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Meet the Bobcat Advising Center team!
Visit the Bobcat Advising Center
Visit us in Kolligian Library (KL) 122 on the first floor next to the Lantern Cafe
Bobcat Advising Center
Welcome, Bobcats!
Beginnings at UC Merced

Our Mission

The Bobcat Advising Center (BAC) is the academic advising home for all first year students in every major, all lower division undeclared transfers, and all continuing undeclared students in any class year.

We promote student success through academic advising appointments, walk-in advising, workshops, and connecting students with appropriate resources.

Our team is here to support your educational journey as you work toward your personal, academic, and career goals.



Starting Mon. March 28, all BAC academic advising will be in person.

See the March emails from your BAC academic advisor for more information.


We moved in August 2021!  Visit us in Kolligian Library (KL) 122.

  • KL 122 is on the first floor near the elevator and next to the Lantern Cafe/coffee shop.

  • Check in for BAC academic advising at the large front counter.

Welcome to both our new and returning Bobcats!





Success Tips

Fall 2022 registration is here!

Current students in priority registration groups have assigned fall registration times between Mon. March 28 to Fri. April 1.

All other current students have assigned times between Mon. April 4 to Fri. April 15.

Waitlists for closed classes begin this semester!

Read the email you received from the Registrar's Office on March 10 and review the new course waitlist page.


Registration for Fall 2022 First Year Admits and

Fall 2022 Lower Division Undeclared Transfers

Review the BAC Prospective Students tab and BAC Registration tab.

Complete all tasks on the Next Steps tab on the admitted student site.

Under Next Steps, Step 6:

Take the Math and Chem placement exams before the May 20 deadline.

Take the CSE placement exam before the May 22 deadline.

Complete the Writing Readiness Review placement between May 1 to May 31.

Do you need these placement exams?  Read more at Placement Exams.

Confirm or change your major before the May 23 deadline.

Information about placement exams will be sent to your UC Merced email in April and May after you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR).

Assigned registration times will be between Mon. June 27 to Thurs. June 30.

Information about registration will be sent to your UC Merced email in April, May, and June.

Read your UC Merced email daily.


Summer Session 2022

Summer financial aid applications opened on Tues. March 1.

You must enroll in 6 or more summer units before you can apply for summer financial aid.

Summer aid is limited and awarded on a first come, first served basis.


Hints for a successful spring semester:

Log on to your Connect student portal and read your UC Merced email each day.

Use the Success Anywhere site to stay informed and connect with tutoring resources.

Log on to CatCourses each day when classes are in session.

Schedule an appointment with your BAC academic advisor each semester.


Spring 2022 Admits

Complete the two mandatory trainings (Alcohol Edu and Sexual Violence Prevention) for Spring 2022 first years and transfers by the training deadlines.

If you plan to apply for a job on campus, complete the other required trainings for student employees.