Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2021

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Use this list will to stay on track with important deadlines for the semester.

Get ahead! Summer and Fall registration opens at the same time. If you have applied for summer, you are eligible to register for fall at the same time. Before registration opens, use self-service Student Planning to plan your courses, select your sections to build your schedule for both terms at the same time.

Fall 2021

October 2020 - August - 2021

Dates and Deadlines Fall 2021

August 2021 - December 2021

  • August 22, 2021
    Self Service registration in Student Planning Closes

    Last day to register by yourself for a fall 2021 section in self-service Student Planning

  • August 23, 2021
    Fall Semester begins

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

  • August 23 to September 4, 2021
    Add|Drop period for full-term sections

    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 first 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.
  • September 2, 2021
    Cal Grant GPA

    Submission is uploaded by Cabrillo automatically 

  • September 4, 2021
    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SHORT TERM CLASSES (less than 16 weeks in spring and fall): course fees will be reversed only if you have officially withdrawn by 10% of the class meetings.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 5, 2021
    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 6, 2021

    Labor Day

    Campus Closed

  • September 7, 2021
    Census Deadline

    Make sure you're registered in your classes and showing on the class rosters because your Financial Aid award will not adjusted after this date. Critical for financial aid recipients who have dropped all classes on or before this date. See Financial Aid for more information about enrollment changes, over payment and repayment .

  • September 7, 2021
    Deadline to Apply for the Cabrillo College Promise Program

    For students who graduated from high school in our local area in spring 2021. Miss this date? No problem - you can appeal.  

    Note: appealing does not guarantee approval. 

  • September 24, 2021
    DEADLINE to request Pass|No-pass option

    Last day to request Pass|No-pass option for a full-term section. See your instructor for more information. Please note: per California education code: the decision to choose Pass|No-pass is final and may not be made, or changed, after this deadline.

  • October 22, 2021
    Deadline to Petition for AA-T and AS-T Degrees

    Petition to graduate by this date in order to have your degree conferred for fall 2021 graduation. 

  • November 9, 2021
    Last day to withdraw and drop from 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 12, 2021

    Veteran's Day

    Campus Closed 

  • November 25-26, 2021

    Thanksgiving Break

    Campus Closed

  • December 8, 2021
    Final Deadline to Petition for fall AA and AS Degrees|Certificates

    Petition to graduate by this date in order to have your Degree|Certificate conferred for fall 2021 graduation.

  • December 6-11, 2021
    Final Exams

    The final 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 11, 2021
    Semester Ends

  • December 14, 2021
    Grades Available

    Check student planning to view your grades.

  • December 19, 2021
    Last day to apply for the California College Promise Grant

    Still need to pay your fees? Last day to submit a California College Promise Grant (formerly BOG) application for fall semester.

  • December 20, 2021
    Transcripts Available
  • December 24, 2021- January 2, 2022
    Campus Closed for Winter Break

    Online Services Open 24/7

    Registration in Self-Service Student Planning and all other online services, like Placement are open.