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Students in good academic standing are eligible to take co-enrolled courses. Students who are on academic probation (current student status) are not eligible until they return to good academic standing.

First-term MS1 students are not eligible for co-enrolled courses but may elect to take them in the second term of their MS1 year provided they are in good academic standing.


Use the Online Schedule Change Request system (OSCR) to add the course to your schedule. Once logged in, you will see your current schedule.

  • Select “Add Course to Schedule” to search for your desired co-enrolled elective.  If the class says “Class is Full” in the action column, search for another course.
  • Select “Add” from the action column for the course you wish to add. 
  • Review your final schedule to confirm the course was successfully added.

Course requiring written approval will have a “Restricted” action.  

  • Click “Restricted” and fill out the form.  
  • Submit the form.  
  • Go to the Home page in OSCR to “add a document” to the submitted request. Upload written permission (typically pdf of an email) to your request. 
  • Requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration Dates

Registration opens Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Late drop fee begins Courses dropped within two weeks of the official course start date (always a Monday) are assessed a $45 late drop fee.
Deadline to add a course Wednesday at 4 p.m. prior to official course start date
Deadline to drop a course without a WP (withdrawn passing) or WF (withdrawn failing) recorded on transcript Wednesday at 4 p.m. prior to official course start date

Important Considerations

  • Make sure you can attend course sessions before you enroll. You will not be excused from co-enrolled courses for ICM.
  • Strongly consider how adding a co-enrolled course will affect your ability to successfully complete your academic responsibilities, including Step exams. Your advisor or regional campus team can help you determine if a co-enrolled course is a good fit for you.
  • You may want to consider saving at least one of your co-enrolled courses for the third or fourth year. Note that co-enrolled courses at the regional campuses may restrict or prioritize enrollment to MS3s and MS4s at their campus.
  • MD/PhD and other special program students should consider their academic requirements and check with their advisor before adding a co-enrolled course as elective requirements may differ.


What is a co-enrolled course?
A co-enrolled course is an optional, semester-long elective course that occurs concurrently with pre-clerkship and/or clinical courses. Each course is worth 2 weeks of elective credit. Co- enrolled courses differ from special topics and cannot be used to fulfill special topics requirements.

How many co-enrolled courses can I take?
You can take one co-enrolled course per term. Up to 4 weeks of co-enrolled course credits (two co-enrolled courses total) can count as elective credit. You cannot take the same co-enrolled course twice.

Do I have to take co-enrolled courses in order to graduate?
No, you are not obligated to complete any of your elective requirements in a co-enrolled format.

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