The information below is meant to assist students in keeping track of course prerequisites, enrolling in courses and finding tutoring assistance for both Bren School and non-Bren School courses.
› Bren School online prerequisite clearing request
› Enrolling in a Bren School Course
› Enrolling in a non-Bren School course
› Changes to General Education Requirements
› Improving your Grad School Application
› Tutoring Assistance
Bren School online prerequisite clearing request
To guarantee that all Bren School students take courses in the correct sequence, without violating any course requirements, the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences has instituted a procedure for checking prerequisites.
Before the start of any academic quarter, all students can enroll in their classes electronically through WebReg.
Course Enrollment Deadlines:
- Drop a course by end of week 2
- Change a grade option by end of week 2
- Add a course by end of week 3
- See the Enrollment Exceptions Chart for other deadlines
If a student encounters any problems enrolling in a course and if the student has satisfied the course prerequisites via any of the following:
- AP exam credit,
- Transfer school credit for a course prerequisite,
- Access UCI credit for a course prerequisite,
- Course credit by student petition for a course prerequisite,
- Enrollment in the prerequisite course this upcoming Summer, the WebReg system will not recognize this course credit and will block the student from enrolling with the error message of "prerequisite(s) not met" then it is possible to have the prerequisite cleared by an academic counselor for the department/school offering the course.
Below you will find instructions on how to clear the prerequisites for a:
Enrolling in a Bren School Course (CS, CSE, ICS, In4matx, Stats)If you have satisfied course prerequisites for a Bren School course outside of UC Irvine and anticipate receiving a "prerequisite(s) not met" error message via WebReg, please do the following:
- Go to your online Holds/Authorizations list located on your StudentAccess page. At this site, you will find a comprehensive list of courses for which you were previously authorized to enroll in by campus academic counselors.
- After verifying that you have not been previously authorized for the Bren School course, sign up on the Online Prerequisite Clearing Request Form before your registration window opens.
- Students may check the Online Prerequisite Clearing Request Form to view progress on their request.
- Once you have been cleared to enroll in the Bren School course listed on your request, it should remain in the system for future use (should you choose to register for a different course instead of the course for which you requested clearance).
- Restrictions/Comments/Notes about the Online Prerequisite Clearing Request Form
- Please note- we strongly discourage students from procrastinating and requesting clearance immediately before or after their registration windows open. Clearing students for course enrollment takes time as academic counselors and peer advisors must thoroughly review each student's file. If there is high demand, it can take us up to one week to process all requests.
- We will not clear students who do not meet the prerequisites of the course. Please speak with an academic counselor or peer advisor if you have scheduling concerns.
- Student requests are processed on a first come, first served basis. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- At present, the WebReg system is set up to allow removal of the registration block and is not set up to define satisfaction of a specific prerequisite. For example, if you would like to register for In4matx 131 and have satisfied the ICS/CSE 21 prerequisite at another educational institution, we can clear you to enroll in the course but cannot define satisfaction of ICS/CSE 21 for future use in WebReg. You will have to sign up again for clearance of a course that has the same prerequisite of ICS/CSE 21 such as In4matx 161.
- We will not accept any e-mail or phone requests to clear the registration block. You must use the online form to make this request.
- If you are taking the course prerequisite in the upcoming Summer Session, we may need you to bring proof of enrollment to the Student Affairs Office.
- If you do not see the course on the Online Prerequisite Clearing Request Form, it usually means that the prerequisite is something you can only take at UCI which will automatically be recognized by WebReg. If you believe that you may have an exception to this, please see Abbey at the front desk of the ICS Student Affairs Office and she will assist you.
Enrolling in a course not offered by the Bren School
Please contact the student affairs office or department office (if indicated) of the school offering the course you intend to enroll in. Contact information and location of the student affairs office or department office of each school is provided below for each school:
- Claire Trevor School of the Arts101 Mesa Arts Building
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- Noon, 1-4 p.m.
- School of Biological SciencesBiological Sciences Building III, #3222
Monday 10 a.m.- Noon, 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday- Friday 9 a.m.- Noon, 1-4 p.m.
- The Henry Samueli School of Engineering3rd Floor, Rockwell Engineering Center
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.- Noon, 1-4:30 p.m.
- School of Humanities143 Humanities Instructional Building (HIB)
Monday-Wednesday, Friday 9:00-11:30 a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30-11:30a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m.
- Paul Merage School of Business226 Multipurpose Academic and Administrative Building
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
- School of Physical Sciences
- Chemistry (prerequisite blocks are cleared by this department)
1202 Natural Sciences 2
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
- Earth and Environmental Sciences (prerequisite blocks are cleared by this department)
Dina Bartoloni, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
3200 Croul Hall
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
- Mathematics (prerequisite blocks are cleared by this department)
Laurie Andress-Delaney, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Rowland Hall 340B
Phone: (949) 824-6770
Walk-in Counseling Hours:
M-F 8:30AM - 11:30AM, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
- Physics (prerequisite blocks are cleared by this department)
Rowland Hall 520
Weeks 1, 2 & 6: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 1-3 p.m.
All other weeks: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
For general prerequisite clearing questions:
134 Rowland Hall
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
- School of Social Ecology102 Social Ecology I
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- School of Social SciencesSocial Science Tower 370D
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.- Noon and 1-5 p.m.
Improving your Grad School Application
Wondering what to do to improve your graduate school application? Wondering how the process "really works," and what they look for?
A video of advice from the ICS faculty, the very people who admit students into the ICS graduate programs is available for viewing on the Bren School's iTunesU site.
During this panel discussion, faculty give advice about graduate school applications, the admissions process, Masters vs. Ph.D. programs, what the top-tier schools look for, how to improve an application, and many other concerns students often have about graduate school.↑ Back to top
Tutoring assistance is available through LARC (Learning and Academic Resource Center) for selected courses.
Tutoring assistance in writing is available through the UCI Writing Center for selected courses.
For tutoring for lower division math courses, please visit the Math Department's tutoring assistance page.
The Chemistry department also offers free tutoring on a walk-in basis. For more information, please visit the Chemistry tutor listing page.
Here are some guidelines we recommend you follow if you hire a private tutor:
Negotiate and make arrangements regarding payment before scheduling an appointment.
- TUTORING LOCATION:
For your own safety, consider meeting each other on campus such as the Langson or Science Libraries, a campus dining location, or the ICS 3rd floor lab.
Verify that your tutor is qualified to instruct you by asking to view his/her transcript/grade in the course you are being tutored for. You should also ask your tutor about their tutoring experience.