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Office of the Registrar


Spring 2024: No Approval Needed to Add a Class

Attention Otters! From Jan. 29 - Feb. 5 we are waiving instructor approval for adding classes.

Add Classes: Jump online, grab your spot! Late registration fees for latecomers.
Class Full: Just email the instructor for permission.
Dropping Classes: Same easy online process. Note: Fees prorated post-term start.

New students, heads up: Dropping all your classes means reapplying for the next term. We're committed to keeping your educational journey hassle-free.

    • The add/drop period will not be extended, however, for spring 2024, Cal State Monterey Bay has a temporary exemption to requiring instructor signatures during the second week of the add/drop period from Jan. 29-Feb. 5. 
    • This change is meant to ensure students can continue to make changes to their course schedule even with a planned CFA (faculty) work stoppage from Jan. 22-26 that may lead to some individual faculty canceling classes. 
    • Our commitment is to ensure our students continue to make timely progress toward degrees and that their education stays on track. 
    • The policy for courses that are full, extended education or open university courses remains the same.

    Adding a class:

    You may add classes online during the first week of the semester, if space is available and you meet all enrollment requirements. From your dashboard, log into OASIS and add the class in your Student Center. Students registering for the first time on or after the first day of the semester will be charged a late registration fee.

    If the class is full, the policy remains the same and requires an instructor approval and a permission number: To request to add a class that is full, or that requires permission to enroll, please reach out to the instructor via email for approval to add the class. You can contact them using the campus directory. If an instructor is not listed, please use this list of department contacts.

    The policy for extended education or open university courses remains the same.

    The process for dropping a class Jan 22 to Feb 5 remains the same:

    You may drop classes online in your OASIS account through the end of the add/drop period. All classes must be dropped prior to term start to receive a full refund of mandatory fees. After the term starts, tuition and fees will be prorated based on drop date.

    New students who drop all classes before the add/drop deadline will need to apply for readmission before being permitted to enroll in another academic term. New students are not eligible to request a Leave of Absence.

    Email here for questions