Overview

ENROLLMENT OVERVIEW

  1. Students create the course contract on MyUCLA.
  2. Students procure their faculty mentor’s signature on the course contract. The department chair’s signature is not required for SRP-99.
  3. Students submit the signed contract to the URC-Sciences for approval and enrollment.
  4. Students can double check their contracts before submitting them by downloading our SRP-99 checklist.

QUESTIONS

For questions about the Student Research Program (SRP-99), contact us through Message Center (Topic: Student Research Program (SRP) Course 99 only).

Policies

ENROLLMENT POLICIES

  • Students may enroll in one SRP-99 course each quarter
  • Students may enroll in one SRP-99 course during the Summer. Students may enroll in either Session A or Session C, but not both.
  • Students may enroll in a cumulative total of ten SRP-99 units. However, a maximum of six SRP-99 units may be applied to the graduation unit requirement. Units seven through ten  will be listed on transcripts but will not count towards any graduation or major requirement.
  • Students cannot change the number of units for an SRP-99 course after the contract has been created. To change the number of units, the SRP-99 course contract be cancelled and a new SRP-99 contract must be created.

LAB SAFETY FUNDAMENTALS (LSF) CERTIFICATION

During the process of creating a contract, MyUCLA will electronically verify the student’s Lab Safety Fundamental Concepts (LSFC) training status.  Students who have satisfied the training requirement will be allowed to create their contracts normally and their safety training status will be displayed on the contract.  Students who have not satisfied the training requirement will be given a link to safety training website and will not be allowed create a contract until their safety training requirement has been verified.  In most cases, verification can be done in real-time, but students will be warned that it may take up to 24 hours to verify their status after they have completed the safety training class.

Enrollment Deadline

ENROLLMENT DEADLINES

The quarterly deadline to submit signed SRP-99 contracts is 5 PM on Friday of Week 2. Enrollment is accepted quarterly. Students must submit new contracts for each quarter they enroll in the course.

We recommend students wait until their enrollment pass is active before submitting their signed contract.

Creating the Contract

CREATING THE CONTRACT

  1. Sign in to MyUCLA
  2. Click on the “Classes” tab and select “Contract Courses”
  3. Select “Create a new Contract”
  4. Review the instructions and click “Create a new contract”
  5. Choose the correct term & year from the drop-down menu, select “Student Research Program (SRP) – 99”, and click “Next”
  6. Read the enrollment instructions carefully and click “Next”
  7. Select your Faculty Research Mentor’s Department from the “Please select your subject area” drop-down menu and click “Next”
  8. Read of all of the requisite requirements and click “Next”
  9. Search for your Faculty Research Mentor starting with their last name. Select them from the search results and click “Next”
  10. Select the number of units you want to enroll in – 1 units for 3-5 hours of work per week and 2 units for 6-10 hours of work per week and click “Next”
  11. In the “Course Proposal/My Research Plan” section, include the following items and click “Next”
    • Introductory background of the research project of study
    • the hypothesis of the project
    • the methods and techniques you will use to test your hypothesis
    • the type of data you will collect
    • the significance of your results
    • *Write your proposal in the first person
  12. Review your contract and click “Next”
  13. Agree to all eligibility requirements and click “Continue”
  14. Click “View Contract” and print
Submitting the Contract

GETTING YOUR FACULTY’S SIGNATURE

Procure your Faculty Research Mentor’s signature on the appropriate signature line. Contracts may be physically or electronically signed (Adobe, DocuSign, etc.). Faculty who are unable to sign contracts may email their written approval of the contract to the Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences (urcsciences@college.ucla.edu) and should include the student’s name, UID, and contract number.

The “Department Chair’s Name/Signature” and the “Supervisor’s Name” are optional fields and are not required for enrollment. You and your Faculty Research Mentor may choose to use these lines to establish direct reporting procedures and for record keeping purposes.

We recommend students wait until their enrollment pass is active before submitting their signed contract.

SUBMITTING YOUR CONTRACT

All contracts must be submitted online through MyUCLA Message Center. Physical contracts will not be accepted. To submit a contract use this direct link to Message Center or follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to MyUCLA
  2. Click on the yellow “Need Help?” button in the top right hand corner
  3. Click “Message Center.”
  4. Click the green “Ask a Question” button.
  5. Select “Topic” and type “Student Research Program (SRP) Course 99 only” in the text field.
  6. Type “SRP-99 Enrollment” in the Subject Line.
  7. Attach electronic or scanned copies of your signed SRP-99 contract.
  8. Click “Send”
  9. You will receive a reply in the Message Center after your contract has been received and processed.