Registrar's Office

Registration Information

 

Registration for courses for continuing students begins in April for a fall term, October for a winter or spring term, and March for a summer term. The registration windows for eligible continuing students are available online via BroncoDirect before the start of the registration period. All registration holds must be cleared before registration. New undergraduate students will register for classes as part of their participation in mandatory orientation.

Continuing Students

Continuing Students:

  • Registration windows are assigned based on class level (Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshmen) as well as units earned (not including currently enrolled units). If a group of students has the same number of units, registration windows are assigned randomly to ensure equity.
  • Registration windows are fixed and cannot be changed. If you believe your registration window was assigned in error, you should contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@cpp.edu.
  • Unit limitations apply to each of the registration periods. These total unit limits include enrolled and waitlisted classes. See the chart below for unit limits.
  • You may waitlist up to a maximum of 10 units for Fall or Spring term. Waitlisted units count toward the total allowable unit limit. For detailed information, visit Waitlisting.


For more information, visit Registering for Courses.

Please view your specific registration window online in your BroncoDirect - Student Center. 

Summer 2024 Registration Schedule

Summer 2024 Registration Schedule Breakdown by Class Level

Term Session Dates (excludes dates for finals):

  • 10-Week Session: May 29 - August 2, 2024
  • 1st 5-Week Session: May 29 - June 28, 2024
  • 2nd 5-Week Session: July 3 - August 2, 2024

Registration Period

Class Level and Start Time

Unit Limit

Registration Window

Priority Registration

Approved Groups Registration Window begins at 8:00 am

12

March 18 - 19, 2024

Student Parents Priority Registration

Approved Groups Registration Window begins at 8:00 am

12

March 20, 2024

General Registration

Postbaccalaureate (Master's, Doctoral, Credential) begins at 8:00 am

12

March 21 - May 1, 2024

Graduating Seniors begins at 9:00 am

 12

March 21 - May 1, 2024

 

Seniors begins at 11:00 am

12

March 21 - May 1, 2024 

 

Juniors begins at 12:00 pm

12

March 21 - May 1, 2024

 

Sophomores begins at 1:00 pm

12

March 21 - May 1, 2024

 

Freshman begins at 2:00 pm

12

March 21 - May 1, 2024

Add/Drop Period

10-Week Session

12

 

May 6 - June 5, 2024

Add/Drop Period

1st 5-Week Session

12

May 6 - June 3, 2024

Add/Drop Period

2nd 5-Week Session

12

May 6 - July 8, 2024

 For more information about the summer session, please visit the Summer at Cal Poly Pomona website:   Please click the link: Summer 2024 Term and Summer Session FAQ.

Summer 2024 Term:

New Credential and EDD students General Registration Window:

  • 10-Week Session:       May 01, 2024 to June 05, 2024
  • 1st 5-Week Session:   May 01, 2024 to June 03, 2024
  • 2nd 5-Week Session:  May 01, 2024 to July 08, 2024

Registration Windows:

Your registration windows are displayed in the BroncoDirect Student Center. Refer to the following table for registration window assignments and respective courses to enroll. If you are assigned to multiple windows, you may enroll in the courses offered in these sessions.

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Program

Registration Window

Course Section Available to Register

Undergraduate Regular Academic Session (1)
Five-Week First (5W1)
Five-Week Second (5W2)
Section number begins with 01, 02, 03...
For example: MAT1050-01
Open University Session (OU)
Open University 1st 5-wk (OU1)
Open University 2nd 5-wl (OU2)
Section number begins with E01, E02, E03...
For example: ACC2010-E02
Postbaccalaureate Open University Session (OU)
Open University 1st 5-wk (OU1)
Open University 2nd 5-wl (OU2)
Section number begins with E01, E02, E03…
For example: ACC5030-E03
Special Session Degree (SPD)
Special Session 1st 5 weeks (SP1)
Special Session 2nd 5 weeks (SP2)
Section number begins with P01, P02, P03…
For example: GBA5000-P01
Credential and Doctorate (EDD) Programs Regular Academic Session (1)
Five-Week First (5W1)
Five-Week Second (5W2)
Section number begins with 01, 02, 03…
For example: EDU5010-01

Fall 2024 Registration Schedule

Fall 2024 Registration Schedule Breakdown by Class Level

Term Session Dates (excludes dates for finals):

  • August 22, 2024 - December 8, 2024 (15-Week Session)

Registration Period

Group Level and Start Time

Unit Limit

Registration Window

Priority Registration

Approved Groups Registration Window begins at 8:00 am

16

April 08 - April 09, 2024

Student Parents Priority Registration

Approved Groups Registratio Window begins at 8:00 am

16

April 10, 2024

General Registration


Postbaccalaureate (Master's, Doctoral, Credential) begins at 8:00 am

16

April 11 - June 5, 2024

 Graduating Seniors begins at 8:00 am 

18

April 12, 2024 - June 5, 2024

 

Seniors begins at 8:00 am

16

April 15 - June 5, 2024

 

Juniors begins at 8:00 am

16

April 18  - June 5, 2024

 

Sophomores begins at 8:00 am

16

April 22 - June 5, 2024

 

Freshman begins at 8:00 am

16

April 25 - June 5, 2024

Add/Drop Period

 

18

August 12 - September 5, 2024

 

Fall 2024 Term:

New Graduate Students (PBAC) General Registration Window:

  • May 01, 2024 to August 02, 2024

 New Undergraduate Students (UGRAD) General Registration Window:

  • June 10, 2024 to August 02, 2024

CourseMatch Registration Window:

  • July 1, 2024 to August 21, 2024

Fully Online Registration Window:

  • August 05, 2024 to August 30, 2024

Incoming Undergraduate Students' Information

Incoming Undergraduate Students:

New freshman and transfer students will be able to register for their first term of classes at the orientation session that they attend. Students will be able to access BroncoDirect at designated periods during their orientation session. To ensure a trouble-free registration, new students are advised to submit documents required by the Office of Admissions  as early as possible before their scheduled orientation session.

Incoming Graduate Students' Information

Incoming Graduate Students:

The Registrar’s Office assigns Fall 2024 incoming graduate students' registration window beginning May 1, 2024, and ending August 2, 2024. To view your registration window, log in to your BroncoDirect account and click on Student Center under the Student Self Services menu. Please watch this Enrollment Appointment how-to video on checking your registration window. Also, you may view:  How to register for classes. If you have questions about which courses you should enroll in, please do not hesitate to contact your Department Graduate Coordinator. To further assist you in getting started on your CPP journey, click on resources and next steps for more information. Check the Class Search for Course Offerings. If you miss this registration window, the next opportunity to register for Fall 2024 classes will be during the Add/Drop Period that begins August 12 to September 5, 2024.

Registration Windows are assigned to new incoming graduate students typically on the first week of November for the Spring semester and the first week of May for the Summer (applicable to Credential and EDD programs only) and Fall semester. You may visit the Graduate Studies website for more information. 

*Masters of Interior Architecture - MIA - please go to the College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE) for your registration information.

Additional Information for Graduates:

Resources and Next Steps - Start Your CPP Journey
Graduate Studies

Permission to Add

Permission to Add

Use the Request during Add/Drop Period and Late Add:

During the Add/Drop period, you may add or drop classes using self-service registration on BroncoDirect Student Center.

If you need permission to add a class for a closed class, instructor/department consent, and/or Requisite not Met, request a permission number from your instructor and/or department.

Please Note: If you cannot register because BroncoDirect does not recognize your prerequisite and/or corequisite, please directly contact the Department that offers the course.

After the Add/Drop period, you may only add a class if extenuating circumstances prevent you from enrolling before the deadline. Before you submit the request, make sure to consult with your instructor and your department advisor.  Some classes may not permit adding or late adding.  Course instructor and/or department approvals may be required.

Please reach out to the Registrar’s Office for further instructions. Note: Such requests for an exception to the academic policy and approvals require the course instructor, department chair, and supporting documentation. All requests to add classes must be completed (including all approvals) by the last day to enroll for the term. Please click the link: Important Dates & Deadlines.

As a reminder, financial aid grant amounts are finalized based on enrollment after the Add/Drop period – and are not recalculated nless a student entirely withdraws from the semester, in which case a Return to Title IV calculation may be required to determine the amount of federal student aid earned.

  • Eligibility for most financial aid programs is prorated based on enrollment at the time of the disbursement.
  • At the end of the Add/Drop period for the semester, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will lock a student’s enrollment status and adjust grant aid to the correct amount based on actual enrolled units.
  • After the Add/Drop period, any new, initial aid packages will be based on the student’s enrollment at the time of packaging.

More information about Financial Aid Proration and Grant Recalculation can be found on our Financial Aid Policies page.

GUIDELINES:

  • Clear all registration holds before submitting this request. If you have a hold on your registration, the Registrar’s office will not be able to process your request and it may be denied.
  • Adding may change your enrollment status and result in additional charges to your student account.  It is important to confirm your account balance and payment due date in BroncoDirect Student Center. Contact the Student Accounting and Cashiering Services at sacs@cpp.edu if you have any questions. 
  • Make sure that you enter the correct class number (5 digit CRN) for each class you wish to add.
  • Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis; it does not guarantee your request will be approved. 
  • Late add request submitted after the Add/Drop period but before census day will require approvals from the instructor, the department chair and the Registrar’s Office. Late add request submitted after census day (end of 4th week) will require approvals from the instructor, department chair, associate dean and the Registrar’s Office.  No late add will be permitted after the 12th week of instruction.
  • If you exceeded the unit cap, submit the Petition to Exceed Unit Cap, also indicate it in your justification section. After the Add/Drop period and the petition is closed, you must obtain approval from your department chair to take more than the allowable units per term and indicate on the justification section. 
  • If you are repeating a course after three attempts or received a "C" or higher grade, do not submit this request until your Petition to Waive Restrictions on Course Repeats is submitted and approved by your department.  After your petition is approved, submit the Permission to Add and specify in your justification section.  If petition is closed after the Add/Drop period, you must obtain approval from the department chair and indicate on the justification section.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Tutorial Video and PDF Guide:

 

FAQ:

Who are the approvers to review my request

After you submit your request, it will route to the course instructor and the department chair or delegate of the department that offers the class. Class instructor and department approvals are required.

How long will it take for request to be approved or denied

Your request must be reviewed by the class instructor and department. Please allow 3 to 5 business days for processing. Once your request is processed, you will receive an email notifying you that your request was approved or denied. You are not officially registered until you receive an email notification that your request was approved and processed. You may also check your BroncoDirect Student Center>Permission to Add and view detail.

Can I get approval for a closed class

the instructor or the department delegate that offers the class may override the restriction to allow you to add a closed (or full) class.

When you submit your request, be sure to include details to help the instructor understand your justification for an override. Please be specific to avoid delays in reviewing your request. For example, if you need to enroll in the class to graduate on time, be sure to explain this in your justification.

Approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the instructor and the department that offers the class.

What if I have exceeded the unit cap

You cannot register for an additional class if you have exceeded the unit cap.  You must submit a Petition to Exceed Unit Cap or the Registrar’s Office will not be able to process your request and your request will be denied.

 

INQUIRES:

Contact Us to reach the Registrar's Office with any questions.