Important Dates

Fall 2021 Credit Courses Important Dates

* Deadline dates listed below apply to full-term classes only. For short-term classes, please consult the schedule. 

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Apr 26 Registration begins according to the enrollment priority schedule
May 13 Concurrently enrolled high school students register,
Aug 18 Deadline to pay-to-stay (Drop for Nonpayment)
Aug 18 Deadline to submit a prerequisite equivalency or challenge forms for priority processing (prior to the start of classes)
Aug 20 California residence determination date
Aug 21 First day of instruction for Saturday classes
Aug 23 First day of instruction for full-term weekday classes
Aug 27 Last day for dismissed students to file a Petition to Return
Sept 6 Labor Day Holiday, campuses closed
Sept 8 Last day to drop or reduce course work to qualify for a refund of enrollment fees, nonresident tuition, and international student tuition*
Sept 12 Last day to add full-term classes*
Sept 13 — Oct 1 File application for AA-T/AS-T
Sept 13 — Oct 29 File application for spring graduation and certificate of achievement
Sept 17 Last day to petition for a late add
Sept 17 Last Day to Drop a Full Term Course Without a W Grade
Sept 27 Last day to change the grading option
Oct 15 End of midterm period
Oct 22 Midterm grades available at
Nov 11 Veterans Day Holiday, campuses closed
Nov 12 Deadline to submit International Student Application for Spring 2022 (New students)
Nov 19 Last day to drop with a W
Nov 25 — 27 Thanksgiving Holidays, campuses closed
Dec 10 Last day of classes before final exams
Dec 11 Final Examinations for Saturday Classes
Dec 11 — 17 Final examinations
Dec 24 — Jan 1 Winter Holidays, campuses closed


Jan 7 Deadline to submit International Student Application for Spring 2022 (Transfer students)
Jan 7 Fall final grades available at