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Page last updated December 1, 2020, at 9:20 a.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 Extension on-campus offering through Spring Quarter 2021. Approximately 70 percent of Extension courses were offered via online instruction before the pandemic and that number is now nearly 100 percent. 

Until the public health crisis subsides, Extension will exercise federal, state and local mandated precautions to mitigate the spread of infection in order to lessen the number of associated deaths.

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, we are proactively taking steps that will help to protect the UC San Diego Extension staff, instructors, students, and greater San Diego community.

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, situation that has required many adjustments and adaptations. 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 Program Students FAQ

  • Is it safe to travel to San Diego?
  • What kind of health and safety measures is the University of California San Diego taking?
  • Once I arrive to the U.S., will I need to self-quarantine for 14 days?
  • If I purchase the mandatory UC San Diego Extension medical insurance, will this medical insurance cover testing and treatment for COVID-19?
  • Are there health facilities that can assist students who think they might have been exposed to COVID-19?
  • 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?
  • When will U.S. Consulates and Embassies resume student visa services?
  • Will UC San Diego Extension International Programs issue original, hard copy Forms I-20 or DS-2019, or can I use an electronic form to apply for a visa and travel to the U.S?
  • 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. Can I delay my program start date? Will I need a new I-20?
  • I am concerned about traveling now. Can I cancel my program and still get a refund?
  • I want to return home early. Can I receive a refund?
 

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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