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I have to plug cross-campus enrollment

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCLA chapter.

At the beginning of fall quarter, I found myself facing the same problem as many of my peers: I had no classes to take. Everything I needed for my major (GEs, etc.) was full. So, there I was having to take at least twelve units with only eight relevant units available to me. And then, I noticed an email about cross-campus enrollment. Honestly, I feel like I get so many of those emails that I just ignore them, but this time I didn’t.

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UCLA and its various sub-organizations everyday

I ended up finding a philosophy class at UCI that would fulfill one of the GEs, so I signed up for it. Unfortunately, I was put on a waitlist until two and a half weeks into the quarter. It took an additional couple of days and multiple emails with various administrators, but I got access to the class page and started the class. Initially, I was skeptical of a philosophy class, and my ability to do a completely asynchronous class with the pathetic time management standards I hold myself to. But, the class is actually really f***ing interesting, and honestly a little meta, but that’s to be expected. I really like how flexible it is, especially when I don’t live on campus. It has been really easy to communicate with the professor since joining the class, and he posts the lectures as audio files in addition to videos, so I listen to them while I walk to campus. 

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Me listening to my lecture about euthanasia on my way to have a cute little lunch picnic on campus.

So, if you find yourself with units to take or requirements to fill, and you get screwed out of a good enrollment appointment, maybe try other UCs. While the red tape of cross-campus enrollment is a bit annoying, I’ve found it to be worth it. In general, I’ve had quite a positive experience so far. 

Leila is from New York City and is a second-year Statistics major at UCLA. When she's not looking for article ideas for HC UCLA, she can be found at the beach with a book or finding fun places around LA!