Registrar's Office

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Dates and Deadlines

Important Dates for Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters:

Summer 2008

Fall 2008

Spring 2009

University Holiday Schedule (Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management website)

Archived Dates and Deadlines

 

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Fall 2008 Semester Dates & Deadlines

Deadline Date Time
*footnotes: Dates and times may change without prior notice. Contact the Registrar's Office for verification.
Early Priority Registration April 28 - May 9 Monday - Friday, 8am - 7pm
Sunday 8am - midnight
Deadline to Pay Fees to Retain Reserved Courses July 10 5pm
Final Priority Registration July 21 - August 1 Monday - Friday, 8am -7pm
Sunday 8am - midnight
Open Registration April 28 - May 9
July 21 - August 1
August 4 -21
August 22
see 'Open Registration' notes below
Confirmation of Enrollment Week of August 11th and week of September 10th n/a
First Day of Instruction August 26 varies
Note: classes meeting on Mondays only will begin Monday, September 8.
Adding Classes after Instruction Begins August 26 - September 9 Monday- Friday, 8am-midnight
Late Adding by Exception September 10 - 23 Monday-Friday, 8am-midnight
Auditing September 9 n/a
Credit/No Credit Option Deadline October 21 5pm
Dropping Classes After First Day of Instruction August 26-September 23 Monday- Friday, 8am-midnight
Drop Deadline September 23 8am-Midnight
Withdrawal from University before Drop Deadline August 26-September 23 n/a
Withdrawal from Class(es) or University after Drop Deadline September 24-November 21 n/a
Withdrawal from Class(es) or University after Withdrawal Deadline November 22-December 15 n/a
Grades Available January 6 n/a
Official Transcripts Available January 23 n/a


Early Priority Registration

Only continuing students are allowed to register for classes. Student may register for a maximun of 8 units of enrolled and waitlisted classes at this time. All holds must be cleared before registered. Fees are not due until the week of July 9-13.

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Deadline to Pay Fees to Retain Reserved Courses:

All reserved courses including wait-listed courses will be dropped unless fees are paid by this date. A late fee will be assessed if payment or financial aid deferment is not recorded by this date. See the Bursar's Office website for further information.

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Final Priority Registration:

Your Registration Time shows your Final Priority Appointment time. You cannot access Final Priority Registration before this time. You must clear any holds and pay your fees before you register. All undergraduate students may register for a maximum of 16 units (16 units for graduate students) at this time.

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Open Registration:

You can register during any Open Registration Period after your Early and/or Final Priority Appointment time. All holds must be cleared and your fees paid. All undergraduate students may register for a maximum of 19 units (16 units for graduate students) of enrolled and waitlisted classes starting August 4th.

Below is the schedule for Open Registration:

  • April 28-May 9, July 21-August 1: Monday-Friday 7pm-Midnight, Sunday 8am-Midnight
  • August 4-20: Monday-Friday 8am-Midnight
  • August 21: Registration will close at 5pm and resume the following morning at 8am.
  • August 22: 8am - 3pm

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Confirmation of Enrollment :

Students will receive email notices about their enrollment twice each semester; the first week of instruction and during the second week of the semester. Please check your schedule and make any adjustments to your enrollment before the add/drop deadline. It is the sole responsibility of the student to add/drop classes before the posted deadlines.

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First Day of Instruction:

Instructors may drop students if they are absent on the first day of instruction. Contact the instructor if you will not be present the first day but still wish to attend. Being absent on the first day does not automatically drop you from a class. It is ultimately the student's sole responsibility to add and drop classes before the posted deadlines.

Note: For Fall 2008 classes that meet once a week on Mondays will start on Monday, September 8, 2008.

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Adding Classes after Instruction Begins :

Registration after instruction begins is by permit number only. See instructor for space availability and permission to add via permit number. Note: permit numbers may only be used once.

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Late Adding by Exception :

Adding classes at this time is permitted by exception only. See instructor for permission to add via late permit number. Note: late permit numbers may only be used once.

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Auditing:

Students who wish to audit a class must obtain instructor permission and fill out an add form:http://www.sfsu.edu/~admisrec/forms/regforms/addform.pdf (pdf document). Bring the signed add form to the Registrar's Office at the One Stop Student Service Center for processing. Note: payment is due whether registering for audit or for credit.

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Credit/No Credit Option :

Students may change the grading option from letter grade to CR/NC on their MySFSU account. Note: not all classes are offered for CR/NC. Some majors require core classes to be letter graded only. See your advisor for more details.

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Dropping Classes after Instruction Begins/Drop Deadline :

You may drop classes via Gator Reg until the posted deadline. After the drop deadline passes, students must file for a withdrawal (see withdrawal procedures below). It is the sole responsibility of the student to drop classes before the deadline.

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Withdrawal from the University Before the Drop Deadline :

Withdrawal from the University before the Drop Deadline will drop you from all classes. Use the Withdrawal Card Form at http://www.sfsu.edu/%7Eadmisrec/forms/noindex/wcard.pdf (pdf document) and return it to the Registrar's Office at the One Stop Student Services Center. You will not receive a "W" for any class if you withdraw before the drop deadline. See Bursar's Office for possible refund options. If you drop all classes during your first semester of admissions, you will need to re-apply for admissions for the following semester.

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Withdrawal from class(es) or the University After the Drop Deadline:

Withdrawal from the University (individual class(es) or semester) after the Drop Deadline must be petitioned using the withdrawal petition at http://www.sfsu.edu/~admisrec/forms/regforms/withdrawal.pdf (pdf document). Individual withdrawals must be approved by Instructor and Chair . Complete semester withdrawals will need documentation (i.e. doctor's note) and can be forwarded to the Registrar's Office without instructor/chair signatures. You will receive a "W" on your record for withdrawals.

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Withdrawal from class(es) or the University after the Withdrawal Deadline:

Withdrawal from the University (individual or semester) after the Drop Deadline must be petitioned using the withdrawal petition at http://www.sfsu.edu/~admisrec/forms/regforms/withdrawal.pdf (pdf document). Individual withdrawals must be approved by Instructor, Chair, and Dean. Complete semester withdrawals will need documentation (i.e. doctor's note) and can be forwarded to the Registrar's Office without instructor/chair/dean signatures. You will receive a "W" on your record for withdrawals after the deadline.

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Grades Available :

Grades are due from the faculty on this date. You may see reported grades via your MySFSU account. Official Transcripts showing current semester grades will be available two weeks after grades are reported by instructors.

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Official Transcripts Available :

Official Transcripts showing current semester grades are generally available two weeks after the beginning of the next semester.

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