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How To Adjust Units on Variable Unit Courses in Axess

1. Under Academics, select the dropdown for Enrollment: Edit.

 Edit from dropdown in Student Center Acadmics

  1. Under the Enroll tab, select the course you want to edit. Click on Proceed To Step 2 of 3 to change your class preferences.

select a class to edit


  1. Under the Units dropdown, select your new unit value.

change units from dropdown

  1. Confirm that your selections are accurate and when ready, select Finish Editing.

click finish editing to save your change

Unit Shaving

The practice of “unit shaving” or unit adjustment is not available. Courses are offered for the number of units that are listed in Axess or ExploreCourses. For example, a course listed in Axess or ExploreCourses  offered for 5 units can only be taken for 5 units. Courses offered for a range of units (e.g., 3-5 units) can be taken for the number of units chosen by the student. 

See the university policy, "Amount of Work," in the Student Policies section concerning university expectations for the relationship between work and units of credit.