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UCLA Registrar's Office

The College and schools set a maximum number of units in which a student may enroll. Students must petition to enroll in excess units.

Undergraduate Students

Study list unit limits for the College and each school appear below. A petition is required to request excess units; submit petition at the appropriate College or school advising office.

College or School Units
School of the Arts and Architecture 20
School of Education and Information Studies 20
Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science 21
College of Letters and Science 19
Herb Alpert School of Music 20
School of Nursing 20
Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs 19
Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health 20
School of Theater, Film, and Television 19

Graduate Students

Effective fall 2023, the study list is limited to 22 enrolled units, except for an individual degree program that allows a different limit. Students should contact the department adviser if they encounter a study list unit limit and wish to request excess units. In all cases, students are cautioned not to enroll in a course they do not expect to actually attend.