Admitted Students – FAQ's

To confirm your attendance by April 10, 2024, please complete the following.

  1. Accept our offer in the student portal
  2. Pay the $200 non-refundable acceptance fee

By May 5th, please complete the following. 

  1. Complete program waivers (received a link in your acceptance email)
  2. Complete UCSD COSMOS Survey (will receive a link in your acceptance email)
  3. Pay remaining tuition 

If you have not received either links or need access to the waivers please email us at

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

Check out our Preparation Checklist for more information on what to bring to COSMOS. 

Please contact the UCSD COSMOS office via e-mail at call at (858) 822 - 4361.

COSMOS students will not have access to the gym or pool facilities on campus. They will, at times, have access to the track.



48 hours prior to arrival to campus. 

Both a PCR and a Rapid Antigen (at-home) tests are acceptable.

All COSMOS students need to bring at lease 4 at-home antigen tests. 

Please see our COVID Policies document, where we have our entire policy written out.