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.
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 clerical costs. Registration after the deadline is allowed only if action or inaction on the part of the university delays registration. A recommendation 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
SISWeb Web Registration. Students enroll in courses by using SISWeb; see http://sisweb.ucdavis.edu.
The UC Davis Registration Guide, available one week before the start of registration for the quarter, explains registration procedures, gives class meeting times and locations, and provides updated information on fees and registration. The Registration Guide is available online at http://registrar.ucdavis.edu.
The Course 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 study list. 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 study list (class schedule) using SISWeb.
Adding and Dropping Courses
You can adjust your schedule by adding or dropping courses until the deadlines published in the Registration Guide.
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.
The quarterly Registration Guide lists the add and drop deadlines and explains how to use SISWeb to adjust your schedule and what add/drop procedures and fees apply after the published deadlines. The quarterly academic calendar also lists the course add and drop deadlines.
To drop a course after the deadline, but before the day of the scheduled final examination, 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.
To add a course after the deadline, but before the day of the scheduled final examination, you need approval of the department. A processing fee applies to late adds.
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. Petitions are subject to approval by the Grade Change Committee of the Davis Division Academic Senate. Petitions 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. The instructor's signature is required on the petition. 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 Grade Change Committee of the Davis Division Academic Senate.
Petitions for retroactive adds 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. The petition must be supported by the instructor's signed approval, together with a statement from the instructor indicating knowledge of the student's participation and performance during the presentation of the course in question and the instructor's understanding as to the reason for the student's failure to add the course before the end of the quarter. A course grade must be assigned by the instructor. A processing fee is applicable on all retroactive adds.
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