Robots in Biological and Agricultural Engineering at UC Davis

Registration & Enrollment

Registration & Enrollment

To ensure equity in student enrollment and support degree completion, the University of California, Davis utilizes block enrollment periods. These pass times are generated by the Registrar's Office. A students' enrollment date/time can be located on their OASIS portal.

Pass 1 Enrollment:
  • Limited to a MAX of 17 units.
  • Students are encouraged to enroll into their major coursework required for graduation during this time.
Pass 2 Enrollment:
  • Limited to a MAX of 19 units.
Scheduling Adjustment:
  • Enrollment in up to 28.5 units allowed.
  • Enrollment restrictions may be lifted during this time.
Open hours during Pass 1 and Pass 2:
  • Once a student's Pass time has occurred, students are able to modify their coursework during the below timeframes while we are still in Pass 1 and Pass 2, even after their designated pass time window closes.
    • Weekdays 8 pm –midnight.
    • Weekends 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Enrollment Policies:

  • Petition to add (PTA)
  • The Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering (BAE) adheres to strict enrollment policies and does not guarantee enrollment into a course if you are currently on the waitlist. Please plan accordingly.

    NOTE: PTA numbers cannot be issued during Pass 1. All PTA requests will be considered on a case by case basis, following the instructions listed below.

    Requesting a PTA for your Pass 2 appointment (or later):

    1. Reach out to the faculty of the course for their approval to enroll. 
    2. No more than 48 hours before your Pass 2 time, forward email approval from faculty to along with the CRN(s) of the section(s) of interest and your name and student ID Number. Note: PTAs are only valid for 72 hours after creation, thus they cannot be provided any earlier than 48 hours prior to your Pass 2 time and must be used within 72 hours of creation or they will expire.

    PTA requests for the following reasons are not guaranteed:
    -  A change of major
    -  Classes dropped due to non-payment of fees
    -  Classes dropped accidentally
    -  Completion of degree requirements for institutions other than UC Davis
    -  Time conflicts with other classes (unless you receive an exception from your instructors, the course does not have a waitlist, and the class room capacity allows it)
    -  Missing Pass 1 (students may still enroll during open hours)
    -  The class is listed on your academic plan for the current quarter
    -  Completing the major (if you have other opportunities to take the course and it does not delay your graduation beyond the usual graduation timeline such as attempting early graduation)
    -  Elective course for completing a major (if you have other options/opportunities to take the course)
    -  Completing BAE classes for other university requirements
    -  Circumventing course registration restrictions (ex. Pass 1 registration restricted to BAE majors)
    -  This course is recommended for a job, internship, research position, or admission to a graduate program
    -  To maintain full-time status and/or receive financial aid
    -  To meet the minimum progress requirement
    -  To repeat a failed course
  • Graduate students who would like to enroll into BAE undergraduate courses:
  • PTA numbers will not be issued until the scheduling adjustment period.
    Seats must be available in the course and section you choose.

    1. Confirm with your Major Professor and/or Graduate Advisor that you are eligible to take the undergraduate course for which you are requesting a PTA.
    2. Reach out to the faculty instructor of the course for their approval to enroll. 
    3. Forward email approval from faculty to along with the CRN(s) of the section(s) of interest and your name and student ID Number. Note: PTAs are only valid for 72 hours after creation, thus they must be used within this timeframe or they will expire. 

You may reference specific information on the date/time by visiting the academic calendar.

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