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FA 2020-21 Term Information

Students, please update your LOCAL RESIDENCE ADDRESS with your current residence using My Personal Information in access.caltech.edu. If residing outside the U.S., use TEMPORARY RESIDENCE ADDRESS.

FA 2020-21 Term Important Dates

9/29 - Beginning of fall term instruction
10/16 - Add Day
11/18 - Drop Day
11/25 - Last day of in-person instruction
11/26-27 - Thanksgiving (Institute holiday)
11/28 - All courses continue instruction remotely
12/4 - Last day of classes
12/9-11 - Final exams
12/11 - End of fall term

see the academic calendar for additional important dates and deadlines

Fall Registration Information for Students

Guidelines for continuing students who wish to make changes to their fall schedules is expected to be sent out in August. Academic departments are being given time to to make any necessary adjustments to their offerings and course information. Requests to add or change fall sections will not be accepted at this time. The Registrar's Office is working on streamlining the registration processes for students and faculty to best serve our fall policies and community needs. Thank you for your patience.

Information for new freshmen, transfer students, and first-year graduate students entering fall 2020 is expected to be sent out in August. New freshmen will continue to be registered by the Registrar's Office. Information on the period for new freshmen to make schedule adjustments will be sent before New Student Orientation.

Grading Schemes and Fall Term
Normal grading policies will be in place for fall term. The Current Course Schedule lists the course grading schemes. Please note that courses with the grading scheme of LETTER may only be taken for letter grade.

Grading scheme changes are a part of the registration change process. Guidelines and the timeline for how registration changes will be handled this fall are forthcoming. Details about when/how a student can request pass/fail grading options will be published here as well as sent directly to students and faculty.

Registration Information for Faculty

Academic departments will be given time to to make any necessary adjustments to fall offerings and course information. Requests to add or change fall sections will not be accepted at this time. The Registrar's Office is working on streamlining the registration processes for students and faculty to best serve our fall policies and community needs. Additional information on fall registration changes is expected to be sent to students and faculty in August. Thank you for your patience.