Frequently Asked Questions

Dates and Deadlines

The dates below are applicable only to credit courses offered by CSU Online through the Division of Continuing Education.

Spring 2017

FAFSA priority deadline

(applications can be submitted year-round)

March 1, 2016
Registration opens

(see each course for registration end date)

October 24, 2016
Graduate application deadline Varies – check each degree webpage
Undergraduate application November 1, 2016
University Holiday – New Year's Day

(offices closed)

January 2, 2017
University Holiday – Martin Luther King Day

(offices closed)

January 16, 2017
Continuous Registration deadline

($50 late fee assessed for registrations received on or after this date)

January 17, 2017
First day of term

(courses begin before and after this date)

January 17, 2017
Drop deadline

(varies by course)

See the Drop and Withdrawal Policy
Registration deadline and census

(admitted students must be registered prior to this date; last day to register for Continuous Registration)

February 1, 2017
University Holiday – Spring Break

(offices will be open)

March 13 – 17, 2017
Final exams week

(varies by course)

May 8 – 12, 2017
University Withdrawal deadline May 5, 2017
Graduation/Commencement May 12 – 13, 2017
Grades posted May 17 – June 6, 2017

Summer 2017

FAFSA priority deadline

(applications can be submitted year-round)

March 1, 2017
Registration opens

(see each course for registration end date)

March 21, 2017
Graduate application deadline Varies – check each degree webpage
Undergraduate application deadline May 1, 2017
First day of term

(courses begin before and after this date)

May 15, 2017
University Holiday – Memorial Day

(offices closed)

May 29, 2017
Drop deadline

(varies by course)

See the Drop and Withdrawal Policy
University Holiday – Independence Day

(offices closed)

July 4, 2017
Last day of term

(courses end before and after this date)

August 4, 2017
University Withdrawal deadline

(does not apply to the summer semester)

N/A

Fall 2017

FAFSA priority deadline

(applications can be submitted year-round)

March 1, 2017
Registration opens

(see each course for registration end date)

May 1, 2017
Graduate application deadline Varies – check each degree webpage
Undergraduate application deadline June 1, 2017 – applications considered on a space available basis after this date
First day of term

(courses begin before and after this date)

August 21, 2017
Continuous Registration deadline

($50 late fee assessed for registrations received on or after this date)

August 21, 2017
Drop deadline

(varies by course)

See the Drop and Withdrawal Policy
University Holiday – Labor Day

(offices closed)

September 4, 2017
Registration deadline and census

(admitted students must be registered prior to this date; last day to register for Continuous Registration)

September 6, 2017
University Holiday – Thanksgiving Break

(offices closed Nov. 22-24 only)

November 20-24, 2017
University Withdrawal deadline December 8, 2017
Final exams week

(varies by course)

December 11-15, 2017
Grades posted December 20, 2017 – dates may vary; refer to course syllabus
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