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Transfer Student Enrollment Information 2020

Warren College Academic Advising will be hosting a New Student Enrollment Two-Part Webinar Series this summer for new Warren College students. Visit the links below to register.

  1. Transfer Gearing Up for Enrollment will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:45 am PDT. Registration for this Zoom webinar is now open!
  2. Transfer General Education (GE) Deep Dive will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:45 am PDT. Registration for this Zoom webinar is now open!


Getting Started

New Triton Advising Portal

In mid-June, COMPASS Pre-Orientation and the New Triton Advising Portal will open for all new transfer students. We recommend new students complete COMPASS Pre-Orientation first before accessing the New Triton Advising Portal.

The New Triton Advising Portal is housed in the Virtual Advising Center (VAC), and includes information on academic requirements and enrollment information. Incoming transfer students will be able to complete the following in this portal:

  • View University, Warren College general-education, and major requirements
  • Submit your Academic Background, including Advanced Placement (AP) scores, International Baccalaureate (IB) scores, placement test information, and/or transfer coursework – This information must be submitted by July 1 to ensure the information is posted prior to fall quarter enrollment.
  • Ask enrollment-related questions through Online Advising in the VAC - You will have access to this feature after you complete New Triton Advising.

Warren College Emails

Check your UC San Diego email account frequently for important communication from Warren College. Emails will include information and updates regarding the Transfer Orientation program, important events, and deadlines for new students.

Preparing for Your First Quarter Enrollment

Timeline & Reminders


  • Mid June - August 14: Submit enrollment questions through the Virtual Advising Center
  • July 27: View your Enrollment Time on TritonLink
  • August 10-16: Use WebReg on TritonLink to enroll in classes 


The Quarter System

  • There are three quarters in an academic year at UC San Diego: fall, winter, and spring, summer sessions (optional).
  • A quarter is 10 weeks with final exams Week 11.
  • Midterm exams may begin as early as Week 3.
  • The quarter system moves quickly, so it is important that you stay prepared and not fall behind.

Choosing Classes

  • Your goal is to have a preliminary schedule of classes for fall. A typical first quarter schedule consists of three or four courses, a total of 12-16 units.
    • Here is an example:
      1. WCWP 100 – Academic Writing
      2. General-Education Course (GE) – an upper-division course, non-contiguous to the major discipline.
      3. Major Course – See major department website for requirements
      4. GE or Major Course – a second major course, GE course, or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion course.
  • You must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units to be a full-time student.
  • Most classes at UCSD are 4.0 quarter units.

Planning Your Schedule

  • You can complete a Course Enrollment Plan on WebReg. Your planned courses are not official until you are enrolled.
  • To plan a course on WebReg, type the course name in the Search for Classes bar at the top left of the webpage. Select the course you wish to plan and click the “plan” button.  The course will be listed on your plan.
  • To officially enroll in the course, at your enrollment time, click the “enroll” button for the course.
  • When planning your schedule, consider co-curricular activities to maintain a balance with your academic schedule.

Course Information

  • When you enroll in a course with a discussion section, you are committing to both the lecture and the discussion for the entire quarter.
  • The lecture (LE) is often a large group of 200+ students. The majority of courses will have a lecture and a discussion section. Not all courses have discussion sections.
  • The discussion (DI) section is a smaller group of students (40 or less), usually taught by a graduate student. This is the interactive part of the course where:
    • assignments are given and collected
    • questions are answered
    • lecture material is reviewed and discussed
  • You may view your final exam schedule on TritonLink as you enter courses onto your course enrollment plan.
  • Check for scheduling conflicts.

Preparing for Academic Success

  • Your actual study time will depend on the material being covered, your familiarity with the material, and your study skills. A good rule of thumb: spend three hours outside of class for every hour spent in lecture. 
  • For a typical 4.0 unit class (three hours of lecture), you will study about nine hours per week.

Academic Resources

Enrollment Information 2020

Enrollment Time

July 27: View your enrollment start time on TritonLink.

August 10-16: Enroll during your assigned appointment time.

Online Advising

Mid-June - August 14: Prior to your enrollment date, you will be able to submit questions online using the Online Advising tab in the Virtual Advising Center. Counselors will respond to inquiries throughout the day and most questions will be answered within 24 hours.

To prepare for Online Advising, review your major requirements, the Warren College general-education requirements for transfers, and your degree audit.

Submit questions in advance of your enrollment time, since Online Advising will be in high demand.

Applying Transfer Coursework

  • UC San Diego will allow up to 105 quarter units of community college coursework to apply toward your degree
  • Use (for California community colleges only) to determine if a course is transferable and applies toward lower-division major requirements
  • If a transfer course does not approximate to a UC San Diego course on TritonLink or your degree audit, speak with the department advisor to determine whether the course may apply toward a prerequisite or requirement
  • For transfer work from out-of-state community colleges or other four-year institutions, contact the department advisor to determine if coursework will apply toward prerequisites or requirements

Students with IGETC

See general-education requirements for transfer students with IGETC:
  • It is your responsibility to make sure your IGETC certification posts to your academic record
  • Contact your community college to confirm that certification has been sent to the UC San Diego Admissions Office

If you have Partial IGETC (IGETCP) consult with a Warren College academic counselor regarding your additional general-education requirements.

Students without IGETC

See general-education requirements for transfer students without a verified transfer program.

Consult with a Warren College academic counselor for clarification on general-education requirements if you transferred from:
  • A California community college, but did not complete IGETC or Partial IGETC
  • Another UC campus or 4-year university
  • An out-of-state community college

Degree Audit

Review your degree audit on TritonLink. Verify that your transfer coursework has been properly applied. The UC San Diego Office of Admissions reviews and evaluates new student transcripts daily.

To view your audit:
  1. Visit TritonLink
  2. Click on Degree Audit under Advising/Grade Tools within the Toolbox
  3. Sign in with your  PID and password
  4. Select List Requirements with Course
  5. Click View Report and wait for the degree audit to load