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Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to Biomedical Engineering

Thank you for choosing Biomedical Engineering! The BME department is excited to welcome you to UC Davis and is looking forward to helping you make the most of your college experience! Below is an overview of the information and steps you'll need to prepare for Fall Quarter.


All First Year students must complete placement exams
only available May 2-9, 2022 


Step 1: Complete Aggie 101 (Required)

All incoming First Year and Transfer students must complete Aggie 101. This online program will provide essential information and introduce you to the key resources you’ll need to be successful at UC Davis.

Step 2: Aggie Advising Modules in Canvas (Required)

Learn how to select courses, build and balance your schedule, and start satisfying the requirements you’ll need to graduate. You’ll find resources and tips to help you navigate the university, explore your interests, and ensure your first quarter is a success. Log-in directions have been e-mailed to you. Please make sure to check your UCD e-mail for further information. 

Step 3: College of Engineering Orientation Webinars (Recommended)

The Engineering Undergraduate Office will be offering webinars to support you with the academic planning and registration process. 

  • June 21 – Creating an Academic Plan
  • Join us from 4:00-5:00 pm PST
    Before the start of registration for fall quarter, we will be discussing the steps and elements of academic planning for new students in the College of Engineering. Staff advisors will be available to guide you through the process of creating an academic plan in OASIS. We will also discuss the value and planning of prerequisite courses in engineering majors. 

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  • June 22 – General Education
  • Join us from 4:00-5:00 pm PST 
    Interested in learning more about the General Education (GE) requirements at UC Davis? Curious about how to choose classes and how they will fit with your major? We’re here to help! Join us for this GE webinar where we will cover these topics and answer your questions.

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  • June 23 – Registration Strategies
  • Join us from 4:00-5:00 pm PST 
    Wondering how your placement results impact your classes for fall? Curious how your AP, IB, A-Level, or transfer credit will help you complete your degree requirements? We’re here to help! Join us for this webinar where we will cover these topics and answer your questions.

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  • June 24 – Trouble Shooting Schedule Builder
  • Join us from 4:00-5:00 pm PST 
    This webinar will review the common questions that students have regarding the process of registration in Schedule Builder. We will discuss how to navigate course conflicts, waitlists, and prerequisite petitions to ensure a smooth registration for fall quarter.

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Step 4: Aggie Advising Appointment (Optional)

Optional for BME First Years and required for BME Transfers.

Be sure to complete and submit your Aggie Advising Checklist if you want to make an appointment with your advisor to review your Fall Schedule. starting June 15.

Step 5: Register for Courses (Required)

After you’ve planned out your first quarter, you should be ready to register for courses using Schedule Builder during your assigned pass time. Watch this video to learn more about Schedule Builder. 

  • Login to Schedule Builder to check your Pass time and search for the courses your advisor has recommended.
    • Aggie Live Registration Support, Freshmen
    • Aggie Live Registration Support, Transfer
  • Check your UC Davis email and Canvas for important announcements and reminders.

Step 6: Attend Aggie Orientation (Required)

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.