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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 spring 2022 or earlier may check their registration status and appointment time with My Registration (a link available in My Merced). 

Web Navigation Path to Registration Appointment Time

  • Find and then click the My Registration button (magnifying glass) under the "For Continuing Students" section of My Merced.
  • Click "Prepare for Registration"
  • Select a term and then press continue.
  • Review the messages in each ribbon - Time Ticket information will be available here.
    • Note multiple dates and times registration is allowed within.

Registration Appointment Availability

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.

Registration appointments for fall 2022 are available for review in My Registration located in the My Merced portlet of

  • Registration and waitlisting will be unavailable to continuing students between June 18 and July 5 for fall 2022. Your registration appointment time shows you the dates/times that you may register within.

More Information About Registration Appointments

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

Transfer credit that was received by February 1, 2022, was processed and included in the fall 2022 assignments.

For transfer credit to be included for spring 2023 assignments, students should have official transcripts submitted to the Office of the Registrar by September 1, 2022. Spring 2023 registration appointments will be available for review in My Registration located in the My Merced portlet of in early October 2022.


New students

First-year and transfer students entering the University in fall 2022 will be sent information about registration appointment times, how to register, and courses your advisor recommends you should take. Be sure to review the Admitted Student page for a full list of upcoming important registration-related events, dates, and deadlines. 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.

Registration appointments for fall 2022 are available for review in My Registration located in the My Merced portlet of Access periods will be between Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1.