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INTL Enrollment Information

International Studies Program students should carefully review the information below about enrollment for the INTL Core Courses: INTL 101, INTL 102, and INTL 190.

INTL 101. Culture and Society in International Perspective and INTL 102. Economics, Politics, and International Change

Prerequisties: Sophomore standing or above and completion of a UC San Diego university-level writing course.

  • INTL 101 and INTL 102 are offered throughout the academic year, but are not offered in summer sessions.
  • Students must complete at least one UC San Diego university-level writing course before enrolling in INTL 101 and/or INTL 102.  For more information about your college writing courses, contact your College Advisors. P/NP grades in college writing courses in Spring 2020, will be accepted for INTL 101/102.
    • Eleanor Roosevelt College
      • Freshman Entry Students: MMW 11 - 15
      • Transfer Students: MMW 121, MMW 122
    • Thurgood Marshall College:
      • Freshman Entry Students: DOC 1, DOC 2, DOC 3
      • Transfer Students with IGETC: ISP students will be preauthorized to enroll in INTL 101 and INTL 102
    • John Muir College:
      • Freshman Entry Students: MCWP 40, MCWP 50
      • Transfer Students: MCWP 125 (or MCWP 50, refer to Muir College for more information)
    • Revelle College:
      • Freshman Entry Students: HUM 1, HUM 2, HUM 3, HUM 4, HUM 5
      • Transfer Students with IGETC: ISP students will be preauthorized to enroll in INTL 101 and INTL 102
    • Earl Warren College:
      • Freshman Entry Students: WCWP 10A, WCWP 10B
      • Transfer Students: WCWP 100
    • Sixth College:
      • Freshmen Entry Students: CAT 1, CAT 2, CAT 3
      • Transfer Students: CAT 125 or CAT 125R
    • Seventh College:
      • Freshman Entry Students: SYN 1, SYN 2, SYN 100
      • Transfer Students: SYN 100
  • If a petition was approved by your college for one of the courses above, you must submit an Enrollment Authorization System (EASy) Request prior to enrollment.

INTL 190. Capstone Seminar in International Studies

Prerequisties: Declared International Studies majors, with successful completion of INTL 101 and INTL 102 with a C- or better and senior standing. P/NP grades in INTL 101 and/or INTL 102 in Spring 2020 will be accpted.

  • Students may not take INTL 101 or INTL 102 concurrently with INTL 190.
  • INTL 190 is offered throughout the academic year and most summer sessions.

INTL 190: Enrollment Procedures

INTL 190 Enrollment is a managed by the ISP Advising Staff.  Enrollment Procedures are outlined below:

  • An email is sent out from isp@ucsd.edu to students with at least 125.0 units on the day the schedule of classes is released for the next quarter.  Refer to the Enrollment and Registration Calendars for exact dates.
    • Fall Quarter: Early May
    • Winter Quarter: Early November
    • Spring Quarter: Early February
    • Summer Session: Mid March
  • Students must complete the enrollment form within that email by the indicated deadline.
  • Seats will be allocated to students based on priority and students will be contacted in the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) with enrollment instructions.

INTL 190: Priority Criteria for Allocations

Given that a student has successfully completed INTL 101 and INTL 102 with a C- or better (or P/NP for Spring 2020,) ISP utilizes the following criteria to prioritize allocations:

  •  Seniors graduating in the given quarter - priority is given to:
    • 4th year Senior Freshman Entry Students
    • 2nd year Senior Transfer Students
  • Students who declared ISP major upon entry to UC San Diego

Other Criteria taken into consideration:

  • When student completed INTL 101 and INTL 102 courses - we do not recommend that you leave these courses until your final quarters at UC San Diego.  The earlier you take these courses, the better.
  • When student transferred into the International Studies Program - students who transfer into an ISP major late in their academic career will have lower priority.  We do not recommend that you wait until your senior year to switch your major and/or declare a double major in ISP. 
  • Students who study abroad or participate in programs away from campus for a full year during their senior year will not be prioritized in their junior year.
  • If a student was allocated a seat in INTL 190 in a previous quarter but did not enroll or contact the ISP Advisors, they will have lower priority for future quarters.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Can I take INTL 101 or INTL 102 at the same time?

Yes.  Students may take INTL 101 and INTL 102 in the same quarter.

Can I take INTL 101 or INTL 102 concurrently with INTL 190?

No.  Students must complete INTL 101 and INTL 102 with a C- or better before you can enroll in INTL 190.