Some courses have special requirements for enrollment or are not available to Concurrent and Cross Enrollment students.


The following courses are not available through Concurrent and Cross Enrollment:

  • Paul Merage School of Business
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • Bio Sci 199: You must be a current or former UCI student to be eligible to enroll through Concurrent and Cross Enrollment.
  • Professional series – Any courses numbered 300 and above.
  • There are additional exceptions by quarter. View the list of unavailable courses through Concurrent and Cross Enrollment by quarter.

Department/School Approvals

The following Departments or Schools require authorization by someone other than the instructor in all cases. The Department or School will automatically receive the application. All decisions will be sent electronically to DCE.

Academic EnglishEarth, System, ScienceMusic *
AnthropologyEconomicsNetworked Systems
Art *EducationNursing Science
Biological SciencesElec. Eng. & Computer SciencePharmaceutical Science
Biomed. & Transl. ScienceEngineeringPharmacology
Biomedical Eng.Eng., Civil, & Environmental Eng.Physical Science (PHY SCI)
Chemical & Biomolecular Eng.Game Des. & Interactive MediaPhysics **
ChemistryInformaticsPolitical Science
Chicano/Latino StudiesInfo. & Computer SciencePsychology
Cognitive ScienceInternational StudiesPublic Health
Computer ScienceLanguage ScienceSocial Science
Computer Science & Eng.Logic & Philosophy of ScienceSociology
Dance *Materials Science & Eng.Software Eng.
Developmental & Cell BiologyMathematicsStatistics
Drama *
Mechanical & Aerospace Eng.Writing (40 – 60 only) +

* Courses under the School of Arts with a major-only “L” restriction code in the UCI Schedule of Classes require you to obtain an authorization email from the course instructor before submitting your application.

** Physics courses numbered 100 and above require you to obtain an authorization email from the course instructor before submitting your application.

+ Writing (40-60 only) Applicants to these courses must also sign up for the waitlist managed by the Composition Department. Visit the Composition Program Enrollment page for waitlist information.

Instructor Approvals

The following Courses, Departments, and Schools require you to obtain an authorization email from the course instructor to add the course. To locate the course instructor’s name, search for the course on the UCI Schedule of Classes. Next, search for their contact email on the UCI Public Directory. If you receive their reply that you are approved to add the course, save this as a file to upload into your application.

  • Courses numbered 200 and above (example: Statistics 210)
  • Individual Study, Independent Study, Special Study, Group Study, Research courses with numbers 197, 198, 199, and 299.
  • Courses numbered 1 - 199 in the Departments:
African American StudiesGender & Sexuality StudiesPhilosophy
Arabic *GermanPortuguese
Armenian *Global CulturesPsychological Science
Art HistoryGreekReligious Studies
Asian American StudiesHebrewROTC
Chinese *+HindiRussian *
ClassicsHistorySocial Ecology
Culture/TheoryHumanitiesSpanish *
Comparative LiteratureIranianUniversity Affairs
Criminology, Law, & SocietyItalianUniversity Studies
East Asian StudiesJapanese *+Urban Planning & Public Policy
EnglishKorean *+Vietnamese *
European StudiesLatinVisual Studies
Film & MediaLiterary JournalismWriting (40 – 60 excluded)
FrenchPersian *

* Placement tests may be required for these languages. Visit the UCI Academic Testing Center website to view the requirements and availability by language. Online exams are not available for Concurrent and Cross Enrollment. You must request an appointment by email to to take a paper version of the test on the UCI campus in person.

+ You must contact the following individuals to schedule a separate oral examination. If you have a previous background in the language, first schedule a placement exam with the UCI Academic Testing Center. Once you have received your placement test results, contact the individuals below to schedule an oral interview. If you do not have a previous background in the language, the placement test may be waived, and you may contact the individuals below to schedule an oral exam and to request to be placed into the first fundamentals courses (numbered 1A) if space is available.

  • Chinese: Ruohmei Hsieh (, Lecturer and Chinese Academic Coordinator of East Asian Studies
  • Korean: Hyunyoung Hyun (, Lecturer and Korean Academic Coordinator of East Asian Studies
  • Japanese: Hidemi Riggs (, Lecturer and Japanese Academic Coordinator of East Asian Studies

School and Department Websites

These Departments and Schools have additional information regarding concurrently enrolling into their courses.