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Spring 2021

The Early Enrollment Period begins on November 16, 2020 at 8:00am 

On the evening of November 12, emails with unique enrollment dates and times will be sent to students. The Spring 2021 schedule will also be available on this date.   

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) 

Task 

Oct 19-Jan 1 

Winter Intersession Enrollment – Enrollment period for eligible students begins Oct. 19

  • You may enroll in up to 4 units 
  • You will be assigned an enrollment appointment which will allow you to enroll in Winter Intersession courses only (note: this is prior to your date to enroll for the regular academic session for the Spring semester).  

The first day of Winter Intersession classes is December 21, 2020.  Different fee and refund schedules apply. For detailed information about student fees, adding or dropping courses and refund information, visit the Winter Intersession 2021 webpage. 

Nov 12

Spring 2021 class schedule available and Enrollment dates assigned to students

Nov 16 – Dec 4

Early enrollment period for eligible students:  

  • Students may enroll up to 16 units during this time period (note: Winter Intersession units do not count toward the 16-unit limit)  
  • 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 date (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. Your Winter Intersession appointment will only allow you to enroll in intersession courses. 

Dec 5- Jan 24, 2021 

Spring 2021 schedule adjustment period. You may add and drop classes in MyCSUSM.  

  • Students may enroll up to 19 units beginning Dec 18 at 3pm (note: Winter Intersession units do not count toward the 19 unit limit).  

Dec 21 

Winter Intersession 2021 –  Winter Intersession courses begin on December 21, 2020. Different fee and refund schedules apply. For detailed information about student fees, adding or dropping courses and refund information, visit the Winter Intersession 2021 webpage. 

** Please be aware of the start date of Winter Intersession courses. Course start dates may vary over the session. 

Dec 23 

Winter Intersession – Last day to drop a Winter Intersession course with no academic record for the session. Beginning Dec 24th a “W” will be recorded. Withdrawals on/or after Dec 24th may be granted by petition for serious and compelling reasons only.  

Jan 16 

Last day of classes for Winter Intersession. (Intersession grades will be official with Spring 2021 Grades in June.  Grades will be posted and available for viewing as instructors submit and approve grade rosters.)  

Jan 15 

Spring 2021 Tuition & Fees DUE (All Students) 

Jan 22

DEADLINE – Last day to file an Undergraduate Request for Educational Leave of Absence for Spring 2021.  

Jan 24 

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.  

Jan 25  

INSTRUCTION BEGINS - First day of Spring 2021 classes that meet the full session of the term and those that meet the first 8-week session (8W1) of the term.  

Jan 25 - Feb 5 

Add/drop period for Spring 2021: Students may add classes and drop classes in MyCSUSM without penalty.

Jan 25-29: 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).

Jan 30-Feb 5 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 for Spring 2020.

Feb 5 

  • 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.

Feb 6

$25 Late Registration and $15 Late Add Fee in effect for all sessions of term. 

Feb 6 - 18 

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.  

Feb 19 

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.

Mar 15 

Deadline to apply for Spring and Summer 2021 graduation.  

Your name will not appear in the commencement program if application is received after this date.  

Mar 20

Last day of classes that meet the first 8-week session of the semester.  

Mar 22 – 27 

Spring Break 

Mar 29 

First day of class for Spring 2020 classes that meet the second 8-week session of the term.  

Mar 31

Campus Closed - Cesar Chavez Day  

Apr 4

Last day to submit Final Exam Schedule Change Request form. 

Last day to drop classes with no academic record for a spring class that meets the second 8-week session (8W2) of the term. Withdrawals after Mar 21 for serious reasons only.  

TBD 

Fall 2021 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.  

April 16 

DEADLINE – Last day to Withdraw from Spring semester with an approved serious & compelling reason (not eligible for a refund)  

May 14

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.  

May 15 - 20 

SPRING 2021 FINAL EXAM PERIOD 

May 27 

Grades due from instructors. 

Though grades may be viewed immediately following the grade submission deadline for instructors, grades are not official until Friday, June 1, 2020 at 5:00pm.  

May 25 

Campus Closed - Memorial Day  

June 4 

Spring 2021 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. 

Posted October 15, 2020