Course information

Course Information

When students are accepted into the Washington Program, they are automatically register for 12 units, which includes the  internship WAS 192 and the core seminar (WAS 193 or POL 193W).  Students will ignore their pass 1 & 2 registration unless they are registering for a non-Washington Program course. The UC Washington Center (UCDC) campus in DC will send students instructions on how to register for specific UCDC courses.  

The UCDC Core Seminars show up on transcripts as WAS 193, and has been approved to meet the Social Sciences (SS), Writing Experience (WE), Oral Literacy (OL) GE requirements. The UCDC Quarter Electives may meet a specific GE requirement, but you will need speak to Major Advisor and visiting the departmental website.  Please make sure to also meet with your major advisor to see how the Washington Program will fit into your academic plan. 

Academic Year Program (Fall, Winter, Spring Quarter)

  • Academic Year Mandatory & Optional Courses
  • Mandatory Courses

    1) Internship (8 units): Students work three-four days per week (24 - 32 hours). This leaves time for academic courses or research projects. Pass/No Pass Option Only. The units will show as WAS192 units on your transcript.

    2) Core Seminar Course (4 units): Students enroll in one upper-division core seminar course designed to put the internship in a scholastic framework. Please make sure to meet with your major advisor to see if you are able to receive course equivalency for the course to count toward your major. The core seminar is for a Letter Grade Only (you may not opt for pass/no pass). Students can choose whether these units show up as POL 193W or WAS 193 on your transcript.

    Placeholder Units
    Prior to completion of the Washington Program, the units will appear as placeholder units in your account like this:

    Placeholder Units

    After you complete the program, the units will be converted to the appropriate units and unit values (WAS 192, POL 193W or WAS 193).

    Optional Course

    1) Quarter Elective Course (4 units): Students have the option to enroll in an optional upper-division elective course offered by the UCDC Center. The UC Washington Center offers a wide range of electives taught by faculty and local experts. Course offerings vary from term to term. 
     

    UC Davis Campus Courses

    For the remote program only, you have the option to take courses offered by the UC Davis campus simultaneously in addition to the mandatory courses (12 units) required by the program. This is recommended for students required to take a course during a given quarter to fulfill graduation requirements. 

    The in-person program has the same mandatory internship and core seminar course requirements as the remote program.  Please check with a Washington Program Advisor if you would like to take UC Davis campus courses simultaneously with the Washington Program in order to graduate on time. 

Summer Program (Summer Quarter Only)

  • Summer Program Credit vs. Non-Credit Option
  • Credit Option
    There are no seminar offerings from Washington Program or UCDC courses offered in the Summer and, unless you arrange to receive units through your department for your internship, you will not receive units for your participation in the program. If you do choose to receive academic credit for your internship, you will need to meet with your departmental advisor to arrange how many units you will receive for your internship. Once you have arranged this, you will be charged the equivalent of those units in Summer Session fees (through myBill).

    Because you will be participating during the Summer term, additional coursework is completely optional. If you would like to take additional classes through UC Davis during summer session 1 or 2, you will enroll in them normally through Schedule Builder.

    OR

     

    Non-Credit Option

    The non-credit option (internship only) has no enrollment fee. Students do not earn academic credit, but can receive transcript notation for their internship. To receive transcript notation, students must request it through the ICC's transcript notation process. Students who select the non-credit option cannot receive financial aid. 

    UC Davis Campus Courses

    If the summer program is remote, you have the option to take UC Davis summer session courses simultaneously with your internship. Please check with a Washington Program Advisor if you would like to take UC Davis campus courses simultaneously with the Washington Program in order to graduate on time. 

How do I sign up for my courses? 

  • Course Enrollment Instructions
  • Upon acceptance into the program, you will NOT need to sign up for any courses through the UC Davis campus during any of your pass times if you are only pursuing the Washington Program. Please check with a Washington Program Advisor if you would like to take UC Davis campus courses simultaneously with the Washington Program in order to graduate on time. 
    For Current Washington Program Participants:

    Log in to the UCDC enrollment page enroll in your desired courses using the username and password provided by the UCDC Administrator of Academic Services.

    Username: primary e-mail address
    Password:  <<Password>
    *Note: Only students who have registered in the Student Information System (SIS) will be provided a valid username and password. 

    Enroll as soon as possible, since space in courses are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you enroll, you will receive a confirmation email.

    Waitlist procedures:
    • If a course that you select is full, please add yourself to the waitlist.
    • If you are waitlisted for a seminar, you should enroll in your second choice of seminar to guarantee that you have a place in the required course.
    • If you are moved from the waitlist into your first choice, you will receive a confirmation email. Once it is confirmed that you are enrolled in the seminar of your choice, please drop the second seminar.

    Important Notes: 
    • Students will not be able to login prior to the enrollment start date and time. 
    • Students can only enroll in 1 seminar to ensure that all students are guaranteed a spot (being waitlisted does not count as being enrolled). 
    • Students do not enroll in internship units through the UCDC enrollment system.
    • In the event of low enrollment, a class may be cancelled. Students will be informed as soon as possible and supported in enrolling in another course.

    Placeholder Units

    Prior to completion of the Washington Program, the units will appear as placeholder units in your account like this:

    Placeholder Units

    After you complete the program, the units will be converted to the appropriate units and unit values (WAS 192, POL 193W or WAS 193).

    For further questions regarding UCDC academics, please contact Sabrin Said, Administrator of Academic Service, at Sabrin.said@ucdc.edu

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