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Graduate Student Resources 


The following information pertains to current A&A graduate students and provides various resources and details relevant to their experience at UC San Diego.

  • Graduate Student Portal is for all official communication with Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA), e.g., official letters and student requests and forms.
  • UC San Diego Departmental Grad Programs, like the Astronomy Ph.D. program, adhere to the GEPA Policies & Procedures. Note that this page includes information on “Academic Standing”, “Probation”, “Leave of Absence”, “Incomplete Grades”, etc.
  • Grading Policies that apply to UC San Diego Department programs. The Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory (S/U) Grade Option is unique to graduate students. For our Astro program S/U are allowed on seminar and research credit courses, but for courses that apply to the program degree requirements should be taken for a letter grade. 
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is an excellent resource for undergraduate and graduate students that offers counseling, as well as weekly events and resources. 
    • see the CAPS calendar for events.
    • see additional UCSD resources that Graduate Student Ilyse Clark compilied in this google list.
  • Center for Student Involvement has a list of student organizations and clubs per academic year.
  • LGBTQIA+ Resource Center at UC San Diego has monthly events and resources on getting involved with communities.