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Attention prospective students: The University of California’s approved COVID-19 vaccination policy requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty, and staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. This includes DCE students enrolling in an in-person UCI course. You must complete your vaccination verification no later than two weeks prior to the start of the quarter to participate in Fall 2021. View the full policy.

We are in the process of developing a method for DCE students to upload their vaccination records or form for exception or deferral on the UCI Student Health Center Patient portal using UCI’s Guest ID system. As a first step, please create a Guest ID using the email address that you are going to use on your application at UCInetID Third Party Activation. (Do not use an email address as your email address on your application). We will notify students as soon as the portal is ready for students to upload vaccination records.

Students who do not comply with UC vaccination requirements, including COVID-19 vaccine mandate, may be subject to loss of campus privileges.


Please follow the steps below to submit an online request to register in a UCI course through Concurrent Enrollment. Paper submissions will no longer be accepted.

Fall 2021 Concurrent & Cross Enrollment requests will be accepted beginning 12:00pm PDT on Monday, August 30, 2021. Requests are due by 4:00pm PDT on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

  1. 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 required co-requisite discussions. Choose a course that is open with space available. Courses that are full or waitlisted will not likely be approved.

    Courses excluded from Concurrent Enrollment: Paul Merage School of Business, The School of Medicine, and the School of Law.
  2. 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.
  3. If your course or student status falls under one of the following categories, obtain the listed approvals:
    • 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 addresses can be found in the UCI public directory.
    • High School students: You can enroll with the written approval from your academic counselor or principal. The approval must be signed by a school official on school letterhead or emailed to
    • Cross-Enrollment students: Obtain your campus Registrar’s certification on the eligibility form. Visit Cross-Enrollment for more information.
    • Former UCI students: If you are working to readmit to your same major and wish to enroll in over 8 units, obtain the approval of your School’s academic counselor.
  4. 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.
  5. Email notifications will be sent with the final decision regarding your course request.
    Add to your approved contacts to ensure proper delivery. Check your email daily for any updates regarding your status. We will contact you once you are approved. It is not necessary to email us regarding your enrollment status.
  6. If approved, submit your payment online through your DCE web account to officially enroll by the listed deadline given in the approval email.
    Instructions on how to complete this step will be provided in the email notification. If you do not submit payment within 2 business days, your approval will expire for the term/year.
  7. Activate your campus ID and access the course through UCI Canvas.
    Instructions will be provided in your email notification on your campus ID (UCInetID), UCI email, and how to access your course.

General Guidelines

  • Current UCI matriculated students have the priority to set and change their schedules. Therefore, requests may not be reviewed until closer to or just after the start date of instruction each quarter.
  • If you no longer intend to enroll in a course, please inform us immediately via email at so that we may cancel the request with the appropriate School.

More Information

If you have questions about enrollment procedures or need specific information about Concurrent Enrollment, call UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE) at (949) 824-5414. If you have questions about course content, prerequisites, or grading policy, please call the campus department or instructor responsible for the class.

To receive a Concurrent Enrollment brochure call (949) 824-5414 or use our online request form. View course descriptions in the UCI General Catalogue. The Schedule of Classes can be viewed online as well.