Staff Newsletter - Fall 2012

Important Dates:

10th Day of Instruction - October 10th

  • Last day to petition for Part Time status.
  • Last day to petition for the Employee-Student Reduced Fee.
  • Last day to file for PELP.
  • Deadline to File to Graduate in Fall.

20th Day of Instruction - October 24th

25th Day of Instruction - October 31st

  • Last day to opt for P/NP or S/U grading.
  • Last day to change units of a variable unit course.
  • Fall Registration holds go fatal for Spring.

Deadline to use PTA's - December 1st

Deadline to use PTD's - December 7th

October 19, 2012

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Office of the University Registrar's quarterly newsletter.

The newsletter contains important dates for the term in addition to information about OUR processes that you may not know but are interested in finding out. If you have a topic that you would like to see covered, please contact us at We would love to hear from you.

For your reference, Newsletters will be archived on the University Registrar's website in the Faculty and Staff section. Note: The website version is text only, so it is much easier to print.

Do You Know About The Class Drop Deadlines?

Most courses offered on campus are 20-day drop courses. This means that students may drop the course via SISWeb until the 20th day of instruction. A few courses are designated as early drop courses. These courses must be dropped by the 10th day of instruction. The 10/20-day drop designation is established at the time of course approval.

If a student erroneously registers for a 10-day drop course or is added from the wait list, after the 10th day of instruction, there is a 72 hour grace period for them to come into the OUR and we will drop the course. This grace period is ONLY for 10-day drops added after the deadline. Also, it is 72 hours NOT three business days. 

Wait lists are established during the second pass time and are active until the 12th day of instruction. If a wait-listed student cannot be registered into the course by or before the 12th day, then they will not be. All wait lists are cancelled on the 13th day. After that, the only way a student may register for a closed course is through the PTA process.

Class Search Tool

While the Class Search Tool is primarily to aid students in planning their schedules, it is also a quick and easy way for advisors to search for the courses offered during the term. A variety of filters allows you to fine tune your search to exactly what you are looking for.

  • "Course or CRN:" shows all of the sections of a particular course being offered for the term (e.g. BIS or BIS 002A).
  • "Subject Area:" shows all of the courses being taught in that subject code for the term (e.g. Avian Science).

This tool shows all the courses offered for the term selected. The class search within SISWeb shows only OPEN courses.

Additional Information: The Add / Search Courses feature in Schedule Builder shows all offered courses and students may add courses directly from the tool.

Enrolled-No Work Submitted (ENWS) Grade

Effective fall 2012, per UC Davis Academic Senate vote, the Enrolled-No Work Submitted (ENWS or NS) grade option is no longer available; therefore, students will receive a failing grade if they do not attend or do not submit any work for a class in which they are enrolled or have been added from a wait list. Students are academically and financially responsible for all of the classes on their schedule, so be sure to advise them to adjust their schedule accordingly during the designated enrollment and schedule adjustment periods.

Hopefully, this will encourage students to drop these courses and free up seats for students that do want and need the courses.

Questions or comments about this decision should be directed to David Garrison, Grade Change Deputy, at