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Important Summer Session Dates and Deadlines

Enrollment for all sessions begins April 3, 2023. Check out the Summer Session Class Schedule on Titan Online Opens in new window on or after March 6, 2023 to start planning.  

Below you will find the important dates and deadlines regarding enrollment. For instructions on how to enroll, visit our Enrollment page.

Early Enrollment into Open Course Sections

During the early enrollment periods noted below by session type:  You may request to enroll into open course sections ONLY with no other permissions required. 

Late Enrollment into Open Course Sections

During the late enrollment periods noted below by session type: You must request permission from the Academic Dept of the course, to enroll into these sections, if they remain open.  Follow the directions below in red.

Enrollment into Closed/Wait-Listed Course Sections

Starting with the date of May 26th and continuing through the late enrollment periods noted below by session type: You may start to request to enroll into course sections displaying as closed or wait listed (as internal wait lists will have expired), by requesting a permit from the Dept of the course first.

To request a permit, message the Dept-designated email in-box listed here at Dept Email Address ListDepts will be also be consulting with instructors regarding this permission. Be sure to include your full name; CWID number; course subject and number; and class number; and your reason for requesting to add the course, in the drafted message.  The permit must be in place before requesting to enroll through the Open University online interface.

If you have any questions,  send us a message from our Contact page.


2023 Summer Sessions 






Session Dates

May 30 - June 30
(5 weeks)

July 3 - August 4
(5 weeks)

June 26 - August 4
(6 weeks)

May 30 - July 21
(8 weeks)

May 30 - August 4
(10 weeks)

Early Enrollment period ends:
  • Last date to enroll into open course sections without department permit.
  • Last day to drop with no record of enrollment and receive a full refund, less $10 per course. Classes cannot be dropped online. Must contact EIP Student Services at
  • Process to add Closed or Wait-listed Course Sections: May 26 to July 2 is the time period you may request a permit from a Dept of the course, to add course sections displaying as closed or wait-listed.  See Dept Email Address List.

 May 29

July 2

June 25

May 29

May 29

Late Enrollment Periods by Session: 
  • Enrollment requires  department permit first and a $25 late fee.
  • Switching a class within the same session requires Dept permit for the new course to add, and a $35 switch fee.
Drop Periods by Session:
  • Dropping a class without a grade of “W” to receive a 65% refund, contact EIP Student Services at No approvals required. No refunds after this date.
  • Last day for grade option changes, if course grading option allowed. Change a grade option requires a $10 fee.

May 30 - June 2

July 3 - July 7

June 26 - June 30

May 30 - June 5

May 30 - June 8

Final Enrollment  Dates by Session:

Last day of the late enrollment  period. No refunds for classes will be issued after this date.

June 2

July 7

June 30

June 5

June 8

Late Withdrawal Periods by Session:
Last day to drop a class with a grade of “W” for serious or compelling reasons only.

An approved Request for Withdrawal Opens in new window process is required. No refunds. Process is online.

June 23

July 28

July 27

July 10

July 21

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Important Information about Open University

  • Academically disqualified (DQ) students from CSUF may enroll in a maximum of six (6) units during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.
  • Enrollment is on a space-available basis.
  • A maximum of 24 credits earned through Open University may count toward the cumulative units required for a bachelor’s degree at CSUF.
  • Courses completed through Open University enrollment do not meet the residence requirements for a bachelor’s degree at CSUF (30 units for the degree; 24 units in upper division courses). For graduate degrees, normally 6 to 9 units of approved credits taken through Open University may apply, but for degrees which require more than 30 units, more units of credit may apply. Please consult the department graduate advisor of your program.
  • To view course descriptions and prerequisite information, visit Cal State Fullerton’s University CatalogOpens in new window.
  • For other important dates, including scheduled campus closures, visit the CSUF Academic CalendarOpens in new window.


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