Online MBA Registration Instructions
Fall 2019

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. MyBillfor 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

AUGUST 28: Registration Opens

Registration in RaPS transmits to the campus system on an hourly basis during these times:

  • Monday – Friday 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Any registration request submitted outside of these times is date/time stamped and submitted as soon as the campus system re-opens.

SEPTEMBER 10: 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. If you have your own health insurance for the 2019–2020 academic year, you may waive out of SHIP. For UC SHIP Waiver Application Deadlines and more information, click here.

SEPTEMBER 14, at 11:59 p.m.Initial Registration Closes
SEPTEMBER 15: Student Fee Payment Deadline

Students can access their bill and pay through MyBill.

Students who miss the payment deadline are subject to a $125 registration penalty fee.

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 Pauline Moreno at Graduate Financial Aid, (530) 752-7606 or by email.

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.

SEPTEMBER 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 on September 15 at 12 a.m. (midnight) to allow payments to be applied to the student account balance due. Registration will open on September 18 at 6 a.m.

SEPTEMBER 30: Instruction Begins
OCTOBER 8: Final Add/Drop Deadline for Quarter

All courses, 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.

DECEMBER 9-15: Finals

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

DECEMBER 28: 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 Registerbutton 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 Scheduleand check your status in the Enrollment Statuscolumn. 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 (Fall Quarter 2019).
  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

August 22: Student Bills available in MyBill
September 15: Student Fee Payment Deadline

UC Davis assess 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 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 Penalty Fee

A registration penalty fee of $125 is assessed if:

  • you have not met the Initial Registration deadline.
  • you have not met the Student Fee Payment deadline.
  • you request to add and/or drop a course after the final add/drop deadline (regardless of the date the class starts or ends).

The registration penalty fee can be waived if medical documentation (including dates) is submitted indicating a student’s inability to meet the deadline(s). Please note, in your initial term we understand that you may register or pay late due to late enrollment, and no penalties will be charged. 

Additional Resources

GSM Academic Calendar (including holidays)

The current calendar is available in RaPS. Go to RAPS, login and select the Academic Calendar tab

Courses, Concentrations and Curriculum Structure