Enrollment Assistance: Spring 2020



Per campus regulations, students must attend the first class meeting of the course in which they are enrolled to retain their seat. If you fail to attend, you may be administratively dropped from the course.  

Enrollment Information (Registrar)

Spring 2020 Psychology Department Enrollment Newsletter (PDF)
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Waitlist Information

Waitlists are available after all students, continuing and new, have had the opportunity to enroll in classes, and are assigned by class level. Check your appointment times to see when you may sign up on a waitlist.


The Psychology Department does not place holds.  If you have a hold on your account, contact the department that placed the hold.  You can see who placed the hold by clicking on “Details” under the hold section of your Student Center.

Pre-requisite Credit

If you took a cognitive science or psychology major pre-requisite at a community college and it is not yet in your portal, e-mail psyadv@ucsc.edu your unofficial transcripts. We will input the course(s) into “other credit,” which notifies the system you have fulfilled that particular pre-requisite. Please allow 3 business days for processing.

When Do I Take Psych 100?

Although Psych 100 is the next course students take after declaring the Psychology and/or Cog Sci major, students don’t typically take this course until sometime during their junior year. 

Psych 1 Gating

Psych 1 is a gated course, which means seats are released during each day of enrollment.  Check back each day to try to enroll in the class.  If you are unable to get into the class, keep in mind that you can add to the waitlist during your second enrollment appointment. 

Didn’t get into the classes you want? Consider taking the following:

  • All required courses for the major and electives in the Developmental, Cognitive, and Social area are offered in UC Santa Cruz's Summer Session. Check the Summer Session website for details and registration information.
  • Enroll in GE's
  • Cognitive Science majors: enroll in Interdisciplinary Electives 
  • Psychology majors: enroll in upper-division outside-the-major course
  • The General Psych and Cog Sci major requirements, along with GEs, do not typically equate to the 180 credits needed to graduate. This means you will need to take additional courses for credit -- this is a good time to do that. 

Cognitive Science Interdisciplinary Electives (updated 11/13/19)

Psychology Out of Department Courses with no prerequisites- scheduled Spring 2020