Class Signup

2021 Summer Session

2021 online class signup opens on April 12, with start times staggered throughout the day. All students will receive a signup time by email no later than April 9. Once your signup time begins, log into the new Self Service Course Catalog to select the classes you want to add. Students will be able to enroll in up to 6 units during the summer.

Online registration will be available to add or drop courses through Friday, June 4. Course withdrawals may be processed online through the withdrawal deadline on Wednesday, June 30.

2021 Fall Semester

Fall 2021 online class signup for continuing students opens on May 18 (the Tuesday after graduation with start times staggered throughout the day. All students will receive a signup time by email during the first week of May. Once your signup time begins, log into the new Self Service to select the classes you want to add.

New incoming students will begin online signup on August 10, 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 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 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 and 661-451-0140), by email (registrar@calarts.edu), and Zoom (contact us to schedule a virtual appointment). 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 24 course withdrawals may be processed online through the withdrawal deadline on Friday, November 19, with the exception of students withdrawing from the Institution (to withdraw from all classes, contact the office of the registrar at registrar@calarts.edu).

Review Class Signup Checklist

Please click here for more detailed information on Course Modalities. 


Course Advising Day will be held on Thursday, September 9

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, independent study, or any course you were unable to add through online class signup.

Students are assigned a morning or afternoon time by last name:

  • A-K: 3:00pm to 6:00 pm(PDT)

  • L-Z: 10:00am to 1:00pm (PDT)

For more information, please visit the Course Advising Day page.


Important Dates for Class Signup 

  • April 6 – Summer schedule available on Self-Service Course Catalog
  • April 12 – Summer online class signup begins
  • May 3 – Fall schedule available on Self-Service
  • May 18– Fall online class signup begins (continuing students)
  • June 1 – Summer classes begin
  • June 4 – Last day to add or drop Summer classes
  • June 30 – Last day to withdraw from Summer classes (W grade on transcript)
  • July 23 – Last day of Summer classes
  • August 10 – Fall online classes signup begins (new incoming students)
  • September 9 – Course Advising Day
  • September 13 – Fall classes begin
  • September 24 – Last day to and or drop Fall classes
  • November 19 – Last day to withdraw from Fall classes (W grade on transcript)
  • December 19 – 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.

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 academicadvising@calarts.edu.

Troubleshooting

If you have trouble logging into Self-Service, 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.