Winter Session

The College of Continuing and Professional Education offers university courses between the Fall and Spring semesters. Enrollment is open to CSUDH students, students from other colleges and universities, and any adults 18 years or older as long as they meet course prerequisites. Formal application or transcripts are not required for Winter Session.

Earning college credit during the holiday break is a great use of your time and gets you closer to your degree!

❄ Winter Session 2024: December 20, 2023–January 16, 2024

Registration starts October 24, 2023 and ends December 19, 2023.

To register:

  • If you are NOT a CSUDH student, call 310-243-3741 (Option 1) during business hours
  • If you are CSUDH student, register via the student portal:
  • If you are CSUDH student and are having problems registering on the portal, call 310-243-3741 (Option 1) during business hours for assistance.


  To register: 

Step 1 • Select Your Courses:

View Winter 2024 Course Listing (available mid-October)

Find out which Winter courses fulfill requirements ►

Courses & schedule subject to change – check back often! If you don't see a class you would like to take, email us!

Step 2 • Complete Max Unit Form: 

If you plan to take more than 4 units:

 Permission Form to Exceed Maximum Units Allowed [PDF].

Once you have filled out the Permission to Exceed Maximum Units Allowed form and obtained the necessary signatures, email the form to, and then follow up with the Registration Office by phone at 310-243-3741 (Option 1) during business hours to register in your classes.

Step 3 • Get Registered - Options:

  • Fast track until 12/19/23 @ 11:59pm:
    CSUDH Students may register electronically via MyCSUDH at
  • Students may register by phone: 310-243-3741 (Option 1) (see CCPE Registration Office Business Hours)
  • Students may register by mail or in-person:   Winter Registration Form [PDF]

Fees and Payment and Financial Aid and Payment Plans ►

Payment plans are available. Email for more information.


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  Winter Session Important Dates*

December 20, 2023—January 16, 2024

Registration BeginsTuesday, October 24, 2023
First Day of ClassesWednesday, December 20, 2023
Holiday; CSUDH Campus Closed
(Canvas will be accessible)
Friday, December 22, 2023—Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Asynchronous Online and Alternative Instruction classes may remain in session during campus closure for holidays.
Registration Ends
without Late Fee
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 • 11:59 pm PT
Last Day to Drop with
100% Refund of Course Fee
(less $10 processing fee)
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 • 11:59 pm PT
Self-Service (Online)
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 • 11:59 pm PT
Late Registration Deadline with
$25 Late Fee
December 20–21, 2023
Students must obtain the instructor’s signature on a registration form or attach an email approval from the instructor to their registration form.
Last Day to Drop without
Record of Enrollment (65% Refund). Instructor signature or approval via email is required.
Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Please note the campus is closed for the holiday. Students must email their requests to Refund requests will begin to be processed starting January 3, 2024.
Last Day to Drop with "W"
and No Refund. Instructor and Department Chair signature or email approvals are required.
Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Please note the campus is closed for the holiday. Students must email their requests to
Credit/Non-CreditTuesday, December 26, 2023
The campus is closed for the holiday. Students must email their requests to
Last Day to Withdraw with Instructor  and Department Chair Approval. Instructor signature and Department Chair or email approval is required.Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Petition to Withdraw with
three signatures:
instructor, department chair and college dean
January 10, 2024—January 15, 2024
Last Day of ClassesTuesday, January 16, 2024
Grades due 72 hours after class endsFriday, January 19, 2024 • 3:00 pm PT
* Schedule subject to change | Last Updated: 10/5/23

Please note the start/end dates, add/drop dates, last day of enrollment and refund deadlines, as they are different for each session.

 CSUDH CCPE Registration Office Hours

The CSUDH College of Continuing & Professional Education (CCPE) Registration Office is open during the following hours (Pacific Time):

Effective 1/1/24MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
  In-Person or Phone:8am–5pm8am–5pm8am–5pm8am–5pm9am–5pmCLOSEDCLOSED
  Virtual Only:5pm–8pm 5pm–8pm  —5pm–8pm  — 8am–1pm CLOSED

Upcoming Special Event & Holiday Closures:
• Memorial Day—Monday, May 27
• Juneteenth Holiday–Wednesday, June 19
• Independence Day—Thursday, July 4


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Financial Aid may be available...
Contact the Financial Aid Office
to determine if you are eligible.

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