Course Updates

Fall 2020: 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.

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Recent updates:
   - 6/12/20 (re: CS 161 restrictions)
   - 5/18/20 (re: ICS 45J)
   - 5/14/20 (re: CS 122A, CS 132, ICS 6B, ICS 80, Stats 110)


New Only Restriction: Certain courses will have a portion of, and in some cases all seats, reserved for incoming freshmen and transfer students until August 31, 2020 at 9:00am.

Waitlists on eilgible School of ICS courses will be activated on the first day of Fall quarter instruction, October 1, 2020, at 9:00am.

Course prerequisites: The online listing will be updated by May 15, 2020. Until then, refer to the General Catalogue for the most up-to-date prerequisite information.

  • Important: If you satisfied any part of a course's prerequisite(s) at another institution but you have not yet been cleared to enroll in that course, be sure to submit an Online Course Prerequisite Clearing Request

School of ICS majors will have priority for seating in most School of ICS courses until 5:00pm, September 15, 2020. See the detailed timeline for specific information.

  • If a course is a core requirement for an ICS degree, first consideration is given to students in that major.
  • If a course is a Specialization or Track requirement for an ICS degree, second consideration is given to students pursuing that Specialization or Track.
  • If a course is a core requirement for a degree outside of ICS, third consideration will be given to students in that major following the schedule outlined on this page.

Majors outside of the School of ICS may begin enrolling in ICS courses starting 12:00pm on Friday, September 18, 2020.

  • Quantitative Economics juniors and seniors will be able to enroll in STATS 120A starting 12:00pm, 6/1/2020 until 5:00pm, 6/5/2020.
  • Computer Engineering majors will be able to enroll in ICS 6D starting 12:00pm, 8/31/2020 until 5:00pm, 9/4/2020.
  • CSE majors under the School of Engineering: if you meet the prerequsites but are unable to register in an upper-division CS course (100-189) contact ICS Student Affairs for assistance. (Note: INF courses (101-139) will be available to CSE majors beginning 6/1/20).
  • Any non-ICS student found to be enrolled in ICS courses without permission from ICS Student Affairs before September 18th will be dropped.

 




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

UNDERGRADUATE  COURSE  UPDATES
Starting Date(s) Update Type
Update/Restrictions Status Details
5/18/20 COMPSCI Course Restrictions
  • "No Repeats" restriction in effect on all courses until 6/1/20
  • All courses restricted to Senior Standing only
    • Exceptions: CS 122A, CS 132: upper-division standing only
  • All courses restricted to CS, CSE, CGS, DS, SE majors only
  • Special restrictions:
    • CS 121: INF, BIM, CGS, SE majors only
I&C SCI Course Restrictions
  • "No Repeats" restriction in effect on all courses until 6/1/20
  • ICS 3, ICS 5, ICS 10, ICS 60: Open to all campus majors/levels
  • ICS 80: Open to all campus majors, lower-division standing only
  • ICS 31, ICS 32A: ALL seats reserved for New Only; School of ICS and CSE majors only
  • ICS 6B, ICS 6D, ICS 32, ICS 33, ICS 45C, ICS 46: School of ICS and CSE majors only
  • ICS 6N: School of ICS majors only
  • ICS 45J: INF, BIM, SE and CGS majors only
  • ICS 51: CS, CGS, DS, SE majors only
  • ICS 53/53L: CS majors only
  • ICS 90: ALL seats reserved for New Only; School of ICS majors only
  • ICS 139W: School of ICS Seniors only
  • ICS 163, ICS 169A: CGS Seniors only
IN4MATX Course Restrictions
  • "No Repeats" restriction in effect on all courses until 6/1/20
  • INF 43: School of ICS and CSE majors only
  • Upper-division courses: BIM, INF, SE, CGS Seniors only
  • Special restrictions:
    • INF 191A: INF and SE Seniors only
STATS Course Restrictions
  • "No Repeats" restriction in effect on all courses until 6/1/20
  • Stats 7, Stats 8: Courses open to all campus majors/levels
  • Stats 67: School of ICS and CSE majors only
  • Stats 110: restricted to DS and BIM upper-division only
  • Stats 120A, Stats 140: restricted to DS Seniors only
5/20/20 (12pm) Student Standing updates
  • "Seniors only" restriction updated to "Upper-Division Standing only"
    • INF 191A will remain restricted to SR standing only
  • No changes to school/major restrictions set on 5/18/20
5/26/20 (12pm) Student Standing updates
  • "Upper-Division Standing only" restriction removed; courses now open to all undergraduate standings
  • Special Restrictions:
    • ICS 139W, INF 117, INF 171: will remain restricted to Upper-Division only
  • No changes to school/major restrictions set on 5/18/20
6/1/20 (12pm)

"No Repeats" restriction

Major Restriction Updates

  • "No Repeats" restriction removed from all courses
  • Major restrictions updated to "School of ICS majors only" or "School of ICS or CSE majors only"
  • Special Restrictions:
    • Stats 120A: Q.Econ and DS Upper-division only until 5:00pm, 6/5/20
6/5/20 (5pm) Major restriction updates
  • Stats 120A: Restriction updated to "School of ICS majors only"
6/12/20 (10am, 8pm) Student Standing updates
  • CS 161 (10am): Restriction updated to "Seniors only" until 8:00pm
  • CS 161 (8pm): Restriction updated to "Juniors only"
6/15/20 (9am) Student Standing updates
  • CS 161: Restriction updated to "School of ICS majors only"
  • Note: Any seats added to CS 161 from 6/15 onward will automatically open to all ICS majors and levels
6/22/20 – 7/3/20 Prerequisite Checking on School of ICS courses
  • Prerequisite sweeps will be conducted on all classes. Any student who does not have the required course prerequisite(s) for a course WILL BE DROPPED from that course.
7/3/20 (5pm) Course Restriction
  • Stats 120A: New Only restriction instated, restricted to "DS majors" only
8/31/20 (12pm)

Course Restriction

New Only Restriction

  • NOR: New Only restriction will be removed from all classes
  • ICS 6D: Restriction updated to include Computer Engineering majors until 5:00pm, 9/4/2020
9/4/20 (5pm) Course Restriction
  • ICS 6D: Restriction updated to School of ICS & CSE majors only
9/15/20 (5pm) FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE
  • Fee payment deadline for the Fall 2020 quarter
    • Missing the fee payment deadline will result in your Fall courses being dropped
9/18/20 (12pm) Major Restriction Update
  • ICS courses open to all UCI majors
  • Some exceptions may apply. The Bren School of ICS reserves the right to maintain restrictions on select courses after
9/22/20 – 10/2/20 Prerequisite Checking on School of ICS courses
  • Prerequisite sweeps will be conducted on all classes. Any student who does not have the required course prerequisite(s) for a course WILL BE DROPPED from that course.
10/1/20 (9am) Waitlist Activation
  • Waitlists activated on all eligible ICS courses
    • Exceptions:
      • INF 164/EDUC 130: waitlist will be active at the start of enrollment
      • INF 190 (Philips): waitlist will be active at the start of enrollment
  • No waitlists active on: ICS 51, ICS 53/53L, ICS 139W (online sections, Lec C and Lec D only), INF 117, INF 191A
10/16/20 (5pm) ADD/DROP/CHANGE GRADE OPTION DEADLINE
  • Last day to add, drop, or change grade option in WebReg for any ICS course.
    • Check your waitlisted courses. Be sure to remove any waitlisted course if it is no longer needed/desired.



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

GRADUATE  COURSE  UPDATES
Starting Date(s) Update Type Restriction Updates
5/18/20 COMPSCI Course Restrictions
  • All courses restricted to CS, NET SYS, SW ENGR, STATS graduate students only
  • Special restrictions:
    • CS 211A, CS 274A, CS 284A: CS, COMPT SCI, NET SYS, SW ENGR students only
    • Courses in range CS 201P - CS 298P: MCS program only
IN4MATX Course Restrictions
  • All courses restricted to CS, INF, SW ENGR, STATS graduate students only
  • Special restrictions:
    • INF 280, INF 281, INF 282: Students in the MHCID program only
NET SYS Course Restrictions
  • All courses restricted to NET SYS graduate students only
STATS Course Restrictions
  • All courses restricted to STATS graduate students only
  • Special restrictions:
    • STATS 201, STATS 281A: All graduate students except STATS
SWE Course Restrictions
  • SWE 211, 212, 215: CS, INF, SW ENGR, STATS graduate students only
  • Special restrictions:
    • Courses in range SWE 241P - SWE 299P: MSWE program only
9/18/20 (12pm) All School of ICS graduate courses
  • School of ICS courses open to all graduate level students
  • Note: Bren School of ICS reserves the right to maintain major restrictions on impacted courses after 3/19/20
10/1/20 (9am) Waitlist Activation
  • Waitlists activated on all ICS graduate courses
10/16/20 (5pm) ADD/DROP/CHANGE GRADE OPTION DEADLINE
  • Last day to add, drop, or change grade option in ICS courses in WebReg.
    • Check on waitlisted courses. If a waitlisted course is no longer needed/desired, be sure to remove it from your waitlist
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  • ICS graduate students who wish to enroll in a restricted ICS course (e.g.,  may contact an ICS graduate counselor or come during Graduate Walk-in Hours for assistance.
  • ICS strictly enforces the campus Week 2 add/drop deadline of 5:00pm, Friday, October 16, 2020.
  • Graduate students outside of the School of ICS must wait until 12:00pm, September 18, 2020 to enroll in ICS courses. No exceptions to this registrations schedule will be made.
  • Graduate students wishing to enroll in an undergraduate level course may send an email requesting authorization to ucounsel@uci.edu beginning September 1, 2020.

updated: 6/12/2020
posted: 5/4/2020