Have a question? Check out below the answers to some of the frequently asked questions our office receives.
Still have more questions, contact the Engineering Undergraduate Office:
Location: 1050 Kemper Hall
The office is open Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM.
Students planning to change your major, or add an additional major, are required to complete a Change of Major webform. The Change of Major webform will be submitted to the appropriate advisors and dean’s offices involved.
In order to change your major to, or to double major with, a major in the College, you must satisfy requirements that have been established by the College of Engineering faculty:
For students that matriculated to UC Davis as a Freshman:
For students that matriculated to UC Davis as a Transfer Student:
The process to declare a double major is the same as declaring a single major. Students who wish to add an additional major are required to complete a Change of Major webform. The Change of Major form must be submitted to the appropriate advisors and dean’s offices involved.
Double majors within the College of Engineering will be allowed with the exception of the following combinations:
Please note: Triple (and more) majors will not be approved.
3. How do I change from a major in the College of Engineering to a major in another college?
Please note: permission to transfer from one college to another may be denied or deferred if you are are not in good academic standing and/or you have a GPA of less than 2.0 in courses that are required by the new major.
Once you have returned to good academic standing, you may then submit a Change of Major webform. Double check with your intended major to verify that you still qualify to enter the that major. If you are unsure, feel free to stop by the Undergraduate Office in 1050 Kemper Hall.
Prerequisite requirements for every course are listed in the General Catalog, Schedule Builder, or the Class Search Tool.
For fall 2017 registration and beyond, Schedule Builder will check to see if students have completed the required prerequisites for all courses. Instructors have the right to drop students from a class if they have not completed the appropriate prerequisites.
For more information about the automated prerequisite checking process and how to submit a petition, please visit Student Information on Prerequisites.
Requests to drop a course after the 10 or 20 day deadline may be approved by the Undergraduate Office in 1050 Kemper Hall. Such requests may be approved only for the following reasons and must be accompanied by full documentation:
Late drop requests will not be approved for poor academic performance, academic difficulties, change of interest in a course, or lack of midterm results prior to the drop date.
If you feel your case fits into one of the above categories, please first consult with an adviser in the Undergraduate Office in 1050 Kemper Hall. The adviser can evaluate your request and discuss with you the likelihood of approval. If your petition for a late drop is approved, you will be issued a permission to drop (PTD) number. You must use this PTD number to drop the course via Schedule Builder within three calendar days. You will be charged a $3.00 fee for each course dropped through this procedure.
Late drops requests submitted in the 7 days preceding the start of final exams are subject to heightened scrutiny. Any such requests submitted during this time that are absent an extreme or extenuating circumstance will be denied.
Students can submit the Optional P/NP Grading Mode Change form in the Forms & Petitions tab in OASIS.
For questions or further information concerning degree requirements, contact an advisor in the Engineering Undergraduate Office, 1050 Kemper Hall (530-752-1979).
You are allowed to repeat one time for credit a course for which you received a D+, D, D-, or F.
If you wish to repeat a course for a second time you must receive approval from the Undergraduate Office. To petition to repeat a course more than once, submit a Multiple Repeat Petition webform. Your request will then be reviewed by the Undergraduate Office in 1050 Kemper Hall within 10 business days.
Annual advising is one component of the College of Engineering’s mandatory advising system to help students stay on track towards graduation. Every academic year, you will be required to meet with your department academic advisor to review progress towards graduation requirements.
The process varies a bit from major to major, so make sure you check early to see what you need to do for your major. In most majors, you’ll look over what courses you’ve taken and talk about plans for the future. This is also when you’ll get information about any upcoming changes to the curriculum and can ask any questions.
The quarter in which you will have a hold to clear is determined by the first letter of your last name:
First-year students in Aerospace Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science Engineering will have a hold each quarter of their first year to be cleared by meeting with their assigned advisor in the Engineering Undergraduate Office, located in 1050 Kemper Hall.
Yes. As long as you are listed as a College of Engineering student you must clear your hold.
Students planning to change their major, or add an additional major are required to complete a Change of Major webform. The Change of Major form must be submitted to the appropriate advisors and dean’s offices involved.
As a student it is your responsibility to satisfy degree requirements. Your program advisor can answer questions about these requirements and offer guidance either during your annual advising hold meeting, or during any other meeting you schedule with your adviser.
If you are within four quarters of graduation, you can request a degree check by filling out and submitting the following form to the Undergraduate Office at 1050 Kemper Hall:
Then the Undergraduate Office will perform the degree check and contact you by email to arrange to review it with you. You can address any questions about the degree check, curriculum issues or necessary petitions during this appointment.
When you file for candidacy, you will receive an email from an adviser in the Undergraduate Office relaying the results of an evaluation of remaining requirements. Because the University holds students responsible for knowing all degree requirements and making sure they are complete, it is your responsibility to ensure that this final degree checks is correct. Therefore if you have questions or concerns about your final degree check, please bring them to the attention of your adviser immediately.
Minimum progress requirements are standards that define the number of units a student must satisfactorily complete each quarter to stay on track to complete their degree.
Students are expected to earn the 180-unit minimum degree requirement within 12 quarters (four years) by completing, on average, 15 units per quarter.
To meet the minimum progress requirement, a full-time regular undergraduate must pass an average of at least 12 units over all quarters of enrollment. Minimum progress is calculated at the end of each quarter (Fall, Winter, Spring). Only full-time quarters are considered.
If you want to have the completion of a minor certified on your transcript, please complete the Minor Declaration webform and file it no later than the deadline for filing for graduation. Requirements for the minor must be met by the time of graduation.
Please submit a General Education request webform and attach a course syllabus. Your request will then be reviewed by the Undergraduate Office in 1050 Kemper Hall within 10 business days.
Submit the course for evaluation by the department that teaches it on the UC Davis campus, using the following form:
You must also submit with your petition a course syllabus.
Ask the department to evaluate the course and bring the completed form to the Undergraduate Office in 1050 Kemper Hall.
Yes, it is possible you may be able to request an exception to a degree requirement. Please first consult with either your program adviser or the Undergraduate Office in 1050 Kemper Hall to discuss how to proceed. The process to approve such requests depends on the kind of degree requirement you seek to petition. Regardless, however, be prepared to:
Students are prohibited from obtaining transfer credit from a non-University of California campus in a quarter during which the student is enrolled as a full-time student at UC Davis.
The College of Engineering discourages students from seeking simultaneous enrollment at another institution while attending UC Davis. However, there are situations in which simultaneous enrollment may be appropriate such as the following:
• You commute to UC Davis and it is a hardship for you to attend a course that meets five days a week.
• You have difficulty enrolling in an impacted class.
• You have a schedule conflict with a required class and you are close to graduation.
To petition to enroll in a course at another institution while simultaneously attending UC Davis, please submit a Simultaneous Enrollment Petition to the Engineering Undergraduate Office in 1050 Kemper Hall. Your request will be reviewed within 10 business days.
Note: The petition must be filed and approved prior to your enrollment in the course at another university or college.
You may attend a community college during the summer after becoming a UC Davis student. This petition is not required during summer terms.
The academic probation and dismissal policies outlined in the General Catalog will be rigorously enforced according to the following guidelines:
A student who is placed on academic probation (AP) or becomes subject to academic disqualification (SD) at the end of a given quarter will be promptly dismissed if he/she is SD at the end of the second quarter following the quarter first resulting in AP or SD status.
(See the General Catalog for SD and AP definitions.)
Dismissed students and those who withdrew while not in good academic standing should refer to the following guidelines before applying for readmission. These guidelines will be strictly enforced to ensure that you have prepared adequately to resume your studies at UC Davis. Detailed information about the readmission application is available on the Registrar’s Website.
If you have been dismissed and readmitted, you may have up to three quarters to return to good academic standing.
You may be dismissed in the first or second quarter following readmission if you have not established a clear trajectory toward regaining good academic standing and completing your major.
You will be dismissed promptly if you are subject to disqualification after completing the third quarter following readmission.
A second dismissal is final and means you may not enroll at any University of California campus. Subsequent applications for readmission will not be approved.
If you are no longer subject to academic disqualification at the end of the third quarter following readmission, a second and final dismissal could still occur later according to the guideline for dismissal stated above under Dismissal.
Please Note: Dismissal and readmission of students according to the guidelines outlined above shall be ultimately at the discretion of the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering for Undergraduate Studies.
Yes. Read carefully the instructions below on how to appeal. You also must schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Undergraduate Office in 1050 Kemper Hall.
If your appeal is denied, or even if you choose to accept your dismissal, there is important information you should know – including details on readmission. The Exit Counseling document below has information you may find helpful. Please be sure to consult with an advisor in the Engineering Undergraduate Office (1050 Kemper) for more details.
Academic standing is determined by your grades and your minimum progress toward degree. Click here for more information.