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200 Unit Enrollment Limit

The college expects students to graduate by the time they complete 200 units. College policy requires students to secure approval from the Dean of Undergraduate Education to continue enrollment beyond 200 units. The College of Letters and Science will not accept students from the College of Creative Studies or the College of Engineering after they have completed 180 units. College credit earned before high school graduation does not count toward the 200-unit maximum. This includes credit for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate examinations, and also college or university credit earned while still in high school. In addition, students who are admitted as freshmen and remain continuously enrolled will be allowed 12 regular quarters at UCSB, and students admitted as juniors will be allowed 6 regular quarters, even if they earn more than 200 units during that period. Students are also free to attend summer session. Summer session does not count as a regular quarter in this calculation, but units earned in summer session apply toward the 200-unit maximum. Note: If students discontinue enrollment at UCSB and earn a large number of units at one or more other academic institutions while they are away, the number of quarters allowed at UCSB will be reduced in proportion to the number of terms completed elsewhere. Students who think they may exceed both the quarter limitations noted and 200 units may submit a Proposed Schedule for Graduation (PSG) for consideration by the Dean of Undergraduate Education, but they should understand that approval is granted only in very limited circumstances. Letters and Science students with questions about the 200 unit enrollment limit should meet with an academic advisor in 1117 Cheadle Hall.

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