Registrar's Office

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Dates and Deadlines - FALL 2012

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Important Dates for Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters:

Spring 2013

Summer 2012 - Only MBA, MSBA, EdD, MPT, DPT and DPTSc degree programs offered through the Regular University.

Summer 2012 - All other programs offered through College of Extended Learning.

Fall 2012

Academic Calendar

Archived Dates and Deadlines

 


Fall 2012 Semester Dates & Deadlines

Dates and times may change without prior notice. Contact the Registrar's Office for verification.

Deadline Date Time
Class Schedule Available Online April 16 n/a
Deadline to Pay Fees to Retain Priority Registration July 12 5:00pm (in person)
11:00pm (online)
Early Priority Registration April 30 - May 11 Monday - Friday
8am - 7pm
Sunday
8am - Midnight
Early Priority Open Registration April 30 - May 11
Monday - Friday
7pm - Midnight
Sunday
8am - Midnight
Final Priority Registration July 30 - August 10 Monday - Friday
8am - 7pm
Sunday
8am - Midnight
Final Priority Open Registration July 30 - August 10

Monday - Friday
7pm - Midnight
Sunday
8am - Midnight
After Final Priority Registration (Adding More than 16 Units) August 12 - 26 Sunday - Friday
8am - Midnight
First Day of Instruction
August 27
August 31 - Only Friday only classes meet this day
varies
Adding Classes via Permit Number August 27 - September 10 Sunday - Friday
8am - Midnight
Late Adding by Exception September 11 - 24 Sunday - Friday
8am - Midnight
Auditing September 10 n/a
Credit/No Credit Option Deadline October 23 Midnight
Dropping Classes After First Day of Instruction August 27 - September 10 Sunday - Friday
8am - Midnight
Drop Deadline September 10 Midnight
Withdrawal from University Before the Drop Deadline August 27 - September 10 n/a
Withdrawal from Class(es) or University after Drop Deadline September 11 - November 26 n/a
Withdrawal from Class(es) or University with Serious and Compelling Reasons November 27 - December 17 n/a
Last Day of Instruction December 17 varies
Final Exams December 15, 18 - 22 varies - see University Academic Calendar
Grades Available on SF State Gateway January 9 n/a
Official Transcripts Available with Semester Grades January 22 n/a

 

Class Schedule Available Online

The online class schedule will show courses being offered for the upcoming semester. There are no printed class schedules available at our office.

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Deadline to Pay Fees to Retain Priority Registration:

Eligible students will not be able to register during their Early Priority Registration date and time unless all appropriate fees have been paid. 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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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 registering.

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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 at this time. Please note that undergraduate students on academic probation may only add up to 13 units.

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Open Registration:

After your Early and/or Final Priority Appointment time, you may either register if you missed your priority time or change your schedule within the limit units you were assigned during Early or Final Priority Registration each evening from 7pm to Midnight. All holds must be cleared and your fees paid.

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After Final Priority Registration (Adding More Than 16 Units):

All undergraduate and second BA students (excluding undergraduates on academic probation), may register for a maximum of 19 units of enrolled and waitlisted classes. Graduate students may register for a maximum of 16 units of enrolled and waitlisted classes. Please note that undergraduate students on academic probation may only add up to 13 units.

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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. This policy is applicable to all students who are absent the first day of instruction.

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Adding Classes via Permit Number:

Registration after instruction begins is by permit number only. See instructor for space availability and permission to add via permit number. Students should add their class by this date to guarantee their enrollment.

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 permit number.

Note: Permit numbers may only be used once. All undergraduates not on probation will be allowed to register for a maximum of 19 units until the late add deadline (end of fourth week).

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Auditing:

Students who wish to audit a class must obtain instructor permission and fill out a Waiver of College Regulations form. Bring the signed 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 the SF State Gateway.

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:

Students are responsible for dropping classes by the drop deadline on the SF State Gateway until the posted drop 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 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. Withdrawal from a course is permissible, only for serious and compelling reasons, by consulting the instructor and obtaining the approval of the instructor, department chair/program director, and college dean. 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.

Note: Beginning Fall 2009, an undergraduate student may withdraw from a course a maximum of two times and from no more than 18 units of course work. This does not include total semester withdrawals of all courses or classes taken in CEL (College of Extended Learning).

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Withdrawal from class(es) or the University with Serious and Compelling Reasons:

Withdrawal from the University (semester withdrawal only) after the Withdrawal Deadline must be petitioned using the Withdrawal Petition and must be for serious and compelling reasons. 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. If approved, you will receive a "W" on your record for withdrawals.

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Last Day of Instruction:

Final day of instruction for the semester.

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Final Exams:

See the University Academic Calendar for the complete final exam schedule for the semeseter. Contact your instructor for any changes or special arrangements.

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Grades Available on the SF State Gateway:

You may see reported grades on the SF State Gateway. Official Transcripts showing current semester grades will be available approximately two weeks after this date.

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Official Transcripts Available:

Official Transcripts showing current semester grades will be available on this date. You can pre-order transcripts on the SF State Gateway. They will be mailed shortly after the published date.

Note: This date may change due to delays in processing. To confirm please contact the Registrar's Office at (415) 338-2350 or records@sfsu.edu .

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Last updated 8/22/12 by TB

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