Registration & Pre-requisites

Register for classes

Using the Course Search tool:

  • Print the Class Planner to write down all the information you will need during registration. You may not have time to look for this information during your appointment.
  • Choose the classes you wish to take. There may be several sections of the course, or there may be only one section. Each section has its own CRN. Be sure to have alternative choices and their CRNs in case your first choices are unavailable.
  • Class selections saved in the Class Search Tool do NOT download into Schedule Builder. You will need to add them during your registration.

Using Schedule Builder, you can:

  • Search for classes, and view class details and critical class messages.
  • Check for registration holds and errors.
  • Register for a full schedule (all classes) or one class at a time.
  • Change classes and sections without losing your existing registration.

If you have selected a variable-unit course or course requiring the consent of the instructor for enrollment, you will see the @ symbol instead of the CRN in Schedule Builder and the Class Search Tool. Obtain the CRN from the department offering the course, and then enroll using Schedule Builder.


During summer 2017 registration, Schedule Builder will check to see if students have completed the required prerequisites for College of Engineering and College of Biological Sciences courses. 

This automated function prevents registration in a class unless the system finds an adequate prerequisite course has been taken or an instructor-approved petition is on file.

Since non-UC Davis students will not have their previous courses in the system, they will have to submit a petition and provide courses they have taken that may be equivalent to the required prerequisites.  Students may include transcripts or syllabi to support their petitions.

Instructors have the right to request the Office of the University Registrar to drop a student who has not completed the appropriate course prerequisites. Refer to the General Catalog and the General Catalog Supplement, or the Summer Sessions course listings above to determine course prerequisites.

Placement Exams and Auditions

Some courses require you to pass an exam or audition before you may register. To find out more about these exams and auditions, please see below: