Class Signup

2022 Spring Semester (Winter Session & Spring Session)

2022 Winter Session and Spring Session online class signup opens on December 21st, with start times staggered throughout the day. All students will receive a signup time by email no later than December 10th. Once your signup time begins, log into Self Service Course Catalog to select the classes you want to add.

Online registration for Winter Session will be available to add or drop courses through January 14th.

Online registration for Spring Session will be available to add or drop courses through February 4th. Course withdrawals may be processed online through the withdrawal deadline on Friday April 8th.

The Office of the Registrar also has many resources to help you plan your semester. We’re available by phone (661-253-7842), by email (, and in person. Our new offices are located in the F207 suite.

Please click here for more detailed information on Course Modalities. 

Course Advising Day will be held on Thursday, January 6

For courses that are not available through online signup, and for general mentoring and discussion with faculty, students are invited to attend course advising day. This is where you will have the opportunity to sign up for any courses listed as permission of instructor, independent study, or any course you were unable to add through online class signup.

Students are assigned a morning or afternoon time by last name:

  • L-Z: 3:00pm to 6:00 pm(PDT)
  • A-K: 10:00am to 1:00pm (PDT)

For more information, please visit the Course Advising Day page.

Important Dates for Class Signup 
  • December 6 – Winter & Spring schedule available on Self-Service Course Catalog
  • December 21 – Online class signup begins for Winter and Spring Sessions
  • January 6 – Course Advising Day
  • January 10 – Winter Session classes begin (This is mandatory for all students)
  • January 14 – Las day to add or drop Winter Session courses
  • January 21 – Winter Session ends
  • January 24 – Spring Session classes begin
  • February 4 - Last day to add or drop Spring classes
  • April 8 – Last day to withdraw from Fall classes (W grade on transcript)
  • May13 – Last day of Spring semester

Online Class Signup Instructions 

Using Student Planning to Plan & Register for Your Courses

You will use the Student Planning tool to do the following:

  1. Advising: Before using this tool, meet with your Academic Advisor/Mentor to go over your plan for the upcoming term’s courses.
  2. Select/Plan Courses: Plan the courses you want to take (plus a few extras in case all sections fill up).
  3. Request Review: Inform your Mentor that you have planned the recommended courses.
  4. Your Mentor will review your request and approve/deny courses.
  5. Select Sections: After having your request reviewed and approved, build your course schedule by planning the course sections you want to register for.
  6. Register: On or after your registration date/time, register for your planned sections.
  7. Drop/Add: During the add/drop period, use Student Planning to drop and add course sections.
  8. Print Your Schedule: You can print your final course schedule using Student Planning.

Each of these steps is documented in this Student Planning Guide for Students.


Resources to Help Create Your Schedule

Find Program Requirements

For information about your métier ("program") requirements, start by reviewing the year-by-year requirements in the catalog:

If you have questions about métier requirements, please contact your mentor. If you don’t know who your mentor is, contact your school office, or check the My Profile page under your Academic Profile in the Hub.

Help and Assistance

If you’re not sure what classes you need to graduate, here are links that will help:

  • To view your progress toward your degree, click on Go to My Progress in Self-Service.
  • To see a list of all the courses you've taken at CalArts, view your unofficial transcript on the Self-Service.
  • For questions about BFA Critical Studies or transfer credit, please contact our Academic Advisors at


If you have trouble logging into Self-Service, Catalog, or Hub Helper, contact CalArts IT at

If you’re logged in, but are having trouble adding a class, contact the Registrar’s Office at 661-253-7842 or