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Clearing Course Enrollment Restrictions

Enrollment restrictions are managed exclusively by the department or program that offers the class. Many departments now use the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy) to consider requests to waive prerequisites and other enrollment restrictions. Please try this first when requesting waivers for enrollment restrictions in a UC San Diego class. If you do not see the course you need listed in this system, please then contact the department that offers the course through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) for assistance.

HDS Courses that have Prerequisites

For HDS Core courses (HDS 110, 111, 120, 121, 122, 133) and elective courses (HDS 160, HDS 171, HDS 175), you should submit your request for enrollment through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy) in order to be considered for prerequisite waiver and enrollment authorization.  HDS will review your academic history and other supporting documentation to determine if you qualify for a prerequisite waiver. If you do not see the HDS course you need listed as an option in the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy), please continue reading the next section.

HDS Courses that Require HDS Major Status or Department Approval

Some of our courses require HDS major status or special approval from the department in order to enroll. Department approval for these type exceptions are required --The instructor alone cannot approve your enrollment in these restricted courses. Most courses require the submission of a paper or electronic form for consideration.

The following courses will always require major status and/or department approval. The procedures on how to request enrollment are below:

HDS 98 - Directed Group Study (1-2 units)

Prerequisites: completion of thirty units of UC San Diego undergraduate study, a minimum UC San Diego GPA of 3.0, and a completed and approved Special Studies form: UC San Diego Application for Enrollment Special Studies Courses 97, 98, 99.

For full enrollment procedures please visit: HDS 98 Course Webpage

HDS 150 - Advanced Human Development (4 units)

Seminar for graduating HDS seniors only.  Prerequisites: HDS 1, HDS 181, HDS 191, senior standing, and department approval.

For full enrollment procedures please visit: HDS 150 Course Webpage

HDS 160 - Special Topics Seminar in Human Development (4 units)

Prerequisite: department approval.

For full enrollment procedures please visit: HDS 160 Course Webpage

HDS 181 - Experimental Projects in Human Development (6 units)

Prerequisites: HDS 1, Statistics, a declared HDS major, and Department Approval.

HDS 181 requires junior standing, and a minimum of three upper division HDS major courses completed--at least one in each domain. During periods of peak enrollment, registration priority will be given to student who are closest to major completion.

Students should submit their request for HDS 181 enrollment through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy)

HDS 191 - Field Research in Human Development (6 units)

Prerequisites: HDS 181. Students must submit the pre-enrollment questionnaire one academic year prior to enrollment to reserve their seat. Late submissions are placed on a waitlist. Pre-majors can submit questionnaire to facilitate future course planning (prerequisites must be fulfilled prior to start of planned term)

For full enrollment procedures please visit: HDS 191 Course Webpage

HDS 193 - Advanced Research in Human Development (4 units)

Specialized research project under the direction of an HDS affiliated faculty member. Prerequisites: declared HDS major, overall GPA of 2.8, ninety units completed, three HDS core courses completed, and consent of instructor.

For full enrollment procedures please visit: HDS 193 Course Webpage

HDS 194A-B-C - Honors Thesis (each 4 units)

Prerequisites: Approved honors proposal, overall GPA of 3.2, and a 3.5 GPA for courses taken in the HDS major; an advanced course in statistics or experimental design, and consent of instructor.

For full enrollment procedures please visit: HDS Honors Webpage

HDS 199 - Independent Study in Human Development (4 units)

Independent study and research under the direction of a faculty member. Pass/No Pass only. Prerequisites: consent of the instructor, completion of at least ninety undergraduate units with a minimum of 2.5 GPA, and a completed and approved Special Studies Form.

For full enrollment procedures please visit: HDS 199 Course Webpage