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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Online Programs

  • Can I enroll in more than one program?
    How do I apply and register?
    What are the requirements?
    Do I need to submit my transcript and recommendation letter?
    Can you reserve my seat?
    Is financial aid available?
    Do I have to log in at a specific time?
    Where can I access my online course?
    Why can’t I see my course online?
    How do I check to see if I am enrolled in a course?
    Are the online courses available for credit?
    Which grading option should I select?
    Can I change my grading option?
    How do I request a transcript?
    How do I drop a course?
    When is the last day I can drop with a refund?
    Can international students register?
    Is there a separate fee for international students?


    Can I enroll in more than one program?
    Yes, as long as live online sessions do not conflict.

    How do I apply and register?
    Students can access the application by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab. Registration instructions will be provided in the acceptance email.


    What are the requirements?
    Please refer to each program page for information regarding the program requirements.


    Do I need to submit my transcript and recommendation letter?
    No, unlike the in-person programs, transcripts and recommendation letters are not required.


    Can you reserve my seat?
    Enrollment is on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must be accepted prior to registration.


    Is financial aid available?
    Please refer to the scholarship tab for available scholarships.


    Do I have to log in at a specific time?
    Yes, students will have schedule class time for live presentation. Please refer to each program page for more information.


    Where can I access my online course?
    Students can log into their MyExtension account and click on “Canvas” from the tool box on the right. You can also go directly to the Canvas link here: https://extensioncanvas.ucsd.edu/.


    Why can’t I see my course online?
    Students will have access to their course materials on the course start date. To confirm your registration, please log into your MyExtension account. If you recently registered online, please allow 1 to 2 business days for processing.


    How do I check to see if I am enrolled in a course?
    Log into your MyExtension account using your email address on file. Once you register for a course, it takes 1 to 2 business days to see the course on your MyExtension account.


    Are the online courses available for credit?
    Our programs are offered for precollege units. Transferability is up to the receiving institution. To see how many units are offered, please refer to the program page under “Current Programs.”


    Which grading option should I select?
    At UC San Diego Extension, you have the option to choose how you want your course(s) graded. Not all grading options are available for all courses. If you don’t choose a grading option, the default grading option will be assigned.

    • Letter Grade:A grade between A+ and F reflects your performance in the course and is included in your grade point average (GPA) calculation. A passing grade counts toward your earned credit hours or the required number of units for your certificate.
    • Pass/No Pass: A grade of P or NP reflects whether you have passed the course, but does not otherwise indicate your performance. These grades are not included in your GPA calculation; however a P (passing) grade counts toward your earned credit hours or the required number of units for your certificate.
    • Not for Credit: A grade of “NFC” reflects that you were enrolled in the course but does not indicate your performance. This grade appears on your transcript, but is not included in your GPA calculation and is not counted toward your earned credit hours or the required number of units for your certificate.

    You will have the opportunity to select your grading option when you enroll in your course.


    Can I change my grading option?
    You may change your grading option at any time before the final class meeting (by 11:59 p.m. on the day before the published end date for online courses) or before final grades are posted, whichever comes first. 

    1. Log in to My Extension.
    2. Navigate to "My Courses" and select the course you would like to change.
    3. On the right side under "Tools," select "Change Grading Option."
    4. In the pop-up window that appears, click "Submit."

    Or submit a written request via email to unex-reg@ucsd.edu or precollege@ucsd.edu. You will receive an email confirmation within 1 to 2 business days after your drop request is processed.


    How do I request a transcript?
    For instructions on how to order a transcript, please click here. If you’ve never ordered transcripts through Parchment before, you will need to register for a Parchment account. Details can be found from the link above. Please note that UC San Diego Extension is unable to send electronic transcripts at this time. All transcripts will be printed and delivered by one of the methods listed here. Transcript requests are processed by Student Services. Should you have any questions, please contact them at unex-reg@ucsd.edu.

    You can also view/download your grade report by logging in your MyExtension here.


    How do I drop a course?
    Please send your drop request to precollege@ucsd.edu and include your name, Extension ID number, the name of the course and the section ID number. 

    Drop deadline: You can drop most courses at any time before the final class meeting (by 11:59 p.m. on the day before the scheduled end date for online courses) or before final grades are posted, whichever comes first.


    When is the last day I can drop with a refund?
    Please refer to the program page under “Current Programs” to view the refund deadline.


    Can international students register?
    Yes. Our online courses are welcome to domestic and international students.


    Is there a separate fee for international students?
    No but additional fees may be required for shipping kits.