Fall 2014 Registration Open for Bay Area First-Year Students

Fall 2014 Registration Timeline and Overview

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

If You Were A UC Davis Undergraduate DO NOT start the process in SISWEB.

The GSM registration process differs 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

  • Group 3 (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

August 25

Student Fee Payment Deadline

September 15

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.

Registration Freeze

September 15–18

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.

RapS opens for course changes

September 19

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.


December 19–20

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

Grades Available

January 2, 2015

Starting 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 Login ID and 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 notbe increased.

Students are enrolled in courses based on the date/time stamp of their registration. 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 Schedule and 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. Be advised that it may take in excess of 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).

Core Course Waivers

All MBA students are required to complete core courses during their matriculation at the GSM. Under very specific guidelines, you can waive (or test out) these courses. If you waive/test out of a course, you would replace those units with an elective course. The GSM Registrar can provide appropriate elective course options as not all electives are open to first-year, first-quarter students. If you waive out of a core course, you may drop it in September.

Additional Courses

Students seeking to accelerate by enrolling in more than 6 units should contact the GSM registrar for information on courses appropriate for first-year, first-quarter students. 268 is not available for fall 2014 student enrollment until fall 2013 students have completed their registration process (August 28).

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, 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).

UC Davis Payment Information

Registration Penalty Fee

Aregistration penalty fee of$125 (up to $250) is assessed 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).

Additional Resources

  • GSM Academic Calendar (including holidays)
  • Grade Availability
  • Grade and Registration letter for reimbursement
  • Letters of Credit (Employer sponsorship)
  • Registration
    •    Adding/Dropping
    •    Cross Registration
    •    Registration Groups
  • SmartSite