Policies and Procedures

More than 20 Units

Students wishing to take more than 20 units in an academic quarter must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 and a previous quarter Grade Point Average of 3.5 in twelve (12) graded units. No exceptions are granted regardless of reason. If you meet the GPA requirement and would like to take more than 20 units, please submit a request under “Office Forms.”

*If you request an increase in units and you submit a request to drop a course throughout the quarter or submit a request to change a course to Pass/No Pass, you will not be able to request an increase in units while you are Undergraduate/Undeclared Student

Please follow the guidelines below:

Academic Year:

Must have 3.5 cumulative and quarterly GPA. YOU must wait until grades are official. 

We need a list of each course you wish to take and how many units the course is worth. We need to know the total. Please submit this via the Excess Petition of Units Form.

For example:

Writing 39A – 4 units
History 12 – 4 units
Social Science 3A – 4 units
Physics 7C – 4 units
Physics 7LC – 1 unit
Spanish 1B – 5 units

Total: 22.0 units

Please know, if approved, you MUST enroll in all the courses and not drop the courses. If you drop the units below, future requests will not be approved.

Summer:

Must have 3.5 cumulative and quarterly GPA.. YOU must wait until Spring grades are official. 

We need a list of each course you wish to take and how many units the course is worth. We need to know the total amount of units. Please send this information via the Excess Petition of Units Form.

For example:
Summer Session I

History 12 – 4 units
Social Science 3A – 4 units

Total: 8 units

Summer Session II
Spanish 1BC – 8 units
Social Science 10A – 4 units

Total: 12 units

Please know, if approved, you MUST enroll in all the courses and not drop the courses. If you drop the units below, future requests will not be approved.

UCI – Add/Drop Policy:

Students may DROP a course through 5:00 P.M. on Friday of the second week of classes.

Students may ADD a course through 5:00 P.M. on Friday of the second week of classes.

YOU – not faculty or staff – must initiate all adds/drops/changes to your class schedule, transcript, etc.

Do not expect to be automatically dropped from a class for failure to attend. Be sure to check your Study List before the end of Week 2 to ensure it is correct.

The instructor of the class, as well as the academic unit in which the course is offered, may specify a different deadline. As deadlines can differ in each of your courses, read the course syllabus carefully and make sure you understand the policies outlined.

An exception to the above policies may only be requested for extenuating and documented circumstances outside the student’s control. Requests will not be considered if submitted for any of the following reasons:

Submit an Enrollment Exception Request on Student Access. No Enrollment Exception Requests may be submitted after 5:00 P.M. Friday of Week 10.

How to Add or Drop a Course

Procedure/Notes
Weeks 1-2:

Students may DROP a course through 5:00 P.M. on Friday of the second week of classes. Students may ADD a course through 5:00 P.M. on Friday of the second week of classes.

Week 3:

Use WebReg to ADD courses.
Exceptions  to drop courses require dean’s approval.
Documentation regarding extenuating circumstances must be provided to 256 Aldrich Hall.
Courses listed in the Schedule of Classes with a B or X restriction require an authorization code from the instructor.

Week 4-10:

Exceptions require dean’s approval to ADD or Drop.
Documentation regarding extenuating circumstances must be provided to 256 Aldrich Hall.
There is a $3 fee for all transactions made after the 3rd week of classes.
If permitted to drop a class after the 6th week, a W will be recorded on your transcript.

Changing a Grading Option Policy

Choosing a Grading Option
Please remember that all school requirements and courses in your major MUST be taken for letter grades.
YOU – not faculty or staff – must initiate all ADDS/DROPS/CHANGES to your class schedule, transcript, etc. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class for failure to attend.
If is your responsibility to check the prerequisite for a course and make sure you are taking an appropriate class.

How To Change The Grade Option

Procedure/Notes
Before Friday of Week 2
Use WebReg
Courses listed on the Schedule of Classes with a B or X restriction require an authorization code from the instructor.

Weeks 3-6
Submit request via Student Access.
No petition is required before the end of 6th week.
There is a $3 fee for all transaction made after the 3rd week of classes

Deadline To Change Grading Option

Weeks 7-10
Dean’s approval required.
Documentation of extenuating circumstances is required for such an exception to be considered.
Submit request in Student Access.
There is a $3 fee for all transactions made after the 3rd week of classes.

After Week 10:
It is too late to change the grading option.