Your Questions Answered
Question: What resources are available for international students regarding visa and travel issues?
: The International Students & Programs Office
provides guidance and advising for students who plan to enter the United States in F-1 or J-1 status. Please contact the International Students & Programs Office.
Question: Will there be remote courses or sections for international students who cannot arrive in time for Fall Quarter due to visa or travel restrictions?
Answer: Yes. We are carefully monitoring the visa situation and making adjustments to our plans in order to ensure that these students are provided options that will enable them to make academic progress at UC San Diego. In some cases that may require students to make adjustments to their academic plans in consultation with their academic advisor; for instance, they might need to change the sequence in which they take certain courses. We urge all students with potential visa complications to communicate with their advisors and through the International Students and Programs Office (ISPO) about their needs. We will make more specific announcements about which courses are available in remote or hybrid format in July/August 2021.
Question: Are COVID-19 self-administered test kits free?
: Yes, it is free to pick up a self-administered test kit from a vending machine on campus. Please note that while test kits are still free, a virtual debit of $1 will happen automatically on your campus card account, followed by an immediate credit return that will balance out to zero each day; there will be no actual charge. To review current and upcoming vending machine locations, please visit the Return to Learn Testing and Screening webpage