General Information about UC Davis

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Privacy

The University of California campuses maintain various types of records pertaining to students; some are maintained for academic purposes; others, such as hospital and employment records, are maintained for other specific purposes. Student records-that is, those pertaining to students in their capacity as students-include but are not limited to academic evaluations, transcripts, test scores and other academic records, general counseling and advising records, disciplinary records, and financial aid records.

Information on UC Davis’ policy regarding privacy and student records is available from the Office of the University Registrar's website.

Facilities and Services for Disabled Students

The Student Disability Center provides information on facilities and services for disabled students.

Student Body Diversity

The UC Davis website provides information about the diversity of the university student body.

Cost of Attendance at UC Davis

For actual tuition and fee charges please contact the Office of Budget and Institutional Analysis.

For estimated tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and personal/miscellaneous expenses contact your respective Financial Aid Office.

Refund Policy

The university has a tuition refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees that are refunded to a student who withdraws from all classes during a term. This refund policy is published by the Office of the University Registrar.

The refund policy for summer term is published by the Summer Session Office.

Withdrawal Procedures

Instructions for students to withdraw from the university are maintained by the Office of the University Registrar.

Repayment Policy (Return of Title IV Financial Aid)

Federal law requires federal aid recipients to "earn" the aid they receive. Students who withdraw prior to completing 60% of the term for which they received federal student aid may be required to return some of the aid they were awarded. The Return of Title IV Funds policy is available on the website or from the Financial Aid Office.

Descriptions of Academic Programs

Information on the university's academic programs, degree offerings, and plans for future programs is available from the various academic units and admission offices. Undergraduate students should refer to Undergraduate Admissions for information on the various academic programs and units. Graduate Studies provides information about graduate programs.

Instructional Facilities and Labs

Information on the universities instructional and research facilities is available in the UC Davis General Catalog. Also the University Library website for information about library resources at the university.


Information on the university's faculty and instructional personnel is available from the various academic units, visit the UC Davis website for links to the various academic units. Visit the Graduate Studies website for information on services and training provided to graduate student instructors at the university.

Accreditation Information

The University of California, Davis is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501 510-748-9001, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education.

UC Davis is also accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, American Bar Association, American Chemical Society, American Dietetic Association, American Psychological Association, American Society of Crime Lab Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB); American Society of Landscape Architects, Association of American Law Schools, Association of American Medical Colleges, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Computer Science Accreditation Commission, Council on Education and Public Health, the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL), and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.*

Students interested in reviewing WASC accreditation documents may do so at UC Davis Reaccreditation website. Those interested in reviewing profession-specific accreditation documents should contact the relevant Dean's office.

* Source: UC Davis General Catalog - Accreditation page

Complaint Process

The University of California takes very seriously complaints and concerns regarding the institution. Most complaints should be resolved at the campus level. If your complaint regarding the University of California has not been resolved at the campus level, you may present your complaint as outlined in the Complaint Process Notice.

Copyright Infringement Polices

Information about the university's policies related to the use of copyrighted material, including peer-to-peer file sharing, is available on the University of California Copyright Education website.

Acceptance of Transfer Credit

UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions determines the transferability of course work taken at other institutions for both newly admitted transfer students and for current UC Davis students who attend other institutions concurrently or during summer quarter. More information is available from Undergraduate Admissions.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between two campuses. They define how courses taken at one college or university campus that can be used to satisfy a subject matter requirement at another college or university campus. A list of these are available from the ASSIST website.

Voter Registration

Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities of U.S. Citizens. Information on voter registration is available on the State of California website. 

Constitution Day

Every September 17, the United States pauses to commemorate the drafting of its Constitution. For more information please visit