EAP Students Studying Abroad at UCSB

Welcome to UCSB! We hope you enjoy your time at UC Santa Barbara and your courses. The following is information most often needed by visiting students.

You were given a perm number and might be wondering what it's for. You need this to enroll in classes! So what classes should you take? First see what's available by using your perm number to log into GOLD (https://my.sa.ucsb.edu/gold/login.aspx), which is the UCSB on-line enrollment system. Now, find classes you wish to take. The economics department is considered an 'impacted' major. What does that mean to you? It means you should immediately have holds lifted once you have a list of classes you wish to enroll. Once your registration time begins, some classes will fill quickly and you do not want to delay by having your holds lifted during your registration time.

How to lift your registration holds

  • For accounting classes, email ​Lauren at lauren@econ.ucsb.edu with detailed course descriptions (in English) of any accounting courses you've taken previously.
  • For economics classes (no accounting), email Cindy at cynthia.benelli@ucsb.edu

In the subject line, put "EAP <your name>".
In the body of the email, put:

  1.  your perm number
  2.  your unofficial transcripts
  3. any economics or accounting courses you have taken at UCSB
  4. course name and number

*Please note graduate level 200 courses are not available to undergraduate students

Cindy approves your economic class but cannot remove holds. ​Lauren lifts all registration holds. Cindy will forward your request to Lauren. The entire process is very quick but there can be delays for holidays, midterms, finals, vacation, or sickness.

You must request holds removed from every economics class you wish to take, and this process must be done each quarter. Be sure to email us as soon as you know what classes you wish to take.

*Please note if you did not indicate on your EAP application to study economics while abroad you may not be cleared for upper division econ courses. Our upper division courses are limited to certain majors only.