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Important Fall Semester Dates and Deadlines

Cal State Fullerton’s Fall 2017 semester runs from August 19 – December 15. The schedule of classes is viewable on or after March 27, and registration begins August 19.

Below you’ll find the important dates and deadlines you’ll need to know before you register. For instructions on registering, visit our Register page. If you have any questions, you can send us a message from our Contact page, or schedule an appointment with one of our advisors from our Advising page.

AUG 19 - SEPT 5

Registration Period:

  • First day of class is Saturday, August 19. Most classes begin August 21 - 25.



Last Day to:

  • Register without a late add petition
  • Drop without a grade of “W”
  • Change grade option
  • Switch a class for a $35.00 fee


SEPT 6 - 18

Late Registration Period

Late Add Petition

SEPT 6 - NOV 9

Late Withdrawal Period (“W” Drop)

  • Authorization shall be granted only for documented serious and compelling reasons.

Withdrawal Form


Last Day to Receive a 65% Refund

  • When withdrawing (“W”) from classes.

Withdrawal Form

OCT 25

Last day to

  • Receive a pro-rated refund of the $25 consolidated fee and Titan Card fee for complete withdrawal from classes. Authorization shall be granted only for documented serious and compelling reasons.

Withdrawal Form

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Print Key Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2017.

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Open University 101

  • Academically disqualified (DQ) students may not enroll in more than six (6) units during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.
  • Registration is on a space-available basis.
  • Only the first 24 units of credit taken through Open University enrollment may count toward the cumulative units required for a bachelor’s degree at CSUF.
  • Courses taken through Open University enrollment cannot be used to fulfill any of the residence requirements for a bachelor’s degree at CSUF (30 units for the degree; 24 units in upper division courses). For graduate degrees, normally 6 to 9 units of approved credits taken through Open University may apply, but for degrees which require more than 30 units, more units of credit may apply. Please consult the department graduate advisor of your program.
  • To view course descriptions and prerequisite information, visit Cal State Fullerton’s University Catalog.
  • For other important dates, including scheduled campus closures, visit the CSUF academic calendar.

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