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Spring 2021

Spring 2021 Registration Information

Registration for the Spring 2021 semester begins on November 9th for continuing students. 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 Spring 2021

  • Spring Semester Begins: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
  • Spring Instruction Begins: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
  • Last Day to Add/Drop Courses: Monday, February 8, 2021 (at 4:00 PM)

Coursework at Other Institutions

Students wanting to take courses at a community college or another institution while being concurrently enrolled at UC Merced in Fall or Spring semesters need to request permission from the Dean prior to enrolling. Before enrolling in coursework, see your Academic Advisor to determine the applicability of potential coursework to your program and to fill out the proper documents.

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. Processing Time: Generally 2-4 weeks.

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. Using your UCM email, 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 (both your email and instructor's email should be from a UCM email account) to your assigned advisor and include your full name, student ID, current delcared major, and course name and number (ex. ECON 100).

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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