Class Signup

2023 Winter Session and Spring Semester

The 2023 Winter Session and Spring Semester online registration open on Dec. 20, 2022, with start times staggered throughout the day. All students received a signup time via email on Dec. 2, 2022. Once your signup time begins, log into Self Service Course Catalog to select the classes you want to add.

Online registration for Winter Session will be available to add or drop courses through Jan. 13, 2023. Please note that Winter Session is required, and all students must enroll in Winter Session. 

You can add/drop classes through Feb. 3, 2023 for the Spring semester. For more information about important dates and deadlines, review the Academic Calendar.

The Office of the Registrar also has many resources to help you plan your semester. We’re available by phone (661-253-7842), by email (, and in person. Our offices are located in the F207 suite.

Course Advising Day will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 

Course Advising Day is your opportunity to obtain approvals to register for any courses listed as faculty consent, or any courses you were unable to add through online registration.

Please check which session time frame you need to attend below. Students are assigned a morning or afternoon session

• Students with last name A-L: 9 am–12 pm (PDT)

• Students with last name M-Z: 1-4 pm (PDT)

Course Advising Day Information

Important Dates for Class Signup
  • Dec. 2, 2022 – Winter Session/Spring schedule available on Self-Service Course Catalog

  • Dec. 20, 2023 – Online class signup for continuing students begins for Winter/Spring

  • Jan. 5, 2023 – Course Advising Day

  • Jan. 9, 2023 – Winter Session classes begin

  • Jan. 13, 2023 - Last day to add or drop Winter Session class(es)

  • Jan. 20, 2023 – Winter Session classes end

  • Jan. 23, 2023 – First day of Spring semester classes

  • Feb. 3, 2023- Last day to add or drop Spring semester classes

  • April 7, 2023 – Last day to withdraw from Spring classes (W grade on transcript)

  • May 12, 2023 – Last day of Spring semester

Online Class Signup Instructions 

Using Student Planning to Plan & Register for Your Courses

You will use the Student Planning tool to do the following:

  1. Advising: Before using this tool, meet with your Academic Advisor/Mentor to go over your plan for the upcoming term’s courses.
  2. Select/Plan Courses: Plan the courses you want to take (plus a few extras in case all sections fill up).
  3. Request Review: Inform your Mentor that you have planned the recommended courses.
  4. Your Mentor will review your request and approve/deny courses.
  5. Select Sections: After having your request reviewed and approved, build your course schedule by planning the course sections you want to register for.
  6. Register: On or after your registration date/time, register for your planned sections.
  7. Drop/Add: During the add/drop period, use Student Planning to drop and add course sections.
  8. Print Your Schedule: You can print your final course schedule using Student Planning.

Each of these steps is documented in this Student Planning Guide for Students.


Resources to Help Create Your Schedule

Find Program Requirements

For information about your métier ("program") requirements, start by reviewing the year-by-year requirements in the catalog:

If you have questions about métier requirements, please contact your mentor. If you don’t know who your mentor is, contact your school office, or check the My Profile page under your Academic Profile in the Hub.

Help and Assistance

If you’re not sure what classes you need to graduate, here are links that will help:

  • To view your progress toward your degree, click on Go to My Progress in Self-Service.
  • To see a list of all the courses you've taken at CalArts, view your unofficial transcript on the Self-Service.
  • For questions about BFA Critical Studies or transfer credit, please contact our Academic Advisors at


If you have trouble logging into Self-Service, Catalog, or Hub Helper, contact CalArts IT at

If you’re logged in, but are having trouble adding a class, contact the Registrar’s Office at 661-253-7842 or