Congratulations on being admitted!

Before you become an official UCR graduate student, you will need to take care of the items highlighted below.  


Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)

Verbal and email confirmation of acceptance given to your graduate program isn’t enough. Please make sure to log into the online application system and accept your offer prior to the application deadline. If that deadline has passed, please contact your graduate program for assistance.

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

Submit Verification of Support (International Only)

In order for our office to prepare an I-20 or International Students and scholars office (ISS) to prepare a DS-2019 form, we will need to verify you 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 Certificate of Eligibility form with requirements what is acceptable verification of support. Once your verification of support has been received and verified, your Pending status will be updated to Accepted and we will provide you with important information regarding your required visa.

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Submit Certificate of Eligiblity Form (International Only)

An email requesting the information necessary to prepare your I-20 or DS-2019. Access to your Certificate of Eligibility form is available through the online application system. Please make sure to provide all required information and upload the required documents. The Graduate Admissions office will prepare your I-20 2-3 business days after you have submitted this form. For transfer I-20's, our office will prepare your transfer I-20 1-2 business days after your release date. Please contact Graduate Admissions if you have any questions. Once prepared, your graduate program will send your I-20 or DS-2019 form to your specified mailing address by express mail. Programs will provide you with tracking information once this important document has been shipped.

Important Information for New Graduate Students

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.

Submit Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)

All new graduate students are required to fill out and submit the Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) form. Information on accessing this form is provided in your final admission letter. This form assists the Office of the Registrar in determining the assessment of Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition. The form is available in April and should be submitted by July 1st to ensure correct fees are posted to your student account in August.

Enrollment and Paying Fees

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.

Arriving at UCR, figuring out where everything is, what resources are available to you as a student, as well as learning policies and program expectations can be overwhelming. Graduate Division, International Students and Scholars (ISS) and your graduate program are all here to help.


In September, Graduate Division, and 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.