Info for Entering Students

Getting started at UCSF

The following information is for students who have accepted an offer of admission to the UCSF PharmD program. It describes what you need to do to prepare for classes.

We recommend that you bookmark this page.

May 2024

Technology requirements are made available during the second week of May

June to July 2024

June 3 - July 14

Pre-orientation (fully virtual)

July 2024

Thu 4

Independence Day holiday, offices closed

Mon 15

Orientation begins
Fri 19 Class of 2027 White Coat Ceremony

Mon 22

First day of classes

Upon receiving your offer of admission

  1. Pay your registration fee deposit.
    (no later than one week from the date you accept our offer of admission)
  2. Provide the UCSF Registrar with your Social Security number.
    (no later than two days from the date you accept our offer of admission)
  3. Complete the required background check.
    (follow instructions outlined in email from Certiphi Screening, Inc.)
  4. Submit your Statement of Legal Residence. Follow instructions provided by the Office of the Registrar to submit a Statement of Legal Residence. This reserves your place in the incoming class and establishes your residency for tuition purposes. This information is not sent immediately upon admissions. Please be patient. 
    (no later than two weeks from the date you are notified by the Office of the Registrar)
  5. Apply for financial aid.
    (Priority deadline - February 9, 2024)
  6. Submit your official transcripts and AP scores.
    (March to July)
  7. Report changes to your class schedule.
    (for any changes to your current or planned course schedule)
  8. Review prerequisite courses for entry.

At any time

  1. Notify our office of any change in contact information. (mailing address, telephone number, or e-mail address)
  2. Visit the Registrar's New Students site, which contains links related to administrative services for students, such as registration and course enrollment.
  3. After receiving your MyAccess credentials from the Registar and confirming that you can successfully log in to MyAccess, sign up at WarnMe to receive messages about campus emergencies via SMS or e-mail.
  4. Review SF72 for Bay Area emergency preparedness resources.
  5. Explore Student Success, a one-stop shop website of resources, services, and information about ensuring your success as a student pharmacist.
  6. Federal regulation § 668.43(a)(5)(v) requires us to disclose info regarding our program and licensure and certification requirements. Our statement to meet this regulation is provided by the University of California at Licensure and Certification Disclosures.
  7. Contact us for help.

Additional administrative processes

  1. Upload your photo: After receiving your welcome letter from the Office of the Registrar, and after activating your MyAccess account using the instructions in the welcome letter, upload your photo at WeID Card. This photo will be used on your UCSF ID card. If you do this before we batch-print ID cards in summer, it will save you valuable time during your orientation activities. If you don't upload your photo, you can have your photo taken on campus, but lines are typically very long since many entering students are trying to get their photos taken in the same short period.
  2. You must meet immunization requirements specified by the Student Health & Counseling office before you will be allowed to register in the summer. If you have any questions, contact their office.
    (March to July)
  3. Check for holds against your registration.
    (June to July)
  4. Register for summer quarter.
    (June to July)

Preparing for your arrival

Prepare for classes

  1. Review our technology requirements and technology introduction.
  2. Bookmark the Current Students website, which you’ll use after Orientation to get calendars, and other helpful links.
  3. Check out Getting Started for Students, a guide to library accounts, resources, and services.
    (March to July)
  4. When your class schedule becomes available, a link will be available on the Class Schedules page. Daily class information is provided through an online calendar called Ilios. Information about Ilios will be provided as part of orientation.
    (June to July)