CSE Steps for Success

We encourage our students to prepare early, get involved, and check in with the CSE advisors!

Preparing for the First Quarter

Preparing for the First Quarter: Steps for Transfer Students

  • If you completed a transfer course in California that is not officially articulated on assist.org or the UC Articulated Coursework page but may be considered equivalent to a CSE course, please review the steps on the CSE Petition website and submit a CSE Petition as soon as possible.
    • If the articulation is pre-approved on assist.org or the UC Articulated Coursework during the academic year that you took the course, a petition is likely not required.
    • Please submit requests for degree audit updates regarding pre-approved transfer articulations to CSE Advising directly, via the Virtual Advising Center.
  • If you have questions about the receipt of your transcripts, you may contact the Office of Admissions directly for questions. For general questions about transcript submissions, please email receiptoftranscript@ucsd.edu.
  • Review your CSE Major webpage and check out sample long-term transfer plans.
  • Schedule an in-person or Zoom appointment with your CSE Advisor!
  • If you already have credit for CSE lower division coursework, take advantage of the UC San Diego Coursera online courses (Object Oriented Java Programming: Data Structures and Beyond Specialization). These were developed by CSE instructors and can help you review content from CSE lower-division courses (such as CSE 8B, CSE 11 & CSE 12).

First Year: Start Off Strong

Lower Division: Step It Up

Upper Division: Find Opportunities & Finish Strong