Course information

Course Information

During the regular academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring quarters), accepted students in the Washington Program are automatically registered 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 have been approved to meet the Social Sciences (SS), Writing Experience (WE), and Oral Literacy (OL) GE requirements. The UCDC Quarter Electives may meet a specific GE requirement, but you will need speak to Major Advisor and visit the department 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

    Students who want to receive academic credit during the summer for their internship may do so through their academic department or by enrolling in remote summer sessions courses (both of these options are subject to availability of courses). Check with your academic department regarding their policy on how to receive credit for an internship. The ICC advising staff can also provide information about academic credit for an internship. The  92/192 form is typically used. Not all departments use this basic form. Some use a department-specific form; check with your academic advisor for more information. Be sure to get the CRN # directly from the department. Students can also receive transcript notation for their internship. To receive transcript notation, students must request it through the ICC's transcript notation process. Students who want to receive financial aid assistance must take units in order to qualify. Go here for more information.

    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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