What's Next?

Congratulations and Welcome to COSMOS! 

The following information is a guide with information of what to expect after Admission Decisions. Please keep in mind the following:

Steps in order to attend COSMOS at UCSD

  1. You must login to the student application portal and accept your admission offer: https:///cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/app/main/
  2. The Parent/Guardian #1 from your application will also receive a notification. Parents must login to their own portal, fill out the required fields, and provide payment for the deposit and tuition.
  3. Students must respond to the "COSMOS Confirmation of Participation and Roommate Survey" no later than April 16th, 2021. The survey document can be accessed in the student application portal and acceptance email. Students can also email cosmos@ucsd.edu if there are difficulties with accessing the survey.
  4. You must send official transcripts directly to UCSD COSMOS. Official transcripts will be accepted via e-mail, but must be sent by a school official from their school e-mail address to our email address: cosmos@ucsd.edu
  5. Please login to the student application portal, select the "Welcome to UCSD" tab, download, print, and sign the forms and waivers to the Cluster you are admitted to. Please fill out and mail your completed waiver packet by May 7th, 2021 at 5:00 PM (PDT).

Every student that attends COSMOS must submit a completed waiver packet.

  • A link is provided in the COSMOS Student Application Portal and Admissions email
  • You can also email cosmos@ucsd.edu for your corresponding cluster waiver packet
  • Waiver packets are Cluster specific, so make sure you select the waivers for the Cluster you were admitted into.
  • Waivers must be mailed by the postmark deadline of  May 7th, 2021. Electronic copies will NOT be accepted
  • Read and review the waiver packet early and thoroughly before mailing it. 
  • Share your questions, comments, or concerns with our COSMOS office before the deadline to give us enough time to assist.
  • Please make sure you mail your waiver packet early, if you plan to take a vacation before the May 7th deadline.
  • Take a photo of the postal envelope with the postmark date (located on the top right corner and place by the postal office) that contain the documents in case the package is lost in the mail
  • Save any receipt of any mailing purchases associated with the waiver packet which can be used as proof later if the package is lost
  • Acceptance into COSMOS will be revoked if students fail to mail in the waiver packet by the postmark deadline and their position in COSMOS will be given to a student on the waitlist, no exceptions

Mailing Address
Attention: COSMOS at UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr., MC 0429
Jacobs Hall, Room 1205
La Jolla, CA 92093-0429

  • The non-refundable $200 deposit must also be submitted by April 16th, 2021 by 5:00 PM (PDT). This deposit will go toward your tuition and be deducted from your tuition balance. Note that the non-refundable deposit is not covered by awarded financial aid.
  • The remaining $1,917 tuition payment is due by May 7th, 2020 at 5:00 PM (PDT).
  • The link for Deposit & Tuition payments can be found in the Parent Portal for applicants with an offer.
  • Admission into the program is not complete until our campus received the filled out Applicant Waiver Packets which can be found in the student application portal or by contacting us at cosmos@ucsd.edu
  • Before May 14th, 2021 by 5:00PM (PDT) – 100% of remaining tuition paid
  • Before May 21st, 2021 by 5:00PM (PDT) – 50% Refund of remaining tuition paid
  • After 5:00PM (PDT) on May 21st, 2021 – NO REFUND
  • Awarded amount will appear in the student portal under the Acceptance status and in the parent portal under the Tuition
  • Students must accept amount in order to receive the assistance offered
  • April 9th, 2021 (5PM PDT) Student Acceptance Notifications
  • April 16th, 2021 (5PM PDT) Student Acceptance Deadline
  • April 16th, 2021 (5PM PDT) $200 Non-refundable Deposit
  • May 7th, 2021 (5PM PDT) Waiver Packet Postmark Deadline
  • May 24th, 2019 (5PM PDT) $1,917 (Remaining Tuition) Payment Deadline
  • Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 COSMOS Opening Day
  • Saturday, July 31st, 2021 COSMOS Closing Day