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Fall 2024 Planning Calendar

*Fall 2024 classes begin on Monday, September 23, 2024

Class Cancellation

Students may be dropped from all enrolled classes if Registration Fees are not paid by deadline (excludes Financial Aid and certain other student groups). Please visit Student Accounts Office for more information.


Date Day Event
May 6 Monday Class Schedule for Fall 2024 is available in Schedule Builder and Class Search.
May 20 Monday

Registration open for the first round of registration appointment rotations (for continuing students) with an 18 unit enrollment limit.

June 28 Friday

End of first round of registration appointments for continuing students.

July 4 Thursday Academic Holiday - 4th of July Observed
August 7 Wednesday

Incoming fall 2024 new first-year students ONLY: 

  • Students can view their block schedules via Schedule Builder at 5 p.m.
  • Students can plan revisions to their block schedule information in their Schedule Builder beginning on this date (students will be unable to complete the registration transaction until their enrollment appointment). 
  • All students can view their fall 2024 schedule via the Student Center, including enrolled and wait listed courses.
  • Student Center closes for maintenance on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
August 12 Monday Incoming fall 2024 new transfer student and graduate student registration.
August 13 - 15 Tuesday - Thursday
  • Incoming fall 2024 new first-year student registration.
  • Student Center closes for maintenance on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
August 19 Monday
  • Second round of registration appointments for all students.
  • Enrollment limit increases to 22 units and waitlist remains at 16 units.
  • A late registration fee may apply. For information visit Student Accounts Office.
August 23 Friday End of second round of registration appointments.
August 24 Saturday Open Enrollment begins
September 20 Friday

Deadlines: Open Enrollment ends

September 23 Monday

Fall 2024 Classes begin

  • Students can continue to enroll in open classes or add themselves to waitlists without permission numbers.
  • Waitlist process runs twice a day (noon and evening) to enroll students from waitlists if seats open up.
September 26 Thursday
  • Last day to enroll in open classes without a permission number.
  • Waitlist process runs for the last time in the evening.
September 27 - Oct 2 Friday - Wednesday
  • Students can enroll only with a permission number.
  • Student Center closes for maintenance on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.
October 2 Wednesday


  • Last day to add or swap a class with a permission number via Student Center.
  • Last day to drop classes and change CR/NC grading option.
  • Last day to submit Audit (course) Petition to the Office of the Registrar (5:00 p.m.).
  • Last day to log in and adjust your Degree Planner to ensure that your planned courses are included in course demand data.
October 3 Thursday Late Enrollment Appeal period begins. See late enrollment form
October 9 Wednesday Deadline: Last day to submit Late Enrollment Appeal (5:00 p.m.).
October 23 Wednesday Class Schedule for Winter 2025 is available in Scheduler Builder and Class Search
November 11 Monday Academic Holiday - Veterans Day. Campus closed.
November 15 Friday


  • Twenty percent of instruction remaining.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) for serious and compelling reasons (5:00 p.m.). Any withdrawals after this date will only be approved for reasons beyond your control. More information about withdrawals.
November 25 - 29 Monday - Friday Academic Holiday - Fall Break. Campus closed Thursday/Friday.
December 6 Friday


  • Last day of instruction.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) for reasons beyond your control (5:00 p.m.). More information about withdrawals.
  • Last day to submit paperwork for Cal Poly coursework (substitutions, concentration declarations, ICS statements, etc.) and transcripts (from other colleges) in order to affect Academic Progress level for Spring and Summer 2025 registration (received in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 p.m.). Forms for coursework changes
December 7, December 9-13 Saturday, Monday - Friday Fall 2024 Final Exams
December 20 Friday

All grades finalized

(GPAs and repeat courses processed)

Dates are subject to change. Please check for updates.

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