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Winter 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 closely for the most part, but course restrictions are subject to change on short notice, 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:
   - 12/1/20 (re: CS 125 and CS 175 standing restrictions; CS 121, Lec A, major restrictions)
  


Waitlists on eligible School of ICS courses will be activated on the first day of Winter quarter instruction, January 4, 2021, at 9:00am.

Course prerequisites: The online listing will be updated by November 20, 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, December 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, December 18, 2020.

  • Quantitative Economics juniors and seniors will be able to enroll in STATS 120B starting 12:00pm, 12/10/2020 until 5:00pm, 12/11/2020.
  • Computer Engineering majors will be able to enroll in ICS 6D starting 12:00pm, 12/10/2020 until 5:00pm, 12/11/2020.
  • CSE majors under the School of Engineering: if you meet the prerequisites 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 12/11/20).
  • Any non-ICS student found to be enrolled in ICS courses without permission from ICS Student Affairs before December 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
11/23/20 COMPSCI Course Restrictions
  • "No Repeats" restriction in effect on all courses until 12/4/20
  • 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
    • CS 145/145L: CS and CSE majors only until 12/1 at 12pm
    • CS 145L Labs 2, 4, 6, 8: CS majors only (even labs)
    • CS 145L Labs 1, 3, 5, 7: CSE majors only (odd labs)
    • CS 190 Lec A: Authorization code from instructor required
    • CS 190 Lec C: CS, CGS, DS, SE majors only
CSE Course Restrictions
  • "No Repeats" restriction in effect on all courses until 12/4/20
  • CSE 90: CSE majors only until 12/11 at 12pm
I&C SCI Course Restrictions
  • "No Repeats" restriction in effect on all courses until 12/4/20
  • ICS 4, ICS 10: Open to all campus majors/levels
  • ICS 6B, ICS 6D, ICS 31, ICS 32, ICS 33, ICS 45C, and ICS 46: School of ICS and CSE majors only
  • ICS 6N: School of ICS majors only
  • ICS 32A: For repetition only. For assistance with enrolling, contact ICS Student Affairs.
  • ICS 45J: INF, BIM, SE and CGS majors only
  • ICS 51: CS, CGS, DS, SE majors only
  • ICS 53/53L: CS majors only
  • ICS 61: CGS majors only
  • ICS 80 (Lec A and B): School of ICS lower-division majors only until 12/11 at 12pm
  • ICS 80 (Lec C): Restricted to students who enrolled in "Entrepreneurship I" during Fall 2020
  • ICS 139W: School of ICS Seniors only
  • ICS 161, ICS 162, ICS 167, ICS 169B: CGS Seniors only
IN4MATX Course Restrictions
  • "No Repeats" restriction in effect on all courses until 12/4/20
  • INF 43: School of ICS and CSE majors only
  • Upper-division courses: BIM, INF, SE, CGS Seniors only
  • Special restrictions:
    • INF 143: BIM, INF, SE, DS Seniors only
    • INF 191A, INF 191B: INF and SE Seniors only
STATS Course Restrictions
  • "No Repeats" restriction in effect on all courses until 12/4/20
  • Stats 5: DS majors only
  • Stats 7, Stats 8: Courses open to all campus majors/levels
  • Stats 67: School of ICS and CSE majors only
  • Stats 111, Stats 115, Stats 120B: restricted to DS upper-division only
  • Stats 170A: restricted to DS Seniors only
11/25/20 (5pm) Student Standing updates
  • "Seniors only" restriction updated to "Upper-Division Standing only"
    • INF 191A, INF 191B, Stats 170A will remain restricted to SR standing only
  • No changes to school/major restrictions set on 11/23/20
12/1/20 (12pm) Student Standing updates
  • "Upper-Division Standing only" restriction removed; courses now open to all undergraduate standings
  • Special Restrictions:
    • CS 121, Lec A only, at 7pm: major restriction updated to School of ICS majors only
    • CS 125 and CS 175, at 7pm: will be restricted again at 7pm to SR standing only (until 12/4 at 12pm)
    • CS 190 Lec C, ICS 139W: will remain restricted to Upper-Division only
    • CS 145/145L: CS, CSE, CGS, SE seniors only (until 12/11 at 12pm)
  • No changes to school/major restrictions set on 11/23/20
12/4/20 (12pm)

"No Repeats" restriction
Student Standing update

  • "No Repeats" restriction removed from all courses
  • CS 125: "Senior Only" restriction updated to Upper-division standing
  • CS 175: "Senior Only" restriction updated to all undergraduate standings
12/10/20 (12pm)

Major restriction updates

  • Stats 120B: Q Econ and DS upper-division only until 5:00pm, 12/11/20
  • ICS 6D: Restriction updated to include Computer Engineering majors until 5:00pm, 12/11/20
12/11/20 (12pm) Major restriction updates
  • Major restrictions updated to "School of ICS majors only" or "School of ICS or CSE majors only"
12/11/20 (5pm) Major restriction updates
  • Stats 120B: Restriction updated to "School of ICS majors only"
  • ICS 6D: Restriction updated to "School of ICS majors or CSE majors only" 
12/15/20 (5pm) FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE
  • Fee payment deadline for the Winter 2021 quarter
    • Missing the fee payment deadline will result in your Winter courses being dropped
12/18/20 (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 12/18/20.
12/23/20 (8pm) Fall 2020 Grades
  • Fall 2020 grades are available on StudentAccess
  • Fall 2020 grades also post to transcripts on 12/23/20
1/4/21 – 1/8/21 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.
1/4/21 (9am) Waitlist Activation
  • Waitlists activated on all eligible ICS courses
    • Exceptions:
      • INF 164/EDUC 130: waitlist will be active at the start of enrollment
      • CS 190 (Lec C)/LangSci 109: waitlist will be active at the start of enrollment
  • No waitlists active on: CS 122A (Lec A), CS 142A, CS 145/145L, CS 190 (Lec A), ICS 6D, ICS 33, ICS 51, ICS 53/53L, ICS 139W (online sections Lec A, B, C only), INF 191A, INF 191B
1/8/21 (5pm) EARLY Add/Drop Deadline
  • ICS 139W (Lec A, Lec B, and Lec C), Inf 191A: Will be restricted to add/drop by authorization code only after 5:00pm
1/15/21 (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
11/23/20 COMPSCI Course Restrictions
  • All courses restricted to CS, NET SYS, SW ENGR, STATS graduate students only
  • Special restrictions:
    • CS 206, CS 221, CS 274A, CS 284A: CS, COMPT SCI, NET SYS, SW ENGR students only
    • Courses in range CS 201P - CS 299P: MCS program only
IN4MATX Course Restrictions
  • All courses restricted to CS, INF, SW ENGR, STATS graduate students only
  • Special restrictions:
    • INF 283, INF 284: 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 202, STATS 281B: All graduate students except STATS
SWE Course Restrictions
  • SWE 221, 225: CS, INF, SW ENGR, STATS graduate students only
  • Special restrictions:
    • Courses in range SWE 241P - SWE 299P: MSWE program only
12/11/20 (5pm) Upper-Division ICS Courses
  • School of ICS graduate students may enroll in upper-division ICS courses, with approval from ICS Student Affairs
  • To request authorization, please send an email requesting authorization to ucounsel@uci.edu.
12/18/20 (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 restriction on impacted courses after 12/18/20
1/4/21 (9am) Waitlist Activation
  • Waitlists activated on all ICS graduate courses
1/15/21 (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
  • 
  • ICS graduate students who wish to enroll in a restricted ICS graduate course may contact an ICS graduate counselor for assistance.
  • ICS strictly enforces the campus Week 2 add/drop deadline of 5:00pm, Friday, January 15, 2021.
  • Graduate students outside of the School of ICS must wait until 12:00pm, December 18, 2020 to enroll in ICS courses. No exceptions to this registrations schedule will be made.
  • Graduate students outside the School of ICS wishing to enroll in an ICS undergraduate level course may send an email requesting authorization to ucounsel@uci.edu beginning December 15, 2020.

updated: 12/1/2020
originally posted: 11/9/2020