How to Enroll

Enrollment Conditions

A few things you may need to know.

There are a few important things to keep in mind before you enroll at UCLA Extension. 

Who Can Enroll

As UCLA’s principal provider of continuing education, the majority of UCLA Extension courses are designed for the post-baccalaureate professional-level student. Enrollment is typically reserved for adult students 18 years of age and older. Students under 18 years of age may receive consent to enroll based on special academic competence and approval by the instructor. Students must be at least 21 years of age to enroll in viticulture, enology, and other courses where wine or other alcoholic beverages are studied and served.

Permission to Enroll (PTE)

Many UCLA Extension courses, specializations, and certificate programs are restricted, meaning you must apply for admission and/or obtain permission before enrolling. 

Courses: To enroll in a restricted course, add the course to your Shopping Cart and follow the on-screen instructions when checking out. You might be prompted to submit a separate application or to update your student profile (for age-restricted courses). The minimum requirements for restricted course enrollment can typically be found in our course descriptions. 

Specializations and Certificate Programs: If the UCLA Extension program you are interested in is restricted, there will be application instructions on the specific program page. You may be subject to a nominal application fee. If your application is approved, we will contact you and provide instructions on how to complete your enrollment.


If the UCLA Extension course you are interested in requires specific prerequisites (previous academic credit required for enrollment), you will be responsible for submitting proof that the prerequisites have been met. Minimum prerequisites can typically be found in our course descriptions.

Auditing/Visiting Classes

UCLA Extension does not provide for auditing/visiting courses by the general public.  All students must be enrolled before attending the first class meeting.* In addition, auditing/visiting is not permitted for single admission, weekend or remote/online courses.  

Many UCLA Extension courses offer the option of enrolling “not for credit” or “do not record” for students interested in exposure to the material in credit-bearing classes, but who elect not to have their work evaluated or assessed. For more information, please see Credit Options for more information.

*Learn more about enrolling in UCLA classes with our Concurrent Enrollment program. 

Wait Lists

UCLA Extension courses with enrollment limits will close for further enrollment once the maximum number of students has been reached; however, many of these courses utilize wait lists. To add yourself to a waiting list:

  • Locate the course in which you want to enroll. If the course uses the wait list option, click on “Join Wait List”
  • Log into your student portal account
  • Complete your wait list registration from your cart (you will not be charged for the course at this time)

As spaces open in the class, we will contact wait listed students to offer them a seat in the course and to provide instructions on finalizing their enrollment. Priority is given to certificate candidates who need to complete high demand sections to fulfill their program requirements.

Contact Enrollment Services

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