Waitlist Run - 8/29/17 - Fall 2017

If you are currently waitlisted in a CHEM course, please note the following:

The waitlist run has been delayed. The Registrar's Office is currently working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.


New Transfer Students Enroll starting Aug. 21st

New First-Year Students Enroll starting Aug. 23rd

For Fall 2017, we have saved some seats in the following classes:

For Transfers:

  • CHEM 114A
  • CHEM 127
  • CHEM 130
  • CHEM 40A, 40B, 40C

For Freshman:

  • CHEM 6A, 6AH, 6B, 6C
  • CHEM 11
  • CHEM 40A

To guarantee enrollment, enroll in a section with an open seat.  If all sections for a course fill up, you can waitlist for the class.  Students on the waitlist will be added if enrolled students drop or if additional spots are opened for the course.  For in-demand courses, our department makes an effort to accomodate as many students as the lecture hall and discussion section room capacities allow.

Organic Chemistry (CHEM 140A, 140B, 140C, and 143A) Renumbering: CHEM 140A, 140B, 140C, and 143A have been renumbered to CHEM 40A, 40B, 40C, and 43A, respectively. For more information on this change  and other details, please visit our FAQ pages for new transfers, new first-years, and continuing students.

For Chemistry Department Course Offerings, please refer to:

Starting FA17, students who wish to Minor in Chemistry may NOT count O-Chem (40ABC and 43A) as an upper-division course. For information on Chemistry Minor, please go to:

UCSD Summer Transfer Academy

The Chemistry Department is participating in the Summer Transfer Academy – a 5-week long residential program geared to help incoming transfer students transition into UCSD and earn 8 units of credit toward gateway courses in any one of our five majors: Chemistry (CH25), Biochemistry (CH31), Pharmacological Chemistry (CH35), Environmental Chemistry (CH34), or Molecular Chemistry (CH36). 

This summer, we are offering CHEM 140A (Organic Chemistry) and PHYS 2A (Physics-Mechanics).

Why join?

  • Enroll in Gateway Courses
  • Smaller Class Size
  • Tutoring and Mentorship
  • Build Peer Networks
  • Academic Advising
  • Books, Meals, and Housing (optional) all included!

Participants will pay $2,500 (half the actual cost).  Financial aid loans and/or grants are available.

The 2016 Summer Transfer Academy will run from July 30 – September 2

For more information and to APPLY, please visit:

For questions about the Chemistry Summer Transfer Academy courses, please contact

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