Schedule Planning:

  • To plan for future quarters, consult the Timeline of Completion for recurring classes and elective possibilities.
  • OASIS Student Advising is a helpful resource for monitoring your degree progress. Take advantage of its GPA tools and graphs to gain insight into your academic performance. You can also sort the interactive course list by subject to review your completed courses. The Program Coordinator will use OASIS to verify specialization requirements.

Registration dates:

Incoming students may register for classes for the Fall quarter in May, after they have:

  • Submitted their Statement of Intent to Register and
  • Have no holds on their student account

The Program Coordinator will send instructions to students on the required courses they will need to register approximately a week before registration opens. You can see more information about registration dates here.

Instructions on how to register:

  • Once you obtain your online computing account you may complete your course registration online through Schedule Builder.
  • Using Schedule Builder, you can search for classes, view class details and critical class messages, check for registration holds and errors, create and save multiple schedules with varying classes and sections for the same quarter, swap (add & drop) classes and sections.

Core courses:

  • There will always be space for new students to register in core courses. If you are waitlisted for a core course, you should contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for a Petition to Add (PTA) code.
  • When registration opens each quarter, the Graduate Program Coordinator sends out the core courses that 1st and 2nd year students should register for in the Weekly Update. Be sure to check that to obtain CRNs. 

Choosing electives: 

  • We have gathered a list of potential electives for EPM students, which can be viewed here. Additional seminars can also be found on the elective webpage.
  • See this list of quantitative electives that GGE students have found useful— some of these may also be suitable for EPM students.
  • If a course prerequisite is not satisfied, you will have the option to submit a petition, in which the faculty of the course will review and determine your enrollment status. Petitions are reviewed after Pass Two appointments.
  • Any questions/concerns regarding the prerequisite petition status should be directed to the instructor.

Course designations: 

  • Courses labeled 100 and above are upper-division undergraduate courses. These courses can be taken as electives. 
  • Courses labeled 200 and above are graduate level courses. 

Important tips: 

  • EPM students are required to take a minimum of six letter graded units per quarter. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis and should be requested through the Graduate Program Coordinator. 
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units per quarter to receive financial aid (including fellowships) and to be eligible for academic employment. 
  • Graduate students may not enroll in more than 16 units of upper division and graduate level courses combined without approval from their Faculty Advisor.
    • Additionally, students should not enroll in more than 12 units of graduate level course work. 

Financial Responsibility:

  • Once registered, even for one class or unit, all students become financially liable and responsible for full-time tuition and fees for the term. 
  • Students remain financial liable and responsible for the term's tuition and fees unless they file a Cancellation/ Withdrawal form  with the Office of the University Registrars by the first day of instruction. 

See more registration information here.