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Requirements for Transfer Students

In order to graduate, all Sixth College students must meet the requirements of the university, their major, and the Sixth College General Education (GE) requirements.

IGETC or TAG

There are three main areas you will need to satisfy in order to earn your Bachelor's degree, these include: Major Requirements, College Requirements and University Requirements.

  • You must send your IGETC/TAG certification to UCSD Admissions in order for your lower division GE requirements to be waived.
  • You will need to check with your major department advisor to review your major requirements.

  • If you are IGETC/TAG certified then you have already satisfied your lower division GE requirements and will only have your upper division GE requirements to complete: Practicum and CAT 125. Note: Transfer students must complete 1 quarter at UCSD before embarking on the Practicum Requirement.

  • The University requirements can be found on the General Catalog website.

UC Reciprocity

There are three main areas you will need to satisfy in order to earn your Bachelor's degree, these include: Major Requirements, College Requirements and University Requirements.

  • You must send your letter of UC Reciprocity (certification of completion of lower division GE courses at another UC) to Sixth College Academic Advising in order for your lower division GE requirement to be waived.
  • You will need to check with your major department advisor to review your major requirements.

  • If you are UC Reciprocity then you have already satisfied your lower division GE requirements and will only have your upper division GE requirements to complete: Practicum and CAT 125. Note: Transfer students must complete 1 quarter at UCSD before embarking on the Practicum Requirement.

  • The University requirements can be found on the General Catalog website.

Articulation - UC or Other Transfer

If you transferred from another UC or academic institution, an academic advisor will review your transfer courses. They will determine on a course-by-course basis which GE requirements you have fulfilled, as well as the GE courses still needed. It is very likely that you will need to petition some of your transfer courses for GE credit.

There are three main areas you will need to satisfy in order to earn your Bachelor's degree, these include: Major Requirements, College Requirements and University Requirements.

  • We recommend that you meet with your major department advisor to review your major requirements. As an articulation student, you may also need to petition some of your transfer courses for major credit or to clear prerequisites.

  • In addition to your remaining lower division GE requirements, you will also need to complete the upper division GE requirements: Practicum and CAT 125. Note: Transfer students must complete 1 quarter at UCSD before embarking on the Practicum Requirement.

  • The University requirements can be found on the General Catalog website.

For more information, contact Sixth College, (858) 534-9001.

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