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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: Attend our College and Major Webinar Sessions

    Watch the recorded Freshman Decision Webinar here.

    Watch the recorded Transfer Decision Webinar here

  • STEP 3: Register & attend a GDB Department Workshop

  • If you were not able to attend these workshop sessions, you should have received an email with next steps. If you did not receive an email, please email gdb-advise@ucdavis.edu!

  • 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 discuss your specific Fall 2021 schedule, address any questions or concerns you may have, and explore other resources 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" 

    Fill out the Aggie Advising Prep Questionnaire
    - Go to OASIS.ucdavis.edu, click on the "Forms and Petitions" tab, click the "Create new form" button, and select "Aggie Advising Prep Questionnaire"

    Visit the UC Davis Catalog
    - Check for prerequisites to any courses you want to register for
    Transfers: Explore potential Restricted Elective (RE) options

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

    Bring your questions to your Aggie Advising 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:
    You should already have taken the Chemistry Placement Exam. But if you did not, you will have a chance to take the Exam in September (9/22-9/28). 

    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! 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 2-4
    - Transfers: August 16-18

    Please check your specific Pass 1 date and time on 
    Schedule Builder.  

    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 this period.
    Check back here to see dates, times, and a Zoom link!



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