2020 Spring Semester
Spring 2020 online class signup opens on December 17 (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 2, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
), 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 7. Course withdrawals may be processed online through the withdrawal deadline on Friday, April 10, with the exception of students withdrawing from the institution (to withdraw from all classes, contact the Office of the Registrar at email@example.com).
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 2020 Sections” menu. Students may add or drop Winter Session courses through January 17, and may withdraw from these courses through January 24.
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 27 for all Schools.
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