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Adding or Wait Listing Courses

How to add courses

After officially enrolling in a course, you may enroll in additional courses through your online Summer Session account* or by submitting a Course Change Request Form to the Summer Session Office. Be sure to observe the deadline dates listed in the Academic Calendar as deadlines are strictly enforced. Courses may not be added retroactively after the end of instruction. Also be aware of the study load limits for Summer. If you are a student receiving Financial Aid for Summer Session, changes to your schedule may affect your award.

Online Summer Session Account*

  • Login
  • Select link "Add Courses"
  • Browse courses
  • Add course to cart by clicking "Enroll" next to course information
  • Select co-requisites, if applicable
  • Continue through online enrollment steps 1-6 and reach Confirmation Page
  • Print and keep Confirmation Page for your records
  • Check your email for a confirmation of your transaction

OR

Course Change Request Form

  • Print Course Change Request Form
  • Complete sections 1 - 4 on form
  • Use the Courses Page to find course information
  • Include payment if applicable
  • Submit the form in person to the Summer Session Student Services Office (building 234 on the campus map) or by mail to the address at the bottom of the form
  • Keep statement and schedule confirmation for your records

*Online enrollment changes will not be available after this deadline: last day to add, drop, or change grade option without instructor's signature**. Instructor signature** is required after this date and before the absolute deadline for any course changes. See Academic Calendar for deadline dates.

Visiting international students, please contact our International Program representatives to request course changes. Freshman Edge, Transfer Edge, and High School students, please contact our Special Programs representatives to request course changes. All standard Summer Session deadlines apply to students enrolled in Special Programs. For special deadlines associated with your program, please contact your program representative.

**Chemistry, Math, Physics, and Writing require departmental approval instead of instructor signature approval.

How to wait list courses

If the course you would like to add is full and it is prior to the start of the session, you may place your name on a wait list through your online Summer Session account or by submitting a Course Change Request Form to the Summer Session Office. For more information on wait list policies, visit our Wait List page.

Online Summer Session Account

  • Login
  • Select link "Add Courses"
  • Browse courses
  • Wait list course to cart by clicking "Wait list" next to course information
  • Continue through online enrollment steps 1-6 and reach Confirmation Page
  • Print and keep Confirmation Page for your records
  • Check your email for a confirmation of your transaction

OR

Course Change Request Form

  • Print Course Change Request Form
  • Complete sections 1 - 4 on form
  • Use the Courses Page to find course information
  • Include payment if applicable
  • Submit the form in person to the Summer Session Student Services Office (building 234 on the campus map) or by mail to the address at the bottom of the form
  • Keep statement and schedule confirmation for your records

Visiting international students, please contact our International Program representatives to request course changes. Freshman Edge, Transfer Edge, and High School students, please contact our Special Programs representatives to request course changes. All standard Summer Session deadlines apply to students enrolled in Special Programs. For special deadlines associated with your program, please contact your program representative.

How to add from a wait list

UCI Summer Session honors the order of the wait list and extends enrollment availability to students in the order they appear on the wait list. Students on the wait list are not automatically enrolled if a space in the course becomes available. If a space becomes available for the student prior to the start of the session, the student is contacted by email and must officially enroll themselves in the course. Enrollment for the wait listed course may be completed online through the student’s Summer Session account or by submitting the appropriate paperwork along with payment to the Summer Session office in person. Enrollment online or by paper must be submitted to UCI Summer Session by the deadline specified in the email. Contacted students who have not enrolled online or by paper by the specified deadline will be removed from the wait list. UCI Summer Session recommends students wait listed for a course regularly check their email.

Once the course begins, Summer Session no longer monitors course wait lists. Individual instructors* will determine if a student may enroll in their closed course. Summer Session encourages instructors* to follow the order of the wait list. However, it is at the instructor's* discretion as to whom they allow to enroll in their closed course.

If you are adding from a wait list, be aware of the study load limits for Summer, and, if you are receiving Financial Aid, that changes to your schedule may affect your award.

For online courses, adding from a wait list is on a course-by-course basis. Some online courses do not accept enrollments from the wait list once the session has started. See the Online Courses page for more information.

Visiting international students, please contact our International Program representatives to request course changes. Freshman Edge, Transfer Edge, and High School students, please contact our Special Programs representatives to request course changes. All standard Summer Session deadlines apply to students enrolled in Special Programs. For special deadlines associated with your program, please contact your program representative.

**Chemistry, Math, Physics, and Writing require departmental approval, not instructor signature approval.