Registration Information

Student Enrollment Status

The ability to register for classes, or being enrolled in classes, is just one characteristic that defines "a student" at UCDavis. However, as a result of registration and enrollment, a student becomes financially liable for tuition and fees for the term.

There are other characteristics, such as being a California Resident or Non-Resident, qualifying for Part-time Status, participating in a Special Program, or enrolling through UC Davis Extension that can impact a student's financial liability and the amount of tuition and fees assessed to the student's account.

It is important for all students to be knowledgeable and understand all of the University's published dates and deadlines, and any that relate to a student's specific status and characteristics. The Office of the University Registrar publishes calendars for registration and pass appointments, fees and billing, quarter dates and deadlines, and academic and administrative holidays, and other calendars for students reference.

If a student no longer wishes to attend, or can no longer attend classes at UCDavis, they must complete a Cancellation/Withdrawal form. The student remains financially liable for tuition and fees through the calendar day that the Cancellation/Withdrawal form is received by the Office of the University Registrar, as described by the system-wide Schedule of Refunds. The Schedule of Refunds also applies to those students who participate in the Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP).

Here are some tools to help you navigate your registration and student enrollment status at UCDavis.

Plan for Your Degree

This section provides tools to aid you in planning for the fulfillment of your degree requirements. Topics include:

  • General Catalog
  • GE Requirements
  • Academic Advising

Plan Your Schedule

This section provides the tools you will need to plan for your upcoming term registration. Some of the topics include:

  • Course Search
  • Schedule Builder
  • Prerequisites, Placement Exams and Auditions
  • Course Restrictions
  • Holds

Register for Classes

This section provides the tools you will need to register for the upcoming term. Topics include:

  • Pass Times
  • Schedule Builder
  • Wait Lists

Schedule Adjustments

This section provides information on adjusting your current term registration. Some of the topics include:

  • Adding/Dropping Courses
  • Late Actions (after the published deadlines)
  • Section Switches

Part-Time Status

This section provides information on reducing tuition and fees for the current term.

Special Programs

This section provides information on attending courses at other institutions. Some of the topics include:

  • Education Abroad Program
  • Washington DC Program
  • UC Center Sacramento Program

Leave UC Davis

This section provides information on leaving or separating from the university. Some of the topics include:

Return to UC Davis

This section provides information on returning to the university. Topics include:

  • Readmission
  • Second Baccalaureate
  • Graduate/Professional Programs