Enrollment Consideration Request Form (ECR)
enrollment consideration request form (ECR)
STUDENTS WHO USE THE ECR HAVE A SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGE OVER STUDENTS WHO DON'T.
Most of you have caught on about the ECR, but I am surprised every quarter to learn that there are still students who do not know what this is. Or, students know, but they don't understand the importance of it.
It takes literally 1 minute per class (you CAN submit ECRs for multiples courses), and there is only benefit. Maybe you are one of those students who is thinking "Well, I get what I get" as far as enrollment. But the ECR is your one chance to maybe get into that one class that filled up early, that you totally had your heart set on. You can even submit an ECR for courses outside HSSEAS like STATS, or Physics labs, etc. We submit these requests to those departments and work directly with them to try and get HSSEAS students enrolled.
"I didn't use the ECR because it doesn't do anything" Not every request is met, but a large number of students are accommodated who otherwise would not have gotten into a course they requested. Every HSSEAS department counselor uses the ECR to communicate additional demand to the departments. Bottom line: If you don't use the ECR, enrollment opportunities will not change. You have to submit the form for us to help you. If you DO submit an ECR, the departments are notified that there is more demand for their course and they work to increase enrollment opportunities for their students.
Formerly known as the Enrollment Survey, currently the ENROLLMENT CONSIDERATION REQUEST (ECR).
- Available EVERY QUARTER. The link is the same, we just update it. Bookmark it! https://ccle.ucla.edu/mod/questionnaire/view.php?id=12519
- This is a forum for you to tell us and the departments, that a class is fulland there is still demand for more seats.
IF YOU DON'T SUBMIT AN ECR, WE DON'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION WITH WHICH TO TRY ANDINCREASE ENROLLMENT
I know I just said that twice, but I am still getting a sense from students that they don't understand the significance of the ECR. We take this data to the department, and they work off it to see if they can accommodate more seats in a course, or if it is possible to swap rooms around on campus for a larger one (which isn't easy because we are competing with every course at UCLA for classrooms), or to find more teaching support. There is no magic switch. A lot of things come into play and have line up for us to increase a course size. And we need time to do it. We don't have any other way to gauge demand except for this ECR. So if I see that 23 students want CS 111, we are fighting for space for 23 more students. If there are actually 30 students out there, but 7 didn't submit an ECR, we would have no idea.
IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO SUBMIT AN ECR EARLY, as soon as a course is full, so you can be in that initial count and search for space. It doesn't help you to submit a form late. If I had known there were actually 30 students out there, I could have tried to find room for 30 more. When is it too late? I pull the ECR data and analyze need for the department after 2nd pass has been active for every students for at least 2 weeks. If you are using the ECR after that, you are at a disadvantage. If you are only using the ECR *TODAY* for Fall classes, you are at a significant disadvantage as many departments have already acted on the ECR data or are currently finalizing any enrollment changes.
- YOU ONLY NEED TO SUBMIT AN ECR ONCE PER CLASS. Once you do this, you are
forever on the list for that course. Multiple submissions do not increase your chances.
- SUBMITTING AN ECR IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF ENROLLMENT. We do everything we can to meet demand, but sometimes it is not possible to get all the factors to come together to make an increase.
- ENROLL IN A BACK UP COURSE. You must still be enrolled in at least 12 units.
- HAVE ROOM IN YOUR SCHEDULE FOR US TO FULFILL YOUR REQUEST. This happens ALL THE TIME. If you are waiting for the outcome of the ECR, please make sure to have ROOM for us to add you if we can. We can not override the unit maximum limits. You should have filled out an excess unit petition, or you should have room in your schedule for us to add a 4 unit course. We will enroll students who have space in their schedules first.
- PAY ATTENTION TO UPDATES. If you are waiting for the outcome of the ECR, you should be reading every email. Sometimes we will send out special instructions, query for more information, or give the ECR students the advantage of knowing exactly when we are opening new seats on URSA for a class they've requested. We operate on the assumption that if you submitted an ECR, you want this class over other courses you may currently be enrolled in. If we manually enroll you, you will be notified, and are then responsible for resolving any course conflicts, or dropping courses you no longer want, etc, by the deadlines. (If you don't already have alerts for those deadlines programmed into some sort notification mechanism, again, you are at a disadvantage to a student who has done so: http://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/undergraduates/deadlines-enrollment-policies)
- INPUT YOUR INFORMATION ACCURATELY!! So many emails are not complete
(student@ucla), or misspelled. Or we try to enroll a student and the UID does not exist. We don't always have time to go back and look up the correct information. And a student who has taken the time to input their information accurately, will be enrolled quicker and will be getting notifications about course updates.
- WE DO CHECK REQUISITES. The ECR is not a way to get into a course if you don't meet the requisites. You'll only get an email telling you we are unable to consider you for enrollment because you are missing requisites.