You will register for classes on the my.ucmerced.edu student portal at a randomly assigned time between June 24 and 28. You will register for classes BEFORE attending New Student Orientation. Your advisor will recommend courses based on your intended major, provide how-to resources for navigating the online system, and alert you to other requirements to ensure you are prepared for registration.


You can check your registration appointment time at MyRegistrationTime on the my.ucmerced.edu portal.

Chemistry and Math Placement Exams


Placement exams for incoming students must be completed by 4 p.m. May 31. If you do not take the required exams by the deadline, you will be placed into preparatory-level chemistry and math courses. Read the FAQ for more information.

Changing Your Major (First Year Students)


To declare or change your major, you must fill out the Undergraduate Major Change form by June 1. Only first year students (freshmen) are permitted to change their major. Keep in mind that there may be restrictions on changing into certain majors. Visit the Academic Advising Website for more information.

Important Fall Registration Dates

Before May 31: Your academic advisor will send information about placement exams to your UC Merced email address after you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). All first year students must take the math placement exam. All first year science, engineering and Pre-Health majors also must take the chemistry placement exam.


May 31: Placement exams must be completed by 4 p.m.


June 1: Deadline to declare or change your major


June 20-21: Your academic advisor will email you recommended courses based on your intended major and placement exam scores.


June 24-28: Online class registration for incoming first year and transfer students

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