Winter Session

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Why attend Winter Session?Bright blue background.

  • Open to all students.
  • Online and remote learning courses available.
  • Graduate on time or early.
  • Condensed and compressed classes.
  • Smaller class sizes allow for better focus and ability to engage with instructors.
  • Complete lower and upper-division GE requirements.

Schedule of Classes

The Winter Session Schedule of Classes is available here and via GET.

Important Dates

Winter Session 2021

View or download the Winter Session 2021 Term Calendar.

Date Activity
September 28, 2020

Winter Session 2021 Schedule of Classes available for viewing online. 

Winter fee payment begins.

October 12, 2020

Winter Session 2021 Advising and Enrollment validation for all Cal State LA continuing students.

October 14, 2020 Winter Session 2020 GET registration begins for continuing Cal State LA students.
October 28, 2020 Winter Session 2020 registration begins for non-Cal State LA students.
December 24, 2020

For continuing students, last day to pay Winter Session 2021 registration fees with guaranteed access to register by January 4, 2021.

December 25, 2020 -  January 1, 2021

University closed.
January 4, 2021

Winter Session begins.

Last day for ADD and No Record Drop classes for a 100% refund. (continuing and non-matriculated students)

January 7, 2021 Winter Session 2021 Census
January 10 - 16, 2021

Withdraw period (with a compelling reason); assign "W" grade. (not eligible for a refund)

January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - University Closed
January 18 - 23, 2021

Emergency withdrawal period for Winter Session 2021. (extenuating circumstances only; requires an instructor and PaGE dean signatures)

January 23, 2021

Last day of instruction.

Final examinations.

January 27, 2021 Instructor grades are due.
January 29, 2021 Student grades are available on GET.

Fees, Payments, Cancellations and Refunds

Winter Session 2021


Per Unit Tuition Rate

Cost for One

3 Unit Course

Fee Comparison State Supported Fall/Spring 0-6 Units




No campus fees are charged for Winter Session courses. Students will only be charged the per-unit fee.

Cancellations and Refunds

Canceled Courses: Students should find another class to meet their schedule. If there are not any courses to meet this need, a refund will be issued. DO NOT drop yourself from a canceled course; use the SWAP feature in GET.

Course Drops and Tuition Refunds: Students enrolling in courses (Section 80, 81, 82 or greater) and programs offered in Self-Support Sessions through the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) are entitled to a tuition refund when they follow the established campus procedures and deadline dates to drop courses/units or completely withdraw from the Self-Support Sessions.

Students who completely withdraw/drop courses on or after the start date of the Winter 2020 Self Support Sessions must pay pro-rata tuition fees for the number of days enrolled in each session. The pro-rata tuition charges are calculated based on the drop or withdrawal date and the length of the sessions. Refund checks will be mailed to the mailing address on the Cal State LA student GET account.

View the Winter Session Proration Table here. (coming soon)

Students must pay tuition for the number of days enrolled in the session. Detailed Refund Policies can be found on the Disbursement Office Webpage; (323) 343-3630.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Section 66028-66028.6 of the Education Code).

How to Register

Continuing Cal State LA Students – Current Cal State LA students will register through GET. Please check your email for your GET appointment date. Cal State LA requires payment in full when registering for courses. For more information, please visit Cal State LA Student Financial Services.

Non-Cal State LA Students Non-Cal State LA students may enroll in courses from the Winter Session classes schedule. Instructor signature is not required prior to the start of the term. However, it is important that pre-requisites have been completed. Enrollment is based on course availability. Registration may be completed by submitting the Winter Session Registration Form for Non-Cal State LA Students. To assist you in completing the form, please read this Winter Session for Non-Cal State LA Students instructional document. For more information, you can call (323) 343-4900. Cal State LA requires payment in full when registering for courses.

Department Consent/Pre-requisites - Department permission is required before enrolling in restricted courses requiring “DEPARTMENT CONSENT.” Please be prepared to show proof of any pre-requisites from an official or unofficial transcript.


For questions regarding Winter Session, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education: [email protected] or call (323) 343-4910.