Open Campus Concurrent Enrollment Restrictions

UCSC Extension 

Please review the enrollment restrictions listed below before completing your enrollment form.

 

 

Course Limitations

Most UCSC courses are open for enrollment on a space-available basis; however, please note the following limitations:

  • If you are a UCSC undergraduate, you may only take five units (or more with a lab) to graduate through the Open Campus concurrent program.

Unit Limitations

Open Campus concurrent students can take the following number of units per quarter without special arrangements:

  • Twelve (12) quarter units
  • Five (5) quarter units if you are an UCSC undergraduate taking your last class to graduate

If you plan to take courses that exceed the limits noted above, you must submit the Petition to Exceed Unit Maximum to the Open Campus office with your application. This petition is available on the Forms page of this Web site or from the Student Services office at UCSC Extension. The petition must be approved prior to registration in a class, or classes, that exceed the unit limitation.

Some colleges and universities may limit the number of transfer credits. It is important to contact the institution you plan to apply to prior to enrolling in Open Campus classes.

Former UCSC students taking Open Campus concurrent courses for credit toward readmission to UCSC should consult with the academic advisor of their school or the dean's office of their college before enrolling in Open Campus concurrent courses.

Prospective graduate students are advised to contact the graduate program advisor before enrolling in courses to be applied to a graduate degree.

UCSC Students

While courses taken in the Open Campus concurrent program can count toward a degree at UCSC, those seeking a degree from this campus should contact an academic advisor in the school or college they plan to attend before enrolling. Former UCSC students planning to use Open Campus concurrent courses towards readmission to UCSC should consult with the academic advisor of their school or the dean's office of their college before enrolling.

The academic records of Open Campus concurrent students are separate from the student's UCSC academic records. Applying credit for Open Campus concurrent courses towards a UCSC degree is considered after a UCSC Extension transcript, requested by the student, is received by the UCSC Admissions office.