Registration takes place during two intervals called “Passes.” Undergraduate students are assigned a registration appointment time during each of the two passes.
Each registration appointment time is a four-hour window. After this four-hour window, students have access to register during Open Hours:
- Monday–Friday evenings; 8:00 p.m.–midnight (PT).
- Weekends; 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (PT).
Access to registration for undergraduate students is by priority groups. Priority groups are established according to the number of UC Davis units and non-exam-based transfer units completed. Advanced Placement (AP) units, International Baccalaureate (IB) units, and current term enrollment are excluded from this calculation.
For winter term registration, zero units are assigned to all fall admitted freshmen and 90 units are assigned to fall admitted transfers. Starting in the spring term, all completed UC Davis units and accepted transfer credit will be used when assigning registration appointment times.
Undergraduate students can enroll in up to 17 units during Pass One, 19 units during Pass Two, and 28.5 units during Schedule Adjustment.
Graduate students do not have assigned appointment times and may enroll in classes anytime Monday–Friday 6 a.m.–midnight and Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6 p.m.
Graduate students may not enroll in more than 16 units of upper division and graduate level courses combined, or in more than 12 units of graduate level coursework, without the approval of the Associate Dean of Students in Graduate Studies.