Preparing for Enrollment
Students are assigned appointment times by the Registrar’s Office. Be sure to check your enrollment appointments through MyUCLA and set a reminder for when your enrollment passes open. If you miss your first pass enrollment, you will have to wait until your second pass to enroll.
It is important to review the requirements for your major and run a new Degree Audit Report to verify which major requirements you still need to satisfy. Please see below for important reminders about enrollment:
- For Fall enrollment, certain courses that are held for incoming students through New Student Orientation will be closed off to continuing students beginning July 5, 2023. Any eligible student can enroll beginning September 19, 2023, space permitting. If you are enrolled in one of these designated courses and drop it during this period, we will not be able to assist in re-enrolling you and you must wait until September 19 to try to enroll again, space permitting.
- Enrollment in Psychology courses is restricted based on major and class standing. View the course notes to see if you are able to enroll with your current major and class standing.
- The Psych Dept. does not utilize PTE numbers. Psych instructors do not have PTE numbers either.
- Psych 100A is not an enforced prerequisite for upper division Psych courses other than Psych 100B, so you may enroll in Psych upper division courses prior to completing Psych 100A.
- Your major cannot be declared until all preparation grades have posted to your Degree Audit Report.
- It is a student’s responsibility to resolve any class or exam time conflicts on their study lists.
- No exceptions are made to any of the above Psychology Department policies under any circumstances.
Enrolling in Major Coursework
Major and Class Standing Enrollment Restrictions
Psychology classes are restricted based off of major and class standing. Note that there is a difference between pre-major and major standing. Students who complete all preparation courses for their major and declare or apply for the major are eligible for major standing. All other students with in-progress preparation courses will have pre-major standing.
Using Class Planner or the Schedule of Classes, read the “Class Notes” for the Psychology courses you are interested in. The Class Notes are listed with each course under the Info button. This will tell you the major and class standing required to enroll in each Psych course during the first and second passes.
For example, the Psych 121 enrollment restriction reads:
- Enrollment is limited to senior Cognitive Science, Psychology, and Linguistics and Psychology majors on the priority and first enrollment passes.
- Junior Cognitive Science, Psychology, and Linguistics and Psychology majors may enroll on the second pass, space permitting.
This means that you must be one of the listed majors and have senior class standing to enroll on the first pass. On the second pass, the listed majors with junior standing have access to enroll. Pre-majors are unable to enroll in the course.
However, for a class like Psych 120A, the enrollment restriction reads:
- Enrollment is limited to junior/senior departmental majors, Linguistics and Psychology majors, and Neuroscience majors on the priority and first enrollment passes.
- Junior/senior departmental pre-majors and Neuroscience minors may enroll on the second pass, space permitting.
This means that you must be one of the listed majors and have junior or senior standing to enroll on the first pass. On the second pass, junior pre-majors and certain minors with junior or senior standing have access to enroll.
Prerequisites on Psych Classes
The prerequisites listed for certain Psychology courses are suggested courses that should be taken before enrolling in that particular course. However, you will not be prevented from enrolling in most Psychology classes if you have not met the prerequisites. The only enforced prerequisites in Psychology courses are:
- Students must complete Psych 100A prior to 100B
- Students must complete Psych 115 prior to M116A/116B
What if the Psych classes I want are full?
You can monitor the seats available in Psych classes via Class Planner through the end of Week 2 of each quarter. If seats become available, you may enroll if you meet the restrictions. If no seats become available, you will have to attempt enrollment in the course in a future term.
In regards to PTE numbers, the Psych Department doesn’t give out PTE numbers under any circumstances due to the impacted nature of our department. All enrollment is done through MyUCLA to be as fair as possible to all students.
Please do not contact Psych professors to request a PTE number. They also rely on MyUCLA to manage enrollment in their courses. Professors do not make the decisions on which students can be added into their classes.
The Psych Advising Office doesn’t make exceptions to department policy. If you aren’t yet eligible to enroll in a class, you’ll need to wait until you are. If you cannot enroll in a course, you will have to enroll during a different quarter.
It is your responsibility to properly plan your schedule to ensure timely graduation. It’s recommended to meet with an advisor early in your academic career to ensure the timely completion of major requirements.
My major requirement worksheet says I can take courses in other departments to fulfill my major elective requirements, but I can’t enroll in a non-Psych class on the list because of the other department’s restrictions. Why is this?
Each department manages the enrollment of its own courses. The courses listed on the major sheets are courses that are accepted for major electives, but this does not ensure that these classes will be offered when you want or need them. It also doesn’t guarantee that that particular department will have room to accommodate your enrollment. If you are concerned about enrollment in a course outside of the Psych Department, you will need to speak with an advisor in that course’s department to discuss their enrollment restrictions.
If you still have questions after reviewing the above information, Psychology Undergraduate Advisors are available to assist. To request advising, submit your inquiry via Message Center on myUCLA. Please include your specific question(s) in your message.
Due to a high volume of inquiries, responses may take up to 7 business days (not including weekends and holidays). Please be patient and do not start multiple cases for the same issue in hopes of expediting a response.