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Concurrent Enrollment

Please see below for policies and procedures for enrolling in a chemistry lecture course via Concurrent Enrollment. Pay special attention to the policies for impacted lectures and lab courses.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The process to request Concurrent Enrollment in a chemistry/biochemistry lecture or lab is now handled entirely online. We no longer accept paper Concurrent Enrollment forms.

Lectures

If you wish to enroll in a Chemistry/Biochemistry lecture course via Concurrent Enrollment, read and follow the steps below:

  1. Follow all instructions on how to sign up for classes via Concurrent Enrollment, per UCSD Extension's website: https://extension.ucsd.edu/student-resources/registration-policies-and-procedures/Concurrent-Enrollment.
  2. Attend the CHEM lecture course/s you wish to add. This includes virtual courses.
  3. Monitor schedule of classes and wait for an available seat in the course. Seats in the course will be released to students on a first-come first-serve basis.
  4. Complete a Concurrent Enrollment e-add card. IMPORTANT: You should only submit an e-add card if there are available seats in the course section. Note: instructor signature/approval is not required for the majority of lecture courses taken via Concurrent Enrollment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. However, instructor approval is required for undergraduate classes which are co-scheduled with graduate level classes (e.g. CHEM 156 and 256). If you submit a request to enroll in a class of this type, note that Student Affairs will reach out to the course instructor to review your request.
  5. A Chemistry/Biochemistry academic advisor will review your e-add card and will notify you if any additional information is needed. If your e-add card is complete and there is space available in your requested course, your e-add card will be approved.
  6. Once you have been emailed the final approval letter from UCSD Extension, you will be provided a 6 digit section ID to pay online. You can also call Student Services at (858) 534-3400 to pay over the phone. For instructions on how to pay when you receive your 6 digit section ID click here.

Labs

Concurrent Enrollment for chemistry/biochemistry lab courses is handled by the Chemistry and Biochemistry laboratory staff. If you wish to enroll in one of the department’s lab courses via concurrent enrollment, read and follow the steps below:

  1. Submit your request via the Concurrent Enrollment Interest Form For Lab Courses. Be prepared to be flexible, as your preferred section or meeting time is not guaranteed.
  2. Unlike CHEM lecture course(s), do not attempt to attend a lab section until you are officially enrolled. Only students officially enrolled in a lab course may attend a lab section. This includes virtual courses.
  3. Wait for email notification regarding in which lab section you are approved to enroll. If seats are available, you should expect to receive notification via email by Friday of Week 1. Note that lab enrollment via Concurrent Enrollment is not guaranteed.
  4. Next, you will be asked to submit a Concurrent Enrollment e-add card for your approved lab section. You will be required to submit your e-add card by a deadline given by lab staff. Lab staff will review your e-add card and will notify you if any additional information is needed. If your e-add card is complete and there is still space available in your requested course, your e-add card will be approved.
  5. Next, please contact teachinglabsafety@ucsd.edu to arrange to complete the necessary lab safety exam online prior to attending your first lab meeting in Week 2.

Once you have been emailed the final approval letter from UCSD Extension, you will be provided a 6 digit section ID to pay online. You can also call Student Services at (858) 534-3400 to pay over the phone. For instructions on how to pay when you receive your 6 digit section ID click here.