How to Use the UC Davis Schedule Builder 2022

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UC Davis Schedule Builder.

UC Davis Schedule Builder is the online class planning and registration tool available through the myucdavis portal.

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How to access and use the UC Davis Schedule Builder

To use the UC Davis Schedule Builder,

  1. Navigate to My.ucdavis.edu.
  2. Click on Sign-in.
  3. It should take you to the secure login page. 
  4. Log in with your UC Davis Kerberos ID: the one you use for the “myadmissions” page.
  5. You can also launch the my Schedule Builder directly and enter your UC Davis Login ID and Kerberos passphrase. 
  6. You should find the “academics” tab at the very top of the page. 
  7. Click on that to display a dropdown. 
  8. Then, click on Registering for classes. 
  9. This will take you to the Schedule builder website.
  10. Select Fall 2022 for the academic term. Check out important dates and deadlines on the UC Davis Academic Calendar.
  11. Create a new schedule. Name the Schedule. Add classes.
  12. Your major advisor will be discussing which classes you might be taking during your first year during the next session.
  13. Click on “Create New Schedule
  14. Next, Name the Schedule.
  15. Use the Add/Search course Button to find your classes.
  16. Once you are at the add/search icon, to make it easier to find courses that are still open and available for you all to take, click on “show Advanced options.”
  17. Based on the time slots that you like, go ahead and save the course. Save your preferred class times to your schedule. Saving is not the same as registering.
  18. Use the calendar view to get an idea of what each day will look like throughout the week. Click on view at the top right, then click on the calendar view.
  19. Register for Classes. Once you click on registration, check to see that you are registered for the chosen course.
  20. Ensure that you register for a minimum of 12 units for Financial aid and Student Housing – Full-Time status. 13 units is the expected progress for students to meet the 39 unit requirement to remain in good academic standing.
  21. Swap – If you need to take another class instead of one of the classes you have already registered for. 
  22. Drop – Remove a course you’re already registered for.
Video guide on how to use the UC Davis Schedule Builder.

What is a Pass Time at UC Davis?

A Pass Time at UC Davis is a window of time (4 hours) in which you can register for courses. Pass Times are assigned based on how many units you have.

A senior will have a better pass time than a junior, etc. This is because these students have specific classes that they need to graduate.

If you miss your pass time window, don’t panic. You will still have an opportunity to register for courses. If it is the registration day, you can wait until open hours (Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm) or (Monday-Friday, 8 pm-12 am) and register, then make sure you don’t miss those too. You can try to use open hours if it is a day or more. If that doesn’t work, you may have to wait until your Pass 2 time.

UC Davis Schedule Builder extension

Schedule Builder Export is a Google Chrome extension that allows exporting from UC Davis Schedule Builder to Google Calendar. This extension inserts an “Export” button into the UC Davis Schedule Builder webpage. 

Clicking the export button after finalizing a schedule will import and sync the schedule into Google Calendar.  You must be signed into Chrome (not Google) using your desired account for this extension to work.

How to waitlist on UC Davis schedule builder

If a class is full, students can place themselves on a waitlist using Schedule Builder during their Pass One registration appointment time. The waitlist process runs through the 12th day of instruction. 

Note that not all courses have waitlists, and some only have a waitlist during Pass Two.

Waitlisted courses count towards the maximum units allowed during registration periods. The units of a waitlisted course do not count when determining eligibility for financial aid.

Students are notified via their UC Davis email address when they are enrolled in a class from the waitlist.

All students are responsible for dropping waitlisted courses they do not wish to attend via the UC Davis Schedule Builder.

During the academic terms, waitlists begin during Pass One registration appointments and end after the last day to add classes, the 12th day of instruction. 

Students who have not been added to a waitlisted course before the waitlist ends will be dropped, and the registration error, Dropped-Waitlist Ended, will be displayed in the status box for the class on Schedule Builder.

What does s/u mean on UC Davis schedule builder?

S/U means Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) Grading. The grade of ‘Satisfactory’ is awarded to graduate students for work in graduate courses that otherwise would receive a grade of B– or better and for work in undergraduate courses that otherwise would receive a grade of C– or better.

For graduate students, the “S” grade is equivalent to letter grades of C or higher, and the “U” grade is equivalent to C- or lower.

In specifically approved courses, instructors assign only Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grades. Such courses count toward the maximum number of units graded S allowable toward the degree, as specified by each degree program.

If you previously received a letter grade in a course, you may not repeat it using the S/U option. If you receive an Incomplete in a course you took for a letter grade, you may not complete the course on a S/U basis. Ensure the grade mode you have selected reflects letter grading.

Uses of UC Davis Schedule Builder

The schedule builder can be used to;

  • Search, build class schedules, and register for classes in one place.
  • All class planning through Schedule Builder can take place before registration appointment times.
  • Create and save multiple schedules for the same quarter before your pass time.
  • Check for registration holds and errors before your pass time.
  • View class details and critical class messages.
  • View your schedule in both list and calendar views.
  • Graduate students may register for classes using Schedule Builder during any hour registration is permitted for the term.
  • All students are responsible for confirming their enrollments, making changes by the designated deadlines, and dropping any unwanted classes.
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