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.

Academic Updates

Resources and Helpful Links

● Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Virtual Support Services

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

If you have not already, please take the Engineering Mental Health and Wellness Survey

School Update from Associate Dean Wesel

Undergraduate Students

Drop deadlines extended for Spring 2020

For Spring 2020 ONLY,

To further support undergraduate students this Spring 2020, drop deadlines have been extended.  For all undergraduates, the Spring 2020 drop process and the deadline will allow students to use MyUCLA (for both impacted and non-impacted classes) to drop a class with no transcript notation and no fees through the end of Week 10.

Note: students will not be able to drop to zero units via MyUCLA; this will still require a withdrawal petitionRetroactive drop requests after Week 10 will still be by petition and normally not approved.

Any student considering dropping below the normally required minimum 12 units who is on financial aid or scholarship, international students, athletes, or part of other programs that normally require a minimum enrollment of 12 units per quarter, should check with that program or unit directly to make sure course drop(s) will not negatively impact you.

Students NOT in good academic standing* should consult with their academic counselor before dropping any course.
*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 have through Friday, 5 pm, tenth-week of the Spring 2020 quarter to drop a course on MyUCLA.

Filing Petitions Online
NEW 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.
Grading Option - P/NP exception for Spring 2020

For Spring 2020 ONLY, all undergraduate courses offered by the school of engineering, 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.

  • 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 academic counselor if considering this P/NP option. *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.
  • 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 a 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 a 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).    Students have through Friday, 5 pm, tenth-week to change the grading basis on MyUCLA.
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]
      • 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 date
      • To file petitions [click here].For 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]

         

      • Samueli Virtual Front Desk, When: Friday 10am-11:30am
        Our Virtual Front Desk is available for any general inquiries regarding petitions, academic updates, or engineering requirements NOT for advising sessions. For specific questions and academic advising, please schedule an appointment with an academic counselor

        To access Friday’s Virtual Front Desk
        Join URL: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98074583696
        Join by telephone: +1 301 715 8592 US
        And enter – Meeting ID: 980 7458 3696
        When asked for your Participant ID, select #

         Once participants join the zoom meeting, they will be put in a waiting room until a staff member is available to help them. Questions will be answered in a one-on-one format.

        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

Grading Option - S/U exception for Spring 2020

For Spring 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 Spring 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 academic counselor 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 a 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.

 

 

Brian Venner
Assistant Registrar

UCLA Registrar’s Office

If a student is on fellowship or part of a program or planning to apply to a program that has a minimum grade requirement the student should  check with that Office/Program  directly to see how choosing the S/U option might impact requirements.

Student have through tenth-week of the Spring 2020 quarter to change the grading basis on MyUCLA