Enrolling in Classes

Enrolling in Classes

Course Preauthorization Requests

Data Science majors are able to directly enroll in courses that are restricted to students declared within the DS25 major during their 1st or 2nd pass. Students outside of the DS25 major, which includes DS25 minors, must submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system if they wish to enroll in a restricted course. We are adjusting our enrollment process and timeline for major restricted courses. 

  • We will begin approving eligible EASy requests from non-majors according to the timeline below.
  • We will approve EASy requests for courses that have seats available OR courses that have a waitlist. That means that you may receive approval of your EASy request, but only be able to waitlist the course.

Note: Prerequisites are strictly enforced, but some students may have met the prerequisite through an approved alternate course (ex: DSC 190 A00 in place of CSE 158). In these cases, a pre-authorization request must be submitted to override the prerequisite restriction codes in WebReg.

Submit a Course Pre-authorization Request- EASy

DSC Course Enrollment Policy

Tentative FA21 Enrollment Timeline for DS25 Major Restricted Courses:

Data Science Majors ONLYFirst Pass and Second Pass
Non Data Science Majors (Lower Division)EASy Request Review Will Begin Friday, June 4th 
Non – UC San Diego StudentsEASy Request Review Will Begin Monday, June 7th 

The Data Science Department has a strict NO LATE ADD policy. DSC courses cannot be added after Week 2. Please plan accordingly.

The majority of seats in DSC 10 will be saved for incoming Data Science Freshmen and Transfer students. See below for enrollment instructions for continuing and incoming students. 

 

Incoming Data Science Transfer Students: 

 

  • Transfer students MUST enroll in DSC 10 during their first quarter. Failure to do so will result in a significant delay in graduation to FOUR years.
  • Seats in DSC 10 have been saved with preauthorization access for incoming transfer students. This means that incoming transfer students can directly enroll in DSC 10 even though it is listed as a “Waitlist Only” course. 
  • Incoming transfer students must enroll in DSC 10 before New Student Enrollment concludes on August 23. Other students on the waitlist will then be authorized to enroll in DSC 10 to fill any remaining seats.

 

Incoming Data Science Freshmen: 

 

  • Most seats in DSC 10 have been saved for incoming majors, meaning that they are not visible on WebReg or the schedule of classes. 
  • During your enrollment period, PLACE YOURSELF ON THE WAITLIST FOR YOUR PREFERRED DSC 10 SECTION.
  • Then, MONITOR YOUR UCSD EMAIL! Once you have waitlisted the course, you will receive an email within a business day that you have been cleared to enroll, provided that there are seats available. 
  • Once you receive an email that you’ve been cleared to enroll, DROP YOURSELF FROM THE WAITLIST, RE-SEARCH THE COURSE in WebReg, and then you will find that you have the option to enroll! 

Continuing Students: 

  • Some seats will be available for continuing students to enroll in during the standard enrollment period. The majority of seats have been saved for incoming Data Science majors. 
  • Between the end of new student enrollment and the first day of classes, any remaining seats in the course will be released to students on the waitlist. 
  • Please note, seat availability is not guaranteed, and we recommend that you enroll in a backup course to ensure you have met the 12 unit minimum necessary for full time status.
  • Major restricted Course
  • Majors: directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass

Steps to Enroll: 

  1. Review Special Studies eligibility here.
  2. Contact the instructor for DSC 197 in the quarter you intend to take the course to verify your internship is eligible. 
  3. Submit a Special Studies request through the EASy tool. The request will be reviewed by the instructor, the Data Science department, and the Office of the Registrar. 
    • If a student doesn’t meet the minimum eligibility requirements,, or if adding the course would cause a student to exceed unit limits (4 units of Special Studies per quarter and 22 units total per quarter) then college approval is also required.
  4. [If applicable – e.g. for international students – apply for CPT through iPortal after receiving department approval for your Course Pre-Authorization request]. Your CPT request will be reviewed once you have enrolled in DSC 197. 

Deadline: Students must submit their request AND receive instructor approval by 3pm on Friday of Week 2 of the quarter for which you plan on participating. Please plan accordingly.

  1. Review Special Studies eligibility here.
  2. Find an HDSI Faculty sponsor. It is the student’s responsibility to find an HDSI faculty sponsor. 
  3. Submit a Special Studies request through the EASy tool. The request will be reviewed by the instructor, the Data Science department, and the Office of the Registrar. 
    • If a student doesn’t meet the minimum eligibility requirements, or if adding the course would cause a student to exceed unit limits (4 units of Special Studies per quarter and 22 units total per quarter) then college approval is also required.

Deadline: Students must submit their request AND receive instructor approval by 3pm on Friday of Week 2 of the quarter for which you plan on participating. Please plan accordingly. 

  1. Review Special Studies eligibility here.
  2. Find an HDSI Faculty sponsor. It is the student’s responsibility to find an HDSI faculty sponsor. 
  3. Submit a Special Studies request through the EASy tool. The request will be reviewed by the instructor, the Data Science department, and the Office of the Registrar. 
    • If a student doesn’t meet the minimum eligibility requirements,, or if adding the course would cause a student to exceed unit limits (4 units of Special Studies per quarter and 22 units total per quarter) then college approval is also required.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course
  • Majors: Directly enroll in the course during your first or second pass
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.
  • Major Restricted Course. Non-majors may not enroll in DSC 180A. 
  • Any Data Science major who has not fulfilled the DSC 180A prerequisites as listed must submit an EASy request. For example, majors who took DSC 190 A00 (SP21) in place of CSE 151A must submit an EASy request to receive prerequisite clearance. 
  • Data Science Majors:
    • ALL students MUST submit an Enrollment Pre-Authorization Request through the EASy System, including Data Science majors who have met the prerequisites (as listed on the Course Description and Prerequisites page). Eligible requests will be approved on a rolling basis. 
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.

NOTE: If you are already enrolled in another DSC 190 course, your EASy request will need to be approved by both the Data Science department and the Office of the Registrar. If adding the course will put you above 19.5 units (including waitlisted courses), such requests will not be reviewed by the Registrar until Monday of Week 1. Additionally, such requests will only be approved by the Registrar if seats are available in the course.

  • Data Science Majors:
    • ALL students MUST submit an Enrollment Pre-Authorization Request through the EASy System, including Data Science majors who have met the prerequisites (as listed on the Course Description and Prerequisites page). Eligible requests will be approved on a rolling basis. 
  • Students outside of the program: Submit a course pre-authorization request through the EASy system. The department will approve EASy requests from non-majors in accordance with our enrollment timeline.

NOTE: If you are already enrolled in another DSC 190 course, your EASy request will need to be approved by both the Data Science department and the Office of the Registrar. If adding the course will put you above 19.5 units (including waitlisted courses), such requests will not be reviewed by the Registrar until Monday of Week 1. Additionally, such requests will only be approved by the Registrar if seats are available in the course.

  1. Review Special Studies eligibility here.
  2. Contact the instructor for DSC 197 in the quarter you intend to take the course to verify your internship is eligible. 
  3. Submit a Special Studies request through the EASy tool. The request will be reviewed by the instructor, the Data Science department, and the Office of the Registrar. 
    • If a student doesn’t meet the minimum eligibility requirements, or if adding the course would cause a student to exceed unit limits (4 units of Special Studies per quarter and 22 units total per quarter) then college approval is also required.
  4. [If applicable – e.g. for international students – apply for CPT through iPortal after receiving department approval for your Course Pre-Authorization request]. Your CPT request will be reviewed once you have enrolled in DSC 197. 

Deadline: Students must submit their request AND receive instructor approval by 3pm on Friday of Week 2 of the quarter for which you plan on participating. Please plan accordingly.

  1. Review Special Studies eligibility here.
  2. Find an HDSI Faculty sponsor. It is the student’s responsibility to find an HDSI faculty sponsor. 
  3. Submit a Special Studies request through the EASy tool. The request will be reviewed by the instructor, the Data Science department, and the Office of the Registrar. 
    • If a student doesn’t meet the minimum eligibility requirements, or if adding the course would cause a student to exceed unit limits (4 units of Special Studies per quarter and 22 units total per quarter) then college approval is also required.

Deadline: Students must submit their request AND receive instructor approval by 3pm on Friday of Week 2 of the quarter for which you plan on participating. Please plan accordingly.

  1. Review Special Studies eligibility here.
  2. Find an HDSI Faculty sponsor. It is the student’s responsibility to find an HDSI faculty sponsor. 
  3. Submit a Special Studies request through the EASy tool. The request will be reviewed by the instructor, the Data Science department, and the Office of the Registrar. 
    • If a student doesn’t meet the minimum eligibility requirements, or if adding the course would cause a student to exceed unit limits (4 units of Special Studies per quarter and 22 units total per quarter) then college approval is also required.

Deadline: Students must submit their request AND receive instructor approval by 3pm on Friday of Week 2 of the quarter for which you plan on participating. Please plan accordingly.

  • Graduate level students can directly enroll in DSC 291 C00.
  • Undergraduate students must submit an EASy request for instructor review.
  • Graduate level students can directly enroll in DSC 291 E00.
  • Undergraduate students must submit an EASy request for instructor review.

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