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Registration Dates and Hours for the Spring 2021 Semester

Registration Start Date/Time System Hours


Second-Year Students (25 graded units or more)

Start: Monday, December 7, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. PST
Add/Drop Deadline: January 29, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m. PST

First-Year Students (24 graded units or fewer)
Start: Monday, December 7, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m. PST
Add/Drop Deadline: January 29, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m. PST


System Hours (PST)
M-F: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 12 midnight
Sun: 3 p.m. to 12 midnight Monday

  Fall Term Required Courses: First-Year Students

  • MPP 601 Ethical Dimensions of Public Policy: Great Books and Great Ideas
  • MPP 602 Applied Economics Analysis of Public Policy I (Microeconomics)
  • MPP 603 Applied Research Methods in Public Policy
  • MPP 604 Political, Organizational, and Strategic Aspects of Public Policy
  • MPP 608 Professional Development

  Fall Term Required Courses: Second-Year Students

  • MPP 608 Professional Development

  Spring Term Required Courses: First-Year Students

  • MPP 600 The Roots of American Order: What is Public Policy?
  • MPP 605 Applied Economics of Public Policy II (Macroeconomics)
  • MPP 608 Professional Development

  Spring Term Required Courses: Second-Year Students

  • MPP 607 Policy Seminar (Capstone)
  • MPP 608 Professional Development


Step One: Select Courses

Note to second-year students:  completion of MPP 619 is required for students pursuing individual capstones (see "Second-Year Student Notice" below).

The schedule is in Acrobat PDF format. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, please download it from the Adobe Reader site.


Step Two: Register via Wavenet

  • Register for Classes via Web - On this page, students will find step-by-step instructions on how to search for and add/drop classes during open registration periods on WaveNet from their student center.
  • Register for Classes via Mobile - On this page, students will find step-by-step instructions on how to search for and add/drop classes during open registration periods on WaveNet Mobile from their student center.

Booklist

Books may be purchased on-line at eFollett Bookstore or contact the West Los Angeles bookstore at 310.568.5741.

Calendar

The Academic Course Calendar is available online.


Capstone Notice

MPP 619 is required for students pursuing individual capstones. Students who did not take the "Designing and Writing Research Proposals" class who would like to be considered for an individual capstone in the Spring 2021 term must provide a 4-7 page proposal including the following: 1) problem statement (1 page), 2) background and literature review (2-3 pages), 3) methodology (for ALL projects) and data analysis plan (for projects intending to use quantitative analysis) (1-2 pages), 4) potential policy implications of your project (1 page), and 5) appendix (no page limit), containing a detailed breakdown and description of specific research tasks and bibliography. The proposal would need to be submitted directly to the faculty member teaching the individual capstone by December 11. Submission alone does not guarantee admittance to a class.

Eligibility to Register

Students are eligible to register if they are academically and financially in good standing. Students who have not submitted official transcripts will be unable to register until the transcripts are received by the Office of Admission. Note: Once a student registers, they have officially enrolled and are committed to attend class(es). Students with holds due to financial obligations should contact the Office of Student Accounts 310.506.4981 prior to registration. Students with holds due to missing documents should contact 310.506.7493.

Financial Responsibility Agreement

In order to register for the upcoming term, all students will need to electronically sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement. An item will be added to each students "To Do List," and a related registration hold applied to the student's record. To remove this hold, students should electronically sign this agreement by logging into WaveNet, go to "Student Center," then to "To Do List" located on the right side of the "Student Center."

Syllabi

Most faculty are still developing their syllabi.  For questions about availability, please contact Maurice Derrico

Wait List Procedure

Students who are wait listed for courses should attend the first class session. If someone drops the class, then the first person on the wait list will be contacted. If the first person on the wait list still wants in the class, they drop the class they plan to replace it with and email Sheryl Covey when completed. They will then be added to the wait listed class. This process continues daily and as spaces become available until the last day of add/drop. A professor may, at his/her discretion, choose to add a student to a particular class outside of usual wait list procedures. In this case, the professor must submit an email providing details and student name or sign an add/drop form which the wait listed student will submit to the Office of the Dean.

Wish List

Students interested in using a wish list for registration should review the Use the Wish List! and the Plan Your Schedule links on the Information Technology website.