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Spring 2022

Enrollment for Spring 2022 classes begins November 29, 2021!

Enrollment Dates: Students are assigned a specific date and time when they can begin enrolling. Classes fill up quickly, so these dates are important! The order of enrollment dates is determined based on criteria established by the university. Find more information about this criteria on the Enrollment Dates page.

Continuing Cougars: You will be able to begin enrolling at a specific date and time between November 29 and December 10, 2021. You will receive your specific enrollment date and time on November 10, 2021. Visit How to Enroll in Classes for further guidance. 

New Cougars: You will be able to begin enrolling at a specific date and time between December 15 and December 17, 2021. You will receive your specific enrollment date and time on December 10, 2021. Starting December 1, visit the Enrollment Tutorial for further guidance on how to enroll.

Winter Intersession To search for Winter Intersession classes please use the Session search field under Additional Search Criteria in the Class Schedule. For complete information about Winter Intersession 2022 visit the Extended Learning page.

For assistance with enrollment holds, please see more information on the Holds page.

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Enrollment Dates/Tasks



Oct 18 – Dec 21

Winter Intersession Enrollment – Enrollment for eligible students begins Oct. 18 and continues through add/drop for winter intersession 

  • You may enroll in up to 4 units
  • You will be assigned an enrollment date 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). 

Winter Intersession courses begin on January 3, 2022 (online and hybrid online courses will begin on December 20, 2021).

Different fee and refund schedules apply. For detailed information about student fees, adding or dropping courses and refund information, visit the Winter Intersession webpage.

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

Nov 19

Spring 2022 class schedule available

Nov 29 - Dec 10

Continuing student enrollment begins 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

Dec 15 - 17

New student enrollment begins for eligible students

Dec 20

Winter Intersession 2022 begins.

Increased enrollment unit limit

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

Dec 21

DEADLINE Last day to drop a Winter Intersession course with no academic record for the session. Beginning December 22, a “W” will be recorded. Withdrawals on/or after December 22 may be granted by petition for serious and compelling reasons only.

Jan 15

Last day of classes for Winter Intersession. Intersession grades will be official with Spring 2022 grades in June. Grades will be posted and available for viewing as instructors submit and approve grade rosters.

Jan 19

DEADLINE - Spring 2022 Tuition & Fees due

First installment due, see Student Financial Services website for information.

Jan 21

DEADLINE – Last day to file an Undergraduate Request for Educational Leave of Absence for Spring 2022.

Jan 23

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 24

INSTRUCTION BEGINS - First day of Spring 2022 classes that meet the full session of the term and those that meet the first 8-week session (8W1) of the term.

Jan 24 - Feb 4

Add/drop period: Students may add or drop classes in MyCSUSM without penalty (no W grade). 

Jan 24-Jan 28 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); through 11:59pm PST on Jan 28.

Jan 29 – Feb 4 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 enrollments processed during this period.

Feb 4


  • Last day to change grading option to Credit/No Credit
  • 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 5

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

Feb 5 – Feb 17

Withdrawals completed in MyCSUSM will be result in a "W" grade for classes that meet the regular 16-week session.

Feb 17

DEADLINE - 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 Feb 17) 

  • The following are the deadlines to withdraw from classes in MyCSUSM with a W grade for other sessions in the semester (an official withdrawal after these dates requires an approved petition):
    • First 5 Week (5W1): Feb 1
    • First 8 Week (8W1): Feb 6
    • Second 5 Week (5W2): Mar 8
    • Second 8 Week (8W2): April 1
    • Third 5 Week (5W3): April 19

Feb 18


Beginning census day, withdrawal from regular 16-week classes require approval and may be granted by petition for serious and compelling reasons only.

Mar 15

DEADLINE: Graduation application deadline for Spring and Summer 2022 graduation.

If your application is not submitted by the deadline, your name will not appear in the Commencement program and there may be a delay in conferring your degree.

Mar 19

First day of class for Spring 2022 classes that meet the second 8-week session of the term.

Mar 21 – 26

Spring Break

Mar 25

Last day to drop classes with no academic record for a spring class that meets the second 8-week session (8W2) of the term.

Mar 31

Campus Closed - Cesar Chavez Day

April 15

DEADLINE – Last day to submit Mid-Session withdrawal petition. Withdrawal petitions submitted after this date are considered Late Withdrawals.

May 13

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 14 - 19

Final Exam Period

May 20 - 21


May 26

Grades due from instructors.

Though grades may be viewed immediately following the grade submission deadline for instructors, grades are not official until Friday, June 3, 2022 at 5:00pm.

May 30

Campus Closed - Memorial Day

June 3

Spring 2022 grades official and 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 19, 2021