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The Practicum Proposal

Practicum Proposal

2-Quarter Process



  • Choose a Practicum Course
  • Online practicum proposal due Week 8 of the quarter BEFORE you begin course
  • Proposal reviewed Week 9
  • Receive approval Week 10 via vac.ucsd.edu
  • Enroll in your Practicum course
  • Pass the class
  • Your degree audit will be updated the following quarter 

    No other submissions are required.

Submitting a Proposal

Once you have a project in mind, you will need to submit a Practicum Proposal online by Friday of WEEK 8, the quarter BEFORE you will begin your Practicum project.

  • The online proposal form will ask you to reflect on
    • Why you chose this Practicum
    • What you will be doing in the class or internship
    • How it relates to your future goals
  • Only complete submissions will be eligible for review.
  • Please submit one Practicum Proposal for review at a time.
  • You will receive a message from the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) informing you that your proposal has been reviewed by Week 10.

If Your Proposal is Denied

  • You will receive instructions on how to submit a second proposal through the VAC. Please have a back-up course/proposal in case your first choice is denied.

Changing your Practicum after Week 8

  • If you need to change your proposed practicum, whether the class did not fit into your schedule or you were unable to get into the class the quarter proposed, please send a message via the VAC explaining what happened so we can help you make alternate plans.

Online Proposal Form

The online proposal system closes Friday of Week 8 at 11:59pm. Absolutely no retroactive credit is allowed for the Practicum.


Walk-in Hours

Summer 2014

Tuesday - Thursday
9:30-11:30 AM
or by appointment via the
Virtual Advising Center

Academic Programs
Pepper Canyon Hall
Room 257
(858) 822-2275

Virtual Advising Center

Tuesday: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM  - 12:00 PM

Thursday: 1:30 – 3:30 PM