UCSD Early Calling Campaign

UPDATE (3/1/2021) – UCSD appears to have abandoned the early call campaign after 2017.

The Early Calling Campaign has become a tradition at UCSD (I believe this will be the ninth year) and targets Regents Scholars, Chancellor’s Associates Scholars, historically underrepresented students, and top admits based on their academic profile.

You may get the call in the evening from a current UCSD staff or faculty member (858 area code). There is no need to be alarmed if you miss the call (someone will call back; missing the calls will not affect your admission offer). If you do not receive a call during the Early Calling Campaign, you may receive a call later, after admission decisions are released, from current UCSD students to invite you to Triton Day and campus overnight programs, or later still from UCSD alumni to share their Triton experiences.

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March 7, 2017 at 7:16 pm

I received a call, around 7pm on March 7th!

Ms. Sunreply
March 7, 2017 at 7:48 pm
– In reply to: Joyce

Congratulations and thanks for the update!

March 22, 2017 at 12:14 am
– In reply to: Ms. Sun

Hello, I am a transfer student. A colleague also transfer student received an acceptance in her portal on March 10 and my decision is still pending, should I draw any conclusion or concern?

March 22, 2017 at 12:44 am
– In reply to: Humberto

Sorry UCSD specifically

Ms. Sun
March 22, 2017 at 2:13 pm
– In reply to: Humberto

Based on what I heard so far, students who applied to non-capped majors are hearing back (although most, apparently, have very high GPA). Not sure if that helps.

March 8, 2017 at 7:04 am

I recieved a call last night (March 7, 2017) around 6:40pm PST!

Ms. Sunreply
March 8, 2017 at 9:00 am
– In reply to: Jesus


March 8, 2017 at 5:17 pm

I got a call today around 5pm pst. Regents admitted.

Ms. Sunreply
March 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm
– In reply to: littlefish


March 8, 2017 at 11:46 pm

I got called at 6:35 pacific time today (March 8).

Ms. Sunreply
March 9, 2017 at 8:18 pm
– In reply to: loanTnguyen


March 9, 2017 at 8:10 pm

Ms.Sun it says online that freshman decisions are coming out March 17 not March 10.

Ms. Sunreply
March 9, 2017 at 8:35 pm
– In reply to: kathirgounder

Can you define “online”? Did you see the date in your UCSD applicant portal or did you Google “ucsd decision date”? Because the Google result is for 2016 (last year) and I haven’t heard from anyone about seeing a definitive date in their applicant portal.

March 9, 2017 at 8:21 pm

If I received a call but I missed it, does it mean that I got accepted?

Ms. Sunreply
March 9, 2017 at 8:39 pm
– In reply to: thestoryyteller

Congratulations! Someone will probably try to call you again. No need to worry if you miss the call again. Decisions will be released online soon.

March 9, 2017 at 8:41 pm
– In reply to: Ms. Sun

I looked at my call history and it turns out they called me yesterday also as well as today! Do you think they’ll call a third time tomorrow or did I miss it entirely? D:

Ms. Sun
March 9, 2017 at 8:46 pm
– In reply to: thestoryyteller

I’m not sure if they will call you a third time. Don’t worry about it 🙂

March 11, 2017 at 11:44 pm

I did not receive and email nor a call. Does this mean that I got rejected from ucsd?

Ms. Sunreply
March 12, 2017 at 10:57 am
– In reply to: Tara

You should log into MyApplication to check your decision.

March 18, 2017 at 8:28 pm

If we got a call, when wil we know if we got a scholarship?

Ms. Sunreply
March 20, 2017 at 7:17 pm
– In reply to: Mariel

Not everyone who got a call received a scholarship. But if you did receive a scholarship, you should see it in your financial aid package.

April 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Hi Ms.Sun
Is regent scholarship only for entering freshmen year students at ucsd? If it is not, how transfer students will be notified about being one of the regents scholars?

Thank you

Ms. Sunreply
April 24, 2017 at 9:40 pm
– In reply to: Arman

According to this, you should find out about it when you get your admission decision.

May 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Hi Ms. Sun! Do you know by when transfer students will know about regent scholarships, specifically at UCSD? When will decisions on that come in, any ideas?

Ms. Sunreply
May 8, 2018 at 10:23 pm
– In reply to: Valery

This was brought up at the transfer conference today and I think you should hear soon (one of the UCs said next week, but I can’t remember if it was UCSD).

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