Concurrent Enrollment

An international student can be enrolled in two different SEVIS-approved schools at the same time; this is known as “concurrent enrollment.”


  • You are an enrolled student at UCSB, in good standing for the quarter of concurrent enrollment.
    • EXCEPTION: Enrollment at UCSB not required during Summer Session.
  • You have consulted with and received approval from your department/college advisor and determined that the requested class is either required for your degree or will not interfere with the completion of all of your UCSB degree requirements.
  • Your registration at UCSB is full-time (at least 12 units for undergraduates and at least 8 units for graduates).


  1. Meet with your department/college advisor to determine that the class you plan to take can be used to fulfill UCSB course requirements.
  2. If the class is not being taken for UCSB credit (such as a course being taken as a prerequisite for graduate school), your advisor should ensure that your enrollment will not have a negative impact on your current study or degree completion at UCSB.
  3. Complete the Application for Concurrent Enrollment, and request that your advisor complete and sign Section 2
  4. Submit your form to OISS for review and approval.


The current processing time for concurrent enrollment requests is 5 business days. If and when your request is approved, you will receive a letter verifying that you are authorized for concurrent enrollment at the other institution for the class(es) that you submitting on your request form.