COVID-19

Effective 11:59 p.m. on March 20, UCLA Samueli will suspend all non-essential operations, with minimum staffing to support essential research. Remote learning will continue through the end of spring quarter. Student resources remain available online.

Summer/Fall 2020 Academic Updates

Status of Enrollment for Summer and Fall 2020

Summer 2020 Enrollment
UCLA has decided to transition all Session A and Session C courses to remote learning only. For more information, visit
the Summer Sessions Updates and Alerts page

Fall 2020 Course Enrollment

  • UCLA is planning to offer remote, on-site, and hybrid (a combination of on-site and remote) instruction for classes during the fall 2020 term. The Schedule of Classes is available here.  On-site offerings are subject to the requirements of the State and County departments of public health (DPH) and UCLA’s related protocols for addressing the global pandemic.  As such, an on-site offering will take place with appropriate public health mitigation measures as determined by UCLA and DPH.  Please be advised that on-site offerings may convert to remote offerings if the DPH or UCLA require that to adjust to changing public health conditions. Selection of an on-site offering does not guarantee assignment to an on-site offering. 
  • Why is the number of classes offered on campus significantly reduced for the fall?
    Due to the health and safety requirements of physical distancing on-campus courses needed to be reduced.  Decisions as to what courses would be offered on campus were determined by each academic department based  on a combination of factors such as the structure of courses, instructor availability and room availability
  • Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Guidance Rescinded

    We are relieved to hear that the SEVP guidance issued on July 6th has been rescinded
    We encourage you to regularly monitor the Dashew COVID-19 updates page.

Undergraduate Students

Summer 2020 ONLY: P/NP Grading Option and Extension of Drop Deadlines

Summer 2020 ONLY: P/NP Grading Option and extension of deadlines

To further support undergraduate students this Summer 2020, the following exception to normal regulations and policies have been made:

1) To allow students in good standing* to take grade optional courses in a summer session term on a P/NP basis.
All undergraduate courses offered by the school of engineering in summer 2020, including minor and major courses can be taken for P/NP and will meet Samueli Engineering minor and major degree requirements if a student earns a P grade.
*good academic standing means that a student earned a C (2.0) average for the most recent completed term and a cumulative C (2.0) average in all University work. Students NOT in good academic standing* should consult with their academic counselor if considering this P/NP option.

2) To extend the deadline for changing the grading basis on an optionally graded course using MyUCLA without need for a petition to the dates posted at [click here for final dates to change grading basis]

3) To extend the deadline o drop a course using MyUCLA without the need for a petition to the dates as posted at [click here for summer session drop dates]

3) To eliminate the fees to drop a course and to change the grading basis on an optionally graded course after Friday of Week 2.

  • If a student is repeating a course that was initially taken for a letter grade, the student must repeat the course on letter grade basis as is detailed in the UCLA catalog.
  • Keep in mind to earn a P grade the student’s grade in the course needs to be a C or higher, where if the course is taken for letter grade grades above an F grade are passing (e.g. D-) with the exception of university requirements such as  American History and Institutions Requirement, ESL/Writing I and Writing II (ethics courses) must be passed with a minimum C or P to satisfy the requirement.   Additionally, in order to meet degree requirements, a student must meet the minimum grade-point average is 2.000 for all course work completed (Cumulative GPA), upper-division courses used for the major (Major Field Upper Division GPA), and required upper-division course work (Upper Division GPA) completed at any UC campus.
  •  For courses outside of engineering (e.g. Math), if that department designates the grading to be SO (student option LG or P/NP), then engineering students have the grading option.
  • Undergraduates that take an S/U graduate-level course will receive a P/NP grade basis.  Grading is student-driven, not course-driven (unless it’s mandatory).  Even if the course is mandatory S/U, an undergrad will be converted to a P/NP grade basis.
  • If a student is on financial aid or scholarship, wanting to meet minimum requirements for Latin Honors, Dean Honors or other honors programs or part of a program or planning to apply to a program that has a minimum grade or graded unit requirement or if a student is planning to apply to graduate programs or medical school you are advised to assure you are still meeting the minimum grade and unit criteria required (unless that Office/Program or School’s graduate program directly has advised you otherwise of exceptions).
  • Note: students will not be able to drop to zero units via MyUCLA; this will still require a withdrawal petitionRetroactive drop requests after the extended deadline will be considered but normally not approved.


Fall 2020: At this time normal P/NP policies and drop deadline are in place for Fall 2020 as detailed here

Fall 2020:

At this time, normal P/NP grading option and enrollment and drop deadlines are in place as detailed at

the OASA Deadlines and Enrollment Policies webpage


Filing Petitions Online
PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING PETITIONS:
Petitions should be filed online, forms are available on our petitions webpage

Please follow the instructions on the form/s and submit both petition/s & supporting document/s electronically via the Petitions/Exceptions Message Center

Students will be notified of petition results via Message Center.

If you have any further questions, please leave a voicemail at (310) 825-9580, and we will call back in a timely manner to assist you.
Virtual Undergraduate Academic Advising Options

Advising

    • COUNSELING SESSIONS
      At present, for the convenience of our students, Samueli Engineering undergraduate counseling sessions with our academic counselors will be virtual or online as follows:
      For Samueli Engineering Students:
      • Online, MyUCLA Message Center [click here]
      • Virtual appointments can now be scheduled and will be conducted remotely via Zoom. To schedule an appointment [click here] 
        For questions on how to set up and use Zoom [click here]
      • Virtual ZOOM walk-in advising available, no appointment needed.
        Once students connect using the zoom links below, within the periods specified, the student will be brought in to advising from a virtual waiting room, based on the order the student logs in, major, and counselor availability.  Expect some wait time before your session begins.
        Wednesday 10:30 am-noon  [for Zoom walk-in session link click here]*
          Thursday 2:30 pm-4:00 pm  [for Zoom walk-in session link click here]*
        *
        There will be no walk-in advising July 29th, August 5th, August 12th, August 20th, August 27th, September 3rd, September 9th,  or September 17th due to freshmen and transfer new student orientation. 

      • If you prefer a telephone appointment, send your:
        name, UID, your available times,
        note that you request a telephone appointment
        and reason for the appointment
        to our Appointment Message Center [click here]
        You will receive a confirmation before your appointment dateFor students in majors NOT in Samueli Engineering:
        • Online, MyUCLA Message Center [click here]
        • See our change of major website, change of major
          workshops in the spring will be virtual [click here]

        If you have any further questions, please leave a voicemail at (310) 825-9580, and we will call back in a timely manner to assist you

Graduate Students – graduate counselors contact information – click here

Grading Option - S/U exception for Summer 2020

For Summer 2020 ONLY, all graduate courses offered by the school of engineering, including major courses can be taken for a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.  Courses that were normally designated letter grade only can still be taken for a letter grade or S/U for Summer 2020.  Students may enroll for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading for any graduate or upper-division course offered by an engineering department and if an S grade is earned may apply toward requirements. If a student is repeating a course that was initially taken for a letter grade, the student must repeat the course on letter grade basis as is detailed in the UCLA catalog.
Students not in good academic standing* should consult with their graduate student affair officer if considering this S/U option.
**good academic standing means that a student earned a B (3.0) average for the most recent completed term and a cumulative B (3.0) average in all University work. 

Keep in mind to earn an S grade the student’s grade in the course needs to be a B or higher.

For course outside of engineering (e.g. Math), if that department designates the grading to be “SO” student option LG or S/U, then engineering students have the option to take that course S/U also to meet degree requirements.

Graduates that take a P/NP undergraduate-level course will receive a S/U grade basis.  Grading is student-driven, not course driven (unless it’s mandatory).  Even if the course is mandatory P/NP, a graduate student will be converted to a S/U grade basis.

 

Resources and Helpful Links

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Virtual Support Services

Summer 2020

CAPS IS OPEN AND HAS TRANSITIONED TO TELEHEALTH SERVICES ONLY

Fall 2020
Engineering Virtual Satellite

Free, confidential, brief support for students within the School of Engineering will be offered via Zoom
To access this service through the CAPS Satellite, Weeks 2-10 Wednesdays 10-12pm & Thursdays 2-4pm,

Students will
Call the CAPS Front Desk (310) 825-0768
and indicate Engineering Satellite

additionally  CAPS IS OPEN AND HAS TRANSITIONED TO TELEHEALTH SERVICES ONLY