Priority Registration for Veterans

Priority registration gives veteran students that qualify the opportunity to start registering for courses prior to their peers. All veteran students, Active Duty Members, Reservists, and Contracted ROTC Cadets (not including dependents) are eligible for this benefit (including incoming and transfer students). Please reach out to the UC Davis Veterans Success Center for more information .

How do I get Priority Registration?

You are given priority registration if you are a Veteran currently receiving Department of Veteran Affairs educational benefits, an honorably discharged Veteran, Active Duty Member, Reservists, or a Contracted ROTC Cadet. This benefit can be applied each term.

If you are a Veteran but are not currently receiving educational benefits, you may still be eligible to receive priority registration. To get started you must contact our Veteran Certifying Official and submit proof of your military status.

Planning to Use Benefits

Once you submit documents initially, you will then qualify for priority enrollment for the remainder of your terms. Please submit the following forms:

  • Click at the top on the Veterans web page to the corresponding benefit and look under the “Required Forms for UC Davis” for the additional forms that are required.

NOT Planning to Use Benefits

Once you submit documents initially, you will then qualify for priority enrollment for the remainder of the school year. Please submit the following forms:

  • Complete the Intake Form
  • Depending on your status:
    • Veterans
      • DD 214 (Member 4 Copy)
    • Reservist/ Active Duty
      • Military Card (show) or LES (Leave & Earning Statement)
    • Contract ROTC Cadet
      • DD Form 4/1 (Contract)

Contact Information

  • UC Davis Veteran Certifying Official
    530-752-2020 | vaoffice@ucdavis.edu
  • Veterans Administration Educational Office
    888-442-4551
  • Veterans Administration Direct Deposit Information
    888-838-2778