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Spring 2022 Semester

Cal State Fullerton’s Spring 2022 semester is January 22 through May 20. The schedule of classes is viewable on or after October 4, 2021, and the electronic request for approval and enrollment process starts on January 10, 2022 at a link below activated on this date at 8 a.m.

Important: Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

  • Covid-19 vaccination is required for any student enrolled through Open University in course sections meeting in-person or in a hybrid format.  There are no options to request a medical or religious exemption if enrolled through Open University.
  • Enrollment through Open University into a fully online course(s) only does allow you to attest you are in a fully online (WEB) course(s) and will not access any CSUF facilities nor participate in any on-campus CSUF activities, programs or other instruction.  Therefore, status of COVID-19 vaccination would not be required.
  • Visit Titans Return for additional university information and CSUF guidelines regarding the status of the campus for the Spring 2022 semester.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Spring 2022

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

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. 

Registration Holds on Student Record

Do resolve any listed registration holds noted in your CSUF Student Center prior to requesting approval to enroll into courses.  This includes recent Title IX training holds placed on all student records.  If approved to add a course section, this will allow your registration to be processed in a more timely manner.

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 4, 2021

Schedule of Classes

  • The schedule of classes will be viewable on or after October 4, 2021.
  • 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 2022 courses is January 22, with most courses starting M-F, January 24-28.
  • 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 an approved the 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

  • 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 2022 Dates & Deadlines

Need to know more about Dates and Deadlines?
  • Print Dates and Deadlines for Spring 2022.
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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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