Fall 2018 Registration Resources

Important Dates for Fall 2018 Registration

  • Registration for Fall 2018 courses for new incoming students begins June 20, 2018. 
  • You can check your registration appointment time at MyRegistrationTime on the my.ucmerced.edu student portal.

Getting started

You can use the resources below to guide you through the registration process to contact your academic advising department.

Registration Resources

Use the resources below to guide you through the registration process. You'll find the academic catalog, time management tools, course planning sheets, and contact information for your academic advisor.

How to register

Steps to Register

  1. Refer to the email you will receive from your academic advisor (Be sure to check your UC Merced email account). It will tell you which courses to register for to complete degree your requirements.
  2. Check for course options on the Online Schedule of Classes
  3. Register online at MyRegistration
  4. If you need assistance utilize the tools and links in the Resources section below.

Placement exams

Please check below for placement exam information for Fall 2018 new students.

Chemistry and Math Placement Exams

Who needs to take the Chemistry and Math Placement Exams?

New First-Year Students

MATH Placement Exam - All incoming first-year students regardless of major
CHEM Placement Exam - All incoming first-year students intending majors in the School of Natural Sciences or School of Engineering and any pre-health students or students who intend to take CHEM courses regardless of their major

New Transfer Students

MATH Placement Exam - All incoming SSHA transfer students that have not taken a UC transferable Pre-Calculus course
CHEM Placement Exam - All incoming transfer students that have not taken a UC transferable Preparatory Chemistry course and are intending majors in the School of Natural Sciences and any pre-health students or students who intend to take CHEM courses regardless of their major

Math and Science Placement Exams.

MATH and CHEM Placement Exam Questions: email nsstudentservices@ucmerced.edu
 

Spanish Placement Exam

Who needs to take the Spanish Placement Exam?

Required for all students, including transfer students, who plan to:

  • Enroll in a Spanish course and have previously studied the language;
  • Major in History, Spanish, or English and have not completed a year of college-level language
  • Pursue a minor in Spanish.

Spanish and Exam Questions: Contact your advisor.

French Placement Exam

Who needs to take the French Placement Exam? Required for all students, including transfer students, who plan to:

  • Enroll in a French course and have previously studied the language
  • Major in History or English and have not completed a year of college-level language

Click here for more information.

Spanish and French Placement Exam Questions: Contact your academic advisor.

Analytical Writing Profiency Exam

Who needs to take the Analytical Writing Profiency Exam (AWPE)?
All incoming California students who have not met the Entry Level Writing Requirement by April 1, must take the UC Analytical Writing Placement Examination. The exam will be administered the morning of the second Saturday in May, at testing centers throughout the state.

In early April, students will receive a letter directing them to the test center at which they must take the test.

Entry Level Writing Exam.

Resources

Learn more about the steps for creating a course schedule and ways to avoid registration errors.

Plan out your weekly course schedule to prevent time conflicts with classes.

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Plan the courses you need to take for current and future semesters to stay on track to graduate on time.

Get answers to common first year and transfer registration questions and general information.

University Catalog

Find in-depth information about degree requirements, course information, and academic policies. NOTE: Incoming fall 2018 students your catalog year will be 2018-19. This new catalog that applies for all incoming First Year and Transfer students should be available in June 2018.

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar's website provides information on the academic calendar, course scheduling, academic policies and enrollment verification.

Contact Us

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All New First Year students in every major as well as undeclared.

*Transfer students should meet with their school academic advisor listed below.

School of Engineering Advising

New Transfer Students in the majors listed below:

Bioengineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Undeclared Engineering

School of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Advising

New Transfer Students in the majors listed below:

Applied Mathematical Sciences
Biological Sciences
Chemical Sciences
Earth Systems Science
Physics
Undeclared Natural Sciences

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Advising

New Transfer Students in the majors listed below:

Anthropology
Cognitive Science
Economics
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
English
Global Arts Studies Program
History
Management and Business Economics
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Sociology
Spanish
Undeclared SSHA