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The Early Enrollment Period began on April 13, at 8:00am. New student enrollment began in May/June, as students matriculate.

Please note: Several sections have seats reserved for students with the course as a major/minor requirement. See class notes for the date when remaining seats are open to all students.

Enrollment Calendar 

 Date(s)  Enrollment Period Step
 Apr 6
  • Class schedule available
  • Enrollment appointment dates and times sent to students
Apr 13-May 1 Early enrollment period for eligible students: 
  • Students may enroll up to 16 units during this time period
  • Students may waitlist up to 10 units
  • Graduating seniors may enroll up to 19 units
  • Students on Academic Probation may not register for more than 14 units
 Please be aware your enrollment appointment (regular academic session) is a uniquely assigned time and date within the early enrollment period and is the earliest time and date in which you can begin to enroll in classes.
May 4 - Aug 30 Schedule adjustment period 
May 18 New student transfer enrollment begins (appointments assigned as students matriculate and sign up for orientation, if applicable)
June 4 Seats reserved for students in certain majors in upper division GE courses are available for all students. Eligible wait list students will have priority (see individual class notes for details).
June 15 New first year student enrollment begins (appointments assigned as students matriculate and sign up for orientation)
June 29 Seats reserved for students in certain majors in lower division GE courses are available for all students. Eligible wait list students will have priority (see individual class notes for details).
Aug 14 Enrollment limit increased to 19 units
Aug 26 Fall 20 Tuition & Fees DUE (all Students)
Aug 28 DEADLINE – Last day to file an Undergraduate Request for Educational Leave of Absence.
Aug 30 DEADLINE – Drop all courses using MyCSUSM until 11:59 p.m. and receive full refund of fees, less any administrative charge. Students who drop after this date will be charged prorated fees for each day that has elapsed from the first day of the semester
Aug 31  INSTRUCTION BEGINS - First day of classes that meet the full session of the term and those that meet the first 8-week session (8W1) of the term.
Aug 31 – Sep 14
  • Add/drop period: Students may add classes and drop classes in MyCSUSM without penalty. 
    • Aug 31- Sep 6: Students may enroll in open classes in MyCSUSM (green on the class schedule) without a permission number (a permission number is required for closed and waitlisted classes or those requiring instructor consent). 
    • Sep 7- Sep 14: All classes require a permission number to enroll. 

  • Open University, Over 60 Program, Cross Enrollment Visitor, Intrasystem Visitor, and Intrasystem Concurrent, CSU Employee (non-degree seeking) applications and enrollment.
Sep 14
  • Last day to drop class(es) with no academic record for courses in the full session and first 8-week session of the spring term. 
  • Last day to add classes (includes classes that meet full session, first 8-week session, and second 8-week session of the term) with permission numbers or with instructor approval on Course Prerequisite Waiver Form. 
  • Last day to change grading option for classes that meet the full session, first 8-week session, and second 8-week session of the term.
  • Last day to change from full-time (over 6.1 units) to part-time (6.0 units or less) status and be eligible for refund for the difference in fees.
Sep 15
  • $25 Late Registration Fee (i.e. initial enrollment in classes)
  • $15 Late Add Fee (i.e. enrollment in an additional class)
Sep 15 - 25 Withdrawals completed in MyCSUSM will be charged with a "W" to the student's academic record for classes that meet the full session and first 8-week session.
Sep 25 Last day to withdraw from classes (with “W” grade) in MyCSUSM (i.e. students must submit withdrawal petition in order to withdraw from courses after 11:59pm on Sep 25)
Sep 28
  • CENSUS DAY – End of 20 days of instruction.
  • Beginning census day, withdrawal from course(s) requires approval and may be granted by petition for serious and compelling reasons only.
Oct 23 Last day of classes that meet the first 8-week session of the semester.
Oct 24 First day of class for classes that meet the second 8-week session of the term.
Oct 30
  • Last day to submit Final Exam Schedule Change Request form.
  • Last day to drop classes with no academic record for a class that meets the second 8-week session (8W2) of the term. Withdrawals after this date for serious reasons only.
Nov 1 DEADLINE - Last date to apply for Fall 2020 graduation. 
Nov 20 DEADLINE – Last day to Withdraw from Fall semester with an approved serious & compelling reason (not eligible for a refund).
Dec 12 Last day of classes that meet the full session of the term; last day of classes that meet the second 8-week session (8W2) of the term.
Dec 14-19  FINAL EXAM PERIOD
Dec 23
  • Last day of Fall semester.
  • Grades due from instructors; though grades may be viewed immediately following the grade submission deadline for instructors, grades are not official until Friday, January 8, 2021 at 5:00pm.
Jan 8, 2021 Fall 2020 official grades available on MyCSUSM.

Cal State San Marcos has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information throughout this website. All information is subject to change without notice or obligation.

Enrollment information provided by Office of the Registrar.

Updated July 17 2020