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Fall 2020


Fall 2020 Registration Information

Registration for the Fall 2020 semester begins on April 6th. If you would like to know your appointment time please log on to your portal and click MyRegistration.

  • Registration appointment times are assigned based on the number of units completed/class level.
  • Not sure if you are on track? Need to know what you should be registering for? Log on to your portal and click on MyDegreePath, this tool will help you determine what requirements you have not completed.
  • Make sure to check out the “Registration Tutorial” video below regarding the steps for creating a schedule and ways to avoid registration errors!

Registration Tutorial

Important Dates for Fall 2020

  • Fall Semester Begins: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
  • Fall Instruction Begins: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
  • Last Day to Add/Drop Courses: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 (at 4:30 PM)
    • Last Day to Add Courses online: Tuesday, Sepetember 1, 2020 (at 4:00PM)
    • Add Course Courses with Instructor Signature: Wednesday, September 2 - Wednesday, September 16, 2020 (at 4:30PM)

Summer Coursework at Other Institutions

Summer is a good opportunity to take additional coursework to maintain or speed up your academic progress at UC Merced. Before enrolling in coursework over summer, see your Academic Advisor to determine the applicability of potential coursework to your program.

California Community Colleges
ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. Utilize this website when looking to find courses to take over summer at a community college. Note: Only lower division courses are offered at community colleges.

Repeating a Course

If you need to attempt a course for a second time, please complete the Course Repeat Request form. Processing Time: Generally 2-3 business days. You will be notified via email once your request has been processed.

If this will be your third (or subsequent) attempt at the particular course you were trying to repeat, you will need to fill out a "Subsequent Course Repeat" form, which can be found on the Registrar's website. If you need to attempt a course in the Natural Science for a third time (or subsequent) time you need to complete this form.

Requesting a Prerequisite Override

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. You must complete a Requisite Override Enrollment form to seek instructor approval to add into the course. Requisites include course prerequisites or corequisites and major or class level restrictions.

The request is electronic, you will receive email confirmations throughout the process. If your request is approved, you will be given an instructor override so you can register in the course. You may find the last day to add or drop a course schedule via the Add/Drop schedule on the Office of the Registrar website.

Emailing SSHA Advising and your Academic 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:

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