What's Next?

Congratulations and Welcome to COSMOS! 

We will be hosting a Parent/Student Welcome and Information session prior to Opening Day.  Attendance is highly encouraged for both parents and students, as there will be a great deal of information shared and questions asked and answered live in this meeting.


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/ by April 10th, 2024.
  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. 1/3rd tuition deposit is due April 10th, 2024.
  3. Students must respond to the "COSMOS Acceptance and Roommate Survey" no later than April 10th, 2024. 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 check your email and spam folder for your 2024 waiver packet from DocuSign. Read and sign the waiver packet by May 3rd, 2024 at 5:00 PM (PDT). For questions about this process, please email cosmos@ucsd.edu

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

  • You will received an email from DocuSign with your waiver packet.
  • You can also email cosmos@ucsd.edu for a blank copy of the waiver packet.
  • Read and review the waiver packet early and thoroughly before signing. 
  • Student and at least one parent/guardian must sign. 
  • Share your questions, comments, or concerns with our COSMOS office before the deadline to give us enough time to assist.
  • Waivers must be signed on DocuSign by the May 3rd, 2024 deadline. 
  • Acceptance into COSMOS will be revoked if students fail to sign the waiver packet by the deadline and their position in COSMOS will be given to a student on the waitlist, no exceptions.
  • Per the dates set forth by the COSMOS Statewide office.
  • For more information, visit the COSMOS Statewide's Fees and Tuition tab.

All tuition payments are non-refundable (special considerations for cases with documented catastrophic events)

  • Parent/guardian should contact Statewide in this case, which will be reviewed for a possible refund
  • No refund will be given in the event of dismissal or voluntary departure from the program at any time
  • If the program must be cancelled or switched to remote instruction, the campus and Statewide will determine if a refund (of any amount) will be given (COSMOS will not profit from such program disruptions)
  • In the case of full FA, the deposit will be returned to the payee upon successful completion of the program
  • 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
  • For more information, please view COSMOS Statewide's Dates & Deadlines.
  • May 3rd, 2024 (5PM PDT) Waiver Packet Deadline and Acceptance Survey aka Acceptance Packet (via Docusign)
  • Sunday, July 7th, 2024 COSMOS Opening Day
  • Friday, August 2nd, 2024 COSMOS Closing Day

During the day, the schedule consists of a cluster science and/or mathematics related course, and a writing/communications course. Students regularly attend lectures, labs or field trips. Recreation and fun activities are planned for the evening, and special activities and supervised field trips are planned for the weekends.

Sample Schedule for In-Person Format

Time Frame


7:45 AM - 8:30 AM


8:40 AM - 8:50 AM

Morning Announcements 

9:00 AM - Noon

Cluster Instruction/Lecture/Communication Series

Noon - 12:45 PM 


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cluster Instruction/Lab/Field Trip

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Free Time

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM


6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Study Time/Free Time

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Recreational Activities

10:00 PM - 10:30 PM

All COSMOS Students must be on their floor

10:30 PM - 11:00 PM 

All COSMOS Students must be in their own rooms

11:00 PM

Lights Out