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Important Winter Session Dates and Deadlines

Cal State Fullerton’s 2018 Winter Session offers two sessions: a five-week session from December 16 – January 19, and a three-week session from January 2 – January 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.

Winter Session 2018 Dates Download PDF

Session A

December 16 – January 19

Session B

January 2 – 19

Class Schedule available at

September 25

September 25

Early Registration begins at

8 a.m., Monday,
October 30

8 a.m., Monday,
October 30

Early Registration period ends:

  • Last day to register online and without the instructor’s signature and department stamp.

5 p.m., Wednesday
December 13

5 p.m., Wednesday
December 20

Last day to drop with no record of enrollment

  • Receive a full refund, less $10 per course.
  • Classes must be dropped by phone or in person.

5 p.m., Friday,
December 15

5 p.m., Thursday,
December 21

Late Registration Period

  • Registering requires the registration form and a $25 late fee.
  • Switching a class within the same session requires a $35 fee.

December 14 - 20

December 21 and
January 2 - 4

Drop Period:

  • Dropping a class without a grade of “W” to receive a 65% refund, contact the UEE Student Services office by phone or in person.
  • Change a grade option requires a $10 fee

December 16 - 20

January 2 - 4

Last day to Drop without “W”:

  • Drop a class without a grade of “W” and receive a 65% refund.
  • Drops cannot be done online. Drops must be done in person or by phone.

5 p.m., Wednesday,
December 20

5 p.m., Thursday,
January 4

Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" and receive a 65% refund

  • No refunds after this date.
  • A completed Request for Withdrawal form is required and must be submitted to UEE Student Services.

5 p.m., Tuesday,
January 2

5 p.m., Monday,
January 8

Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" for serious & compelling reasons only (Request for Withdrawal form is required and must be submitted to UEE Student Services).

5 p.m., Friday,
January 12

5 p.m., Tuesday,
January 16

Campus Closed: Saturday, December 23, 2017 thru Monday, January 1, 2018 and Monday, January 15, 2018

  • Note: In-person classes will not meet on Friday, December 22. In-person and online classes may have online activities during the campus closure.

Open University 101

  • Academically disqualified (DQ) students from CSUF may enroll in a maximum of six (6) units during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.
  • Registration is on a space-available basis.
  • A maximum of 24 credits earned through Open University may count toward the cumulative units required for a bachelor’s degree at CSUF.
  • Courses taken through Open University enrollment do not meet 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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