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Web Registration

Students will use Schedule Builder to register for classes.  This online system offers a pre-registration planning tool which allows you to create your schedule prior to your registration appointment time.  Check the "Important Dates to Remember" on this webpage for dates in which Schedule Builder and the online registration system will be open.

Finding Open Courses

You can view the status of a course by using the search features within Schedule Builder. Make sure you to select the correct year and term (i.e. Fall of Spring Semester), and "LAW". There are many search options to choose from once you are in the form. 

Wait Lists

Wait list units are included in the 17-unit total. So any course you are waitlisted for, will count toward the 17-unit maximum you will be permitted to enroll in. Class size is determined by the nature of the class and the seating capacity of the classroom. When courses become completely enrolled, a wait list is generated automatically by the online registration system.  The waitlist is updated at midnight every night.  If an enrolled student drops him/herself from the course at any time in the 24-hour period between updates, the system will automatically fill any empty seats with students on the waitlist.  If your record indicates you are number "0" on a waitlist, this means a seat has opened up for you, and at midnight you will officially be moved from the waitlist into the class. 

If you attempt to register for a course which is overenrolled, you will receive a message telling you that the class is closed and is currently on a waiting list. You need to take an additional step to place yourself on the waitlist. If you don't submit this additional request, you will not be placed on the waitlist.  If you attempt to register for a class that meets at the same time as a course you are on the waitlist for, the system will assume you are no longer interested in the waitlisted course and enroll you for the new course you've requested. You will be dropped from waitlisted courses if you attempt to enroll for another course which meets at the same time, and you will lose your spot on that waitlist.

Dropping and Adding Courses

During the open registration window (see "Important Dates to Remember on this page"), you can add and drop classes or place yourself on a wait list for any overenrolled classes. After the online system closes, you will need the instructor's approval to drop or add classes. Please pick up an ADD/DROP Card from the Registrar's Office or near the mail folders in the King Hall basement to collect the professor's signature. After the 3rd week of classes, you will not be permitted to drop a class if it takes you below 10 units. The last day to add or drop a class is the last day of instruction for that course. Late drops (within the last three weeks of the semester) require both the instructor's approval as well as the dean's approval.

How many units do I need to have "full-time status"?

To be considered a full-time student, you will need to be enrolled in ten units.  Verification of full-time status will occur in September for fall term and February for spring term.  Often times, students will register for courses and will not be enrolled in ten units initially, but will instead be enrolled for fewer than ten units and waitlisted for many more.  Being enrolled in fewer than ten units over the summer or winter break, and for the first few weeks of the term is common.  For students receiving financial aid:  If you are enrolled in five units your scholarships and loans will disburse, and for grants you will need to be enrolled in ten units before grant money will disburse.  Fall tuition is due by September 15th and spring tuition is due by January 15th.

Overenrolled Courses

TO PRESERVE YOUR PLACE IN AN OVERENROLLED COURSE, YOU MUST ATTEND THE FIRST CLASS SESSION OF THE COURSE AND SIGN THE CLASS ATTENDANCE SHEET. If you are on a wait list for the class or if you simply want to try to get into it, you also must attend the first class and sign the class attendance sheet. When openings occur in the class, students will be assigned off the class attendance sheet with wait-listed students receiving priority. You may not sign the class attendance sheet for another student. Doing so will be considered a violation of student judicial affairs conduct rule 102.02. If you believe you have extenuating circumstances that will prevent you from attending the first class in an overenrolled course, please contact the Registrar's Office, not the professor.


Schedule Builder does not check to see if you have completed prerequisites for a particular course; this is your responsibility. Faculty members have the right to ask students to leave a class if they have not completed the appropriate prerequisite. You should refer to the Course Description to determine course prerequisites.

Variable Unit and Application Courses

If there is no CRN number listed on the course schedule list, or you cannot find a course online using the search tools you may need to submit a form or application prior to enrolling.   These courses will need prior approval of the instructor and/or Dean Kulwin which can be obtained by submitting the proper form(s) to the Law School Registrar's Office.

Deferred Classes

Students cannot enroll for first-year deferred courses. If you have deferred a first-year class, you will need to email the Registrar's Office with the course information for the course which you would like to be enrolled in. As long as you have enough units available in your schedule, and no other course/time conflicts, the Registrar's Office will enroll you for the course.

Non-Law Courses

You cannot register for non-law courses on the web. Please check with Law School Registrar's Office for procedures.

Important Upcoming Dates:

April 27, 2016

Course Registration on Schedule Builder

Appointment Times As Follows:

  • Current 2Ls Register from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Current 1Ls Register from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

After the close of your appointment time, no schedule changes will be permitted until August 8th

April 27 - August 7, 2016

Scheduld Builder closed to JD students

August 8, 2016

Schedule Builder re-opens for all adds/drops

Operating hours are as follows:

  • Weekdays 6:00 a.m.–midnight
  • Weekends 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

August 29, 2016

Online registration system closed for all Fall 2016 schedule changes.

Use Add/Drop Cards for all schedule changes.

September 15, 2016

Fall 2016 tuition payments due by 4:00 p.m.

Check MyUCDavis for information

Pay in person:

Cashier's Office
1200 Dutton Hall
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