Dates & Deadlines

Spring 2024

April 5, 2024 is the DEADLINE for Spring 2024 Graduates & Transfer Students to petition to graduate
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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 Ahead!

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

Late start and short term classes:

  • Dates and Deadlines for all short-term classes vary depending on the start date of the class. For example, enrollment fees will be reversed only if you have officially withdrawn by refund date.

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Spring Semester 2024

October 2023

  • October 1, 2023
    Spring 2024 Application Open

    Application for spring 2024 admissions open. Apply to Cabrillo anytime on or after this date; allow 48 hours for processing to create your account.

  • October 1, 2023
    Financial Aid Application Open

    The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) are available as of October 1st. The priority deadline for submitting your financial aid application is March 2nd, 2024. Some types of funding are limited, so we recommend submitting your application as early as possible after October 1st. Please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships office for more information.

  • October 1 - 20, 2023
    Earn an Earlier Registration Date

    All students have the opportunity to earn an earlier registration date for spring 2024, by completing these activities:

    New students:

    Continuing Students:

    • @ 15 units declare a major

    • maintain good academic standing

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

  • October 20, 2023
    DUE DATE: complete activities to earn an earlier registration date.

    Complete placement, submit the orientation eForm, 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 open in early December. 

  • October 27, 2023
    Registration Dates Posted

    Check My Registration Date to see your calculated registration date and ranking. If you think your registration date is wrong, let us know. Submit this eForm to appeal.

Spring Semester 2024

November 2023

Spring Semester 2024

December 2023

Spring Semester 2024

January 2024

  • January 2, 2024
    Cabrillo Opens to help you prepare for the start of the semester

    Start Now! Staff is standing by to help you apply, register and get ready for the start of classes. Connect with us:

  • January 15, 2024
    Holiday | Cabrillo College Closed

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day (observed)

  • January 16, 2024
    Bus Passes and Student Activity Cards Available

    Connect with the Welcome Center for details

  • January 28, 2024
    Last day to register for full-term Spring 2024 courses using Self Service Student Planning
  • January 29, 2024
    Spring Semester begins

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

Spring Semester 2024

February 2024

  • January 29 - February 10, 2024
    Add|Drop period for full-term sections begins

    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.

    Dates and Deadlines for all 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.

  • February 10, 2024
    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!)

    Dates and Deadlines for all 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.

  • February 10, 2024
    DEADLINE: return parking permit for a refund

    Last day to return parking permits to receive a refund.

  • February 11, 2024
    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.

  • February 12, 2024
    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.

  • February 16 & 19, 2024
    Holiday | Cabrillo College Closed

    16th-Lincoln's Birthday (observed) | 19th-Washington's Birthday (observed)

Spring Semester 2024

March 2024

  • March 2, 2024
    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.

  • March 25 - 30, 2024
    Spring Break

    No classes, campus open, services open with modified hours.

Spring Semester 2024

April 2024

  • April 01, 2024
    Holiday| Cabrillo College Closed

    Cesar Chavez Day (observed)

  • April 05, 2024
    DEADLINE: for spring graduates and transfer students to petition to graduate

    Petition to graduate by this date in order to have your Degree|Certificate conferred for spring 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 via email.

    4. mail your diploma to the address on file

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

    Watch this space for RSVP and additional Commencement Ceremony information.

    Good News! Students who graduated in Summer 23, and Fall 23, or submitted a Spring/Summer 24 petition by the April 5th deadline are invited to participate in the graduation/transfer ceremony.

  • April 17, 2024
    Last day to drop a full-term section

    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.

Spring Semester 2024

May 2024

  • May 20 - 25, 2024
    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

  • May 21, 2024
    Deadline to RSVP for Commencement Ceremony
  • May 24, 2024
    Graduation Commencement Ceremony

    Watch this space for all the details and information.

  • May 25, 2024
    Semester Ends|DEADLINE to request Pass|No-pass|CCPG funding still available
    • Last day to request Pass|No-pass option for a full-term section. See your instructor for more information and then submit this eForm. Please note: per California education code: the decision to choose Pass|No-pass is final and may not be changed after this deadline.

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

  • May 27, 2024
    Holiday | Campus Closed

    Memorial Day

Spring Semester 2024

June 2024

  • June 2, 2024
    DEADLINE: Faculty to Submit Grades
  • June 3, 2024
    Grades Available

    View your grades in Self-Service

  • June 5, 2024
    Transcripts Available to Order

    Order your transcripts today.

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