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Course requests must be submitted well in advance of the term the instructional unit wishes to offer the new or revised course. This insures sufficient time to allow for processing by Academic Programs, the Office of Course Management and Academic Space Scheduling (CMASS), and the Office of the Registrar before registration opens for the targeted term. See the table below for an overview of the entire process.

Units may also wish to review the timeline for academic program and unit proposals.

Steps Necessary to Prepare Courses for Registration Heading link

Responsible Unit Activity Spring Term Summer Term Fall Term
CMASS Tentative class schedules (pre-proofs) sent to departments July October December
CMASS Pre-proofs returned to Office of Classroom Scheduling August November January
Academic Programs Deadline for requests to add, drop, or change courses September 1 November 1 December 15
CMASS Schedule of classes finalized and posted to Web mid to late October Mid-January mid-March
Office of the Registrar Advanced registration Early to mid-November Early to mid-April Early to mid-April
Office of the Registrar Open registration Mid- to late November Mid- to late April Mid- to late April
Colleges Instruction begins Early January Summer I: Mid-May Summer II: Mid-June Late August