The UC Davis MPAc program cultivates your ability to deal successfully with the challenges of a continually changing, increasingly competitive global business environment. Use the tools below to plan your experience here and stay in-the-know regarding course requirements, registration, program events and more.
IF YOU WERE A UC DAVIS UNDERGRADUATE do NOT start the process in SISWEB.
GSM registration processes differ from the main campus.
GSM Registration and Processing System (RapS)
Registration and all GSM adds/drops/course changes are processed in RapS (and forwarded to SISWEB). Do NOT access SISWEB directly for registration actions.
In Manage Schedule, required courses are pre-loaded to your schedule.
Registration Dates by Group
Reg1(Fall 2014 entering students) Opens August 7
Initial Registration Closes August 19
Students not enrolling by the posted initial registration deadline are subject to a $125 registration penalty fee.
Registration in RapS transmits to the campus system on an hourly basis during the following times
Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – midnight
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Any registration request submitted outside of these times are date/time stamped and submitted as soon as the campus system re-opens.
Student Bill Available on SISWEB
Student Fee Payment Deadline
Financial aid funding will post to your student account prior to fees being due (see this link for actual date). Students who miss the payment deadline are subject to a $125 registration penalty fee.
The registration freeze goes into effect on the Student Fee Payment deadline to allow payments to be properly applied to the student account balance due.
You are expected to attend courses through the end of finals, including all final exams at their posted times.
Before You Start the Registration Process
Before you have access to RapS, you must set up your UC Davis computing account (if you have not already done so). This must be done at least 48 hours before you attempt to access RapS.
Information Needed to Register for Classes in RapS
Your UC Davis LoginID and Kerberos passphrase.
Registration in RapS transmits to the campus system on an hourly during these times:
Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – midnight
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Any registration requests submitted outside these times are date/time stamped and submitted as soon as the campus system re-opens.
ACC 201: Financial Reporting
ACC 211: Tax Reporting and Analysis
ACC 241: Auditing and the Accounting Profession
ACC 271: Accounting Ethics
Students are enrolled in courses based on the date/time stamp when Register is selected in RapS. Within 24 hours of registration, students receive an automated enrollment confirmation email. If a confirmation email is not received within 24 hours, return to RapS, Manage Scheduleand check your status in the Enrollment Status column. Click on the word in that column for additional information on your current status. Do not verify enrollment in SmartSite.
Entering registration actions directly into SISWEB automatically activates a registration freeze in both RaPS and SISWEB. It may take more than 72 hours to resolve the conflict in both systems.
Before you can enter the registration system, you will be asked to update your Student Directory Information.
In RapS, log in (UCD LoginID and Kerberos passphrase) and the required courses are pre-loaded in Manage Schedule. Click Register for Courses. (If you do not click Register for Courses, your enrollment is not processed and you are not enrolled.)
UC Davis: SISWEB (MyBill) Student Bill Overview
Student Bill available: August 25
UC Davis assess fees generally one month prior to the term’s payment deadline and then occur on a nightly basis. Fees are not assessed immediately upon enrollment.
After enrolling in courses and fees have been assessed, students can view their outstanding account balance using MyBill. MyBill account balances and activity are updated in real-time throughout the day and any payments from the Cashier’s Office are posted to the student account at 6:00 p.m. (PST) nightly.
Please note that the MyBill statement is a monthly statement; it is only updated on the 22nd day of each month. Students must be enrolled in courses by the GSM Initial Registration deadline to have a MyBill statement generated before the Student Fee Payment deadline.
This bill is a statement of funds owed to the university, not your student account that will include financial aid disbursements.
If you are expecting a financial aid disbursement for part or all of your fees, it is generally disbursed to your student account 2-3 days prior to the fee payment deadline for the quarter (provided above).
Congratulations on your admittance to the UC Davis Master of Professional Accountancy Program (MPAc). We are looking forward to you joining the Graduate School of Management community.
This website provides information about MPAc Orientation. Please check back often as information will be updated as the dates approach and throughout the orientation period.
Communication & Culture Boot Camp
August 24 – 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Attendance is required for international students, optional for domestic students. Participation is strongly encouraged for students whose first language is not English, regardless of citizenship status.
The Communication & Culture Boot Camp will cover graduate-level communication and presentation skills with a focus on enhancing cultural understanding of Western business methods and norms.
The Boot Camp will be held in Gallagher Hall on the UC Davis campus. There you will hear from speakers ranging from International alumni to Dan Beaudry (author of Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States book). There will also be intensive writing seminars, fluency workshops, and opportunities to begin researching companies and career options.
MPAc Orientation prepares you academically, professionally and socially to excel in the UC Davis MPAc program and beyond. We’ve created a comprehensive program that covers student life at the Graduate School of Management, prepares you for the fall recruiting cycle and includes networking opportunities to set the stage for your success at UC Davis.
We look forward to seeing you at the Graduate School of Management in August.
Register here for Orientation and for the Communication and Culture Boot Camp.
What to expect
Lightweight, casual business attire is expected for most of the orientation days, as the Davis weather in August/September averages in the high 90s F (35 C). Formal business attire is expected for some sessions; notification will be given prior to the session.
Orientation will begin in Gallagher Hall (on the UC Davis campus), 540 Alumni Lane, Davis, CA 95616. The Communication & Culture Boot Camp will also be held at Gallagher Hall. Please access the interactive campus map to find our exact location.
Parking areas for Orientation 2015 and the Communication & Culture Boot Camp include Visitor Parking Lots 1 and 2 and the Gateway Parking Structure located adjacent to the Mondavi Center. Please review the Visitor Permit Parking Area map to find these parking areas.
Parking permits are required and available for $9 from the automated kiosk located in the Gateway Parking structure as well as Visitor Parking (VP) lot 1 just south of Gallagher Hall. There are also multiple bike parking (free) locations around the building.
For your convenience we have booked a room block at Hyatt Place UC Davis, which is just steps from Gallagher Hall.
Update: Room block rates ended on July 10, 2015. If you are still interested in securing a room at Hyatt Place, you may go directly to their website here or call them at 1-888-HYATT HP (1-888-492-8847). Be sure to specify the dates you are arriving and reference GSM Orientation 2015.
Forms To be Filled Out and Brought With You to Registration
Congratulations again on your admission to the UC Davis MPAc program; we are so pleased that you will be joining the Class of 2015. These pages include some of the most commonly used resources for our MPAc students. Please return here often, as information will be updated throughout the year.
The MPAc Spring Social is a culminating event in May where we celebrate the accomplishments of students who are about to graduate. It’s a great opportunity for incoming students to meet faculty, staff, alumni and current students. It is also the first chance for new students to meet recruiters and potential employers that you will be interacting with in the fall.
In July you will details via email regarding the Summer Webinar Seriesthat Career Development has created to prepare you for fall recruiting events and your job search. You will create a professional resume and cover letter template, learn networking skills and interview guidelines, and more.
Orientation is held in August to give incoming students access to Career Development programming and services well in advance of the fall recruiting cycle and the start of classes. GSM Orientation will begin August 21 for international students with a mandatory immigration check-in. All other students will begin orientation on August 25. More specific information will be available soon.
Orientation includes practical information about the Graduate School of Management and your graduate studies, but is primarily focused on preparation for your career search.
Our annual Meet the Firms career fair and lunch will be held on Wednesday, September 24.
Save the Date
International Student Orientation and SISS check-in – Thursday, August 21, 2014 GSM Orientation - Begins Monday, August 25, 2014
Meet the Firms Networking Event – Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Classes Start – Thursday, October 2, 2014
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