Frequently Asked Questions

Important Dates

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

Spring 2016

FAFSA priority deadline

(applications can be submitted year-round)

March 1, 2015
Registration opens

(see each course for registration end date)

October 15, 2015
Graduate application/admission deadline Varies – check each degree webpage
Undergraduate application/admission November 1, 2015
University Holiday – New Year's Day

(offices closed)

January 1, 2016
University Holiday – Martin Luther King Day

(offices closed)

January 18, 2016
Continuous Registration deadline

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

January 19, 2016
First day of term

(courses begin before and after this date)

January 19, 2016
Drop deadline

(varies by course)

See the Drop and Refund Policy
Registration deadline and census

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

February 3, 2016
University Holiday – Spring Break

(offices will be open)

March 14 – 18, 2016
Final exams week

(varies by course)

May 9 – 13, 2016
University Withdrawal deadline May 6, 2016
Graduation/Commencement May 13 – 14, 2016
Grades posted May 18 – June 7, 2016

Summer 2016

FAFSA priority deadline

(applications can be submitted year-round)

March 1, 2016
Registration opens

(see each course for registration end date)

March 22, 2016
Graduate application/admission deadline Varies – check each degree webpage
Undergraduate application/admission May 1, 2016
First day of term

(courses begin before and after this date)

May 16, 2016
University Holiday - Memorial Day

(offices closed)

May 30, 2016
Drop deadline

(varies by course)

See the Drop and Refund Policy
University Holiday - Independence Day

(offices closed)

July 4, 2016
Last day of term

(courses end before and after this date)

August 5, 2016
University Withdrawal deadline

(does not apply to the summer semester)

N/A

Fall 2016

FAFSA priority deadline

(applications can be submitted year-round)

March 1, 2016
Registration opens

(see each course for registration end date)

May 1, 2016
Graduate application/admission deadline Varies – check each degree webpage
Undergraduate application/admission June 1, 2016 – applications considered on a space available basis after this date
First day of term

(courses begin before and after this date)

August 22, 2016
Continuous Registration deadline

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

August 22, 2016
Drop deadline

(varies by course)

See the Drop and Refund Policy
University Holiday – Labor Day

(offices closed)

September 5, 2016
Registration deadline and census

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

September 7, 2016
University Holiday – Thanksgiving Break

(offices closed Nov. 23 – 25 only)

November 21 – 25, 2016
Final exams week

(varies by course)

December 12 – 16, 2016
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