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Thu, 04 Mar 2021

CS Course Capacity Updates

ICS Majors,

Please read this entire message.

The CS department has reviewed its courses and provided us with an update.

The following courses will receive a small to moderate expansion:
Course: Current Capacity -> New Capacity
CS 122A: 300  -> 330
CS 122D: 100  -> 150
CS 131: 60 -> 80
CS 142A: 120 ->  130
CS 143A: 260  ->  285
CS 145/145L:  160   -> 176
CS 175: 75  -> 110
CS 161 (Shindler): 180 -> 230
ICS 53/53L (Wong-Ma): 125  -> 160

The timeline for enrollment will be as follows:
* 5:00 p.m., 3/3/21 — Expanding courses maxcaps will be updated, and restricted to SR standing only (I)
* 5:00 p.m., 3/4/21 — The above courses will be updated to to UDiv standing only (J)
* 5:00 p.m., 3/5/21 — The above courses will be open to all levels/student standings

Please be patient as we work on these changes. It is not necessary for you to email us with requests for a course expansion. The ICS enrollment management process includes reviewing courses once they fill to capacity.

As the departments continue to review its courses, we will update courses. Future announcements will be posted on our new News and Updates webpage.  We strongly recommend that you bookmark this page and check it daily for updates.

Contact us via Live Chat for quick questions. Send appointment requests to us at

We hope that you are doing well.

-ICS Student Affairs

Wed, 03 Mar 2021

Extended Live Chat Hours

Dear ICS Students, 

As a reminder, today Wednesday March 3rd, 2021, we will host extended ICS LiveChat Hours from 1:00PM until 8:00 PM. This is on Pacific Standard Time. 

Here is the link to our hours and LiveChat: 

The Enrollment Exceptions deadline for Winter 2021 has been extended to Friday of Week 10 at 5pm.  

  • Pass/NP enrollment exceptions will be accepted until Friday of Week 10 at 5pm.
  • Enrollment exception requests for dropping a course will be considered on a case-by-case basis up to Friday of week 10 at 5pm (not a guarantee of approval)
  • P/NP Policy for Winter 2021
    • P/NP (S/U for grad students) policy is based on the UCI Catalogue policy
    • Major requirements may not be taken P/NP (S/U for grad students)
    • COM and 2nd bacc courses must be taken for a letter grade
    • WR 39A, 39AP, and 37 allow the P/NP option for students.

Hello Seniors!

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit a graduation application to graduate in Spring 2021 is tomorrow Friday February 26th(Week 8). The Deadline to submit a graduation application to graduate in Summer 2021 is Friday May 21st (Week 8). You can find more information about Graduation and the other deadlines on our Graduation site.

You can submit your online Graduation application via your Student Access under the “Applications” tab.

Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Extended Live Chat Hours

This is a reminder that we will be having extended live chat hours today, Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

During enrollment season it is normal for there to be a wait time in the Live Chat.

Here is the link to our hours and LiveChat: