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Academic Policies Affecting Spring 2020 Non-UCSD Political Science Courses for Incoming Students

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Acceptable Grades for Non-UCSD Political Science Courses in Spring 2020

The Department of Political Science will accept either a letter grade of C- or better or a grade of "Pass" for lower division-equivalent Political Science courses and applicable upper division Political Science courses taken at a community college, CSU, UC, or other four-year university during the Spring 2020 semester or quarter ONLY

This policy does not extend to applicable Political Science courses take in the Winter 2020 quarter or Fall 2019 semester and prior. This policy also does not extend to applicable Political Science courses that are planned to be completed during the summer prior to the start of Fall 2020.

Equivalent lower division Political Science courses at the California Community College system can be found via Assist.org.

Lower division or upper division Political Science courses taken at CSUs, UCs, or out-of-state community colleges and universities must be reviewed by the Department's Undergraduate Advisor. 


New and Prospective Students

Welcome to the Department of Political Science at UC San Diego!

We are happy to have you be part of our program for as long as you are with us. We recommend you explore all of the different categories and subcategories we have listed underneath the "Undergraduate Programs" component of our website. 

Incoming Freshmen Students

UC San Diego hosts Triton Day in early April every year as a way for incoming and prospective freshmen students to explore campus, become familiar with support services, and speak with their academic department and College. 

This year, our Department held a Virtual Triton Day webinar, which you can view below at your convenience. 

Incoming Transfer Students

UC San Diego hosts Transfer Triton Day in early-mid May every year as a way for incoming and prospective transfer students to explore campus, become familiar with support services, and speak with their academic department and College. 

The Department of Political Science partakes in tabling and a presentation at Transfer Triton Day. This year, our Department will be holding a Virtual Transfer Triton Day webinar, which you can view below at your convenience. 

Our most recent presentation can be found here: 2020 Transfer Triton Day PPT


Transfer Orientations

The Department hosts two Transfer Orientations in mid-August every year. Below, you will find a copy of the most recent Orientation.

2019 Transfer Orientation


Transferring Credit

Transfer students may have courses that are deemed transferable from another UC campus, four-year or two-year institution, or California Community College. 

Additional Campus Resources

Admissions Office - https://admissions.ucsd.edu/

Transfer Hub - https://transferstudents.ucsd.edu/transfer-hub/index.html

International Students and Programs Office - https://ispo.ucsd.edu/index.html

Career Services Center - https://career.ucsd.edu/

Student Abroad Office - https://studyabroad.ucsd.edu/

Academic Internship Program - https://aip.ucsd.edu/

Academic Integrity Office - https://academicintegrity.ucsd.edu/

Geisel Library - https://library.ucsd.edu/