Incoming Full-Time MBA Program Registration Instructions
Detailed information on Paying Fees, Course Registration, and more for the Full-Time MBA

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Fall 2013 Registration Timeline & Overview

Please read through the instructions carefully prior to starting the registration process.
IF YOU WERE A UC DAVIS UNDERGRADUATE: Our registration processes differs from the main campus. Do not start the process in SISWEB.

GSM Registration and Payment System (RaPS):
– Registration and all GSM adds/drops/course changes are processed in RaPS (and forwarded to SISWEB).  Do NOT access SISWEB directly.
– In Manage Schedule, required courses are pre-loaded to your schedule.

Reg2 (Fall 2013 entering students) Opens: August 1
Initial Registration Closes: August 15

Registration in RaPS transmits to the campus system on an hourly basis during these times:
Monday – Friday 6:00a.m. to 12 midnight
Saturday – Sunday 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
Any registration and payment submitted outside of these times are date/time stamped and submitted as soon as the campus system re-opens.

Unit totals limited to 12 units through the initial registration deadline. Unit totals increase to 16 beginning August 26.

September 15-18
September 19: RaPS opens for changes and updates

September 15
Financial aid funding will post to your student account prior to fees being due.  (See provided link for actual date.)

INSTUCTION BEGINS for core courses begins:
September 26

October 7
A late fee of $110 will apply to any course changes made after the deadline.

December 10 – 14
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. (Log-in required)

Required Courses – Fall 2013 entering students:
200A Financial Accounting
202A Markets and the Firm
203A Data Analysis for Managers
268 Articulation and Critical Thinking


As a reminder, ALL GSM registration activity (adding and/or dropping) must be done in RaPS, NOT SISWEB, prior to adding any non-GSM classes. By entering registration changes directly into SISWEB, students will automatically activate a registration freeze on their accounts. A freeze will also be applied when non-GSM courses are entered into SISWEB prior to the completion of GSM course registration in RaPS. Be advised that it may take in excess of 72 hours to resolve the conflict in both systems.

Manage Schedule
In  RaPS, log in (UCD LoginID and Kerberos passphrase) and select courses in Manage Schedule.  When you finish, click Register for Courses.  (If you do not click Register for Courses, your enrollment is not processed and you are not enrolled.)

All MBA students are required to complete core courses during their matriculation at the GSM.  Under very specific guidelines, you can waive these courses.  If you waive 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.


Your $1,500 Enrollment Deposit is automatically credited to your account.

Your account balance is generated after you enroll in courses.  Students can view and pay account balances at  You are responsible for paying all fees and other debts by the posted deadlines.  No bills are mailed to students. 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).

Additional Information:


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