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Office of the Registrar

Disenrollment of Class Registrations for Unmet Course Prerequisites

Student enrollments for the next semester's classes are dropped automatically for unmet course prerequisites.  This procedure is enacted following the end of fall, spring and summer semesters for both undergraduate and graduate students, and for all UC colleges with the exceptions of the College of Law and the MD program. This procedure takes place once before the first day of the full semester. It does not happen again mid-semester. 

At the point of class registration for the next semester, the registration system applies the student's current class enrollments towards any prerequisite(s) established by the colleges for courses into which the student is attempting to register. 

For example, a student enrolled in fall semester course EXMPL 1001 may register for spring semester course EXMPL 1002.  Continued enrollment within those courses when the next term begins, however, is contingent upon the student satisfying minimum prerequisite grade requirements and/or maintaining the required academic college or program.  If the college has set a "C" final grade minimum for EXMPL 1001 as a prerequisite for EXMPL 1002, a student who earns a fall semester grade in EXMPL 1001 that is below "C" will not be allowed to retain his/her spring semester enrollment in EXMPL 1002. 

Additionally, a student may have been allowed to enroll for spring semester course EXMPL 3001 because at the point of class registration for spring semester the student was part of a college and/or pursuing a degree program that the college requires as a prerequisite for the spring course.  If the student changes his/her college and/or degree program after registration, then that student no longer satisfies the college / program requirements for EXMPL 3001 and so will not be allowed to retain his/her enrollment in that course.    

During the break period between each semester, UC will assess whether or not each student continues to meet any college-established prerequisite(s) for the courses into which he or she has enrolled for the next semester.  Students not meeting course prerequisites will be "dis-enrolled" from the appropriate classes prior to the first day of classes.  A notification will be sent to the student's UC e-mail address.  The student's bill will be updated accordingly to reflect tuition charges for the adjusted enrollment. 

Please note that the effect of the disenrollment is immediate and final.  The vacated seats in the classes will not be held and these seats will be available immediately to other registering students.  Students will not be reinstated into disenrolled classes.  The registration system will prevent the student from re-registering into those classes dis-enrolled for unmet prerequisites.

The One Stop Student Service Center and the Registrar's Office are not charged with prerequisites management and so cannot override prerequisites requirements.  These offices will not be able to provide prerequisites information or take any prerequisites-related action.

Questions regarding course prerequisites and class dis-enrollments must be directed to the college offering that particular class section. 

If you become dis-enrolled from one or more spring semester classes for unmet prerequisites, immediately contact your academic advisor to request assistance in identifying appropriate course alternatives.