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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 Canvas page on 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

  • Our (virtual) workshops are scheduled for June 28th and 29th. Please register for a workshop that works best with your schedule here.

    Freshmen Workshops
    Wednesday, June 28th, 2023 from 10:00am-11:30am OR 3:00pm-4:30pm

    Transfer Workshops
    Thursday June 29th, 2023 from 10am-11:30am OR 3pm-4:30pm

  • 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 Placement Exams

  • Chemistry Placement Exam:
    If you plan on enrolling on CHE 2A in Fall 2023, you should already have taken the Chemistry Placement Exam. If you have not, and you plan to take CHE 2A in Summer or Fall 2023, you will have another chance to take the Exam. The Summer testing window is June 19-27. For Fall 2023, the first testing window is September 6-12; the second testing window is September 27-October 3Click here to learn more about the Chemistry Placement Requirement and Exam information.

    Math Placement Exam: 
    Testing windows for Fall will be in September. You will receive an email about testing once you register for classes in August! Testing Session 1 will be September 6-12, and Session 2 will be September 27-October 3. Visit the Math Placement Requirement website to see more details. 

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

  • STEP 6: Register for Classes!

  • GDB registration dates: 
    - Freshmen: August 1-2 (open registration August 17-20)
    - Transfers: August 15-16 (open registration after 5pm)

    Please check your specific Pass 1 date and time on 
    Schedule Builder or on your my.ucdavis.edu portal.

    You may also find the calendar of registration periods at the Registrar’s website: http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/calendar/registration.cfm

    We will have drop-in hours during your registration periods!
    Come ask for support if you need it. We will be on this Zoom link on the dates/times below: 
    August 1-2 - 7:45am-12pm, 1pm-5pm 
    August 15-16 - 7:45am-12pm, 1pm-5pm


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