Class Signup

2019 Spring Semester

Spring 2019 online class signup opens on December 18 (the Tuesday after the last day of the fall semester), with start times staggered throughout the day. All students will receive a signup time by email during the first week of December. Once your signup time begins, log into the CalArts Course Catalog to select the classes you want to add.

Classes fill up quickly during online signup, so you should know what to sign up for before your assigned time. The spring schedule will be available online on December 3, which is also the official start of the Mentoring Period – if you haven’t met with your mentor to talk about your plans for spring, 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 (registrar@calarts.edu), and in person during regular business hours. Our academic advisors will also hold several open advising events in December – keep an eye on your email for those times and dates.

Online registration will be available to add or drop courses through Friday, February 1. Course withdrawals may be processed online through the withdrawal deadline on Friday, April 12, with the exception of students withdrawing from the institution. If you want to withdraw from all courses, contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@calarts.edu

Winter Session

Winter Session (aka: Interim, Practicum, Winter Lab) class signup will happen at the same time as Spring signup. To find these courses in the catalog, select Winter Session from the options listed under the “Spring 2019 Sections” menu. Students may add or drop Winter Session courses through January 18, and may withdraw from these courses through January 25.

Winter Session is a two-week required period that opens the spring semester with a wide array of course offerings from all Schools, Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater. Many of these courses are open to the institute to encourage cross-disciplinary exploration. Regular spring semester courses will begin on January 28 for all Schools.


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 students will have the opportunity to sign up for any courses listed as Permission of Instructor. Course Advising Day will be held on Thursday, January 10. Students are assigned a morning or afternoon time by last name.

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

Important Dates for Class Signup

  • Dec. 3 – Fall schedule available on the Hub
  • Dec. 18 – Online class signup begins
  • Jan. 10 – Course Advising Day
  • Jan. 14– Winter Session courses begin
  • Jan. 18 – Last day to drop Winter Session classes
  • Jan. 25 – Last day to withdraw from Winter Session classes (W grade on transcript)
  • Jan. 28 – Spring courses begin
  • Feb. 1 – Last day to drop Spring classes
  • April 12 – Last day to withdraw from Spring classes (W grade on transcript)
  • May 17 – Last day of Spring 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 @alum.calarts.edu). If you don’t remember your password, go to  http://cait.calarts.edu and click on “How Do I: Reset my CalArts Credentials.”
  2. Once you are signed in, browse sections by clicking on the Browse Spring 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 sections 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 academicadvising@calarts.edu.

Troubleshooting

If you have trouble logging into the Hub, Catalog, or Hub Helper, contact CalArts IT at cait.calarts.edu.

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