Office of the University Registrar
Registration is the way you become a student at the university. To be a continuing UC Davis student, you must register each quarter. Registration includes enrolling in classes, the financial obligation to pay tuition, fees and all other charges on your student account, filing your current address with the Office of the University Registrar, and completing and filing any forms pertaining to your registration status.
If you are a new or reentering student you must also:
New graduate students who have been registered previously at UC Davis as undergraduates are considered to be new students.
Change of Name. Your legal name must be on file with the Office of the University Registrar. If your name has changed since the time of your application, please complete the Name Change Form and submit it with the legal documentation for verification to the Office of the University Registrar in 12 Mrak Hall or use the form at https://registrar.ucdavis.edu/records/changes-personal-information.cfm.
Change of Address. Be sure to inform the Office of the University Registrar of any change of address. Failure to file your current addresses can result in a hold on your registration. You can update your address using SISWeb; see http://sisweb.ucdavis.edu.
Late registration privileges extend through the 10th day of instruction, but you are assessed a late fee to defray the extra administrative costs. Registration after the deadline is allowed only if action or inaction on the part of the university delays registration. A recommenda-tion from an appropriate administrative unit is required and tuition and registration fees must be paid with cash, cashier's check, credit union check, university check or fee credit.
Enrolling in Courses
The Class Search Tool and other registration information are available at http://registrar.ucdavis.edu.
Undergraduate Registration Priority. Access to registration is by priority groups. The groups are established according to student class level, as determined by the number of units completed. Undergraduate Class Level is determined as follows:
You are officially registered in all courses listed on your individual class schedule. Once registered, you are financially liable for all tuition and fees associated with the term and responsible for completing each of the courses. View your class schedule using SISWeb or myucdavis Schedule Builder.
Adding and Dropping Courses
You can adjust your schedule by adding or dropping courses until the deadlines published in the Quarter Dates and Deadlines calendar at http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/calendar/.
The last day to add courses is the 12th day of instruction. The last day to drop courses without dean's permission or fee is the 20th day of instruction, except for those courses designated by departments as 10-day-drop courses. You need to obtain the permission of your dean and pay the processing fee to drop a designated 10-day-drop course after the 10th day of instruction or to drop any other courses after the 20th day of instruction.
See Adding and Dropping Courses, at http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/registration/schedule-adjustments/add-drop.cfm , on how to adjust your schedule and what add/drop procedures and fees apply after the published deadlines. The Quarter Dates and Deadlines calendar, at http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/calendar/, also lists the course add and drop deadlines.
To add a course after the deadline, but on or before the last day of instruction, you need approval of the department. A processing fee applies to late adds.
To drop a course after the deadline, but on or before the last day of instruction, you need approval of the dean of your college or school. Graduate students must have their adviser's approval in order to drop courses. A processing fee applies to late drops. Permission to drop courses after the deadline may be granted only in exceptional circumstances.
Occasionally, in exceptional circumstances, students are allowed to drop a course after the course is completed. Reasons for seeking a retroactive drop are very specific: medical problems, severe emotional difficulties, or recent death or severe illness in the immediate family. Retroactive Drop petitions must also include an explanation as to why the class being petitioned was more affected than other classes completed during the term. Petitions are subject to approval by the Academic Senate Committee on Grade Changes. Petitions for Retroactive Change are available from the Office of the University Registrar and should include a detailed account of the problem, appropriate documentation and an adequate explanation of why an I grade or late drop was not taken during the quarter in which the problem occurred. Retroactive drop petitions should be submitted by the student to the instructor of the course, who will then submit the petition on the student's behalf to the Office of the University Registrar. A processing fee is applicable on all retroactive drops.
In some rare circumstances, students are allowed to add a course after the course is completed. Petitions are subject to approval by the Academic Senate Committee on Grade Changes.
Petitions for Retroactive Change are available from the Office of the University Registrar. Each petition must include the reason for the student's failure to add the course during the quarter in which it was offered. Retroactive add petitions should be submitted by the student to the instructor of the course, who will then submit the petition on the student's behalf to the Office of the University Registrar. A course grade must be assigned by the instructor. A processing fee is applicable on all retroactive adds.
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Updated: July 11, 2014 9:42 AM