On this page, you will find important dates and deadlines and information regarding registration, required courses, paying your bill, grades, and more.
START THE REGISTRATION PROCESS IN RaPS
If you were an undergraduate at UC Davis, do not go to SISWEB/Schedule Builder to register for classes. The GSM has its own registration system. GSM students access two systems for registration and payment.
Below are the instructions for registering for GSM courses. Please contact your program manager if you have any questions.
Important Tips for Using RaPS (Read before proceeding)
- Registration and all GSM adds/drops/course changes processes in RaPS (and are forwarded electronically to campus sytems).
- 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 the schedule does not mean you are enrolled.
- Mobile Devices: Do not use mobile devices to process RaPS registration or MyBill payments.
- Dropping Classes: Students cannot drop their last class. If you need to drop your last class, contact your program manager.
- Student Directory: You will receive an automated prompt allowing you to update your directory one week prior to your registration group opens. Please confirm the information in the directory before proceeding to registration.
Registration and Processing System (RaPS) Actions
Registration Dates and Deadlines
February 8: Registration Opens
Registration in RaPS transmits to the campus system on an hourly basis during these times:
- Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Any registration request submitted outside of these times are date/time stamped and submitted as soon as the campus system re-opens.
February 22: Student Bills Available on MyBill
February 22, at 11:59 p.m.: Initial Registration Closes
Students must enroll by the initial registration deadline to ensure the receipt of their quarterly billing statement. Schedule adjustments (add/drops) can be made through the add/drop deadline.
If you do not plan to enroll this quarter, you must submit your petition for the Planned Educational Leave Program ("PELP") by this deadline.
March 1: SHIP Waiver Deadline
As a UC Davis student, you are required to have health insurance and will be automatically enrolled in the UCD Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). The cost of SHIP coverage is approximately $1,500 per quarter. If you have your own health insurance for the 2020–2021 academic year, you may waive out of SHIP. For UC SHIP Waiver Application Deadlines and more information, see here.
March 15: Student Fee Payment Deadline
Students can access their bill and pay through MyBill.
Students who miss the payment deadline are subject to a registration hold.
Financial Aid Funding for course fees: Financial aid funds will be reflected in MyBill prior to fees being due (see this link for actual dates). If financial aid does not disburse as anticipated or you have questions about your financial aid, please contact Graduate Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deferred Payment Plan: Only students who have enrolled in the Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) through MyBill may pay in installments on the 15th of each month. To apply for the deferred payment plan, click here. All other students are expected to pay in full by the Fee Payment Deadline.
March 15–18: Registration Freeze
No registration actions (add/drop) are processed during the freeze.
The freeze goes into effect on the Student Fee Payment deadline at midnight to allow payments to be applied to the student account balance due.
March 29: Instruction Begins
April 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 $125 registration 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.
June 7-10: Finals
You are expected to attend courses through the end of finals, including all final exams at their posted times.
June 25: Grades Available
How 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 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 the 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.
As a reminder, all GSM registration activity (add/drop) must be done directly in RaPS, not SISWEB/Schedule Builder. By entering registration changes directly into SISWEB/Schedule Builder, 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.
Use your UC Davis Login ID and passphrase.
- Student Directory
Before you enter the registration system, you are required to update your Student Directory information. Please update your information to your local address while attending UC Davis. 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.
- Manage Schedule Some courses are pre-loaded. Review your registration and add course(s) below, if necessary, under Manage Schedule in RaPS. Once all courses are added, click Register for Courses. (If Register for Courses is not clicked, registration does not process and you are not enrolled.)
Required Courses for Spring 2021
- ACC 205 Advanced Financial Reporting
- ACC 215 Advanced Tax Reporting and Analysis
- ACC 243-001 or 002 Auditing and Attestation Services*
- ACC 455 Audit Data Analytics
*Note: For ACC 243, you cannot be added to a wait list for one section – you must select the open section.
MyBill Student Bill Overview
February 22: Student Bills available in MyBill
March 15: Student Fee Payment Deadline
UC Davis assesses 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 account balance using MyBill. MyBill account balances and activity are updated in real-time throughout the day. For the most accurate information, always refer to your MyBill account activity.
Please note that the MyBill statement is a static, monthly statement; it is only issued on the 22nd day of each month. If you enroll in courses after the initial registration deadline, fees will not show up on your MyBill statement, however, you are still responsible for meeting the GSM’s payment deadline. UC Davis does not issue payment reminders.
Refunds are processed by the Student Accounting Office weekly. Please direct questions to Student Accounting or review the Refund FAQs here.
Registration Penalties and Holds
A registration penalty fee of $125 applies if you request to drop a course after the final add/drop deadline (regardless of the date the class starts or ends).
A registration hold will be placed if:
- you have not met the Student Fee Payment deadline
- you add courses after the final add/drop deadline and do not pay immediately
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)
The current calendar is available in RaPS. Go to RAPS, login and select Academic Calendar tab