Concurrent Enrollment

Overview

Concurrent Enrollment is when students plan to enroll in a course(s) at another institution while they are also enrolled in a regular (Fall or Spring) semester at UC Berkeley. 

Students must have approval from L&S Advising for Concurrent Enrollment in order to receive credit for the course(s) that will be transferred from another school. If Concurrent Enrollment is approved, the transfer credit will be applied to a student's undergraduate degree. If a student does not receive Concurrent Enrollment approval, the transfer credit will not be applied to their undergraduate degree. Students must apply for Concurrent Enrollment approval each semester they plan to take courses at another institution while enrolled in a regular semester at UC Berkeley.

It is the student's responsibility to confirm that the coursework they are taking is transferable and applies to a particular degree requirement. See the Transfer Coursework page for more information about transferable coursework.

Deadline

Friday of the fifth week of instruction at 11:59pm PT

Deadlines for the current term are listed on our homepage.  

Concurrent Enrollment FAQ

Eligibility

To enroll concurrently at another institution, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You will be enrolled full time at Berkeley, a minimum of 13 units (unless approved for a reduced course load) during your concurrent enrollment semester.
  • You are not on Academic Probation (including Continued on Probation) status during the Concurrent Enrollment term. 
  • You are not a freshman in your first semester at UC Berkeley.
  • You have reviewed the L&S Advising Transfer Credit webpage. 
  • If you are a graduating senior, you must review your Academic Progress Report

If you do not meet all the above conditions, you might still be allowed to concurrently enroll. You will need to attach a written appeal to your form explaining why you do not meet the conditions and what hardship you would experience if your request is not approved.

Procedure

Submit the online Concurrent Enrollment form. If you haven't met any of the criteria listed on the form, you will need to attach a written statement addressing why you believe you should be permitted to concurrently enroll at another institution. If you need guidance, contact L&S College Advising.

Late/Retroactive Concurrent Enrollment (requests made after enrolling)

Starting Spring 2021, the College of Letters and Science requires that Concurrent Enrollment forms be submitted by the Friday of the 5th week of instruction. 

Late concurrent enrollment requests (requests submitted after the deadline but before the end of RRR week) require exceptional circumstances and will be reviewed by the dean.

Retroactive concurrent enrollment requests (requests for concurrent enrollment after the UC Berkeley semester in which the transfer course overlaps has ended) will not be approved.

Summer Sessions or Winter Intersessions

If you are taking a course during a summer session or during a winter intersession, you do not need to apply for concurrent enrollment unless more than 1 week of the course overlaps with a Spring or Fall semester at UC Berkeley. It is okay to take summer classes both at UC Berkeley and at another school during summer sessions without concurrent enrollment approval.

Enrolling Elsewhere While Not Enrolled at UC Berkeley

If you are not enrolled in UC Berkeley while taking courses elsewhere (e.g. taking courses at a community college while on a break from Cal or another four-year institution), you do not need to request approval for concurrent enrollment*. However, it is valuable to read about Transfer Credit to make sure you understand whether your coursework will transfer and how taking coursework at another school may or may not impact your limits on your time at Cal.

*Note: You may still wish to review your plans to enroll in courses at another institution with an L&S College Adviser. If you have been dismissed, you should make an appointment with an L&S College adviser before enrolling in coursework elsewhere to discuss your plan for readmission. 

Concurrent Enrollment during EGT

If you are planning to apply an approved concurrent enrollment course to your Berkeley degree, you must meet the graduation deadlines for transfer credit. Otherwise, you should request to move your EGT (Expected Graduation Term) to a future term.