Registration Instructions

Winter 2018

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


The GSM registration process differs from the main campus. GSM students will 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 navigating the GSM registration process. Please contact your program manager with any registration 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 SISWEB).
  • In RaPS Manage Schedule, some courses are pre-loaded to your schedule. Please make sure to review your registration and add courses, as necessary. 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 your program manager 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.

Registration and Processing System (RaPS) Actions 

Registration Dates and Deadlines

November 7: Group 1 (Fall 2017 first-year students) 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 are date/time stamped and submitted as soon as the campus system re-opens.

November 22: Student Bills Available on MyBill

November 29, at 11:59 p.m.Initial Registration Closes

Students who did not enroll by the initial registration deadline are subject to a $125 registration penalty fee.

December 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 $1,500 per quarter. If you have your own health insurance for the 2017–2018 academic year, you may waive out of SHIP. For UC SHIP Waiver Application Deadlines and more information, see here.

December 15: Student Fee Payment Deadline

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

Students are responsible for managing their university account and meeting the payment deadline to avoid being assessed the registration penalty fee. Students can access their bill and pay through MyBill.

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 and the payment deadline is not met, the student will be assessed the $125 registration penalty fee. If you have specific questions about your financial aid, please contact Graduate Financial Aid at (530) 752-7606. You can also contact an expert by submitting your question here.

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.

December 15-20: Registration Freeze

No registration actions (add/drop) are processed during the freeze.

The freeze goes into effect on the Student Fee Payment deadline (see above) to allow payments to be properly applied to the student account balance due. RaPS will open for course changes (add/drop) on December 20 at 6 a.m.

January 8: Instruction Begins

January 16: 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.

March 19-23: Finals

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

April 6: Grades Available

Course graduation requirements are available in RaPS, by selecting the Course Advisor tab.

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 Process

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 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 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. By entering registration changes directly into SISWEB, 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.

  1. Login
    Use your UC Davis Login ID and passphrase.
  2. 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 toManage Schedule.
  3. 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 Winter 2018

9 Month Program: Financial Reporting Track

  • ACC-203 Intermediate Financial Reporting
  • ACC-261 Communications for Professional Accountants
  • ACC-213 Intermediate Tax Reporting and Analysis
  • ACC-251 Managerial Accounting and Controls

9 Month Program: Audit Data Analytics Track

  • ACC 261 Communications for Professional Accountants
  • ACC 213 Intermediate Tax Reporting and Analysis
  • ACC 251 Managerial Accounting and Controls
  • ACC 243 Auditing and Attestation Services

 21 Month Program

  • ​​ACC 203 Intermediate Financial Reporting
  • ACC 261 Communications for Professional Accountants
  • MGT 287 Business Database & Database Marketing
  • MGT 429 (002) Detection and Prevention of Asset Misappropriation Fraud in the Workplace (1-unit elective) – Sacramento Campus

If one section is full, you MUST enroll in the open section. Enrollment maximums for core courses will not be increased.

  1. UC Davis MyBill Student Bill Overview

    November 22: Student Bills available in MyBill
    December 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 outstanding account balance using MyBill. MyBill account balances and activity are updated in real-time throughout the day and any payments from the Cashier’s Office are posted to the student account at 6 p.m. nightly.

    Please note that the MyBill statement is a monthly statement. This means it is updated on the 22nd day of each month. Students must be enrolled in courses by the GSM Initial Registration deadline to have a MyBill statement generated BEFORE the Student Fee Payment Deadline. UC Davis does not issue payment reminders.

    This bill is a statement of funds owed to the university, not your student account, which will include financial aid disbursements.

    Refunds are processed by the Student Accounting Office weekly.  Please direct questions to Student Accounting.

    UC Davis Payment Information

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)

Additional Resources

GSM Academic Calendar (including holidays)

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





Registration Details

Registration Details
Enrollment Adjustments Process and Timeline
Registration Groups
Student Directory

Refunds, SISWEB, Canvas, Tax Information