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Checklist to Success:

Welcome to all our new Global Disease Biology Students, we are so excited to have you here! Before you take your first steps towards being a student under our major, here are some checklist items to ensure you’re on track. 

  • STEP 1: Complete Aggie 101 Modules 
  • You must complete Aggie 101 through your MyAdmissions Portal
  • STEP 2: Complete Aggie Advising Canvas modules
  • You should have received an invitation to the Aggie Advising Canvas page in your ucdavis inbox.

    If you did not, please make sure you have your @ucdavis.edu email address set up.

    Need help? Contact Campus IT here
  • STEP 3: Register for and attend a GDB Department Workshop
  • Please register for a workshop that works best with your schedule. To register, please fill out this FORM. The workshop Zoom link can be found HERE

    Freshmen Workshops - Tuesday June 25th, 2024
    Session #1: 10:00am-11:30am 
    Session #2: 3:00pm-4:30pm
    Register here: https://forms.gle/8hdaEfHqKbxqkibs9 

    Transfer Workshops - Thursday June 27th, 2024
    Session #1: 10:00am-11:30am 
    Session #2: 3:00pm-4:30pm
    Register here: https://forms.gle/8hdaEfHqKbxqkibs9
  • STEP 4: Schedule an Aggie Advising Appointment with a Major Advisor
  • You’re now ready to schedule an appointment with our GDB major advisor to address any questions or concerns you may have, to prepare you well for your first quarter at Davis! 

    Please visit appointments.ucdavis.edu to schedule an Aggie Advising appointment with our department. 
    - Select "Plant Pathology, Entomology & Nematology Advising Center" 

    1. Write down any questions that may have come up during Aggie 101 or Aggie Advising Canvas modules! 

    2. Visit the UC Davis Catalog
    - Check for prerequisites to any courses you want to register for
    Transfers: Explore potential Restricted Elective (RE) options (you can use the resources below to do so as well)

    3. Review our Admitted Students tab for information on major requirements, policies, and resources

    4. Bring your questions to your appointment!

    Check out these links for more information on the Major
    Major Requirements
    Restricted Electives Information
    Practicum Project guide

  • STEP 5: Schedule your Chemistry & Math Placement Exams
  • Chemistry Placement Exam:
    If you plan on enrolling on CHE 2A in Fall 2024, you will need to take the Chemistry Placement Exam. If you do not, and you plan to take CHE 2A in Summer or Fall 2024, you will have another chance to take the Exam. 
    Click here to learn more about the Chemistry Placement Requirement and Exam information.

    Orientation 2024 Testing Window: May 31 (11 AM) – June 7 (11 AM)
    Fall 2024 Testing Window 1: September 4 – 10
    Fall 2024 Testing Window 2: September 25 – October 1

    Math Placement Exam: 
    The Mathematics Course Placement determines your level of preparation for college-level math courses offered at UC Davis. Incoming Freshmen will be notified on May 24th about the Math Placement. They will be sent instructions and login information via email to their UC Davis email address on May 24th. Visit the Math Placement Requirement website for more details. 

    Orientation 2024 Testing Window: May 31 (11 AM) – June 7 (11 AM)
    Fall 2024 Testing Window 1: TBA
    Fall 2024 Testing Window 2: TBA

    Please see this website for information on other Placement Exams and Auditions.

    If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact the UC Davis Student Disabilities Center.
  • STEP 6: Register for Classes!
  • GDB Registration Dates
    Thursday, August 8th, 8 a.m. - Midnight 
    Friday, August 9th, 6 a.m. - Midnight 
    Monday, August 12th, 8 a.m. - Midnight 
    Tuesday, August 13th, 8 a.m. - Midnight 

    See the Fall 2024 UC Davis New Student Orientation Pass Registration Dates & Times Calendar for more details.

    Please check your specific Pass 1 Appointment on Schedule Builder or on your my.ucdavis.edu portal.

    You may also find the calendar of registration periods at the Office of the University Registrar's Registration Calendar.

    GDB Advising will have drop-in hours during your registration periods!
    Come ask for support if you need it. We will be on Zoom at Meeting ID 362-977-9393 on the dates/times below:

    Freshmen Registration
    Thursday August 8th: 7:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Friday August 9th: 7:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Transfer Registration
    Monday August 12th: 7:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Tuesday August 13th: 7:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Additional Resources:

Here are some additional resources to help you plan out your quarters here at UC Davis!

Questions about Advising?
We're here to help! Email us at gdb-advise@ucdavis.edu for questions, comments, or concerns.