At UCI, courses are assigned a unit value determined by the
number of hours of work required of the student, rather than
the number of class meetings. Normally, two hours of preparation
are required for one hour of lecture.
If you are from a school on the semester system, here is how
to convert quarter units, as currently used by the University
of California, to semester units: simply multiply the number
of quarter units by 2/3. Therefore, 4 quarter units are equal
to 2-2/3 semester credits, etc.
The credit value of each course in quarter units is indicated
by a number in parentheses ( ) following the title.
You have the choice of taking classes for a Letter Grade, Pass/Not
Pass, or Audit options unless a restriction is stated in
the course description.
- Letter Grade: If you do not indicate a selection,
we will automatically assign the Letter Grade option (A,
B, C, D or F).
- Pass/Not Pass: If you earn a grade of "C" or better
and have a Pass/Not Pass grade, it is recorded as a Pass and
you receive unit credit for the course. If you earn a grade of "C-" or
below, the grade is recorded as a Not Pass, and you will
receive no unit credit for the course. In both cases, your
grade for the course will not be computed into your grade
- Audit: You may enroll to attend any Summer Session course
on a "not-for-credit" basis. Students completing coursework
or tests from previous quarters should use this grading option.
If you wish to audit a course, please follow regular registration
procedures and pay the full fee listed for each course. Classes
taken for "audit" will not appear on your transcript.
An "I" or Incomplete grade is assigned
to a student by an instructor when the student’s work is
of passing quality, but is incomplete because of circumstances
beyond the student’s control, and when the student has
been temporarily excused by the instructor from completing the course work. The student must make arrangements with their instructor to complete the coursework within a period of no more than twelve months following the term in which the Incomplete grade was originally awarded, or prior to the end of the quarter immediately preceding award of the degree, whichever comes first. The instructor is not obligated to allow the maximum time period.
Grades Not Reported
An "NR" or No Report is given when
final grade course report is not submitted or when the student’s
name was on the official class roster, but the instructor did
not assign a grade for the student. NR becomes an F or NP after
one quarter of subsequent enrollment or at the end of the quarter
immediately preceding award of the degree, whichever comes first.
Please consult the UCI
General Catalog for additional details.
Students making up an "NR" or an "I" from
a previous quarter should enroll in Summer Session using the Audit grade
option. Course fees and all Summer Session deadlines still apply.
Classification and Numbering of Courses
- Lower Division: 1-99 open to freshmen and sophomores, or
any students who need lower division courses.
- Upper Division: 100-199 normally open only to students
who have completed at least one lower division course in the
subject or two years of college work. Special study courses
for undergraduates are numbered 190-199. Courses in the 100
series may be offered in partial fulfillment of requirements
for the Master’s
degree if taken with the approval of the major department
and upon admittance to graduate status.
- Graduate: 200-299, while primarily planned for those with
degrees, may be taken by qualified undergraduates with the consent of the instructor.
courses for teaching credential candidates: 300-399.
Candidacy for Degrees
If you plan to use Summer Session courses
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for higher degrees
and certificates, please seek the advice and study list approval
from the appropriate advisor in your major concentration. Acceptance
of a particular course toward any University degree is also
subject to the approval of the dean of the School in which the
degree is offered.
If you are a UCI undergraduate student who is finishing your
coursework for a degree this summer, file an application for
graduation with your School or program. Check with your academic
counseling office for deadlines.