The second part of your orientation experience!

Aggie Advising will provide you the academic advising support you need to prepare for course schedule planning and registration.  By completing Aggie Advising you will:

  • Effectively plan and register for a full Fall quarter schedule
  • Register for a schedule that is appropriate for the Fall quarter
  • Understand how to access academic advising
  • Be aware of your academic advisor's role in supporting your success
  • Be knowledgeable about department/college specific resources and strategies for success

All students will receive an individual appointment with a UC Davis advisor in addition to supplemental advising resources provided by your college after completing Aggie 101. Some departments may require additional advising such as the University Honors Program, the Educational Opportunity Program, or Athletics. It is critical to actively check your UC Davis email account for specific information about Advising.

Accessing Aggie Advising

You must complete Aggie 101 in order to move on to Aggie Advising. If you are experiencing challenges accessing Aggie 101, please contact the Orientation office. You will find instructions to sign up and prepare for Aggie Advising within Aggie 101.

All questions about Aggie Advising including scheduling and preparing for appointments should be directed to your individual college.

Important Advising Announcement

If you are an incoming freshman student, we recommend that UC Davis students complete Writing Placement 2020 rather than take the AWPE. Please read the Writing Placement website thoroughly to understand more.

Course Registration

Your Aggie Advising experience will provide you with the knowledge necessary to understand and prepare for the course registration process.

All new students will receive a Pass 1 Appointment (course registration time) from the Office of the University Registrar. For a look at what your registration week will look at, visit the Registration Calendar here. Your specific appointment is available once you log in to Schedule Builder with your UC Davis log in and pass phrase. More information about pass times and course registration can be found by viewing Aggie 101. See Dates and Deadlines for Course Registration dates by college.

Students with an earlier registration time are not advantaged in course registration over students with a later registration time. The university works with the academic colleges who reserve open spaces in courses and release a portion of open seats during each registration window to help create equality in course registration.

Registration Support

During Course Registration, advisors in your college will be available to support you. More information will be sent to you by your individual college.

For technical help with your computing account, contact UC Davis IT Express at or (539) 754-4357.