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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. View the full policy.

DCE students must upload their vaccination records or form for exception or deferral on the UCI Student Health Center Patient portal using a UCInetID. A UCInetID is an electronic identification used for many online services at the University of California, Irvine. Students who are applying for a UCI course through Concurrent or Cross-Enrollment for the first time this academic year will need to activate a UCInetID 3 business days after submitting their course request. We will email students instructions on how to activate a UCInetID and access the patient portal to upload their 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 enrollment request to petition a UCI course through Concurrent Enrollment. Enrollment in UCI classes is on a space-available basis with permission of the course instructor and/or department, after all matriculated UCI students have been enrolled.

Fall 2022 Concurrent & Cross Enrollment requests will be accepted beginning 12:00pm PDT on Monday, August 29, 2022. The application will be available in Step 4. Requests are due by 4:00pm PDT on Friday, September 30, 2022.

  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.
    Payment is due in full to enroll. 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.
  • Check Step 3 to ensure you have included additional approvals as needed. If your upload was not successful, email to with subject: Concurrent Course Approval for Course.
  • We understand the importance of this enrollment request to you in meeting your educational goals. To help you better succeed in this review process, we ask you do not contact us to ask for the status. We will be diligently working with departments on your behalf. Closely monitor the UCI Schedule of Classes to gauge your chance of enrollment.
  • We recommend you attend all open requested courses and make arrangements with the instructor to ensure that you can access and submit any course materials, assignments, tests, etc. in a timely manner. This does not guarantee you will be enrolled into the class, but it will assist you in staying up to date while you are awaiting a response.
  • 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.