Class Signup

2019 Fall Semester

Fall 2019 online class signup for continuing students opens on May 21 (the Tuesday after graduation), with start times staggered throughout the day. All students will receive a signup time by email. Once your signup time begins, log into the CalArts Course Catalog to select the classes you want to add.

New incoming students will begin online signup on August 13, and will also receive signup times by email, along with detailed instructions on how to select a schedule.

Classes fill up quickly during online signup, so you should know what to sign up for before your assigned time. The fall schedule will be available online on May 6, which is also the official start of the Mentoring Period (if you haven’t met with your mentor to talk about your plans for fall, that would be a good time to do so).

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 during regular business hours. Our academic advisors will also hold several open advising events in May – keep an eye on your email for those times and dates.

Online registration will be available to add or drop courses through Friday, September 20. Course withdrawals may be processed online through the withdrawal deadline on Friday, November 15, with the exception of students withdrawing from the institution (to withdraw from all classes, contact the Office of the Registrar at

Review Class Signup Checklist

Course Advising Day

For courses that are not available through online signup, and for general mentoring and discussion with faculty, students are invited to attend Course Advising Day. This is where you will have the opportunity to sign up for any courses listed as Permission of Instructor. Course Advising Day will be held on Thursday, September 5. Students are assigned a morning or afternoon time by last name.

  • A-K,1:30 pm-4:30 pm
  • L-Z, 9 am-noon

Important Dates for Class Signup

  • May 6 – Spring schedule available on the Hub
  • May 21 – Online class signup begins for continuing students
  • Aug. 13 – Online class signup begins for incoming students
  • Sept. 5 – Course Advising Day
  • Sept. 9 – Fall courses begin
  • Sept. 20 – Last day to add or drop Fall classes
  • Nov. 15 – Last day to withdraw from Fall classes (W grade on transcript)
  • Dec. 13 – Last day of Fall semester

Online Class Signup Instructions

Build Your Preferred List of Sections

  1. Sign in to the CalArts Course Catalog using your CalArts credentials (your username is your email address without the If you don’t remember your password, go to and click on “How Do I: Reset my CalArts Credentials.”
  2. Once you are signed in, browse sections by clicking on the Browse Fall 2019 Sections menu. You can search for specific sections by typing in part of the course title or faculty name, or you can browse by subject, school, course type, and Critical Studies area.  Be sure to look at sections in the correct academic level!
  3. Add classes of interest to your Preferred List. You’ll come back to this list when you’re ready to finalize registration in your classes.

As you browse sections, remember that you may already have classes preloaded (pre-enrolled) onto your schedule. Be sure to check this before you get too far along in your planning – if it’s preloaded, it’s required for graduation and you should NOT drop it.

There will also be a number of sections marked as “Permission of Instructor.” These classes must be added in person at Course Advising Day and you will not be allowed to add them online.

Register for Sections from Your Preferred List

    1.     Sign in to the CalArts Course Catalog to view your Preferred List. 

    2.     Select “Register for Courses.” This will take you from the Course Catalog to the Hub for registration (you will be prompted to sign in again).

    3.    In “Register and Drop Sections” review the sections in your Preferred List. From the Action drop down options, select “Register” then click “Submit” (we recommend adding just one section at a time for smoother processing).

    4.     You will get confirmation of successful registration, or you will see an error message if you were not able to add the class. Common error messages include “section closed,” which means there are no more seats available, or “available by permission of instructor only,” which means you need to add the course at Course Advising Day.

    5.     After you have added all of the classes on your Preferred List, review your full schedule by clicking on My Schedule.

If you are using a public computer, please log off from both the Hub and Catalog for security reasons.

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:

  • For information about your Critical Studies requirements, check your degree audit through the Hub. If you don’t know how to run your degree audit, please review this guide to running your degree audit .
  • To see a list of all the courses you've taken at CalArts, view your unofficial transcript on the Hub.
  • For questions about BFA Critical Studies or transfer credit, please contact our Academic Advisors at


If you have trouble logging into the Hub, 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