Authorization for 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 (ISPO).

Requirements for Concurrent Enrollment

  1. You are an enrolled UC San Diego student, in good standing, for the quarter of concurrent enrollment.
  2. 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.
  3. Your registration at UC San Diego and the other academic institution will equal 12 or more units (full-time).
  4. If the class or classes taken are online/distance learning courses, only one class can be used to fulfill the full-time study requirement.
  5. Do NOT request Concurrent Enrollment Authorization, and instead request a Letter of Eligibility to Enroll at another School, if you want to enroll at another school and the following situations apply:
    • You enroll in full course load (12 units per quarter) at UC San Diego, OR
    • You enroll at another school in the Summer term, OR
    • You are in your final quarter at UC San Diego, OR
    • You are on post-completion OPT (F-1 students) or Academic Training (J-1 students).

Requesting Concurrent Enrollment

  1. 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.
  2. Meet with an International Student Advisor at ISPO during our walk-in hours.
  3. Log in to
    • Go to "Services" tab
    • Select "Concurrent Enrollment Authorization"
  4. Your iPortal request will be electronically routed to your department/college advisor for approval.

Approval of Concurrent Enrollment Request

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.