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Access Periods

Familiarize yourself with UC Merced's online registration tools in advance of your scheduled access period to ensure access to My Registration. Then, register at your earliest convenience when your registration appointment opens to obtain the best selection of classes. Delaying registration may limit the number of preferred classes available to you to register in.

Continuing students

Students who entered the University in fall 2021 or earlier may check their registration status and appointment time with My Registration (a link available in My Merced). Appointment times are available in October for spring registration, February for summer registration, and March for fall registration, approximately 2 to 3 weeks before registration begins. Registration appointments are assigned based on the amount of earned and in-progress units a student has at that time. After a registration appointment is assigned, it will not be changed. This includes instances where transcripts, eligible for transfer credit review, are received after a registration appointment has been assigned. More information about registration priority can be found in the catalog

Registration appointments for spring 2022 are available for review in My Registration located in the My Merced portlet of connect.ucmerced.edu. Transfer credit that was received by September 15, 2021, was processed and included in the spring 2022 assignments.

For transfer credit to be included for summer 2022 assignments, students should have official transcripts submitted to the Office of the Registrar by January 18, 2022. Summer 2022 registration appointments will be available for review in My Registration located in the My Merced portlet of connect.ucmerced.edu in early February 2022.

New students

First-year and transfer students entering the University in spring 2022 will be sent information about registration appointment times, how to register, and courses your advisor recommends you should take. Of course, all new students are encouraged to attend an orientation session. During orientation, incoming students will meet with their academic advisor. Information about orientation, is available online.