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Cross-Campus Enrollment (UC Online)

Through cross-campus enrollment, University of California (UC) students can take online courses across the UC system.

About the program

Current UC San Diego students have access to a growing list of quality online courses taught by expert faculty across the UC system. Courses taken through cross-campus enrollment can help satisfy degree requirements or let you explore new subjects outside their degree. UC San Diego students are permitted to enroll in a maximum of one online course per quarter.


You are advised to consult with your college and major academic advisors about the course you intend to enroll in. Advising staff can discuss how the coursework will transfer and if it will meet graduation requirements.

Information about these courses can be found on the University of California's Cross-Campus Enrollment website.

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Before you enroll, verify you meet the program requirements:

  • Complete one quarter at UC San Diego as a matriculated student.
  • Maintain 12 units at UC San Diego in the term you are participating.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Be prepared academically (e.g. complete course prerequisites, etc.) as determined by the host campus.

How to enroll

  • Visit the UC Cross-Campus Enrollment website
  • Click Find Courses Today!
    • Select your home campus (UC San Diego).
    • Students can search for classes by term and subject area.
    • Click on the Course Title to view more information about the course and to enroll.
    • You will receive an email confirming enrollment.
  • Meet with your College Academic Advisor to verify the course will meet your academic goals. If you are attempting to meet a major requirement, meet with your Major Academic Advisor.
  • Manage enrollment with UC Online Support if you need to change grading option or drop the course.

Home campus approval

All enrollments require approval from UC San Diego's Office of the Registrar. Notifications are sent to the Office of the Registrar upon student enrollment through the UC Cross-Campus Enrollment website.

The following program requirements will be verified by the Registrar:

  • Student has completed one quarter at UC San Diego as a matriculated student.
  • Student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 units for the term they are applying.
  • Student is in good academic standing.
  • Student is prepared academically (e.g. completed course prerequisites, etc.) as determined by the host campus.
  • All tuition fees have been paid in full for the term the student is applying.

Manage your enrollment

All enrollment can be managed with UC Online Support. You can change grading option and drop classes, provided they are within the host campus enrollment deadlines. For questions regarding host campus deadlines, please contact the Office of the Registrar for that campus.

Transferring completed coursework

At the end of the term, the host campus will send your grade to UC San Diego Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Admissions staff will evaluate and transfer the completed work. All work is transferred as UC credit.

For any questions regarding the processing of transferred coursework, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Operations Unit at (858) 534-4208, or email receiptoftranscript@ucsd.edu.

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