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For SUMMER, any student with more than 90 *enrolled* units must request preauthorization to enroll by sending a request on the Virtual Advising Center.


Every FALL QUARTER, we hold the majority of seats in classes (MCWP 40, 50, and 125) for incoming students.

MCWP Topics and Schedules

Students can find more information about our course schedule and topics on the following pages:

Enrollment Information

First-pass enrollment priority will be given to students during their first six quarters (and to transfer students during their first three quarters per required course) at UCSD. All other Muir students will be eligible to enroll during the second-pass enrollment period. Notification will be posted in your Virtual Advising Center the day before registration starts during regular quarters.

If you have more than 90 cumulative units and have not received a pre-authorization message in your Virtual Advising Center, please come in to our office or send a message to the Virtual Advising Center in order to be cleared to enroll.

Important Dates for Spring 2019:

  • Monday, April 1. First day of classes
  • Thursday, April 11. Last day to add classes and attend class as waitlisted student
  • Friday, April 26. Deadline to change graduation option, change units, and drop classes without "W" grade on transcript
  • Friday, May 10. Deadline to drop without penalty of "F"
  • Monday, May 27. No classes in honor of Memorial Day.
  • Thursday, June 13. Last day of instruction - Check with instructor for final paper due date

Textbook Information

All MCWP 40, 50, and 125 Readers are sold through the UCSD Bookstore.

MCWP 40 Required Textbooks for Spring 2019:

  • MCWP 40 Fall Reader
  • A Writer's Reference, 8th Edition by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers (for Muir College Writing Program)
  • Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin 

MCWP 50/125 Required Textbooks for Spring 2019:

  • Spring 2019 Reader for each section
  • A Writer's Reference, 8th Edition by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers (for Muir College Writing Program)
  • The Craft of Research, Third Edition by Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb, and Joseph Williams

Quick Links:

Link ti The Writing and Critical Expression Hub