Course Updates

Fall 2021: ICS Course Restrictions

This timeline for ICS course restrictions updates is being provided to help students with planning during the open enrollment period.

It is highly recommended that students check this page periodically. The timeline will be followed for the most part, but course restrictions are subject to change, such as in the case of highly impacted courses where restrictions may be extended or adjusted at a time other than initially planned.

ICS Student Affairs reserves the right to adjust restrictions and the timeline at any time.


Waitlists on eligible School of ICS courses will be activated on August 23, 2021 at 9:00am.

Course prerequisites: The online listing will be updated by May 17, 2021. Until then, refer to the General Catalogue for the most accurate and up-to-date prerequisite information.


Important Notes:

  • ICS graduate students who wish to enroll in a restricted ICS course (e.g., a Stats M.S. or Ph.D. student wishing to take CS 273A) may contact an ICS graduate counselor for assistance prior to September 7, 2021.
  • ICS strictly enforces the campus Week 2 add/drop deadline of 5:00pm, Friday, October 8, 2021.
  • Graduate students outside of the School of ICS must wait until 9:00am, September 7, 2021 to enroll in ICS courses. No exceptions to this registration schedule will be made.
  • ICS Graduate Students wishing to enroll in an ICS undergraduate level course may send an email requesting authorization to ucounsel@uci.edu beginning September 1, 2021.
  • ICS Undergraduate Students seeking to take an ICS graduate level course and receives permission from the instructor may email gcounsel@ics.uci.edu for assistance beginning September 1, 2021.

School/Major restrictions on GRADUATE courses will follow the below timeline:

GRADUATE  COURSE  UPDATES
Starting Date(s) Restriction Updates

5/17/21
Spring 2021
Week 8

School/Major restrictions active

COMPSCI: Restricted to CS, NS, SE, and STATS graduate students only, except:

  • CS 206, CS 211A, CS 268, CS 271, CS 273A: CS, CmptSci, SE, NS graduate students only
  • CS 284A: CS, CmptSci, NS, and MSCB graduate students only
  • All courses with suffix 'P', e.g., CS 201P: restricted to students in the MCS and/or MDS programs only

IN4MATX: Restricted to INF, SE, CS, and STATS graduate students only, except:

  • INF 280, INF 281, INF 282: Restricted to students in the MHCID program only

NET SYS: Restricted to NS graduate students only

STATS: Restricted to Stats graduate students only, except:

  • Stats 201, Stats 281A: All graduate students except Statistics

SWE: Restricted to INF, SE, CS, and STATS Stats graduate students only, except:

  • All courses with suffix 'P', e.g., SWE 241P: restricted to students in the MSWE program only

9/7/21
Summer 2021

School/Major restrictions lifted

9:00am: School/Major Restrictions removed from ICS graduate courses.

9/15/21
Summer 2021

5:00pm: Fee payment deadline for the Fall 2021 quarter

  • Missing the fee payment deadline will result in your being dropped from Fall courses
10/8/21
Week 2

Add, Drop, Change Grade Option deadline, 5:00 pm

  • Last day to add, drop, or change grade option in WebReg for any ICS course.
  • Check your position in any waitlisted course(s), and be sure to drop if it is no longer needed/desired.

updated: 5/25/2021
posted: 5/3/2021