Newly Admitted Students

students and family celebrating at move in

Welcome to the College of Letters & Science

Thank you for choosing the College of Letters & Science! We are excited to welcome you to UC Davis and are looking forward to helping you make the most of your college experience. Here is a brief overview of the information and tools you’ll need to start your college career off right.

Aggie 101

Upon admission to UC Davis, all incoming freshmen and transfer students are expected to complete Aggie 101. This online program will provide essential information and guidance for all incoming students.

Aggie Advising

Aggie Advising is your opportunity to speak with your Academic Advisor one-on-one and ask specific questions about your academic record, discuss goals, and plan for Fall registration. Learn more about Aggie Advising here

Planning Your First Quarter

Read our comprehensive guide to planning your first quarter. Learn how to select courses, balance your schedule, and start satisfying the requirements you’ll need to graduate. You’ll also find resources and tips to help you navigate the university, explore your interests, and ensure your first quarter is a success.  Check out the First Year Guide for incoming Freshmen or Transfer students.


After you’ve planned out your first quarter and met with an advisor, you should have everything you need to register for classes. All students will register for courses using Schedule Builder during their assigned pass time. Before you register, you can begin searching and saving courses to start building your schedule. Add classes and use the “Calendar View” to see your daily/weekly/monthly schedule at a glance. Save multiple schedules and compare to find the best fit. Be sure to read the “Important Details” to view course notes, descriptions, prerequisites, and much more. Watch this video to learn more about Schedule Builder.

Attend Aggie Orientation

With class registration complete, it’s time to get excited about being an Aggie! Sign up for Aggie Orientation. This five-day program is your opportunity to start building community networks of support, find resources, and begin your life on campus.