University of California, Riverside

Undergraduate Business Program



Student Online Tools


Undergraduate Business Program

Online resources are provided here for current Business Administration Students.

SoBA Student Forms

The SoBA Student Forms service provides an online tool for Business Administration students to submit important information and requests to the Undergraduate Business Program Office.

Online Course Request

SoBA's Online Course Request (OCR) system provides a means for students in Business Administration, Administrative Studies, and other major and minor programs to receive priority consideration for enrollment in upper-division business concentration courses.

  • In order to be eligible for consideration, you must have a declared concentration on file. Students in other majors such as Administrative Studies must declare their concentration with their own academic advisor. SoBA Business Administration students can declare their concentration using SoBA Student Forms.
  • Students request enrollment consideration for business administration concentration courses the week before enrollment begins for continuing students for the next quarter. The OCR system opens on the date listed on the UCR Academic Calendar under "View online enrollment appointments on Growl beginning", which is normally on a Tuesday. The OCR system closes on the Friday of that same week. You can also view the dates here.
  • Students are notified via e-mail by their major Academic Advisor a week before the system opens for enrollment requests. If you have any questions about the OCR process, please contact your Academic Advisor.

To access the OCR system, click here.

For a step-by-step tutorial on how to submit an OCR, you can view the following document.

Apply for Graduation

SoBA Business Administration students use the Apply for Graduation tool to begin the process to apply for graduation.

  • How do I apply to graduate?
    • In order to earn your diploma, SoBA Business Administration students must apply to graduate by completing the online SoBA Application for Graduation. This application is different than the online Application for Graduation websites for students in other UCR colleges (CHASS, CNAS, BCOE).
    • Students apply to graduate after registering for courses in their final quarter of enrollment at UCR. The deadline to apply to graduate for the upcoming quarter is always the same date as the deadline for Fees and Tuition listed on the UCR Academic Calendar.
    • Once you submit your online SoBA Application for Graduation, your assigned Academic Advisor will review your academic file to ensure that you are meeting all degree requirements. Advisors confirm degree completion after your final quarter has ended and all grades are posted. Updates regarding your degree completion progress are communicated through e-mail, so it is important for you to continue checking your R'Mail even after you have completed coursework.
      • How do I walk at Commencement?
      • Commencement is run through the UCR Office of Event Management. They have their own deadlines for students to follow in order to indicate your interest in participating at Commencement. Be sure to bookmark the UCR Commencement website  to stay up-to-date with dates and deadlines to request graduation tickets and other important graduation tasks.
      • Submitting the online SoBA Application for Graduation is separate from the process to request tickets. In order to participate in Commencement and reserve tickets, you must submit your Intent to Participate online with the UCR Office of Event Management. Information relating to commencement is also communicated through your R'Mail account, so make sure you continue to read them daily.
    • How do I get my diploma?
      • The Office of the Registrar will send you an e-mail to your R'Mail account once your diploma is ready for pickup. Diplomas are generally available four to six months after the end of your graduation quarter.
      • After you graduate, your R'Mail is yours for life, so you want to be sure to continue checking your R'Mail, or to forward your R'Mail to another e-mail that you check regularly.
      • If you have questions about your diploma, please contact the Office of the Registrar directly. Although your assigned Academic Advisor will clear your academic requirements for graduation, our advising office does not have any part in the printing of diplomas.
      • For more information about diplomas, visit the Registrar Office website.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Undergraduate Business Program
2340 Olmsted Hall

Tel: (951) 827-4551
Fax: (951) 827-5061
E-mail: undergradbiz@ucr.edu

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