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Winter 18 Registration Deadlines

**Please Note: Due to the hardships imposed by the Thomas Fire, several dates for important deadlines have been changed. All updates are listed below in red.**


Friday, August 18, 2017

  • First day for undergraduates to use GOLD to declare candidacy for the Winter 2018 degree.

Monday, October 23

  • On or after this date, continuing students use GOLD to view their Winter 2018 registration appointment times.

October 30-November 8

  • Registration for continuing undergraduate and graduate students. Register using GOLD at your designated appointment time to obtain best possible priority for your class level.
  • No financial aid, loans, or scholarships will be credited to your BARC account until you are registered in sufficient units. Undergraduates must be registered in a minimum of 6 units. Graduate students must be registered in a minimum of 4 units.

Monday, November 6

  • First day to pay fees.

Wednesday, November 8

  • Continuing undergraduate students who register after this date will be assessed a $50 late registration fee. (Students in the College of Creative Studies registering only for Creative Studies classes will be charged the $50 late registration fee if registration is completed later than January 8.

Mid November

  • Registration begins for new and returning students.
  • No financial aid, loans, or scholarships will be credited to your BARC account until you are registered in sufficient units. Undergraduates must be registered in a minimum of 6 units. Graduate students must be registered in a minimum of 4 units.

Tuesday, November 21

  • Last day for graduate students to file intercampus exchange applications for winter quarter with the Graduate Division.

Wednesday, November 29

  • Continuing graduate students who register after this date will be assessed a $50 late registration fee.

Tuesday, December 12

  • Last day to file for leave of absence with Graduate Division for Winter 2018.
  • Last day to submit an In Absentia petition

Friday, December 22

  • Fee Payment Deadline for undergraduate students
  • Undergraduate students who still have a balance due must pay or defer this balance, to avoid a $50 late payment fee. Students can view their BARC account balances at http://my.sa.ucsb.edu..
  • In order for continuing undergraduate students to maintain registered status and protect class space, the “amount due” charges listed on the December BARC statement must be paid by this date. Students can view their current BARC Statement and Recent Account Activity online at http://my.sa.ucsb.edu by selecting MyBARC. Students whose payment is received after this date are subject to losing their registered class space. Notification of failure to meet this deadline will be sent to your U-Mail address.
  • After 4 p.m. on this date, registration for undergraduate students will not be processed without prior payment of fees.

Friday, December 15

  • Deadline for graduate students to present thesis and dissertations to Graduate Division to receive fall 2017 degree.

Early January 2018

  • Deadline to file a thesis or dissertation using fees paid fall 2017 (degree will be conferred Winter 2018).
  • Deadline to Advance to Doctoral Candidacy and pay $50 Advancement fee to be eligible for nonresident tuition reduction for Winter 2018.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • Winter quarter begins.
  • Pre-instructional activities: counseling, testing, academic advising.
  • Instruction begins.
  • Registration deadline for new and returning students. After this date new and returning students will be assessed a $50 late registration fee.
  • Fee payment deadline for graduate students.
  • Graduate students who still have a balance due must pay or defer this balance by 4 p.m., to avoid a $50 late payment fee. Students can view their BARC account balances by logging into MyBARC at http://my.sa.ucsb.edu. Graduate students who are not paid will not be allowed to continue with registration until fee payment is made.
  • Office of the Registrar begins processing schedule adjustment petitions. Photo ID required. All other schedule adjustment transactions, including adding classes using approval codes, should be completed via GOLD.
  • Last day for College of Creative Studies students, enrolling only in CCS courses, to register for winter
  • Deadline for continuing, nonresident students to apply for reclassification as California residents.
  • Confirmation/updates of your addresses should be processed through GOLD. If you are employed by the university you must also update your address separately with your employing department.

Friday, January 22

  • Last day for all students to drop courses without a $3 fee per drop transaction.
  • Last day for all students to add courses without a course approval code.
  • Last day for undergraduate students to drop Writing 1, 1E, 2, 2E, 2LK, 50, 50E without petition.

Monday, January 15

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Tuesday, January 22

  • Last day to declare candidacy for the Winter 2018 undergraduate degree using GOLD.

Monday, January 22

  • Last day for all students to add courses without paying $3 fee.
  • Last day for all students to change grading option without paying $3 fee.

Monday, January 29

  • Non-CCS seniors who have declared candidacy to graduate during the 2017-2018 academic year (including Fall 2018) are eligible to make a reservation for a Spring 2018 Commencement ceremony using GOLD. 

Monday, February 5

  • Last day for all students to add classes via GOLD by 11:45 p.m.
  • Late registration ends for all students. Lapse in status as a student in the university may occur unless fees and all other financial obligations have been paid, registration has been completed, and blocks on registration (if any) have been cleared. Enrollment will not be accepted after this date.

Monday, February 12

  • Last day for undergraduates in the Colleges of Letters and Science and Engineering to drop classes via GOLD by 11:45 p.m.

Friday, February 16

  • End of first half of quarter.

Monday, February 19

  • Presidents’ Day holiday.

Friday, March 2
  • Deadline for continuing, new, and returning students to apply for 2017-2018 UCSB financial aid (UC Grant, Perkins Loan, and Work-Study). It is recommended that the FAFSA be submitted electronically; students should be sure to get a Certificate of Mailing if the FAFSA is mailed.

  Friday, March 9
  • Last day for undergraduates in the Colleges of Letters and Science and Engineering to change grading option in courses from passed/not passed to letter-grade or vice versa via GOLD by 11:59 p.m.

Monday, March 12

  • Last day to file for leave of absence with Graduate Division for Spring 2018.
  • Last day to submit an In Absentia petition

March 12-16

  • Examinations are strongly discouraged and mandatory non-instructional activities require advance approval from the Office of Student Life.

Friday, March 16

  • Last day of instruction.
  • Last day for graduate students and students in the College of Creative Studies to drop courses or change grading options via GOLD by 11:59 p.m.
  • Last day for undergraduates in the Colleges of Engineering and Letters & Science to submit a petition for complete withdrawal.

March 19-23

  • Final examinations.

Friday, March 23

  • Winter quarter ends.
  • Degree candidates must have all transfer work and coursework completed no later than this date for current quarter graduation.
  • Last day to submit Incomplete petitions with instructor signature at the Office of the Registrar.
  • Deadline for graduate students to present theses and dissertations to Graduate Division to receive a Winter 2018 degree.

Tuesday, March 27

  • Winter 2018 grade submission deadline. Grades from all instructors must be turned in via eGrades by 11:59pm PST.

Thursday, March 39

  • Deadline for graduate students to present theses and dissertations to Graduate Division to receive a Spring 2018 degree using Winter 2018 fees.
  • Last day to Advance to Doctoral Candidacy and pay $50 Advancement fee to be eligible for nonresident tuition reduction for Spring 2018. 

Sunday, April 1

  • Winter 2018 grades available on GOLD.