Admitted Students – 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

  • You must login to the student application portal and accept your admission offer: https:///
  • 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.
  • Students must respond to the "COSMOS Confirmation of Participation and Roommate Survey" no later than Friday, April 12th, 2019. The survey document can be accessed in the student application portal and acceptance email. Students can also email if there are difficulties with accessing the document.
  • 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 24th, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PDT).


  • On Friday, March 29th, 2019 after 5pm (PDT), Admission decisions will be posted in the student application portal.
  • Offer acceptance by the applicant is due April 12th, 2019 by 5:00 PM (PDT).
  • The non-refundable $200 deposit must also be submitted by April 12th, 2019 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 $3,732 tuition payment is due by May 24th, 2019 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

Waiver Packets

  • Every student that attends COSMOS must submit a completed 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 Friday, May 24th, 2019. Electronic copies will NOT be accepted.
  • Reminder that student admitted into Cluster 3 are required to complete the Swim waiver in order to participate in the Cluster. Acceptance into COSMOS will be revoked if students fail to submit the waiver packets.

Location of Waivers

  • A link is provided in the COSMOS Student Application Portal and offer email
  • You can also email for your cluster waiver packet


  • Postmarked deadline Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Will NOT accept emailed waivers, must be sent through postal MAIL
  • 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


  • Read and reviews the waiver packet early and thoroughly
  • Share your questions, comments, or concerns with our COSMOS office before the deadline to give us enough time to assist
  • Fill out all required fields to avoid your waiver materials being submitted late
  • Please make sure you mail your waiver packet early, if you plan to take a vacation before the May 24th 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
  • Verify that you are selecting the appropriate Cluster waiver packets that match the Cluster you were admitted into

Refund Request (Excludes the $200 non-refundable deposit)

  • Before May 24th, 2019 by 5:00PM (PDT) – 100% of remaining tuition paid
  • Before May 31st, 2019 by 5:00PM (PDT) – 50% Refund of remaining tuition paid
  • After 5:00PM (PDT) on June 7th, 2019 – NO REFUND

Financial Assistance

  • 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

Dates & Deadlines to Remember

  • Friday, March 3rd, 2019 (5PM PDT) Student Acceptance Notifications
  • Friday, April 12th, 2019 (5PM PDT) Student Acceptance Deadline
  • Friday, April 12th, 2019 (5PM PDT) $200 Non-refundable Deposit
  • Friday, May 24th, 2019 (5PM PDT) Waiver Packet Postmark Deadline
  • Friday, May 24th, 2019 (5PM PDT) $3,732 (Remaining Tuition) Payment Deadline
  • Sunday, July 7th, 2019 COSMOS Opening Day
  • Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 COSMOS Closing Day