Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2023

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  • Read through this list to stay on track with important milestones and deadlines.

  • Includes registration dates and everything else you need to know before the semester begins.

Stay Head!

  • Before registration opens, use self-service Student Planning to plan your courses and select your sections to build your schedule.

  • Prepare for critical deadlines to add, drop, petition to graduate and so much more!

November 3, 2023 is the DEADLINE for Fall Graduates to petition to graduate.
Celebrating Graduates!
Dates and Deadlines Fall 2023

October 2022 - March 2023

  • October 1, 2022
    Summer Application Open

    Applications for fall admissions open and being accepted. Allow 48 hours for processing to create your account.

  • October 1, 2022
    Financial Aid Application Open

    Financial Aid application is open and being accepted. Submit your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application before March 2, 2022 for priority review.

  • October 2022 - March 31, 2023
    Earn an Earlier Registration Date

    All students have the opportunity to earn an earlier registration date by completing these activities:

    ProTip: your registration will not be blocked if these activities are not completed; you will be assigned a later registration date.

  • March 2, 2023
    Due Date: submit FAFSA or California Dream Act Application for priority review.

    Applications submitted by this date will be reviewed and these students notified first.

    Miss this date? No problem, apply now to see what aid is available. It's never too late to apply!

  • March 31, 2023
    Due Date: complete activities to earn an earlier registration date.

    Complete placement, submit the orientation Etrieve Form, and plan some classes to earn an earlier registration date.

    Miss this date? Not a problem! You will not be blocked from registering. Keep going - your registration date will be in mid-May. Registration is open all summer.

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April 2023

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May 2023

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June - July 2023

  • June 19, 2023
    Holiday | Cabrillo College Closed


  • July 4, 2023
    Holiday | Cabrillo College Closed

    Independence Day

Dates and Deadlines Fall 2023

August - September 2023

  • August 14, 2023
    Bus Passes and Student Activity Cards available

    Connect with the Welcome Center for details.

  • August 28, 2023
    Fall Semester begins

    First day of classes. Connect with your instructor to learn more about class meeting details.   

  • August 28 - 30, 2023
    Student Planning OPEN for Registration

    Self-service Student Planning remains OPEN. Register, add to a waitlist or drop a class as needed on your own. No add authorizations required.

  • August 31- September 9, 2023
    Add|Drop period for full-term sections begins

    Self-service closes.

    Registration remains OPEN for full term courses. Here's what you need to do:

    • To add a class section during the Add|Drop period, go to the class meeting or email the instructor to ask for an add authorization. Once you have authorization from the instructor, register through Student Planning.

    • To drop a class during the Add|Drop period go to Student Planning, select the drop option for the section.

  • September 2, 2023
    GPAs submitted to California Student Aid Commission for Cal Grant

    Cabrillo College will automatically transmit GPAs for students who have completed at least 16 transferable units at Cabrillo College to the California Student Aid Commission for Cal Grant.

  • September 4, 2023
    Holiday | Cabrillo College Closed

    Labor Day

  • September 9, 2023
    DEADLINE: return parking permit for a refund

    Last day to return parking permits to receive a refund.

  • September 9, 2023
    Add|Drop Period ends

    Last day to Add or Drop full-term classes in Student Planning.

    • Last day to add a class with an add authorization. You must use add authorizations by this day or you will no longer be able to register for the class.

    • Last day to drop a section and receive a reversal of charges or refund of enrollment or transportation fees. (No exceptions!)

    Please Note: for SHORT TERM CLASSES (less than 16 weeks in spring and fall): course fees will be reversed only if you have officially withdrawn by 10% of the class meetings. This deadline is often the day the class first meets. For dates specific for your class, please connect with your instructor.

  • September 10, 2023
    Withdrawal Deadline

    Last day to drop a full-term class without a "W" being notated on your academic record. You will still be charged for the all units.

  • September 11, 2023
    Census Deadline
    • Faculty: Are you new to this process? Need help? Connect with your Division Office.

    • Students: Make sure you're registered in your classes and your are showing on the class rosters because your Financial Aid award will not be adjusted after this date.

    Critical Notes:

    • for Financial Aid recipients who have dropped all classes on or before this date, you may be required to repay disbursed finds; are encouraged to connect with Financial Aid for more information about enrollment changes, over payment and repayment.

    • if you drop yourself or an instructor drops you from a class on Census, you will receive a “W” and be charged for the units.

Dates and Deadline Fall 2023

November 2023

  • November 3, 2023
    DEADLINE: Petition to Graduate For Fall

    Petition to graduate by this date in order to have your Degree|Certificate conferred for fall graduation.

    Includes: Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) and Certificates.

    Avoid delays, update all your information. Cabrillo will use all the information listed in your record to:

    1. populate your name on your diploma

    2. send you an email notification of any certificates that will be auto-awarded

    3. send you an invitation and RSVP information to participate in the Commencement Ceremony (held in spring) via text and email.

    4. mail your diploma to the address on file

    View what is currently on file and update all your information with this Etrieve Form.

    Exciting note: fall graduates are welcome to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony. Watch this space for more information.

  • November 10, 2023
    Holiday | Cabrillo College Closed

    Veterans Day

  • November 14, 2023
    Last day to drop a full-term section

    A grade of "W" will appear on your transcript. If you remain enrolled in a section after this date you will receive a letter grade.

  • November 23 - 24, 2023
    Holiday | Cabrillo College Closed


Dates and Deadline Fall 2023

December 2023

  • December 11 - 16, 2023
    Final Exams

    The final for each class may be at a different time than your class meets. See the Finals Schedule for the date and time for each of your finals

  • December 16, 2023
    Semester Ends|DEADLINE to request Pass|No-pass
    • Students may request the Pass|No Pass options until the last day of instruction as established and published for the course section as outlined in Title 5. See your instructor for more information and submit the etrieve Pass|No Pass Request form.

    • Still need to pay your fees? Last day to submit a California College Promise Grant application for spring semester.

  • December 18, 2023
    DEADLINE: Faulty to Submit Grades
  • December 19, 2023
    Grades Available

    Check student planning to view your grades.

  • December 22, 2023
    Transcripts Available to Order
  • December 22, 2023 - January 3, 2023
    Cabrillo College Closed for Winter Break

    Online Services Open 24/7

    Application, registration in Self-Service Student Planning and all other online services, like Placement and Ordering Transcripts are open.

Registration for Spring 2024 opens in November 2023
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