Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) See below for frequently asked questions

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All students are restricted to 18-units initially during enrollment. This restriction will lift to 20-units on:

September 1 at noon for Fall 2021

December 20 at noon for Winter 2022

March 18 at noon for Spring 2022

If you would like to enroll in more than 20-units, you can submit a Petition for Excess Units form. This form will not be reviewed or processed until after the 20-unit restriction date. Requests to enroll in excess units prior to the 20-unit restriction dates will not be considered.

Submit a Prerequisite Waiver form. Forms will be processed at the end of each business day and you will be able to enroll in the course by 10:00 a.m. PDT the next business day. You will not receive confirmation that it has been approved. Note, prerequisite clearances do not override any other restrictions on courses, including major, new only, and upper-division.

To ensure we have seats for our incoming freshmen and transfers, some courses will be restricted to new students only. BA/BIM majors can waitlist MGMT courses with a new only restriction (NOR) and will be added into the course(s) as space is available. 


We will not be approving any requests for dual enrollment in courses that are scheduled at the same time as a MGMT course regardless of how the course(s) are being offered.

Business Administration majors must have completed 90 units to be eligible to enroll in Upper Division Mgmt courses. If you haven't completed 90 units then you must wait until the upper division restriction lifts for lower division business administration students. If you have any questions about your course schedule, please make an appointment with an advisor via

Degree Requirements

Check the UCI Catalogue for courses that count towards each emphasis.

Students are able to complete multiple emphases. However, only one can show on degreeworks. If you would like to change which emphasis appears on your degreeworks, please fill out a Degreeworks Update form.

Courses taken P/NP must be manually added to your DegreeWorks. If you haven't had your DegreeWorks updated after one quarter, please submit the DegreeWorks Updates online form.

Refer to the P/NP Policy for questions about which courses may be taken P/NP.

If you would like to update an area on your degreeworks, please submit a  DegreeWorks Update form.

Students must complete their Lower Division Major courses by the end of their second year. Failure to complete this requirement will result in Academic Probation.

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No, emphases are not concentrations and therefore do not appear in an official capacity (diploma or transcript) on your record.

Minors are not noted on diplomas. Minors are posted to academic transcripts.

Diplomas are typically available four months after the end of the quarter in which the student graduated. Degrees are posted on official transcripts approximately six to seven weeks after the end of the quarter in which they are awarded. The degree award date is the last day of the graduating term, or for Summer Session, the last day of Summer Session II.

Diplomas will bear your name exactly as stated in your UCI academic record.

For additional questions about obtaining your diploma, please contact the UCI Registrar’s Office

What's the difference between the Merage Commencement Celebration and UCI Campus Commencement Ceremony?
At the Merage School Commencement Celebration students will have their names recognized as they walk across the Bren Events Center stage. While at the UCI Campus Commencement Ceremony, students degrees will be officially conferred by the UCI Chancellor. You may attend both events, one event, or neither event. Attendance at these ceremonies has no bearing on receiving your degree, pending you have satisfied all degree requirements.

When and how can I order Merage Commencement Celebration tickets?
Registration will open on Monday, April 4 on the Merage School commencement event website. A maximum of four (4) guest tickets will be provided per graduate. However, please only sign up for the # of tickets that you know you will use. Space is limited, however, more guest tickets may become available later.

  • You'll be asked to submit the phonetic spelling of your name for pronunciation. The requested phonetic spelling of your full name is best done using common English words or syllables. Examples are Jee-Ah-Jee-Ah Choud-Ree for Jiajia Choudhuri; Dew-Art-Tay for Duarte; New-When for Nguyen; Rogue-Niss for Rogeness; Say-Jee for Sagey.
  • Tickets will be delivered in May to the email address you provide on the registration form. If after receiving the tickets you can't use them all, print them out and return them to the undergraduate programs office, SB2 202.
  • If you need to make any changes to your ticket registration, fill out a new form before April 15. Only the last registration will be accepted.

Deadline to register for the Merage School commencement is April 15, 2022.

Can I order Merage Commencement Celebration tickets after the April 15 deadline?
We will not be able to accommodate any late ticket registration requests for the Merage Commencement Celebration. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

How can I order my cap and gown?
More information can be found at the following link at


The application will open Monday of week 3 and the deadline to apply is Friday of week 6 (at 5:00 p.m.). Students will be informed of decisions during Week 1 the following quarter, or over the summer for students applying in Spring.

Please review our Merage Change of Major video for steps on how to submit an application:

We offer Accounting, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Management minors at The Paul Merage School of Business. Your home school can add the minor to your DegreeWorks and you can enroll in courses each quarter when major restrictions are lifted.

Before you are able to add a double major, you must first confirm that you meet the change of major requirements for your intended second major, which can be found here. Once you confirm you are eligible for your second major, email the Undergraduate Programs Office with a four-year plan, outlining how you intend to complete both majors. You must continue to make progress in the Business Administration major, or may be placed on academic probation for failure to make progress. Provided your academic plan is complete, the Undergraduate Programs Office will submit a double major request on your behalf. You are responsible for ensuring that you meet the requirements for the second major. Please note that you may add one additional year to the normative degree time to complete your second major.