Student Information

Student Information


Requesting Classes

Begin by meeting with the Education Program Leader for your site to discuss funding. Work with your direct supervisor to ensure your course plan will be supported and then contact the graduate program coordinator for your area of study to determine appropriate course choices. Once you have a list of recommended courses, contact Alin Wakefield at UC Davis to request a course be placed on the schedule. The DLP deadlines for requests are:

Fall Quarter 2017: August 25, 2017

Winter Quarter 2018: December 1, 2017

Spring Quarter 2018: March 1, 2018

The best way to determine appropriate course choices is to work with the staff graduate adviser for your program. These staff members are experts on the requirements for your program. You will find descriptions of courses in the UC Davis General Catalog. Once you have determined the courses you wish to request, notify Alin Wakefield. The instructor will be contacted to determine if she or he is willing to move this course to the Distance Learning Program classroom.

Scheduling priority for the DLP classrooms is managed as follows:

  1. Students admitted to an engineering degree program
  2. Students planning to apply to an engineering degree program and who are requesting a graduate course (200 – 299)
  3. LLNL employees wishing to take a graduate engineering course
  4. Upper-division engineering courses for students already enrolled in a UCD engineering graduate program may be considered on a case-by-case basis after the above priorities.
  5. Lower-division courses (001 – 099) will not be offered in the DLP


For students enrolling through OPEN CAMPUS:

All students enrolling though Open Campus are responsible for knowing information presented on the Open Campus website.

When your course request is approved, you will need to submit an Open Campus enrollment form (please do not fill in your social security number of credit card information). Send your Open Campus registration form to Alin Wakefield. Once that form is received, the process of establishing your UC Davis computing account will begin. You will not have access to course recording until your computing account has been established. Your enrollment forms will be forwarded to Open Campus and will be processed approximately one week prior to the beginning of the quarter. A representative from Open Campus will contact you to obtain SSN and payment information. Prior to the beginning of the quarter, the DLP classroom coordinator will add you to the course website on CANVAS.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SANDIA EMPLOYEES: If using the Tuition Assistance Program, Sandia will need to be invoiced for the Open Campus payment. Invoices must be mailed to this address:

Sandia National Laboratories
MS 9260 for [student name]
PO Box 969
Livermore, CA 94551-0969

  • Open Campus Courses: A UC Davis Extension Open Campus Program brochure can be obtained from the Open Campus website. Read the brochure thoroughly as it contains information on all aspects of taking classes through the Open Campus Program.


  • Enrollment Applications: Complete a Open Campus Enrollment Form for each class you wish to take. All DLP courses are available for Open Campus enrollment. Fill in the information requested and sign the application. Please do not fill in your social security number of credit card information. A representative from UC Davis Extension will contact you to obtain SSN and payment information. Do not fill in the instructor’s signature or the Dean’s Office approval. The DLP office will complete this information when we receive your registration form. Send your form to Alin Wakefield at UC Davis.


  • Payment of Fees: The amount you pay depends on the number of course units you will be enrolled in (see Open Campus brochure). You may pay either by check or credit card. A representative from UC Davis Extension will contact you to obtain SSN and payment information after your completed registration form is submitted by the DLP staff. Your credit card will not be charged until the enrollment process is complete. NOTE: Sandia employees must request an invoice from UC Davis Extension be sent if using the Tuition Assistance Program.


  • Enrollment Verification: Open Campus will send an email verification of enrollment and a copy of your receipt for payment to the email address you listed on the registration form. If you do not hear from Open Campus by one week prior to instruction starting, please contact UC Davis Extension at 530-757-8563.


Quizzes and Exams

Most midterm and final examinations are proctored at your worksite. Occasionally an instructor will request that you come to the Davis campus to take an exam, or for a final project with an oral presentation. Requests for alternate exam and quiz times can be submitted to accommodate work obligations, but the instructor is not required to approve such requests. Please provide the Education Program Leader with a schedule of all your exams to ensure a proctor is appropriately scheduled. The proctor will forward completed exams to the instructional staff. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that each page is labeled with the student’s name, the page number and the course number and that submitted assignments received by the instructor are legible and can be accurately read by instructional staff

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