Accepting Your Offer

Congratulations on being admitted! Please make sure to follow the below instructions to assist you finalizing your acceptance and all other requirements to begin your first quarter here at UC Riverside.

Verbal and email confirmation of acceptance given to your graduate program isn’t enough. Please make sure to log into the graduate online application system and accept your offer prior to the response deadline noted on your offer letter. If a non-refundable SIR deposit is required, it will be noted in your offer letter and your acceptance page.

If your response deadline has passed, please contact your graduate program for assistance. MyUCR is the undergraduate online application system, and is not available to graduate applicants.

If you decide not to attend, we would appreciate you letting us know. This will allow us to offer admission to another qualified applicant as spacing is limited for some programs.

It may take 2-3 business days for your SIR to be recorded in our campus student system. This is required before you are able to setup your student account, which includes R'Mail.

In order for an I-20 or DS-2019 form to be prepared by the International Students and Scholars office (ISS),  you will need to meet the minimum verification of support for your first year. Verification of support is for the student alone, additional verification of support is required for each dependent. Your offer letter provides you with more details regarding how much proof is required and access to the Graduate I-20  form with requirements what is acceptable verification of support. Once your verification of support has been received and verified, ISS will provide you with important information regarding your required visa.

Your final admission letter will confirm your acceptance as well as provide important information that you will need to take care of before starting your graduate program at UCR. This letter will contain your student identification number, UCR NetID, and instructions in setting up your R'Mail account. Any registration holds for final transcripts and degree certificates or test scores will also be indicated here. Campus resources such as Housing, immunization requirements for incoming graduate students will also be provided.

For those interested in applying for student loans through federal financial aid, visit How to Apply for Financial Aid. Make sure you are on the Graduate Student tab for further instructions. If you applied for financial aid you will receive an email from the Financial Aid Office once your award letter is ready to view in your R'Web account. If you have additional questions related to federal financial aid, please contact

Your graduate program will provide you with more details regarding enrollment for your first quarter at UCR. Registration for incoming graduate students begins in mid-August. You will also receive important information from other campus departments through your UCR email account (R’Mail), so please make sure to set up your account as soon as you receive your final admission letter from the Graduate Admissions office. This letter will have all your student information needed to access the UCR student portal (R’Web) and other campus resources.

In September, Graduate Division, and International Students and Scholars (ISS) host orientations to not only welcome new students but also to provide important information about campus resources you will need throughout your program. Graduate programs also provide orientations or information on starting your new graduate program.

  • International Students and Scholars
  • Graduate Division offers New Student Orientation online as a course.  It will be available the first day of Fall quarter each year. 
    • More information about the Fall 2023 orientation will be sent to your R'Mail account once the course is published and students can begin viewing it.