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Registering For Classes

Your fall course registration appointment time, also known as “pass time” at UC Davis, is almost here! You can access and begin planning courses on Schedule Builder now. Freshmen will register for classes August 2-4, 2021, and transfer students will register either August 16-18, 2021. We know that course registration can be challenging so we created a few different ways you can connect with us throughout the process.

Pass Times for Upcoming Registration
Freshman : August 2-4
Transfer : August 16-18

Get additional information about registration times.

We're here to help you throughout the process. 

Resources for Registration

  • Follow these steps to ensure a successful registration for fall classes.
  • Have trouble with Schedule Builder? See the Help menu for basic information or Contact an Expert.
  • Need help choosing classes? We're here to help! The CA&ES Dean’s Office can help you connect with your major advisor, who can best advise you on selecting courses used towards your major.
  • Looking to choose a GE? Here's the general education courses we recommend.
During your pass time

CA&ES advisors will be online to answer questions via Zoom from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

  • Freshmen: August 2
  • Transfers: August 16


After your pass time

After your pass time, you can make changes to your schedule during “Open Registration.” This time is an opportunity to make adjustments to the schedule you registered for during your pass time and does not require an appointment. CA&ES advisors will be available on Zoom to answer questions for:

  • Freshmen: August 3
  • Transfers: August 17

Freshmen can continue with schedule adjustments on August 4 and transfers on August 18. You can email the CA&ES advising team with registration questions on these days.



Need help? Have questions?
Join CA&ES Advisors' webinars for our online registration support from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. on all of the dates below.

Freshman: August 2, August 3, August 4 
Transfers: August 16, August 17, August 18

Questions to ask (and not to ask) CA&ES advisors

Here are a few questions you may want to ask your CA&ES advisor about course registration. We also listed the questions that our CA&ES advisors will not be able to answer during pass time webinars.

 Questions for Day-Of Registration

  1. How many units should I take? 

  2. Can I change my major in my first quarter? 

  3. What is the difference between lower division and upper division courses? 

  4. Can I take a course simultaneously at my community College in fall quarter? 

  5. Should I register for a First-Year Seminar? 

  6. Can I save sample schedules in Schedule Builder? 

  7. Will additional seats be released before registration? 

  8. Recommended GEs? 

  9. What if the courses that I want to enroll in are full? 

  10. How do I adjust my schedule after Pass 1? 

  11. What if I have a time conflict with my classes?  

  12. Schedule Builder says I don’t have the prerequisite, but I do. How can I enroll? 

 Questions for Aggie Advising Appointments

  1. Double majors 

  2. Internships 

  3. Minors 

  4. Transfer Credit Evaluation and General Education Check 

  5. Major specific questions 

  6. Financial Aid and/or Housing questions