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
Contact I-House

Application Period for UCEAP reciprocity students

  • Fall: June 13 - July 4, 2023. You will receive instructions by email in June.
    • Research community housing options to be prepared for off-campus living if you do not receive an assignment.
  • Winter: To be announced
    • Research community housing options to be prepared for off-campus living if you do not receive an assignment.

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  (Opens in mid to late July)
Contact the Housing Waitlist

Add your name to the waitlist if you do not receive an I-House assignment. Due to demand for campus housing, waitlist offers will likely be for winter/spring term 2024.

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/changeable ticket.

When should I arrive?

No later than

  • Fall: Week of September 25, 2023
  • Winter: Week of January 1, 2024

No earlier than

  • Fall: August 26, 2023
  • Winter: December 4, 2023

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 25, 2023
  • Winter: January 3, 2024

Orientation Programs

International Student Orientation for UCEAP reciprocity students


Winter: To be announced

International Student Visa Check-In

Deadline: Within 10 days of your program start date
Complete the visa check-in.

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 June 1 to September 11, 2023
    • Deadline: September 11, 2023 
  • Winter deadline: To be announced

Online iTriton

Vector Undergraduate Student Training (Formerly Everfi Training)
  • Fall Deadline: July 24, 2023
  • Winter: To be announced
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 23, 2023 
  • All times are California time. Check for the corresponding time in your location.
  • Pass 1: May 29, 2023: Appointment start times begin between 2:50 p.m and 5:10 p.m. until May 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Pass 2: June 6, 2023: Appointment start times begin between 2:50 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. until August 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Enrollment reopens to all undergraduate students: August 26, 2023 until the add/drop deadline.


  • 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


  • 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: by the second week of the term 
      • Fall: $3
      • Winter: $2
      • Spring: $2
  • Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter. See Health Insurance 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: $753 each quarter
  • Graduates; $1,470 each quarter
Payment Deadline
  • Fall: September 22, 2023
  • Winter: December 15, 2023
  • Spring: March 22, 2024
Effective Dates:
  • Fall: September 25, 2023 - January 2, 2024
  • Winter: January 3, 2024 - March 26, 2024
  • Spring**: March 27, 2024 - September 22, 2024

**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 10, 2023
  • Winter deadline: 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 Period Late Waiver Period
($50 Fee)
Fall 5/3/2023 to 9/20/2023 9/21/2023 to 9/25/2023
Winter 11/13/2023 to 12/22/2023 12/23/2023 to 12/29/2023
Spring 2/19/2024 to 3/15/2024 3/16/2024 to 3/22/2024