Transfer Students

Congratulations on your admission to UC Davis and Welcome to the Economics Major! To help you prepare for a great first year, we have planned a comprehensive UC Davis Orientation experience in three parts: Aggie 101, Aggie Advising, and Aggie Orientation!



1) You must complete Aggie 101 through your MyAdmissions Portal

2)  After completing Aggie 101, you will then meet with your major advisors. More information will be announced in June 2021. 

3) Prepare for your appointment by doing the following: 

      • Review your Transfer Guide
      • Find 2-3 non-major courses that you would be interested in taking in Fall quarter alongside 1-2 major courses
      • It is not recommended to pair any of the core courses (ECN 100A, 100B, 101 or 102) together during any quarter
      • Click on this diagram to help you identify courses of interest outside of your major
      • Remember to check prerequisites to make sure you’re eligible for the course
      • Review the resources for new students from the College of Letters and Science. Our Advising Center will assist you with your major requirements and the College will assist you with your general education and college/university requirements. Throughout your career at UC Davis, you will work with both of these offices for academic advising.  We always encourage you to check in with the College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Education and Advising Office regarding requirements outside of the major: 


UC Davis at a Glance 

Registering for Courses

In order to access your pass time and register for your courses, you will need to use Schedule Builder. You may access Scheduler Builder through your account or by going to this link: . You may also find the calendar of registration periods at the Registrar’s website:

Prerequisite Information

The Economics Department enforces all prerequisites for our upper division courses, which means you must have completed the required coursework before taking any of these courses. You can find the prerequisites through the UC Davis Catalog, which you may look at through this link: 

Additional Resources

We’ve included some resources to help you choose your courses for Fall Quarter. 

Example Sample Schedule

Upper Division Major Requirements 101

Best Practices and Tips

How to get Involved with our Department