Transfer Students

Dear New Transfer Student,

Welcome to UC San Diego and the Department of Psychology! We are thrilled that you will be joining us for the 2018-19 school year! As a Psychology student here at UC San Diego, you will have access to some of the foremost Experimental Psychology faculty in the world, and the opportunity to learn from and work with them to conduct cutting-edge research.

We plan to provide invidualized recommendations for incoming transfer students' first quarter classes in the New Student Site before your enrollment period. However, you should consider now what classes you need to take. Keep in mind that satisfying IGETC does not exempt you from taking the Lower Division coursework required for Psychology majors. You should focus on completing any outstanding Lower Division requirements during your first quarter or two here on campus, and begin Upper Division coursework with the Psychology Core classes (101-108). You will need to complete four core classes in order to graduate (please see individual majors for specific course information); they do not need to be completed in any specific order. We strongly stuggest that you take three to four classes during your first quarter at UC San Diego; the transition from semesters to quarters is a profound change. We have also compiled some Academic and Writing Resources to help prepare you for academic success. More information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

We want you to feel prepared for your academic career here at UC San Diego, so we have compiled some resources to help you get started. We will also be offering several Transfer Orientation Sessions with one-on-one appointments and two Department Orientations during the Summer and Fall.


Psychology Academic Advising


Resources for New Transfer Students