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Explore the resources in this section to learn more about registering for classes at UC Merced.



The 2024-25 Catalog was released on April 1, 2024.

  • Click on Academic Programs in the left column.

  • Select your intended major to see requirements and a sample 4-year graduation plan in that major.

Course recommendations for Fall 2024 are visible in MyDegreePath starting in June 2024.

Fall admits:  meet with your BAC academic advisor in September or early October to discuss a plan for your spring semester classes.

Waitlists for closed classes are available but end on the 5th day of classes each semester.

For Fall 2024 admits:  waitlists for closed Fall 2024 classes will be available starting Monday, July 1, 2024 at 9:00 am.


Always enroll in 12-16 units during your assigned time to have the best choice of classes and class times.

Enrolling in 12 or more units during your assigned time will trigger full-time status.

Most students enroll in 14-16 units each semester.

You can enroll in a maximum of 18 units in your first semester at UC Merced.

Being enrolled full-time is especially important if you qualify to receive financial aid at UC Merced.

Registration remains open 24 hours a day for schedule adjustment after your assigned time.