Open University

California State University, Fullerton

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Important Fall Semester Dates and Deadlines

Cal State Fullerton’s Fall 2020 semester runs from August 22 - December 19. The schedule of classes Opens in new window is viewable on or after March 16, and registration begins on August 22.

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.

MAR 16

Schedule of Classes

AUG 22 - SEPT 8

Registration Period

  • First day of class is Saturday, August 22. Most classes begin August 24 - 28.


Last Day to: 

  • Register without a late add petition. 
  • Dop without a grad of "W"
  • Change grade option.
  • Switch a class for a $35.00 fee

SEPT 9 - 21

Late Registration Period

  • In-person 
  • Late Add Petition


Last Day to Receive a 65% Refund

  • When withdrawing (“W”) from classes.

SEPT 22 - NOV 13

Late Withdrawal Period (“W” Drop)

  • Submit a Request for Withdrawal Form.

OCT 28

Last Day to: 

  • Receive a pro-rated refund of the consolidated fee and Titan Card fee for complete withdrawal from classes.

Fall 2020 Key Dates & Deadlines

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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 Opens in new window .
  • For other important dates, including scheduled campus closures, visit the CSUF Academic Calendar Opens in new window .


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