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Winter 2020 Student 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
October 23 Wednesday Plan a Student Schedule (PASS) is available at
November 5 Tuesday

Student Center opens for registration appointments.

Students can enroll up to 16 units and waitlist up to 16 units in the first round of registration.

November 21 Thursday

Ends of first round registration appointments

November 22 Friday
  • Second round of registration appointment rotations.
  • Enrollment unit limit increases to 22 and waitlist remains at 16 units.
  • Late registration fee can apply. For information, visit Student Accounts Office.
December 6 Friday End of second round registration appointments
December 7 Saturday Open Enrollment Begins
January 6 Monday Winter 2020 classes begin
January 6 Monday
  • 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.
January 9 Thursday
  • Last day to enroll in open classes without a permission number
  • Waitlist process runs for the last time this evening
January 10–15 Friday-Wednesday Students can enroll only with a permission number
January 15 Wednesday


  • Last day to add or swap classes via Student Center with a permission number
  • Last day to drop classes, and change CR/NC grading option via Student Center
  • Last day to submit class audit petition to the Office of the Registrar (5:00 pm).
  • Last day to log in and adjust your PolyPlan to avoid being placed in the last rotation appointment (PolyPlanner non-compliant) for Spring 2020 term by 5PM
January 16 Thursday Late Enrollment Appeal period begins. Form is available at the Office of the Registrar.
January 20 Monday Academic Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observed
January 21 Tuesday Classes follow a Monday schedule
January 24 Friday


  • Last day to submit Late Enrollment Appeal 5pm
February 6 Thursday PASS available for Spring 2020 Quarter
February 17 Monday Academic Holiday–President's Day Observed
February 25 Tuesday


  • End of the seventh week of instruction.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) for serious and compelling reason (5:00 pm).
March 13 Friday


  • Last day of instruction.
  • Last day to withdraw from course(s) for emergency reason (5:00 pm).
  • 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 Fall 2021 registration (received in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 pm).
March 14, 16–20 Saturday, Monday–Friday Winter 2020 Final Exams
March 27 Friday All grades finalized

Dates are subject to change. Please check for updates.

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