You can create a contract as early as the previous quarter, just make sure to select the quarter you would like to do the research. It is better to do the contract early just in case your professor is not going to be available to sign it before the deadline.
Faculty can be added to the SRP Mentor Database by completing the SRP Faculty Participation Form. This can be found in our office at 2121 Life Science, and on our website here.
This form must be turned in at least 2 days before the deadline (Wednesday of 2nd week). Once your mentor is verified as UCLA faculty, he/she will be added, and you will be able to select them for a contract.
We encourage students to turn in their contracts as early as possible to hopefully avoid this situation. Please check in with the Undergraduate Research Center - Sciences office for more info on this question.
You can change variable unit courses until Friday of 4th week on URSA. Weeks 5-10 you can still change it but only via a blue enrollment form. The 'variable unit' portion of the enrollment form needs to be signed by the professor and the College needs to sign off on the form as well. *Engineering students please talk to your counselor for more details.
You must be in good academic standing - both the term and cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or above. With the exception of summer quarter, you must be enrolled in 12 or more units before SRP units. Note: Engineering students must be enrolled in at least 14 units to take a class P/NP, before SRP units are applied.
Yes, but you need to petition to go over your maximum units. If this petition is approved, then we will be able to enroll you in SRP. Make sure to do this ahead of time as some petitions can take time to be processed. It must be approved when you bring us your contract.
Contracts have been updated to make it easier to determine which students need to attach LSFC to the contract. If required, they will see a new section below the faculty mentor information entitled “Safety Training” with a bolded statement that reads: “Proof of Completion of the Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts (LSFC) course is required for participation in research with this mentor.” Students who do not need to complete safety training will not have this statement appear.
In addition to the Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts course, more lab safety training may be required depending on the safety requirements of your lab. Please consult with your PI regarding additional required training. For more information on Laboratory safety training requirements please visit UCLA Worksafe .
No, unless your training has expired. An online refresher course is required upon the expiration date and every year after. Please visit http://training.ehs.ucla.edu/ to access the Laboratory Safety Online Refresher Training.
No. Course registration documents are not acceptable for enrolling your SRP 99 contract. You must complete the training with a passing grade to enroll in SRP 99. The safety training documentation must show this.
You will need to email EH&S to request an emailed copy of your training history report. Please send your email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Training scores are available two days after you complete the Laboratory Safety Fundamentals Concepts course. Please note: If your training history report is not available by the SRP 99 contract enrollment deadline, we will accept an email confirmation from EH&S that states you have completed the course with a passing grade.
When graduate schools see the 'NR' they might take a point off of your admission application but sometimes they don't. To be on the safe side make it your responsibility to remind your faculty mentor to turn in the grade (P or NP) on time.
If you notice you have an NR, please notify our office during the next academic quarter so we can make sure it is corrected. Do not wait until years later when you are graduating; it will be too late!
Not Reported. When you see this on your DPR it usually means your faculty mentor didn't submit your grade of P or NP. In order for you to receive credit, your mentor must submit your grade through MyUcla's faculty gradebook.
Yes. Engineering students no longer need counselor approval before enrolling in SRP 99. This change went into effect Spring 2016. Note: Engineering students must be enrolled in at least 14 units to take a class P/NP.