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.

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Fall 2021

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Dates and Deadlines Fall 2021

1st Day of Classes to the End of Term

  • August 23 - 29, 2021
    Student Planning OPEN through 1st week of classes

    New this semseter: through the 1st week of classes 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 23, 2021
    Fall Semester begins

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

  • August 30 to September 4, 2021
    Add|Drop period for full-term sections

    Self-services closes but 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.
  • September 2, 2021
    GPAs sumitted 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, 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SHORT TERM CLASSES (less than 16 weeks in spring and fall): course fees will be reversed only if you have officially withdrawn by 10% of the class meetings.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
    Holiday

    Labor Day

    Campus Closed

  • September 7, 2021
    Census Deadline
    • Facuty: Are you new to this process? Need help? Connect with your Divsion Office.
    • Students: Make sure you’re registered in your classes and showing on the class rosters because your Financial Aid award will not be adjusted after this date.

    Critical Note: 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 - December 11, 2021
    Request Pass|No-pass option for a full-term section

    You can select Pass|No-pass until the last day of the semester. 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 it is requested.

  • 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
    Holiday

    Veteran's Day

    Campus Closed 

  • November 25-26, 2021
    Holiday

    Thanksgiving Break

    Campus Closed

  • December 8, 2021
    DEADLINE: Petition to Graduate in Fall

    Petition to graduate by this date in order to have your Degree|Certificate conferred for fall 2021 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. mail your diploma to the address on file

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

    Exciting note: fall graduates are welcome to participate in the Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony. Watch this space for more information.

  • December 6-11, 2021
    Final Exams

    The final for each classmay 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
    Deadline: Last day to request Pass|No-pass for fall 2021

    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.

  • December 11, 2021
    Semester Ends

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

  • December 13, 2021
    Due Date: Faculty to submit final grades

  • December 14, 2021
    Grades Available

    Check student planning to view your grades.

  • December 20, 2021
    Transcripts Available
  • December 23, 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.

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