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California State University, Fullerton

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Winter Session

**The information below still reflects Winter 2023.  Please check back soon for updates for Winter 2024.**

The 2023 Winter Session at CSUF offers two sessions: a five-week session from December 17, 2022 - January 20, 2023, and a 3-week session from January 3 - January 20, 2023.

Below you will find the important dates and deadlines for enrollment. For instructions on enrollment, visit our Enrollment page. If you have  questions, send us a message from our Contact page.


  • 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 religious or medical 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 actvities, programs or other instruction. Therefore, staus of COVID-19 vaccination would not be required.
  • Visit Titans Return for additional university information and CSUF gudelines regarding the re-opening of the campus.

Winter Session 2023 Dates Download PDF PDF FileOpens in new window

Fee Payment info:
$366 per unit
$29.11 Consolidated Course fee
$4.65 Student ID Card fee

Non-refundable 2.65% Credit/Debit Card service charge
Fee payment required at the time of registration/add

Session A

December 17, 2022 – January 20, 2023
5 weeks

Session B

January 3 - January 20, 2023
3 weeks

Class Schedule viewable at

Starting Monday, September 19, 2022

Starting Monday, September 19, 2022

Early Registration Period begins at

8 a.m., Monday,
October 24, 2022

8 a.m., Monday,
October 24, 2022

Early Enrollment Period ends

  • Last day to register/add without a $25 late fee.

5 p.m., Wednesday,
December 14, 2022

5 p.m., Wednesday,
December 21, 2022

Last day to drop and receive a full refund of Winter Session & mandatory fees

  • $10 processing fee charged per class.
  • Drops cannot be done online; drops must be requested at or by phone at 657.278.2611.

December 16, 2022

December 22, 2022

Campus Closed: Winter Recess

  • Session A classes may have online instructions and activities during the break – check syllabus.

Friday, December 23, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023

Last day to drop without a grade of “W” and receive 65% refund

  • Drops cannot be done online; drops must be done by email to or by leaving a message at (657-278-2611).
  • Last day to change grade option.
  • Last day to switch a class within the same session for a $35 switch fee for Session B only.

December 21, 2022

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" and receive a 65% refund

January 3, 2023

January 6, 2023

Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" for serious and compelling reasons only

January 13, 2023

January 13, 2023

Grades Due

January 27, 2023

January 27, 2023

Unit Limit: There is a 4-unit limit for Winter Session. Academically Disqualified students from CSUF are limited to 3 units.

Excess Units: Request forms required for additional units.

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Open University 101

  • 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 taken 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 Catalog Opens in new window .
  • For other important dates, including scheduled campus closures, visit the CSUF Academic Calendar Opens in new window .


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