Class Signup

2022 Fall Semester

For continuing students, the 2022 Fall Session online class signup opens on May 23, 2022, with start times staggered throughout the day. All students will receive a signup time by email no later May 16. Once your signup time begins, log into Self Service Course Catalog to select the classes you want to add.

Online registration for Fall Session will be available to add or drop courses through Sept. 23. Course withdrawals may be processed online through the withdrawal deadline on Friday, Nov. 18.

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 new offices are located in the F207 suite.

Course Advising Day will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8 

This is where you will have the opportunity to sign up for any courses listed as faculty consent, independent study, or any course you were unable to add through online class signup. Course Advising Day is also for general mentoring and discussion with faculty.

Students are assigned a morning or afternoon session:

  • New Incoming Students: 9 am to 12 pm (PDT)
  • Continuing Students: 1 to 4 pm (PDT)

Course Advising Day Information

Important Dates for Class Signup
  • May 1 – Fall schedule available on Self-Service Course Catalog
  • May 23 – Online class signup for continuing students begins for Fall Session
  • August 16 - Online class signup for new incoming students begins for Fall Session
  • September 8 – Course Advising Day
  • September 12 – Fall Session classes begin
  • September 23 - Last day to add or drop Spring classes
  • November 18 – Last day to withdraw from Fall classes (W grade on transcript)
  • December 18 – Last day of Fall 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