Preauthorization

Some courses may have prerequisites or restrictions. Students are expected to complete all prerequisites and meet all course restrictions prior to enrolling. Prerequisite and course restriction information for each course is available at the Schedule of Classes on TritonLink and the UC San Diego General Catalog.

Access the new preauthorization system!

The following program is excluded from the preauthorization system:

  • Muir College Writing Program - please submit a VAC request

UCSD students

  • Step 1: If the class you wish to enroll in has prerequisites or restrictions, submit your preauthorization request via the Preauthorization System.
  • Step 2: In your request, include justification such as the courses you have completed or qualifying AP scores that you believe are equivalent to the listed course prerequisites. (See the Advanced Placement credit chart for course exemptions.)
  • Step 3: Upload a PDF file with additional details supporting your justification for enrolling in the selected course. Ex: unofficial or official transcript or official AP scores. The document must include both your printed name and the printed name of the institution. UC San Diego will not accept documentation that has been altered in any way.
  • Step 4: Submit the request.
  • Step 5: You will receive an email notification once the department has made a decision on your request. In some cases, you may be required to supply additional supporting documents such as course syllabi or transcripts.
  • Step 6: If your request is approved, visit WebReg to enroll.

Non-UCSD students

  • Step 1: Be sure you have obtained your student ID and completed the Summer Session application. See Application and Enrollment. (Returning non-UCSD students must complete a new application every year.)
  • Step 2: If the class you wish to enroll in is upper-division and has prerequisites or restrictions, submit your preauthorization request via the Preauthorization System.
  • Step 3: In your request, include justification such as the courses you have completed or qualifying AP scores that you believe are equivalent to the listed UC San Diego prerequisites. (See the Advanced Placement credit chart for course exemptions.)
  • Step 4: Upload a PDF file with additional details supporting your justification for enrolling in the selected course. Ex: unofficial or official transcript, degree audit report, or official AP scores. The document must include both your printed name and the printed name of the institution. UC San Diego will not accept documentation that has been altered in any way.
  • Step 5: Submit the request.
  • Step 6: You will receive an email notification once the department has made a decision on your request. In some cases, you may be required to supply additional supporting documents such as course syllabi or transcripts.
  • Step 7: If your request is approved, visit WebReg to enroll.