Concurrent enrollment at UC San Diego and another school
An international student can be enrolled in two different SEVIS-approved schools at the same time (concurrent enrollment), as long as the enrollment in both schools amounts to a full time course of study, and both schools are SEVIS-certified. Before you take a class at another academic institution, you must obtain authorization from your department/college and the International Students & Programs Office.
- You are an enrolled UC San Diego student, in good standing, for the quarter of concurrent enrollment.
- You have consulted with and received approval from your department/college advisor and determined that the requested class is either required to meet course requirements by your department or college, or is not available during the current quarter.
- Your registration at UC San Diego and the other academic institution will equal 12 or more units (full-time).
- If the class or classes taken are online/distance learning courses, only one class can be used to fulfill the full-time study requirement.
- Meet with your department/college advisor to determine that the class you plan to take can be used to fulfill UC San Diego course requirements.
- If the class is not being taken for UC San Diego credit (such as a course being taken as a prerequisite for graduate school), your advisor should ensure that your enrollment with not have a negative impact on your current study or degree completion at UC San Diego.
- Complete the Request for Concurrent Enrollment, and request that your advisor complete and sign Section 2.
- Submit your form to the International Students & Programs Office for review. If the class you are taking is being used to fulfill your full-time study requirements (for example, you are taking 9 units at UC San Diego and 3 units at the other institution), you must attach proof of enrollment at the other institution.
The current processing time for concurrent enrollment requests is 5 business days. If and when your request is approved, you will receive a letter verifying that you are authorized for concurrent enrollment at the other institution for the class or classes that you submitted on your request form.