Registration Instructions for Online MBA

Winter 2022

On this page you will find information regarding registration, cross registration, important dates and deadlines, core course details, grades, curriculum concentrations and much more.


If you were an undergraduate at UC Davis, do not go to SISWEB/Schedule Builder to register for classes. The Graduate School of Management has its own registration system. GSM students 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 program manager with any questions.

Important Tips for Using RaPS (Read before proceeding)

  • Registration and all GSM adds/drops/course changes process in RaPS (and are forwarded electronically to campus systems).
  • In RaPS Manage Schedule, after adding courses to your schedule, you must click Register to process the registration action in the system. A course appearing on the schedule does not mean a student is 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 the GSM Registrar.

Registration and Processing System (RaPS) Actions

Registration Dates and Deadlines

NOVEMBER 8: REGISTRATION GROUP 1 (41+ completed units)
NOVEMBER 11: REGISTRATION GROUP 2 (17-40 completed units)
NOVEMBER 16: REGISTRATION GROUP 3 (0-16 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.

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 approximately $1,648 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.

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

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 if you have specific questions about your financial aid, please contact Graduate Financial Aid at

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.

January 3: Instruction Begins

January 12: 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.

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 14-20: Finals

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

April 1: Grades Available

How To Begin Registration

Before you have access to RaPS, you must set up your UC Davis computing account. 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

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.

As reminder, all GSM registration activity (add/drop) must be done directly in RaPS, not SISWEB/Schedule Builder.

  1. Login
    Use your UC Davis login ID and passphrase.
  2. Student Directory
    Before you enter the registration system, you may be required to update your Student Directory information. Please update your information to your local address while attending UC Davis.
  3. Click on Manage Schedule.
  4. Select term (202108 – Summer Quarter 2021).
  5. Click the checkbox in the desired course/section and then Add to My Schedule.
  6. When you are done selecting courses, click Register.

 MyBill Student Bill Overview

December 15: Student Fee Payment Deadline

UC Davis assesses fees generally one month prior to the term’s payment deadline and then occurs 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 monthly statement; it is only issued on the 22nd day of each month. If you enroll in courses after the 22nd, 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 hold is placed if you miss the payment deadline. If a hold is placed, you will not be able to register during your registration period nor will you have access to your academic records or invoices in RaPS. Please note, other campus departments may place holds for missing requirements, such as immunizations, residency documentation, etc.