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Spring 2021 Planning Calendar

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
February 4 Thursday Class Schedule for Spring 2021 is available in Schedule Builder and Class Search.
February 18 Thursday Student Center opens for registration appointments. Students can enroll in up to 18 units and waitlist up​ to 16 units in the first round of registration
March 5 Friday End of first round of registration appointments​
March 8 Monday
  • Second round of registration appointment rotations.
  • Enrollment increases to 22 units and waitlist remains at 16 units.
  • Late registration fee can apply. For more information visit Student Accounts Office.
March 12 Friday End of second round of registration appointments
March 13 Saturday Open Enrollment Begins

March 29


Spring 2021 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
March 31 Wednesday Academic Holiday - Cesar Chavez Day Observed
April 2 Friday


  • Last day to enroll in open classes without a permission number
  • Waitlist process runs for the last time this evening
April 5 - 8 Monday-Thursday Students can enroll only with a permission number
April 8 Thursday


  • Last day to add or swap classes via Student Center with a permission number.
  • Last day to drop classes.
  • Last day to submit class audit 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.*
    • *Degree Planner compliance enforcement has been suspended. Failing to log into Degree Planner before this date will NOT result in a delayed registration appointment.
April 9 Friday Late Enrollment Appeal period begins.
April 14 Wednesday Class Schedule for Summer 2021 is available in Schedule Builder and Class Search.
April 15 Thursday


Last day to submit Late Enrollment Appeal (5:00 pm)

May 17 Monday


  • End of the seventh week of instruction.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) for serious and compelling reason (5:00 p.m.).
May 31 Monday Academic Holiday-Memorial Day
June 4 Friday


  • Last day of instruction
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) for emergency reason (5:00 p.m.)
  • 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 registration for Winter 2022 (received in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 pm), if you will not be here for summer quarter.
  • Last day to change CR/NC grading option via Student Center (11:59 p.m.)*

*Before changing your grading option, you should speak with your advisor.

June 5, June 7-June 11 Saturday, Monday-Friday Spring 2021 Final Exams
TBA TBA Commencement
June 18 Friday All grades finalized

Dates are subject to change. Please check for updates.

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