Fall 2015 Registration for Sacramento First-Year Students

Registration 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 main campus. 

  1. GSM: Registration and Processing System (RaPS) for registration (add/drops)
  2. UC Davis: SISWEB (MyBill) for payment

GSM Registration and Processing System (RaPS) Actions

  • Registration (all GSM adds/drops/course changes) process in RaPS and are then forwarded to SISWEB. 
  • In RaPS Manage Schedule, required courses are pre-loaded to your schedule.  You must click Register to process the registration action in the system.  A course appearing on your schedule does not mean you are enrolled.
  • Mobile devices are not recommended for processing RaPS registration or MyBill payments.
  • Student Directory: Students will receive an automated prompt allowing them to update their directory one week prior to their registration group being open. Students must confirm the information in the directory before proceeding to registration.

Registration Dates and Deadlines

AUGUST 4:Reg3 (Fall 2015 entering students) Opens

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

  • Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. to 12 midnight
  • Saturday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 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.

AUGUST 20, Midnight: Initial Registration Closes

Students not enrolling by the initial registration deadline are subject to a $125 (up to $250) registration penalty fee.

AUGUST 22: Student Bills Available on MyBill

SEPTEMBER 15: Student Fee Payment Deadline

Students who miss the payment deadline are subject to a $125 (up to $250) registration penalty fee. Students with an outstanding balance the first week of the quarter will be dropped from courses.

Students are responsible for managing their university account and meeting the payment deadline to avoid being assessed the registration penalty fee. Students can access their bill and pay through MyBill.

Students adding courses after theStudent Fee Payment Deadline: Any additional units added after the Fee Payment Deadline result in additional charges on a student bill. Students are expected to pay this balance immediately.  Any student with a balance due at the start of the quarter risks being dropped from all courses. If a student is dropped from a fully enrolled class with a wait list for non-payment, they lose their place in the course.

Financial Aid Funding for course fees: Financial aid funds will be reflected in MyBill prior to fees being due (see this link for actual date). If financial aid does not disburse as anticipated and the payment deadline is not met, the student will be assessed the $125 registration penalty fee. If you have specific questions about your financial aid, please contact Adam Peterson, Graduate Financial Aid,, 530-752-0117.

Deferred Payment Plan: Only students who have enrolled in the Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) through MyBill may pay on the 15th of each month in installments. All other students are expected to pay in full by the Fee Payment Deadline or immediately upon enrolling in additional courses after the Fee PaymentDeadline.

Letter of Credit (Employer Sponsorship): If your employer pays your course fees directly to UC Davis, we can accept a Letter of Credit (LOC) as interim credit for your course fees. Contact the University Student Accounting Office at 530-752-3646 to set up an account for your employer.

Letter of Credit and Enrollment Deposit: Your enrollment deposit reserves your place in the UC Davis MBA Program and is non-refundable and credited to your fall account. With a Letter of Credit, your employer is not obligated to pay if you do not enroll. Once we have received the actual payment from your employer, you are
eligible for a refund of any overpayment to your account.

SEPTEMBER 15 – 17: Registration Freeze

No registration actions (add/drop) are processed during the freeze.

The freeze goes into effect on the Student Fee Payment deadline to allow payments to be properly applied to the student account balance due.

SEPTEMBER 24: Instruction begins

OCTOBER 5: Final Add/Drop Deadline for Quarter

All classes, regardless of start date, must be added or dropped by this deadline to avoid the registration penalty fee.

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 $125registration penalty fee.

Please note: Due to the design of the course, 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 7 – 11: Finals

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

DECEMBER 25: Grades Available

Course graduation requirements are available in RaPS, select the Course Advisor tab.

To Begin Registration

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.

Your UC Davis Login ID and Kerberos passphrase are needed to register.

Registration Process

Registration in RaPS transmits to the campus system on an hourly basis (see day/time information above). Any registration requests submitted outside these times are date/time stamped and submitted as soon as the campus system re-opens.

Students are enrolled in courses based on the date/time stamp of their registration (when student clicks the Register button 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 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.

As reminder, all GSM registration activity (add/drop) must be done directly in RaPS, not SISWEB.  By entering registration changes directly into SISWEB, students will automatically trigger a registration freeze on their account.  Be advised that it may take up to 72 hours to resolve the conflict created by this freeze in both systems.

  1. Login
    Using your UC Davis Login ID and Kerberos passphrase.

  2. Student Directory
    Before you can enter the registration system, you are asked to update your Student Directory information. Do not use a mobile device when accessing RaPS as it is not mobile-optimized.

    If you experience difficulty in continuing to the next registration step (the directory prompt reappears), log out of RaPS and clear your browser history.  Login to RaPS again and proceed to Manage Schedule.

  3. Manage Schedule
    Required courses are pre-loaded in Manage Schedule. Click Register for Courses. (If Register for Courses is not clicked, registration does not process and you are not enrolled.)

    Required Courses Fall 2015 Entering Students
    202A Markets and the Firm
    203A Data Analysis for Managers

    Acceleration Options
    a. Second-year Core Option: Students wishing to accelerate may add MGP 268 (Articulation and Critical Thinking), if there is space available, beginning August 21.

    b. Elective Option: Students wishing to enroll in more than 6 units by taking an elective course should contact the GSM Registrar for information on which elective courses are appropriate for first-year, first-quarter students.  Elective units are not available during the initial registration period but can be added beginning August 21.

  4. Core Course Waivers for 202A and/or 203A
    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.

  5. UC Davis MyBill Student Bill Overview

    August 22: Student Bills available in MyBill
    September15: Student Fee Payment Deadline

    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. UC Davis does not issue payment reminders.

    This bill is a statement of funds owed to the university, not your student account, which will include financial aid disbursements.

    Refunds are processed by the Student Accounting Office weekly.  Any questions should be directed to Student Accounting.

    UC Davis Payment Information

Registration Penalty Fee

A registration 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 add course after the Fee Payment deadline and do not pay immediately.

you request to add and/or drop a course after the final add/drop deadline (regardless of the date the class starts or ends).

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), available in RaPS, select Academic Calendar tab

Courses and Concentrations
Course Numbering

Grade and Registration Letter for Reimbursement
Grade Change and Incomplete Change Timeline

Registration Details
Cross Registration
Enrollment Adjustments Process and Timeline
Registration Groups
Wait Lists
Student Directory




Tax Information


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