2020 Fall Semester
Fall 2020 online class signup for all students opens on August 11, with start times staggered throughout the day. All students will receive a signup time by email. Once your signup time begins, log into the new Self Service 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 fall schedule will be available online on August 3.
The Office of the Registrar also has many resources to help you plan your semester. We’re available by phone (new remote phone number 661-451-0140), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and in person during select business hours (once campus reopens). 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 25 course withdrawals may be processed online through the withdrawal deadline on Friday, November 20, with the exception of students withdrawing from the Institution (to withdraw from all classes, contact the office of the registrar at email@example.com).
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Fall 2020 Course Modalities
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in profound ways, including the ways in which we are able to gather as a learning community. CalArts considers the safety of its students, faculty, and staff an absolute priority; we are committed to following approaches based on sound science and guidelines from national and local health authorities.
As a result, classes for Fall 2020 will be offered in multiple modalities, with both on campus and fully remote offerings. By limited on-campus instruction to curriculum that can only be provided effectively in-person, we can manage schedules and space for our students, faculty, and staff to access studios, shops, labs, and equipment while maintaining safe physical distancing. On-campus classes offered may adopt innovative approaches to ensure that we follow guidelines for physical distancing. Different remote modalities will combine asynchronous and synchronous opportunities for engaging with course content, your faculty, and your fellow students. As you are building your schedule for the fall, please learn about the spectrum of available modalities. Not every class will be available in more than one modality, but be aware of the options and of how to identify them at registration time.
CalArts’ Fall 2020 Course Modalities
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