Registration Instructions for Online MBA

Winter 2024


The GSM has its own registration system. GSM students do not use Schedule Builder to register for classes. You will access two different systems for registration and payment.

  1. RaPS (Registration and Processing System) for registration (add/drops)
  2. MyBill for payment

Below are the instructions for registering for GSM courses. Please contact your Student Success Advisor (SSA) with any questions.

Important Tips for Using RaPS (Read before proceeding)

  • Before you have access to RaPS, you must set up your UC Davis computing account (if you have not already done so). You will need your UC Davis Login ID and (Kerberos) passphrase to register.
  • Registration and all GSM adds/drops/course changes are processed in RaPS (and are forwarded electronically to campus systems.
  • All holds must be removed from your student account before your registration can process. Holds can be for financial issues, immunizations, or other missing requirements.
  • Mobile Devices: Students should not use mobile devices to process their RaPS registration or MyBill payments.
  • Dropping Classes: Students cannot drop their last class, nor can they drop classes after the add/drop deadline. If you need to drop your last class or drop a class after add/drop, contact your SSA directly.
  • Student Directory: You will receive an automated prompt allowing you to update your directory one week prior to your registration group being open. Please confirm the information in the directory before proceeding to registration. This includes updating your name pronunciation in the directory.

Registration and Processing System (RaPS) Actions 

Registration Dates and Deadlines

November 6: REGISTRATION GROUP 1 (57+ completed units)
November 7: REGISTRATION GROUP 2 (45-56 completed units)
November 8: REGISTRATION GROUP 3 (33-44 completed units)
November 9: REGISTRATION GROUP 4 (21-32 completed units)
November 9: REGISTRATION GROUP 5 (9-20 completed units)
November 13: REGISTRATION GROUP 6 (0-8 completed units)

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 is date/time stamped and submitted as soon as the campus system re-opens.

November 13 - January 17: Cross Registration Requests Process

November 21: Units Increased to 16 units

Students can now register for up to 16 units.

December 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 charged per quarter. For UC SHIP Waiver Application Deadlines and more information, click here.

December 14, at 11:59 p.m.Initial Registration Closes

Registration by this date ensures that students can pay their bill by the payment deadline and have the best chance of getting a seat in their preferred class or section.

December 15: Student Fee Payment Deadline

Students can access their bill and pay through MyBill.

January 8: Instruction Begins

January 17: Final Add/Drop Deadline for Quarter

All courses, regardless of start date, must be dropped by this deadline to receive 100% tuition credit. Courses dropped after this deadline will be credited according to the Refund Calendar. Residential drop dates can be found in the notes section of each residential in the course schedule.

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.

March 18-22: Finals

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

April 5: Grades Available

Registration Process

Registration in RaPS transmits to the campus system every hour during these hours:

Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. - 7:59 p.m. Registration requests submitted outside these times are date/time stamped and submitted when the campus system re-opens.

Once the course schedule is published but no earlier than two weeks before registration opens, you can add courses to your schedule “shopping cart”. Once your registration date is reached, any courses that are in your cart will be automatically processed. The ability to add courses to your cart does not guarantee your placement in a course. Once the enrollment request processes, you will be notified of your enrollment or if placed on a wait list via email.  

1. Login

Use your UC Davis Login ID and Kerberos passphrase.

2. Student Directory

Before you enter the registration system, you must update your Student Directory information. Please update your information to your local address while attending UC Davis. You must also provide your name pronunciation.

3. Manage Schedule

Review your registration and add or remove course(s), if necessary, under Manage Schedule.

4. Adding/Dropping Courses

Add additional course(s) in Manage Schedule, then Add Courses. Select course(s) and then Add to My Schedule. To remove a course, go to Manage Schedule then click the red X next to the course.

5. Review your Enrollments

Once registration for your group opens, you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you do not, 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.

UC Davis MyBill Student Bill & Payment Overview

Quarterly payment deadlines can be viewed on the UC Davis Fees & Billing Calendar. The GSM follows the undergraduate student fee payment deadlines (Sept 15, Dec 15, Mar 15). For info on how and where to pay, visit Cashier & Payment Solutions here.

GSM Students who miss the payment deadline are subject to a registration hold for future quarters.

Students can access their bill and pay through MyBill. MyBill account balances and activity are updated in real-time throughout the day. Please note that the MyBill statement is a monthly statement; it is only updated on the 22nd day of each month. UC Davis does not issue payment reminders.

Students adding courses after the Student Fee Payment Deadline: Any additional units added after the Fee Payment Deadline may result in additional charges on a student bill. Students are expected to pay this balance immediately.  

Financial Aid Funding for course fees: Financial aid funds will be reflected in MyBill prior to fees being due. If financial aid does not disburse as anticipated or you have specific questions about your financial aid, please contact Financial Aid by emailing

Deferred Payment Plan: Only students 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 Payment Deadline.

Employer Sponsorship: If your employer will be paying your course fees directly to UC Davis, the Student Accounting Office can set up a sponsor authorization, which allows UC Davis to apply a temporary credit to your account. For more info, click here or contact the Student Accounting Office at

Refunds are processed by the Student Accounting Office. Questions should be directed to Student Accounting.