CSU, Chico Special Sessions

Special Session Adds, Drops & Refunds

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Adds, Drops & Refunds

To Add a Class:

  • On or before the first day of class, follow the standard instructions for class registration. No additional fees or permissions apply.
  • Beginning the second day of class, you must submit a completed Special Session Add/Drop Form to Regional & Continuing Education. A $10 late fee applies.
  • Please refer to the Required Approvals list below and on the form for the timeline and necessary signatures.
  • Semester-long “TBA” course enrollments must be complete and fees paid by the end of the fourth week to avoid late penalty and additional approvals.

To Drop a Class:

  • On or before the first day of class, no forms or permissions are required. Email or call Regional & Continuing Education at (530) 898-6105 to drop a class.
  • Beginning the second day of class, you must submit a completed Add/Drop Form to Regional & Continuing Education. Please refer to the Required Approvals list below for the timeline and necessary signatures.
  • It is your responsibility to confirm that the class has been dropped, your class enrollment status has been cleared, and that any refunds or changes to your financial aid are completed.

Adds or Drops with Financial Aid

If you’ve been admitted to a Special Session Degree Program and have received Financial Aid, you must contact your Financial Aid advisor regarding your financial obligation.

Required Approvals for Adds & Drops

The following signatures are required on the Add/Drop Form:

Late adds with a serious and compelling reason, as defined by the University Catalog, will require the approval signatures as follows. Special session classes vary widely in length and meeting patterns. Please contact Continuing Education to confirm specific dates and deadlines.

  • 1–2 week courses: Instructor, department chair, and college deans after first day
  • 3-4 week courses: Instructor, department chair, and college deans after third day
  • 5-10 week courses: Instructor, department chair, and college deans after first week
  • 11+ week courses:
    • On or before the end of the second week: No approvals required
    • After the second week but before the end of the fourth week: Instructor approval required
    • After the fourth week: Instructor, chair, and dean approvals required

Refunds

Special session classes vary widely in length and meeting patterns. Please contact Continuing Education to confirm specific dates and deadlines.

  • If a class cancels: 100% refund.
  • Drop on or before the first class meeting: 100% refund less $15 processing fee
  • 1-25% of the class has elapsed: 65% refund less $5 processing fee
  • After 25% of the class has elapsed: No refund
  • Semester-long “TBA” courses have until the end of the fourth week with no late fees or penalty. A $15 processing fee will apply.
Accessibility Accommodations: If you need special disability accommodations for an event, workshop, or online or on-campus class, please contact the CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center.