About Concurrent Enrollment

Enroll in UC Berkeley campus courses without formal admission to the University. Concurrent Enrollment is available only for spring and fall terms. Students interested in attending UC Berkeley campus courses during summer should visit the Summer Sessions website.

UC Berkeley Extension's Concurrent Enrollment program provides an opportunity for community members to enroll in UC Berkeley campus courses on a space-available basis; matriculated UC Berkeley students who register and enroll through main campus systems always have enrollment priority. Concurrent Enrollment allows you to concentrate on a specific subject area, satisfy prerequisites for graduate school or earn additional units to transfer to your home institution. Contact your academic adviser or articulation officer regarding transfer credit to see if this option will work for you. If you have been previously matriculated in a UC Berkeley undergraduate program and did not complete your degree, special provisions may apply to you.

Concurrent Enrollment is also open to qualified high school students. Please see your high school adviser or counselor for information. Advisers may contact us via email at concurrent@berkeley.edu.

Classes in the School of Law are not eligible for Concurrent Enrollment. Due to ongoing budgetary constraints, the number of class sections for certain courses may be reduced, and space may be unavailable for Concurrent Enrollment applicants.

Participating in UC Berkeley Extension’s Concurrent Enrollment program does not in itself provide preference in admission to the University of California. Students interested in applying to UC should refer to the UC Admissions website or the admissions office of the UC campus they wish to attend for details about the admissions process.

Deadlines and Schedules

 
Concurrent Enrollment Event Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Term application deadline 1 for international applicants July 7, 2014 Nov. 21, 2014
Class application opens Aug. 6, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015
Semester begins Aug. 21, 2014 Jan. 13, 2015
Instruction begins Aug. 28, 2014 Jan. 20, 2015
Term application deadline 2 for local and U.S. applicants
(includes deadline for the term application fee)
Sept. 12, 2014, at 4 pm Feb. 7, 2015, at 4 pm

Class Application Deadline (Add/Drop):

  • Class application deadline: students will be billed for all approved and in-progress class applications as of this date.
  • Deadline for add/drop, course withdrawals and transfers.
  • A verbal arrangement with an instructor is not official enrollment approval. See Class Application Review and Enrollment Approval for instructions.
 
Sept. 26, 2014, at 4 pm Feb. 20, 2015, at 4 pm
Grade Option Deadline 1:
Deadline to change from credit to Not for Credit (NC) or NC to credit; log into your account to drop the class and add it with the updated grade option at any time before this deadline.**
Sept. 26, 2014, at 4 pm Feb. 20, 2015, at 4 pm
Payment Deadline:
All class fees including approved and in-progress class applications must be paid by this deadline to avoid any potential late fees, holds and administrative withdrawals.
Oct. 10, 2014 March 6, 2015
Grade Option Deadline 2:
Deadline to change grading option from letter grade to P/NP, or change grading option from P/NP to letter grade; log into your account to update your grade option at any time before the deadline. **
Oct. 31, 2014, at 4 pm April 3, 2015, at 4 pm
Instruction ends Dec. 12, 2014 May 8, 2015
Final examinations Dec. 15–19, 2014 May 11–15, 2015
Semester ends Dec. 19, 2014 May 15, 2015

**Note that Concurrent Enrollment has special restrictions for deadlines (including class applications, add/drop, tuition refunds and grade options) that differ from other Extension courses. All classes that you do not plan to attend must be dropped prior to the add/drop deadline. You will be responsible for paying all fees for all class applications that are approved and in-progress by the add/drop deadline. There are no refunds after the add/drop deadline unless your class application is denied.

Term Application Process

The information below outlines the term application process for international, local and U.S. applicants. Please note that all members of the UC Berkeley Extension community, including those participating in Concurrent Enrollment, are expected to act with honesty, integrity and respect for others. For further information, refer to:

International Applicants

International applicants must be officially invited by a UC Berkeley campus department to study in the Concurrent Enrollment program, and not every department accepts Concurrent Enrollment students. In addition, to be accepted, maintain F-1 visa status and be approved to continue your studies for an additional term(s), you must:

  • Have a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (iBT) or IELTS Academic Format score of 7.0.
  • Enroll full-time as defined by the inviting department (usually 12 semester units per term).
  • Pay all fees within designated deadlines.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory academic progress within the Concurrent Enrollment program.

International applicants must submit their campus invitation to study, along with a completed international concurrent enrollment application and fee to Extension’s International Student Administrative Services. After you are accepted, Extension creates your student account and sends your user name to you; please do not create a student account on the website. Extension also issues you a Certificate of Eligibility Form I-20 for full-time study and sends you detailed information about fees and how apply for classes. Approval to attend individual classes is subject to review and approval by the instructor, department chair and/or dean (if applicable). Upon arrival in the U.S., you must attend a mandatory orientation session. For additional information, email UC Berkeley Extension International Student Services.

Local and U.S. Applicants

Local and U.S. applicants can begin the term application process online by starting an online application, creating or logging in to their student account, completing the questionnaire, submitting the online application, and checking out to pay the nonrefundable application fee. Submit your online application by the term application deadline for local and U.S. applicants.

  • Do not create multiple accounts. If you are a returning student who has previously applied for or enrolled in Concurrent Enrollment, you already have a student account. You can use the Forgot User name and Forgot Password features to log in to your existing student account. Creating duplicate accounts may interfere with the review of your program and class applications and the ability to authenticate through CalNet. If you have created a duplicate account, email concurrent@berkeley.edu so that your accounts can be merged.
  • Do not use an @berkeley.edu address to create your account. Your @berkeley.edu email account expires after the term ends and could create problems with accessing your account later on.

If you prefer to apply in person or by mail, please download and complete the Concurrent Enrollment Application for Local and U.S. Students (PDF) and follow the instructions to apply by the term application deadline.

You will be able to apply for individual classes within one to two business days after you receive an email notification that your term application has been approved.

Applying for Classes

Before You Apply for Classes

  • If you are completing a degree program, consult with your school and major adviser to ensure that any Concurrent Enrollment coursework transfers and applies toward your requirements.
  • Review the Schedule of Classes to identify the classes that interest you. Note the name of the instructor listed with the section that fits your schedule and the Course Control Number (CCN) for the primary section of the class. If a CCN number does not appear in the Schedule of Classes, contact the campus department.
  • To determine if a class is full or has a waitlist, look at the bottom of the class listing in the Schedule of Classes, as shown in the example below. If there are students on the waitlist, that course is full, even if there seems to be available seats. Concurrent Enrollment applications for this class are rejected. Do not apply for this class.

 

Special Application Instructions and Restrictions

  • Classes in the School of Law are not eligible for Concurrent Enrollment.
  • For the following departments, go to the first class meeting to ask the instructor for approval to enroll in the class. If the instructor says that you may enroll, then proceed to enter your application.
  • Anthropology
  • English
  • Integrative Biology
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Business: Find eligible courses at Haas School of Business.
  • Economics: You must submit a supplemental application.
  • Physics: You must submit a supplemental application prior to completing a concurrent enrollment application. For more information, call (510) 642-0481 or visit 368 LeConte Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.
  • Mathematics: After you check the Schedule of Classes to ensure that the class has available space with no waitlist, enter your application.
  • School of Information: You must submit a supplemental application.
  • Secondary Sections: You can only enter an application for enrollment into a primary section via Concurrent Enrollment. Enrollment into secondary section enrollments (labs and discussion sections, for exampe) is not supported by the system. You should check with the instructor or head graduate student instructor (GSI) for space in any secondary sections and ensure that the available sections fit your schedule. If there is no space in a secondary section that works for you, you should choose another class or drop your concurrent enrollment application for the class before the add/drop deadline.

Class Application Instructions for Other Departments

  • For other departments, after you have identified possible classes, contact the instructor by using the directory search or by going through the department's website. Tell the instructor that you are contacting him or her because you want to apply for his or her class through Concurrent Enrollment. Ask if there is space available for you to do so. You should also give a brief introduction of your qualifications for enrolling in the class and what you hope to gain from the class.
  • Provide the instructor with any requested supporting documentation (transcripts, for example), and contact the department to find out if there are any additional departmental requirements.
  • If the instructor or department indicates that you may proceed with your application, follow the steps in Entering Your Class Application (see below).

Entering Your Application

  • Log into your Student Account. If you forgot your user name and/or password, please select Forgot User Name or Forgot Password and follow the instructions to retrieve them.
  • On the home screen under My Current Courses, select Concurrent Enrollment System from the drop down under View Online Resources and click on Go. This action opens another tab in your browser.
  • Navigate to the Concurrent Enrollment System tab and follow instructions on the Welcome Screen to apply for individual classes. You will have until the add/drop deadline to add and drop classes. Select Apply for Class from the Application/Enrollment menu. For each class application:
    • Course Control Numbers (CCN): Enter the course control number (CCN) for the primary section of the class you want. Verify whether the instructors are correct. If not, double-check the Online Schedule of Classes to ensure you have entered the CCN for the correct section. If it is the wrong CCN, follow instructions on the Welcome Screen to drop the incorrect CCN and add the correct CCN
    • Grade Options: Enter a grade option for each class. Depending upon the class, the grade options offered may include: letter grade (LG), Pass/Not Pass (P/NP), Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U), or Not for Credit (NC). Please note that there are strict deadlines to change grade options. If you wish to audit or if you do not wish to receive a grade or credit for the class, enter NC (Not for Credit). If you select NC, no units appear for that class on your Class List and the minimum course fee (1 unit) applies. International students should discuss the Not for Credit grading option with International Student Administrative Services before selecting it as it could affect your F-1 visa status. Check with the department offering your class and your adviser before entering NC. If you are transferring credit, your school may require letter grading. Note that some departments—including East Asian Languages, Buddhist Studies, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Tibetan—reject any application requesting NC. Verify that you have entered the correct grade option. If you have entered the wrong grade option, see Class Application Changes below for more information.
    • Variable Units: If you are taking your class for credit and your class has variable units, enter the number of units you wish to complete. If you make a mistake, drop the class, then add the class with the correct number of units. The system prevents you from entering the same CCN twice.
    • Confirm Your Class List: Verify that all of your courses are correctly listed including the correct CCN numbers, the correct number of units and the correct grade option. If not, follow the directions on the Welcome Screen to drop the class and add it with the correct values.
    • Supplemental Department Applications: Submit any supplemental applications or documentation to the instructor or department as required. See Before You Apply for Classes for more information.

Class Application Review and Enrollment Approval

Once you apply for a class or classes, your application(s) is forwarded to the instructor to begin the official campus review process. At this point, you receive access to additional class resources (e.g., the class bCourses and class email notifications). See About Your Calnet ID for more information about accessing bCourses.

IMPORTANT: You are responsible for applying for the correct class with the correct grade option and units and for ensuring that your application is reviewed in a timely manner by following up with reviewers. Please note that verbal approval from your instructor to take a class or to transfer into a class does not constitute official enrollment approval; the system must accurately display the status of your class application as Approval Completed. If your application is not approved in a timely manner, your access to class resources such as bCourses may expire.

  • If your application is rejected at any level, an email notification is automatically sent to the email address that you entered on your application. You should discontinue participation and attendance in the class immediately. If you already paid for the class, your class fees for the denied class are fully refunded to you; the term application fee is nonrefundable. If it is before the add/drop deadline and you wish to apply for another class, follow the instructions above to add another class.
  • If your application is approved, you receive email notification that you have been approved for enrollment in that class. Your approval status for that class will change to Approval Completed.
  • You can only apply for enrollment into a primary section via Concurrent Enrollment; secondary section enrollments (e.g., labs and discussions) are not supported within the system. If applicable, be sure to contact the instructor or head GSI to confirm your assignment to the class's secondary sections (e.g. labs, discussion).
  • It is important to monitor your class application's progress. If it appears that your class application is stuck, contact the reviewer to answer any questions about your application. It is possible that your application may not be reviewed and approved or rejected until just prior to the add/drop deadline because final enrollment for matriculated UC Berkeley students must be confirmed before the review of Concurrent Enrollment class applications can be considered. If you must maintain a full-time course load and your application has yet to be reviewed, you may wish to drop your existing class and add a different class that does not have impacted enrollment.
  • If a reviewer indicates that your application is likely to be rejected, ask the reviewer to reject your application now so that you can apply for another class before the add/drop deadline.

Class Application Changes

Before the published deadlines, you can add or drop a class, change a grade option or change the amount of variable units. Log into your student account. On the home screen under My Current Courses select Concurrent Enrollment System from the drop down under View Online Resources and click on Go. Navigate to the Concurrent Enrollment System tab and follow the instructions on the Welcome Screen to apply for a class, drop a class or to update your class.

  • Add/Drop: You can add or drop classes up until the add/drop deadline.
  • Variable Unit Changes: To change the amount of variable units for your class, you must drop the class and add it with the updated variable units before the add/drop deadline. Your application will also be resubmitted for review to the instructor, department chair and dean (if applicable) as these changes may require evaluation of your progress.
  • Grade Option Changes:
    • If it is before Grade Option Deadline 1, you may change from Not for Credit (NC) to credit (letter grade or P/NP) or credit to NC by dropping your class and then adding it with the new grading option. Your application will also be resubmitted for review to the instructor, department chair and dean (if applicable) as these changes may require evaluation of your progress.
    • If it is before the Grade Option Deadline 2, you may change your grading option from letter grade to Pass/Not Pass (P/NP) or from P/NP to letter grade by selecting Update Class from the Application/Enrollment menu.

Fees and Payment

Fee Assessment and Payment

  • By the third business day after the add/drop deadline, you will be invoiced for class fees and will be required to pay the invoice(s) in full by the term payment deadline.
  • You will receive an invoice for each class to which you applied that is In Process of being reviewed or that has an approval status of Approval Completed. You will not be invoiced for any class applications that were either dropped or denied before the add/drop deadline.
  • All fees must be paid in full by the term payment deadline to avoid any potential late fees, holds or administrative withdrawals from the term. See the schedule and deadlines for more information.
  • To pay your fees:
    1. Pay Online: Only credit card payments can be accepted online. Log in to your account and click on My Invoices in the left navigation menu.
      • If you wish to view, print or save the invoice/receipt(s) before paying them, click on the specific invoice number, select Print Receipt and use your browser to print and/or save the PDF invoice/receipt(s). Click on the Back button or select My Invoices to return to the previous screen to view, print or save your other invoice/receipt(s).
      • Under My Invoices, check one or more invoices to pay on an individual credit card, click Pay Selected Invoice(s) and follow the instructions to check out and pay. You can repeat this process to pay another invoice with a different credit card. Please note that although one or more invoices can be paid online with an individual credit card, you cannot split a payment on an individual invoice across multiple credit cards. If you need to split a payment on an individual invoice across multiple credit cards, please follow the Pay In-Person or Pay by Mail instructions below.
      • Pay before the term payment deadline to avoid any potential late fees, holds or administrative withdrawals.
    2. Pay In-Person: You can pay in person with a credit card or by check. Log in to your account and click on My Invoices in the left navigation menu.
      • Click on the specific invoice number, select Print Receipt and use your browser to print and save the PDF invoice/receipt(s). Click on the Back button or select My Invoices to return to the previous screen to print and save your other invoice/receipt(s).
      • Bring a copy of each invoice in to pay in person at the cashier window Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–4:30pm (except holidays) at the UC Berkeley Extension's Golden Bear Center in Berkeley (1995 University Ave.). Make all checks payable to UC Regents. A $25 charge is assessed for returned checks.
      • Pay before the term payment deadline to avoid any potential late fees, holds or administrative withdrawals.
    3. Pay By Mail: You can pay by mail with a credit card or by check. Log in to your account and click on My Invoices in the left navigation menu.
      • Click on the specific invoice number, select Print Receipt and use your browser to print and save the PDF invoice/receipt(s). Click on the Back button or select My Invoices to return to the previous screen to print and save your other invoice/receipt(s).
      • Mail in your payment with a printed copy or copies of your invoice(s) to the address that appears on the invoice.
      • To pay by check, make all checks payable to UC Regents. A $25 charge is assessed for returned checks.
      • To pay by credit card, write the credit card number and the expiration date on the invoice.
      • Pay before the term payment deadline to avoid any potential late fees, holds or administrative withdrawals.
    4. Pay by Wire (International Students Only): Log in to your account and click on My Invoices in the left navigation menu.
      • Click on the specific invoice number, select Print Receipt and use your browser to print and save the PDF invoice/receipt(s). Click on the Back button or select My Invoices to return to the previous screen to print and save your other invoice/receipt(s).
      • Follow the instructions on the invoice/receipt(s) to wire funds to UC Berkeley Extension’s bank wire account. In the memo/reference section of the bank wire request, please include the UC Berkeley Extension invoice number(s). Please note that all wire service fees charged by the bank are the sender’s sole responsibility. Be sure to save your receipt(s) from your bank wire request.
      • Email copies of the bank wire receipts along with the PDF invoice/receipt(s) to UC Berkeley Extension’s International Student Services.
      • Wire the funds before the term payment deadline to avoid any potential late fees, holds or administrative withdrawals.

Concurrent Enrollment Fees

Application and Other Term Fees

There is a $125 nonrefundable Concurrent Enrollment application fee for each term. International applicants are assessed—and must pay prior to arrival—an additional $200 international application fee for F-1 visa processing and a $250 Cal 1 Card fee. Health insurance fees for international students may also be assessed prior to arrival.

Course Fees

The fees per course unit are outlined in the table below. For classes with a lab delivery format or instruction method, an additional $100 is charged (see Fee With Lab below). Please note that fees are subject to change.

Fee Per Course for Concurrent Enrollment
Units Fee Fee With Lab
0-0.5 $655 $755
1 $655 $755
2 $1,310 $1,410
3 $1,965 $2,065
4 $2,620 $2,720
5 $3,275 $3,375
6 $3,930 $4,030
over 6 units No. of units times $655/unit No. of units times $655/unit + $100
  • Note that Concurrent Enrollment has special restrictions for deadlines (including class applications, add/drop, tuition refunds and grade options) that differ from other Extension courses. All classes that you do not plan to attend must be dropped prior to the add/drop deadline. You are responsible for paying all fees for class applications that are Approved and In-progress by the add/drop deadline and you are responsible for ensuring that your application is reviewed and approved in a timely manner..
  • There are no refunds after the add/drop deadline unless your class application is denied. You may file a Petition to Withdraw or file a refund appeal for extenuating circumstances only (e.g. personal or medical emergencies).
  • If your class application is denied after the add/drop deadline, you will receive a full refund of all class fees.
  • All late payments may be subject to a $50 late processing fee per class.
  • The application fees are nonrefundable in all cases.
  • Make all checks payable to UC Regents. A $25 charge is assessed for returned checks.
  • Fees may be subject to change.