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Page last updated April 16 at 3:50 p.m. 

Please check back regularly for the latest on this rapidly-changing situation.
UC San Diego campus updates can be found at coronavirus.ucsd.edu.

The current public health emergency associated with the COVID-19 pandemic will impact not only the Spring Quarter, but also our Summer Session. But we are here to support your personal and professional educational goals in every way possible.

As local, national and global public health recommendations shift to include mitigation of transmission, we are proactively taking steps that will help to protect the UC San Diego Extension staff, instructors, students, and greater San Diego community.

In order to promote the vital need for social distancing, UC San Diego has announced that it will continue to deliver all instruction by remote or online means during Summer 2020. This includes all Summer Session courses and Summer Success programs offered by UC San Diego Extension.

We encourage you to direct specific questions to your instructors or program departments which can be found here. As you know, this is a fast-evolving and fluid situation. Guidelines and protocols are being updated frequently and we will send out updated communications as needed.

Below you will find the following FAQs associated with our programs


March 31 update at 10:30 a.m.
The situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) is evolving rapidly around the globe.  

As local, national and global public health recommendations shift to include mitigation of transmission, we are proactively taking steps that will help to protect the UC San Diego Extension staff, instructors, students, and greater San Diego community.

We know you have questions about news of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and its implications for the health of you and your loved ones. Our leadership and health care experts are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health and San Diego County Public Health to ensure your ongoing safety at the university.

With that in mind, effective immediately, we are implementing the UC San Diego guidelines to mitigate exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

For students, we encourage you to direct specific questions to your program department which can be found here. We will answer some of the most common questions for General Extension Students and International Extension Students that you might have below.

This is a fast-evolving situation. Guidelines and protocols are being updated frequently please check back often and watch for email updates.

 

Extension Student FAQ

 

International Extension Student FAQ

  • Is it safe to travel to San Diego?
  • What kind of health and safety measures is the University of California San Diego taking?
  • Are international programs at the University of California San Diego’s Extension cancelled? Are any programs postponed?
  • If my classes are delivered online, will that affect my F-1 visa status?
  • What happens if I have been exposed to COVID-19 prior to coming to campus? Where will I self-quarantine?
  • Are there health facilities that can assist students who think they might have been exposed to COVID-19?
  • If I purchase the mandatory UC San Diego Extension medical insurance, will this medical insurance cover testing and treatment for COVID-19?
  • I am about to complete my program but would like to extend my stay. Can I enroll in additional classes?
  • I have been admitted to an international program, but I am concerned about traveling now because of the Coronavirus. Can I delay my program start date?
  • I am concerned about traveling now. Can I cancel my program and still get a refund?
  • I am concerned about the COVID-19 in my home country and want to return home early. Can I receive a refund?
  • If I request to delay my start date for a program, do I need to pay any extra fees?
  • If I request to delay my start date for a program, do I need a new I-20?
 

UC San Diego OTI Education Center and Occupational Safety and Health Department FAQ

 

Sally Ride Science & Pre-College Department FAQ

  • Are Library NExT programs at San Diego Public Libraries still running?
  • Will in-person Futures classes be canceled?
  • Will Sally Ride Science Junior Academy still take place this Summer?
  • Will the new online classes be delivered at the same time as the previous in-person classes?
 

Teacher Education FAQ

 

UC San Diego Updates

 

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