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Registration Details

Adding/Dropping

Adding a Course

In RaPS, add an additional course in Manage Schedule and proceed to Add to My Schedule, then Register.

Dropping a Course

In RaPS, remove the course from Manage Schedule by clicking the red X. Within 24 hours of submitting the drop, students receive an automated confirmation email. As with registration, this drop is not instantaneous. 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 that column to define your current enrollment status. Do not verify the drop in SmartSite. The drop date is available on the Academic Calendar. It is your responsibility to be aware of these deadlines.

Adding/Dropping AFTER the Add/Drop Deadline

RaPS does not process an add/drop requests after the add/drop deadline has past. Any class change request after the deadline needs to be sent directly to the GSM Registrar. Any request following the add/drop deadline is considered an exception and will have to be reviewed. The $125 (up to $250) registration penalty fee applies to all requests made after the add/drop deadline.

Cross Registration

Bay Area Cross Registration Instructions

Davis Cross Registration Instructions

Sacramento Cross Registration Instructions

Registration Groups

Registration groups are designated to allow students with higher unit totals (and closer to completing their degree) to enroll in courses first. Additional registration groups will follow in descending order of unit totals. All students are notified by email before registration starts the date they are opened for registration. All registration group dates are listed in the registration instructions of each program, respectively.

Group Definitions – Full Time

Reg1 Students who entered in Fall 2014 or earlier
Reg2 Students who entered in Fall 2015

Note: Currently enrolled units are not counted as “completed” units.

If a student in Reg1 fails to register before Reg2 starts registration, they do not receive any “priority” status. All enrollments are based on the date stamp of registration in RaPS.

Group Definitions – Part Time (Sacramento and Bay Area)

Reg1 Students who have completed 42 units or more
Reg2 Students who have completed 17 –  41 units
Reg3 Students who have completed 0 – 17 units

Note: Currently enrolled units are not counted as “completed” units.

If a student in Reg2 fails to register before Reg3 starts registration, they do not receive any “priority” status. All enrollments are based on the date stamp of registration in RaPS.

As always, if a student requires a particular class or section, we encourage you to register on the first day your registration group is open for the best chance at getting their choice.  Be aware this strategy does not work in every instance based on demand.

Group Definitions – MPAc

Reg1 Students who entered in Fall 2015

Enrollment Adjustments, Including Waitlists

Wait Lists

When a class is fully enrolled, RaPS immediately starts a wait list.

A student will be automatically enrolled in the course  if (when) space becomes available.   Your place on the wait list is based on the date/time stamp of your registration. If a place in the class is not available as of the first class meeting, you can drop the course. The wait list ends officially on the last day to add/drop for the quarter (regardless of when the first class meeting is).

Class Attendance if Wait Listed

A wait listed student may attend the first class meeting and inform the instructor of their wait listed status.  If there is a seat in the classroom, it would be at the instructor’s discretion to allow the student to remain for the first class meeting.  A wait listed student should not take a seat from a fully enrolled student if seating is limited.

The instructor cannot change your place on the wait list.

Please note that no enrollment changes are made during the initial registration period. Once initial registration closes, course enrollments and waitlists are reviewed by the GSM Associate Dean, GSM Academic Operations Staff, and the GSM Registrar.

That review is guided by set GSM course enrollment guidelines. For elective courses, the maximum enrollments are based on the number of seats in the assigned classroom or a maximum of 60, whichever is lower of the two. Faculty members may also set a lower enrollment cap for their class based on pedagogical reasons. Within a week of initial registration closing, any adjustments that can be made (e.g. changing room assignments) will be done in an effort to move as many students into their preferred courses as possible. Enrollment adjustments are made once. No other adjustments are made after this review unless there is an unforeseen circumstance.

Because of a variety of factors, it is not always possible to accommodate all students on the wait list. However, our goal is to provide the best educational experience for all students and every decision is made with this in mind.

Non-GSM Units: Adding units to RaPS schedule and registration process

If a student intends to enroll in a non-GSM course, they are not listed in RaPS. To assure that RaPS and SISWEB synchronize, a student may select the non-GSM course listed in Manage Schedule for the purpose of updating the number of units needed to enroll in this non-GSM course. This is NOT a list of non-GSM courses available to MBA students, but a place holder in RaPS for enrollment to process accurately. Enter the number of units for the non-GSM course and proceed with finalizing registration.

Non-GSM units (courses taken outside the GSM at UC Davis) do not appear in the RaPS Student Advisor tab listing your coursework.  The information in RaPS is limited to GSM course offerings/units/grades only.  If you have taken a non-GSM course, you will need to review information on units/grades in SISWEB.

ADDITIONAL STEP REQUIRED: As with other RaPS registration, it may take up to 24 hours for your registration to process. You will not receive an automated enrollment confirmation from RaPS for a non-GSM course. After 24 hours, your total unit count for the quarter is reflected in SISWEB, login to SISWEB and use the CRN for the non-GSM course and enroll yourself. If you attempt to enroll in SISWEB prior to RaPS submitting your unit total to SISWEB, you will receive an error message: Maximum Units Exceeded, which will prevent you from adding the non-GSM course.

By-passing RaPS entirely and enrolling in SISWEB directly will prevent a student from enrolling in any MBA courses for the quarter. See Registration Process for additional information.

Student Directory

A review/update is required each quarter prior to registration. A few students have experienced difficulty with the Directory feature. If you have updated the Directory for the quarter and the system asks that you update it again rather than allowing to enter RaPS, delete your browser history and login to RaPS again. This allows you to proceed with registration.

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