What Is Concurrent Enrollment?

Concurrent enrollment means that you are taking courses at two SEVIS-approved schools. In order to be eligible to participate in concurrent enrollment, you must be enrolled in full-time studies and in good academic standing at UCSB.  You must receive authorization from OISS before participating in concurrent enrollment. Authorization during summer session is not required.

Concurrent Enrollment Requirements

In order to enroll concurrently at another SEVIS-approved schools, you must meet the following:

  • You are an enrolled student at UCSB, in good standing for the quarter of concurrent enrollment
    • Exception: Enrollment at UCSB is not required during Summer Sessions
  • You have consulted with and have received approval from your department/college advisor, who has determined that the requested class is either required for your degree or will not interfere with the completion of all of your UCSB degree requirements.
  • Your registration at UCSB is full-time (at least 12 units for undergraduates and at least 8 units for graduates).

Concurrent Enrollment Application Process

  1. Meet with your department/college advisor to determine that the class you plan to take can be used to fulfill UCSB course requirements.
  2. If the class is not being taken for UCSB credit (such as a course being taken as a prerequisite for graduate school), your advisor should ensure that your enrollment will not have a negative impact on your current study or degree completion at UCSB.
  3. Submit the Concurrent Enrollment request e-form through the UCSBGlobal platform.
  4. When you submit the e-form, you will be asked to enter your department/college advisor contact information. They will receive an automatic email from UCSBGlobal that will ask them to log onto UCSBGlobal to review and verify your request.
  5. Do not begin taking your class at the other institution until your request has been approved by OISS. Approval is not automatic, and requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.