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|Monday||September 2||Labor Day (observed)|
|Tuesday||September 3||First day of classes|
|Thursday||September 5||11:00am Senior Thesis meeting, Pickford Auditorium|
Last day to add courses
All course fees become final (art, labs, PE, music)
|Wednesday||October 9||Low grade notices due to the Registrar|
|Monday - Tuesday||October 21-22||Fall Break (no classes in session)|
Last day to drop courses without penalty
Last day to opt for CR / NC grading in elective courses
|Tuesday - Friday||November 19 - 22||Pre-registration for Spring 2014|
|Thursday - Friday||November 28-29||Thanksgiving Break (no classes in session)|
|Monday||December 2||Senior Theses are due by noon in Founders Room, Bauer Center North|
|Friday||December 13||Last day of CMC classes|
|Monday - Friday||December 16-20||Final Exams|
During the add/drop period (first ten days of the semester) all courses require instructor permission to add. The "Requirements" link next to each course on the online course schedule will tell you the specific restrictions for any course.
Get instructor permission as needed. After the conclusion of pre-registration, most courses require instructor permission regardless of whether the course is closed. The "Requirements" link next to each course on the online course schedule will tell you the specific restrictions for any course. You can request permission for any course that is closed to you or that requires instructor permission for any reason using the portal PERMission system. After pre-registration, students may add courses with the permission of the instructor. Drops do not require instructor permission.
If a student fails to attend the first two meetings of a course (or one course meeting for courses meeting only one time per week) and the absences were not approved in advance by the instructor, the faculty member of record may ask the Registrar to drop the student from the course. However, students will not be automatically dropped from a course they do not attend. Dropping courses in a timely manner is the responsibility of the student. The Registrar may permit reinstatement into a dropped course when documented circumstances beyond the student's control prevented the student from attending the course and communicating with the instructor.
Off-Campus Study Fall 2013
Students who have been accepted for off-campus study or exchange programs in the spring semester should not pre-register for courses at CMC unless their plans may change. Registrations for these students will be deleted on August 19, unless they have notified the Registrar's Office that they will be attending CMC in the spring.
What To Do When Classes Close
Students may register for closed courses with permission of the instructor. The CMC Registrar's Office does not keep waiting lists for closed courses. Students interested in entering a closed section or Keck Science courses should contact the instructor and use the portal PERM system to ask for permission to enroll.
All degree-seeking undergraduate students may pre-register for up to 4.0 units of academic course credit along with up to 0.5 course unit of co-curricular partial-credit courses, such as music lessons, ROTC, Speech and Debate, or theatre performance. Students who have completed at least 3.0 units of academic courses in the immediately preceding semester and who received a semester grade point average of at least 10.50 may overload up to a total of 5.0 course units of academic course credit starting the first day of the new semester. Overload Petition forms are available in the Registrar's Office and online on our forms page and will be accepted starting the first day of classes. Students may not exceed 6.0 units of total credit, including co-curricular partial-credit courses. Overloading students who receive a low grade notice in any course (except PE) must drop back to no more than 4.0 units of academic credit. These students may remain enrolled in an additional 0.5 unit of co-curricular credit, not to exceed 4.5 total units. 3/2 majors and Science and Management majors may pre-register for 5 academic courses with permission from their major advisor or the Dean of Faculty. Any student requesting an exception to this policy must petition the Academic Standards Committee and present compelling reasons (with appropriate documentation) for the exception.
CMC students must complete three semesters of physical education by the end of their sophomore year. Two seasons of CMS intercollegiate athletic team or club sport participation will also fulfill the PE requirement. To count towards the PE requirement, students must register for all PE courses, including athletic teams and club sports. Coaches cannot sign up or drop students. Regular due dates and deadlines apply to PE courses. All PE courses are non-credit courses for CMC students. Fees for PE courses are charged to students’ accounts and are final as of the deadline to add classes on the 10th day of the semester. In September, PE courses will begin on Monday, September 9 at 8:00 am. PE courses that are “to be arranged” will meet for the first time on Thursday, September 12 at 11:00am in Ducey gym. Contact the staff at Ducey Gym at (909) 607-2904 for more information.
At CMC, freshmen and sophomores may take 1 course off-campus; juniors and seniors may take 2 courses (1/2 of their academic course-load) off-campus. Off campus courses and programs which are not considered cross-registration include:
|Scripps College:||Lower-level languages, Joint Music|
|Pitzer College:||Lower-level languages|
|Pomona College:||Lower-level languages, Theatre|
American Studies 103 JT and 180 JT
Asian-American Studies courses with an "AA" suffix
Africana Studies courses with an "AF" suffix
Chicano Studies courses with a "CH" suffix
Media Studies courses with an "MS" prefix
Students wishing to take a course at CGU must obtain permission to enroll. CGU courses are not available for registration via the portal. Complete and submit a CGU Course Registration Request Form to the Registrar's Office at or after your pre-registration appointment time. Forms will be accepted until the add deadline each semester. For the full CGU policy regarding undergraduate enrollment in CGU courses, visit this page: Undergraduates Registering for CGU Classes.
Senior thesis is a regular course for which students must register in person at the CMC Registrar's Office. The Senior Thesis Topic Form must be completed before students can sign up for thesis. A required meeting explaining thesis requirements will be held on the first Thursday of each semester at 11:00am in Pickford Auditorium. Detailed syllabus information and forms may be obtained on our Senior Thesis web page.
Science majors must complete a science thesis (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics 188L and 190L; or Biology, Chemistry, or Physics 191). All two-semester science theses include labs and lab fees. Science majors make all thesis arrangements through the Keck Science Department and must register for the appropriate course.
The current course schedule is available on your portal page once you log in. You can also visit the public portal page to view the entire schedule.
If you prefer a printed copy of the schedule, you may print one of the PDF files linked below.
- Printable Schedule - FALL 2013 CMC and KS Offerings - PDF (151KB) - 28 pages - Updated 04-18-13
- Printable Schedule - FALL 2013 All 5C Courses - PDF (457KB) - 114 pages - Updated 04-18-13
- Printable Schedule - FALL 2013 Finance Courses - PDF (48KB) - 1 page - Updated 04-18-13
- Printable Schedule - Anticipated SPRING 2014 Courses - PDF (433KB) - 22 pages
These forms are available to you for your use while you plan your schedule.
The page below includes a map of CMC, as well as links to additional maps and area directions.
Claremont McKenna College actively encourages students to register to vote. Registering and voting are important aspects of your rights and responsibilities as an informed citizen.
More information can be found here: Voter Registration Information