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Cross-Enrollment

Cross-Enrollment, also known as Senate Bill 1914 (California Education Code Sections 66750 through 66756), permits undergraduate students who meet certain eligibility criteria and are currently enrolled in any California Community College, California State University or University of California school, to apply for approval to enroll without formal admission in one course for one term at another campus within those three systems. Approval to enroll through this program is on a space-available basis and at the discretion of the host campus authorities.

Eligibility Requirements

Students who seek to enroll through this program must be certified by their home campus that they have met all of the following requirements:

  • Completed at least one term at the home campus as a matriculated student.
  • Enrolled in at least six units at the home campus during the current term through which they are applying for Cross-Enrollment.
  • Earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (Grade of C) for work completed.
  • Paid the appropriate tuition and fees at the home campus for the current term.
  • Meet California residency requirements as determined by your home campus.
  • Completed the appropriate academic preparation as determined by the host campus.

Academic Quarters versus Semester

UC Irvine is on the quarter system while your college campus may be on the semester system. Semesters are generally 16 weeks and quarters are 10 weeks. If it is Summer or Fall semester at your home campus, you may attend Summer and Fall quarter at UCI. If it is Intersession/Spring semester on your home campus, you may choose to attend either Winter or Spring quarter at UCI.

Fees

If you have been approved to enroll in the course, you will be assessed a $46 per-unit fee, along with a non-refundable $10 computer/internet fee. You may also be charged for:

  • Course Material fees (lab, studio)
  • Department fees. The Schools of Information & Computer Science and Biological Sciences charges a $100 fee per course. The Department of Chemistry charges a $200 fee per course.
  • Late fees. The program deadline dates for Cross-Enrollment follow the Academic Calendar of DCE’s Concurrent Enrollment program for the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.
  • Summer Session campus fee. There is a non-refundable Visitor campus fee assessed for all students enrolling in UCI courses during the Summer Session. Please visit UCI Summer Session Fees for more information.

Course Fees are subject to change. Please contact DCE Student Services for more information.

Parking is available through the UCI office of Transportation and Distribution Services. Visit Student Parking Permits for current rates.

Textbooks are not included in the course fee and may be purchased through the vendor of your choice. Textbook requirements will be made available by the instructor on the first day of class.

Registration

  1. Arrange for academic advising
    Academic advising is available at your college campus only. We encourage you to check with your academic counselor to ensure the UCI course you plan to apply for aligns with your academic goals and will transfer back to your home campus and count toward your degree.
  2. Choose the course in which you want to enroll.
    View the UCI Schedule of Classes. Course descriptions are listed in the UCI General Catalogue. Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or zero-unit co-requisite sections that may be enforced.

    Courses excluded from Cross-Enrollment: Paul Merage School of Business, The School of Medicine, and the School of Law.
  3. Verify you have completed the pre-requisites, if applicable, and gather copies of your unofficial transcripts to include in your application.
    Pre-requisite information can be found on the Registrar’s website. You can review the pre-requisites with a counselor on your college campus.
  4. Obtain certification of eligibility requirements from your home campus Registrar and submit to UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE) Student Services.
    Complete the student portion and course information section of the Cross-Enrollment Application form and submit this to the Registrar of your home campus. If your home campus Registrar is closed to in-person activity due to COVID-19, please contact their office to request review and certification through electronic means, such as email.

    If your application is approved by email, please ensure you upload a copy of this form to your course application in the next step. You home campus may also submit this to DCE Student Services by email to dce-services@uci.edu with the subject title “Cross Enrollment”.
  5. If your course falls under one of the following categories, obtain the instructor’s approval by email:
    • Courses numbered 200 and above (ex: Stats 210).
    • Courses numbered 1-199 for departments under the School of Social Ecology.
    • Courses numbered 1-199 for departments under the School of Humanities. Ac Eng, Writing, and Language Courses excluded.
    Instructor email can be found in the UCI public directory.
  6. Requests will be reviewed by DCE and the appropriate Department/School.
    Requests may be reviewed from the time the application is available to the second week of the quarter.
  7. If your online course request is approved by the UCI School, complete the payment instructions to officially enroll in the course.
    You will be contacted by email from dce-services@uci.edu with the School’s decision regarding your request and will include payment instructions if you have been approved to add the course.
  8. Upon registration, you will receive your DCE I.D. number and information regarding your UCI email address (UCInetID) and how to access your course on UCI Canvas.

Cross-Enrollment students are subject to the same deadlines, drop and refund policies, and services of those registered through DCE's Concurrent Enrollment program. To view more information, please visit the Concurrent Enrollment section of our website.