Bay Area MBA Program Fall 2014 Registration Instructions

Registration Timeline and Instructions

Please read the instructions carefully prior to starting the registration process. Students access two different systems for registration and payment.

  • GSM: Registration System (RapS) for registration (add/drops)
  • UC Davis: SISWEB (MyBill) for payment

GSM Registration and Processing System (RapS)

  • Registration and all GSM adds/drops/course changes 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.
  • We advise students not to use mobile devices to process their RapS registration or MyBill payments.

Registration Groups

Reg1 (42+ completed units) Opens:August 14
Reg2 (18-41 completed units) Opens: August 21
Reg3 (0-17 completed units) Opens: August 7

Students not enrolling by the initial registration deadline are subject to a $125 registration penalty fee.

Registration in RaPS transmits to the campus system on an hourly basis during these times:

  • Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – midnight
  • Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Any registration submitted outside of these times are date/time stamped and submitted as soon as the campus system re-opens.

Unit totals are limited to 12 units through the initial registration deadline

Unit totals increase to 16 on August 29, at 12 n.

Student Bills Available on SISWEB, MyBill

August 25

Initial Registration Deadline

 August 28 at Midnight

If you do not plan to enroll this quarter, you must file the Non-Registration form by this deadline.

Cross Registration Requests Confirmed

August 29

Students select cross registration courses at the same time they select courses at their home campus. Processing cross registration enrollment begins after initial registration closes and confirmation of enrollment emailed to student by the date above.

Student Fee Payment Deadline

September 15

Financial aid funding will post to your student account prior to fees being due. Click here to access the actual date. Students who miss the payment deadline are subject to $125 registration penalty fee. 
Students can access their bill and make payments through MyBill

Registration Freeze

September 15-18

The registration freeze goes into effect on the Student Fee Payment  deadline (see above) allowing payments to be properly applied to the student account balance.

RapS Opens for Course Changes

September 19

Independent or Group Study Forms Due

September 23

Instruction Begins

October 3

Final Add/Drop Deadline

October 13

Any registration request made after the final add/drop deadline is an exception, regardless of when the first course meeting is. If the exception is approved, you are assessed the $125 registration penalty fee.

NOTE: Due to the design of the courses, some instructors will not allow students to add after the first class meeting. Please contact the instructor for permission prior to adding the course.


December 19-20

You are expected to attend courses through the end of finals, including all final exams at their posted times.

Check your course graduation requirements with RaPS using the Course Advisor tab.

Grades Available

January 2, 2015

Important Registration Instructions

What You Need to Begin Registration

Your UC Davis LoginID, Kerberos passphrase.

Registration Process

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.

Required Courses – Fall 2014 Entering Students

  • 202A Markets and the Firm
  • 203A Data Analysis for Managers

If one section is full, you must enroll in the open section. Enrollment maximums for core courses will not be increased.

Required Courses – Fall 2013 Entering Students

268 Articulation and Critical Thinking

If one section is full, you must enroll in the open section. Enrollment maximums for core courses will not be increased

Students are enrolled in courses based on the date/time stamp of their payment/registration for the quarter. Within 24 hours payment, students receive an automated enrollment confirmation email. If a confirmation email is not received, return to RaPS, Manage Schedule and check your status in the Enrollment Status column. Click on the link in the 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.

Manage Schedule

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

August 25: Student Bill Available

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 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, which 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).


Registration Penalty Fee

A registration penalty fee of $125 (up to $250) applies if:

  • you have not met the Initial Registration deadline.
  • you have not met the Student Fee Payment deadline.
  • you request to add and/or drop a course after the final add/drop deadline.

The registration penalty fee can be waived if medical documentation (including dates) is submitted indicating a student’s inability to meet the deadline(s).

  • GSM Academic Calendar (including holidays)
  • Courses
    • Courses and Concentrations
    • Course Numbering
    • Independent/Group Study
  • Enrollment
    • Not Enrolling this Quarter – Filing Non-Registration Forms
    • Enrolling in Fewer than 6 Units – What you need to know
  • Grades
    • Availability
    • Grade and Registration Letter for Reimbursement
    • Grade Change and Incomplete Change Timeline
  • Registration Details
    • Adding/Dropping
    • Adding Non-GSM Units
    • Cross Registration
    • Enrollment Adjustment Process
    • Registration Groups
    • Wait Lists
    • Student Directory
  • Refunds
  • SmartSite
  • Tax Information