Registering For Classes

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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 3-5, 2020, and transfer students will register either August 10-12 or 17-19, 2020. 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 3 - 5
Transfer : August 10-12 and 17-19

Get additional information about registration times.

We're here to help you throughout the process. 

Before your pass time

To help you prepare, CA&ES peer advisors will share registration tips and discuss the student experience on Instagram Live. Join our advisors on the CA&ES Students Instagram page Tuesday, July 28, from 2-2:30 p.m. and on Thursday, July 30, from 11-11:30 a.m.


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.


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 from 8 a.m.-noon and from 1-5 p.m. to answer questions for:

Freshmen can continue with schedule adjustments on August 5 and transfers on August 12 and 19. 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.
August 3, August 4, August 10, August 11, August 17 and 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.

Green Smiley Face Questions to ask

  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. Will most classes be offered online? 

  9. How do I know if my class is offered online? (maybe) 

  10. Recommended GEs? 

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

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

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

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

Frowny Face We Can't Answer Questions About...


  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