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Fall 2020 Temporary Course Restrictions

In an effort to support all students, we provide a priority registration opportunity to new students who have not had the chance to register for the courses below. During this period, continuing student registration is restricted. The registration restrictions will be lifted by noon on August 3, 2020. You may register in the courses below, with space available, after restrictions lift.

If you are registered in any of the courses below and want to switch sections during the restriction period, please consult with your academic advisor before doing so as you may lose your seat.


The Natural Sciences courses below have temporary registration restrictions in effect July 17, 2020 to August 3, 2020.  
Registration is restricted to incoming students only:

  • BIO 001, BIO 001L, BIO 002, BIO 002L, BIO 101, BIO 110
  • CHEM 001, CHEM 002, CHEM 008 & 008L, CHEM 100 & 100L, CHEM 111
  • ESS 1
  • MATH 005*, MATH 011, MATH 021, MATH 023, MATH 024, MATH 032, MATH 131
  • PHYS 008 & 008L, PHYS 009 & 009L

*MATH 5 is also restricted to new students declared in specific majors.  Only students with the following declared majors may register during the restriction period:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Science, BS option only
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Economics, BS option only
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Systems Science
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering  
  • Physics
  • Undeclared Engineering
  • Undeclared Natural Sciences

For more information, contact your academic advisor or email

UC Merced is committed to your success during this time of remote instruction and campus operations. For resources to support your online learning, please visit our campus resources or IT Educational Continuity websites. We also want to make sure you are still meeting registration and financial aid deadlines – review the Bobcats Away Checklist for more information!

UC Merced undergraduate academic advising, in collaboration with the campus community, promotes student success by empowering students to become self-directed learners and decision makers in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive.

We provide quality academic advising and related services to support students in developing their educational plans and maximizing their university experience.

The School of Natural Sciences' advising staff is dedicated to creating an atmosphere that promotes success. We are committed to quality academic advising in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive. Our programs and services are designed to help students develop decision making skills that will empower them to take full advantage of their educational experience.

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