Getting Started

The first step towards succeeding in your Distance Learning Program is to become acquainted with the Education Program Leader, who can assist you with eligibility and funding questions.

For assistance in selecting courses to take, you may work directly with the graduate program coordinator at UC Davis in your area of interest.

Open Campus

Many employees who are considering graduate school enroll through Open Campus, which is administered through UC Davis University Extension. You may be allowed to transfer a total of up to 12 units of credit for post-baccalaureate work taken through Open Campus and/or other accredited institutions prior to formal admission to a graduate program. Check with your department’s graduate adviser before taking a course through Open Campus to establish that it is transferable to a degree program. When taking courses through Open Campus, you are not a matriculated student. Enrollment forms for Open Campus are available online.

Continuing Enrollment

After you have been accepted to a degree program through the Office of Graduate Studies, you may enroll as a continuing student and file for part-time status. Application information for admission to a graduate program at UC Davis may be obtained by visiting the Office of Graduate Studies website, or by going to the individual engineering graduate program websites.