Enrollment Consideration Request (ECR)

Opens EVERY QUARTER with enrollment.  The link is the same; Bookmark it!

Submit Enrollment Consideration Request (ECR) here 

When to submit an ECR?

  • If a course is full, and you still want to take it this quarter, then please submit an ECR.  Please do this AS SOON AS that course and waitlist is full.

  • If a course is open and you can not enroll because of an enrollment restriction, such as major or level,  please wait to try again during 2nd pass.  If you are still restricted in 2nd pass, please submit an ECR.

  • IT IS IMPORTANT TO SUBMIT AN ECR EARLY, Most counselors pull the ECR data and analyze need for the department after 2nd pass has been active for every student for at least 2 weeks.  If you are using the ECR after that, you are at a disadvantage as many departments have already acted on the ECR data or are currently finalizing any enrollment changes.  You want to be in that initial count and search for space.

When do you find out?

  • You will be notified after 2nd pass, but BEFORE the quarter starts.  The initial data is pulled after 2nd pass has been open for every level.  Then we have to work with the departments to see where they can accommodate demand.  This may involve trying to find a bigger room, swapping with another class, trying to find and hire TAs which can take a while.  Please review the notes below to make sure that if and when we are able to increase enrollment we are able to act on your request as quickly as possible.



  • 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.  You will be notified in either case.
  • ENROLL IN A BACK UP COURSE.  You must still be enrolled in at least 12 units without your pending ECR request.
  • 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 or 5 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 myUCLA 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).
  •  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.  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.