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Led by the Director of Admissions, the Office of Admissions is housed in a multi-unit Enrollment Management (EM) department within Academic Affairs, under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) Enrollment Management. EM is comprised of seven high-profile, core functional units including: the Office of Admissions, the Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, Student Affairs Technology Services (SATS), Creative & Analytical Services, Cal-SOAP, Parent & Family Programs, and the Business Office. EM’s core functions oversee undergraduate admissions, continuing student enrollment management, and financial aid and scholarship management.

The Office of Admissions leads the university’s efforts to identify, recruit, admit, and enroll the next generation of UC San Diego Tritons with focus on talented, academically capable, California students, representative of the diversity of the people of California. The mission of the office includes increasing the visibility of UC San Diego in California, the nation and world, through marketing and on- and off- campus recruitment activities to prospective freshmen and transfer students and their families; school counselors; community college leaders and advisors; community based organizations; and educational organizations serving groups historically underrepresented on our campus. The Office of Admissions hosts more than 80,000 visitors and receives, processes, and reviews over 116,000 applications for admission annually. The office works collaboratively with on-and off- campus partners to achieve university goals.

The Associate Director of Admissions – California Recruitment develops and executes outreach, recruitment and admissions functions for prospective California freshmen and transfer students to support overall campus and system goals. Formulates policies and procedures, as well as develops a comprehensive annual plan for recruitment activities and yield events specifically for California. Develops short- and long- term goals for California recruitment and manages professional staff primarily focused on recruiting California students, diversity engagement, and the campus visit experience. Manages limited admissions territory and reads freshmen and transfer applications. Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Admissions, the incumbent works collaboratively with the senior admissions leadership team to lead and guide admissions team members. Serves as a member of the senior admissions leadership team responsible for overall management of the Admissions office. Develops and manages an operating budget.

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