Freshmen Registration Resources
Click and download documents used during Orientation
Learn more about academic planning, discovering your strengths, and how to apply yourself while at UC Merced.
Learn more about SSHA majors, general education requirements, advising office procedures, SSHA academic policies, and tips for the first year of college.
Extensive list of frequently used links and websites for SSHA students.
Put together by the office of Center for Career and Professional Advancement (CCPA), "Pathways to Students Success" offers a four year career planning route.
Interested in studying abroad? As a SSHA student it is definitely possible! Visit the Office of International Affairs in KL 101.
Engineering Service Learning offers courses (ENGR 097/197) with exciting real-world experience and opportunities for professional growth. Learn more here.
Download the Engineering Service Learning flyer.
Download this presentation to get all of your registration questions answered, inclsuing how to create a schedule, how to read your audit, and much more!
Have specific questions about registration? Click on the hyperlinks below to access specific points on the presentation above (links will take you directly to YouTube)
- How do I access audit?
- How do I search for open courses?
- How do I know if a course has a prerequisite?
- Where do I go to register for courses?
- How do I verify I have successfully enrolled in a course?
- I have received an error message when attempting to add a course, what does this mean?
- How do I drop a course?
- How do I verify I've registered and view my semester schedule?
Below are suggested schedules by major. Select the column based on your Writing course placement (you will learn your Writing/Math/Chemistry placement once you attend orientation). If you did not attend orientation and want to know which Writing course you placed in please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (include your full name, student ID, and declared/intended major).
For list of approved GE courses click below:
If you are interested in taking a course but have not completed the prerequisite(s), you will need permission from the instructor to enroll in the course. Email the instructor of the course and request permission to enroll without the prerequisite; if the instructor allows you into the course forward their approval email to your academic advisor or email@example.com, and include your full name, student ID, current delcared major, and course name and number (ex. ECON 100).
If the instructor is not listed under the course you will need to wait until the beginning of the semester and get written permission from the instructor by having them fill out a Requisite Override Enrollment form and turning it in to the Students First Center before the add deadline.
With careful planning, preparing for health professions can be done in majors outside of the sciences. The links below will guide you on resources, events, newsletters/listervs, and scheduling an appointment to meet with a Pre-Health Advisor.
If you are requesting information from our office and/or your academic advisor it is important that you follow the following professional email protocol:
Include the following:
- Full name
- UCM Student ID
- Currently declared major
- Detailed message
- About Us
- Policies and Guidelines
- For Students
- SSHA Majors
- SSHA Minors
- SSHA General Education
- First Year Advising (FYA) Meeting
- Study Abroad
- Foreign Language Placement Guidelines
- SSHA Peer Mentors
- Jump-Start Your Third Year
- SSHA Update
- New Majors