Division of Biological Science Capped Major Application

Transfer students must be admitted to a biology major at time of admission to UC San Diego in order to pursue a major within the School of Biological Sciences. Transfer students admitted to UC San Diego in a non-Biology major are not eligible to declare a biology major as a primary or secondary (double) major after matriculation to UC San Diego.

Eligibility Criteria
Non-biology majors who entered UC San Diego as freshmen may be eligible to apply for entrance into a biology major. Please note that available biology majors will vary based on the term of admission to UC San Diego.

To review a list of criteria that will be considered for entrance into a major offered by the School of Biological Sciences, please visit the Biology Capped Major page.

Application Process and Deadlines
For more information about the candidate review process, please visit the Capped Major Application and Filing Deadlines page.

It is critical you meet the deadlines below. You will be notified on the VAC (Virtual Advising Center) when a final decision has been made.
Status Future Future Closed
Term FA22 WI23 SP22
Open to students to apply 11/21/2022 03/06/2023 05/23/2022
Student's deadline to apply or make changes 12/03/2022 03/18/2023 06/04/2022
Department message applicants decisions (Approved / Denied) 12/04/2022-01/14/2023 04/02/2023-04/21/2023 06/05/2022-06/25/2022
Student first day to accept or decline offer 12/04/2022 04/02/2023 06/05/2022
Student's deadline to accept or decline offer. Missing the deadline is considered a decline. 01/21/2023 04/15/2023 07/06/2022
The application link will be available during the above stated timeframe.