New Graduate Students

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the UCI campus this Fall 2020! This email will provide you with information as to what steps you should be completing between now and your arrival to campus. Please read it over carefully as it contains a lot of important information. If, following review of the email, you have questions or would like to request clarification, please reply to this email and we would be happy to assist you.

General List: Things to Do After You've Been Admitted

Registration Information

Fee Payment
A breakdown of FULL-TIME and PART-TIME graduate student fees will be posted once finalized at http://www.reg.uci.edu/fees/ in the next month.

Enrolling in Units
FULL-TIME = 12 or more units per quarter (maximum 16 units).

PART-TIME = 1 to 8 units only per quarter. Note: only domestic MS students are eligible for part-time study and can request it via the Reduced Fee Part-Time Study Program form (found at http://www.grad.uci.edu/forms/) to their departmental coordinator; deadlines apply.

ENROLLING is a two-step process:

 1) Students will use
WebSOC to look up what courses are offered for the Fall 2020 quarter.
2) Students will then complete the registration for those courses using
WebReg (click on the yellow "Access WebReg" link on the right-hand side).

Resources to help you choose courses are:

Course Numbering System - UCI uses the following numbering system for its courses:

  • 0-99: Lower-Division Undergraduate Courses (cannot be counted toward graduate degree)
  • 100-195:  Upper-Division Undergraduate Courses (some programs allow a limited of these units to be counted toward the MS degree. Consult with your Graduate Coordinator to determine approval). 
  • 196-199: Upper-Division Undergraduate Research Units (not appropriate for graduate students)
  • 200-298: Graduate-Level Coursework
    •  Courses with the "P" suffix are restricted to students in the M.Eng program only
  • 296, 297, and 299: Graduate-Level Research