Explore the resources in this section to learn more about registering for classes at UC Merced.
Course recommendations are developed for each new admit for the first semester ONLY.
Fall admits: meet with your BAC academic advisor in September or early October to discuss a plan for your spring semester classes.
Spring admits: meet with your BAC academic advisor in February or early March to discuss a plan for your fall semester classes.
Waitlists for closed classes are available but end on the 5th day of classes each semester.
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.
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.