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Spring 2023 Semester

CSUF's Spring 2023 semester is January 21 through May 19.

The schedule of classes is viewable on or after October 3, 2022,

The request for approval and enrollment process opens January 9, 2023 with a link at 8 a.m. on this website.

NEW: Student Record Creation and Returning Student Record Update action now required ahead of Spring 2023 Enrollment.

  • Starting with the Spring 2023 semester, you must click here Student Record Creation or Update to either create a new student record or to update your prior/existing student record, so your student record is "active" for your planned semester/term of enrollment through Open University.
  • This is the first required step for you to be able to request approval to enroll (Spring and Fall) or to directly enroll (Winter and Summer) for each planned semester or term. 
  • Access to create a new or update a prior student record for Spring 2023 enrollment is open December 15, 2022 - February 21, 2023.
  • If you are experiencing technical issues with record creation or update, please clear your browser cookies and cache.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Spring 2023 are Highlighted Below

Below are the important dates and deadlines to know before you start.  For detailed instructions on the request for approval and enrollment process, visit our Enrollment Instructions page. If you have any question, send us a message from our Contact page.

Request for Approval and Enrollment Process

You may request approval and enrollment for any course section you are eligible to complete, whether it displays as open, closed, or wait-listed.  If approved, and physical space and other parameters allow, you may be enrolled. 

You MUST clear all Enrollment Holds on your CSUF Student Record

Do resolve any listed enrollment Holds noted on your CSUF Student Home Page under the Tasks Tile prior to requesting approval to enroll into courses.  This includes Title IX training holds placed on student records on an annual basis.  If approved to enroll into a course section(s), you will not be able to enroll with an active Hold in place.  If you are a returning Titan to CSUF (after some time away) and can no longer access the CSUF Portal to view prior Holds, please contact EIP Student Services at or 657.278.2611 to re-gain access.  You must provide complete name, CWID number and prior dates of enrollment, if needed.

Approval for Wait-listed Course Sections and Confirmation of Official Enrollment

An approved enrollment for a wait-listed course section cannot be processed until Monday of the second week of the semester.  If an instructor has approved you to add a wait-listed course section, do contact the instructor directly to request view access to the course in Canvas prior to official enrollment.  View access to the course in Canvas, however, is not official enrollment.  For course sections meeting in-person, please be sure to attend and participate in the class meetings during the finalization of the approval process.  It is critical to not miss class meetings, as this could affect the outcome of your approval to add the course.  Again, you are not officially enrolled until you receive confirmation from EIP Student Services via email and the course appears in your class schedule in your CSUF Student Center.

October 3, 2022

View Schedule of Classes

  • The schedule of classes will be viewable on or after October 3, 2022.
  • Course sections could be delivered in-person, asynchronous web, synchronous web, or a combination of both.  Know the delivery format of your course section(s) before you initiate a request for approval and enrollment. 


Request for Approval and Enrollment Transaction Period

  • First day of Spring 2023 courses is January 21, with most courses starting M-F, January 23-27.
  • You may request approval for multiple course sections in one transaction. Pay attention to the "add another" prompts in this interface.
  • You may NOT request approval for multiple sections of the same course in one transaction. If you are denied approval for a specific course section, you may go back to this interface, to request a different section of the same course.


Last Day to: 

  • Enroll without the approved Late Add Petition Process. 
  • Drop with no record of enrollment.
  • Must contact EIP Student Services to request a drop.
  • Change grade option.
  • Switch a class for a $35.00 fee


Late Request for Approval and Enrollment Transaction Period


Last Day to Receive a 65% Refund of Course Fees

  • When officially withdrawing late from classes. (W grades)


Late Withdrawal Period (“W” Drop)

  • Complete the Request for Withdrawal online process by clicking below.


Last Day to: 

  • Receive a pro-rated refund of the consolidated course fee and the student ID card fee for complete withdrawal from classes.

Spring 2023 Dates & Deadlines

Need to know more about Dates and Deadlines?
  • Print Dates and Deadlines for Spring 2023.
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Important Open University Disclosures

  • Students academically disqualified from CSUF may enroll in a maximum of six (6) units during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.  Students academically disqualified from CSUF are limited to three (3) units during a Winter term.
  • Enrollment through Open University is on an approved space-available basis by instructor and department.
  • A maximum of 24 units earned through Open University at CSUF may count toward the cumulative units required for a bachelor’s degree at CSUF.  Additional units could meet specific degree/course requirements.
  • Courses taken through Open University enrollment do not meet the residency requirements for a bachelor’s degree at CSUF (30 units for the degree; 24 units in upper division courses). For graduate degrees, usually 6 to 9 units of approved courses completed through Open University may apply, but for degrees which require more than 30 units, more units of credit could apply. Please consult the department graduate advisor of your program.
  • To view course descriptions and prerequisite information, visit Cal State Fullerton’s University Catalog.
  • For other important dates, including scheduled campus closures, visit the CSUF Academic Calendar.


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