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 Spring 2019 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.

Entry Level Writing Exam.

Resources

Video: How to Register for Courses and Enroll at UC Merced Part 1

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


 

 

Weekly Schedule Planning Worksheet

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

Weekly Course Schedule Planner


 

MyDegree Path

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

MyDegree Path


 

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Frequently Asked Questions


 

University Catalog

Find in-depth information about degree requirements, course information, and academic policies. NOTE: Incoming spring 2019 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.

Catalog


 

Office of the Registrar

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

Office of the Reigistrar


 

Contact Us

Bobcat Advising Center

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

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

Bobcat Advising Center


 

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 Engineering Advising


 

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 Natural Sciences Advising


 

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

SSHA Advising