Programs Office (ISPO)
Student Center B (on the corner of Gilman Drive and Mandeville Lane)
Contact ISPO
International Student Resources
Reciprocity 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.

International House (UC Housing)


Explore I-House
Apply to I_House
Contact I-House

Application Period for UCEAP reciprocity students

  • Fall: June - You will receive instructions by email. Research community housing options to be prepared for off-campus living.
  • Winter deadline: November -You will receive instructions by email. Research community housing options to be prepared for off-campus living.

Application Requirements: Student must have an active UCSD PID. Respond using your UCSD email.

Notes: Admission to I-House is competitive and based on your willingness to be an active member of the I-House community.

Give yourself adequate time to fill out the application completely. It will be read and is an important part of the I-House selection process. Unfortunately, some qualified applicants may not be admitted due to space limitations.

Residence Halls and University Apartments (UC Housing)

Undergraduate Students

Housing Waitlist (To be announced)
Contact the Housing Waitlist

Add your name to the waitlist if you do not receive an I-House assignment.

Community Housing (Non-UC Housing)

Graduate/Undergraduate Students

Off Campus Housing Office

Explore Off-Campus Options 

ISPO Housing Resources

UCSD ID/PID is required to search listings


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/changable ticket.

When should I arrive?

No later than

  • Fall: September 18, 2022
  • Winter: To be announced

No earlier than

  • Fall: August 20, 2022
  • Winter: December 5, 2022

Arrive no more than 30 days prior to the start date printed on your visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019). Students who do not have pre-arranged housing are advised to arrive as early as possible.

Start Date on Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019)

  • Fall: September 19, 2022
  • Winter: January 4, 2023

Orientation Programs

International Student Orientation for UCEAP reciprocity students


  • Mandatory sessions (online) September 7 - 9, 2022
  • Social Events and workshops (optional in-person): September 12-21, 2022

Winter: To be announced


International Student Document Self-Check

Deadline: Within 10 days of your program start date
Complete the document self-check.

Complete these important tasks by the deadlines indicated.

If not completed, your UCSD account will be subject a "hold" which will prevent you from enrolling in courses.

iTriton Training

Fall deadline: September 6, 2022 (available begining June 1)
Winter: To be announced
Online iTriton

Everfi Undergraduate Student Training

Fall:  Late-July
Winter: To be announced
Everfi Training

Move-In Dates

I-Housing move-in: Check your UCSD email or contract for move-in date.

I-House early arrival: Contact ERC Residential Life office. You will be charged a daily rate for early arrival.

Temporary Accommodations (Non-UC)
Ground Transport to Campus

Enrollment Resources

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Academic Advising

Registering for Classes

Preauthorization System for access to courses with prerequisites
  • If the class in which you wish to enroll has prerequisites or restrictions, submit your preauthorization request via the EASy (Enrollment Authorization System).
  • In your request, include a description of your home university course equivalent to the listed prerequisite.
  • Upload PDF documentation supporting your enrollment in the selected course. 
  • Submit the request.
  • You will receive an email notification once the department has made a decision. In some cases, you may be required to supply additional documents such as course syllabi or transcripts.
  • If your request is approved, visit WebReg to enroll.
Enrolling in Classes


  • View your appointment in WebReg starting May 17, 2022
  • Pass 1: May, 24, 2022
  • Pass 2: June 1, 2022


  • View your appointment in WebReg starting - To be announced
  • Pass 1: To be announced
  • Pass 2:  To be announced

View your appointment times in TritonLink. All times are California time.

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.  

Your E-Bill: UCSD sends an E-Bill notice to your UCSD-issued e-mail address when your bill is ready to be viewed and paid. You are responsible for checking your student account regularly and paying any fees that apply.

Paying Fees


Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter. See Health Insurance and Services information.

2021-2022 costs and information are listed below. Costs and information for 2022-23 are not yet available.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

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

Insurance information

  • Undergraduates:  $657 each quarter
  • Graduates; $1,307 each quarter
Payment Deadline
  • Fall: September 17, 2021
  • Winter: December 17, 2021
  • Spring: March 18, 2022
Effective Dates:
  • Fall: September 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022
  • Winter: January 3, 2022 - March 22, 2022
  • Spring**: March 23, 2022 - September 18, 2022

**If you are a registered student during spring quarter or semester, your spring SHIP fee provides coverage through the end of summer.

Immunizations and TB Screening


Health requirements and recommendations

    • Fall deadline: July 11, 2022
    • Winter: To be announced

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

Term Waiver Deadline Late Waiver Deadline
($50 Fee)
Fall 5/3/2021 to 9/10/2021 9/11/2021 to 9/15/2021
Winter 11/15/2021 to 12/10/2021 12/11/2021 to 12/15/2021
Spring 2/14/2022 to 3/13/2022 3/14/2022 to 3/17/2022


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