We are using CalCentral ( to enroll in classes again this semester. Please review the instructions below for a step-by-step guide. If you have questions about enrollment check out our FAQs page and watch our video guide for answers.

Please follow these instructions for your enrollment:

  1. Select your classes
  2. Enroll in your classes

A. Create a Shopping Cart

B. Finish your Enrollment

Waitlisted Classes

Dropping a Class


Part 1- Go to the Schedule of Classes to Select Your Classes

Schedule of Classes Search page
Within the Schedule of Classes you can search on Instructor, Category, Course Title, Course Number, Keyword, and Units. The links on the left allow you to search by topic e.g. Business Law or Crim. The “Search” button can also be used to return a list of all classes if nothing else is selected. Above the search options is a text menu of semesters “Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022” with arrows to the left and right indicating further options. Fall 2021 is underlined to show that the search will return results for that semester.


Find the five digit ‘Class Number’ for each class that you want to take (hint: you may need to scroll down):

Course Description for Law 211.2 Practical Ethics with an arrow from the left pointing to the 5-digit class number.
Within the Schedule of Classes, each course description contains the course number, title of the class, the instructor’s name, links to teaching evaluations, units, meeting times, room number, start date, and class number. This 5-digit class number is the number you will use to enroll in classes through Cal Central.

Pro Tip: Keep a tab open or save the Class Numbers in an open doc that you can refer back to as you enroll.


Part 2 – Go to CalCentral to Enroll in Classes

Log in to CalCentral ( using your CalNet ID.

CalCentral sign in page with an arrow from the right emphasizing the sign in button

Choose ‘My Academics’ from the blue navigation bar at the top of the page

Menu at the top of the CalCentral_My_Academics page with a red box to emphasize the "My Academics" button.

Find your ‘Class Enrollment’ card in the right hand column of the My Academics Page.

Cal Central My Academics page with the Class Enrollment card outlined in red
Cal Central Class Enrollment Card

Here a few things to notice on your Cal Central Enrollment Card:

      1. The tabs at the top of the card show which semester you will be enrolling into.
      2. Enrollment times for Phase 1 and Phase 2 are on the right.
      3. Maximum units for Phase 1 and 2 enrollment are on the left.

Pay special attention to your enrollment times. You do not want to miss them:

Enrollment times on Cal Central Enrollment Card


Part 2 A – Select Enrollment Center to Create a Shopping Cart now so you can save time later

You won’t be able to enroll in classes until your appointment time begins but you can start adding classes to your shopping cart now. Then, when your enrollment appointment begins, you can quickly enroll by selecting the classes you want from your shopping cart.

To create a shopping cart, select the blue Enrollment Center button on your your Enrollment Card.

Blue Enrollment Center Button with arrow


The Enrollment Center Button will take you to Class Search and Enroll to begin the four step process to add classes to your shopping cart. Be sure to select the correct semester in which you are enrolling.


Class Search and Enroll with Fall 2021 Arrow


Step 1: Review and Select Class – First, Enter the 5 digit class number from the Schedule of Classes. Select Enroll or Add to Cart.

Use the 5 digit class number to find and add your class in the Enrollment Center
Enrollment Center Search and Enroll tool

Confirm you have the correct course, then select Next

Review your class selection, then click 'Next' on the upper right
Check course title, status, meeting dates, days and times, then select ‘Next’ to review your waitlist preferences

Step 2: Review Class Preferences – Confirm that Add to Waitlist is selected and the toggle bar is green for yes, then select Accept

Confirm that the toggle bar is green to indicate Yes, you would like to be added to the waitlist if the class is full.


Step 3: Enroll or Add to Cart – You will not be able to enroll in any classes until your appointment begins so be sure to select Add to Shopping Cart, then select Next

Use the radio button to select 'Add to Shopping Cart' then choose Next' in the upper right corner.

If your enrollment time has not yet started you will not be permitted to enroll. Best practice is to add classes to your shopping cart in advance and enroll when your appointment begins.

Don't choose 'Enroll' before your appointment time because the system will block you.



Step 4: Review and Submit – Confirm you have the correct course then select Submit

Confirm the class is what you intended and select 'Submit' to add it to your cart


Select Yes, Select Enroll – The pop-up window will ask if you are sure you want to submit. Select Yes and then Enroll. (Note: The “Enroll” button will appear next to the “Delete” button once your enrollment appointment starts.)

Are you sure? Yellow arrow selects 'Yes' then 'Enroll' in the upper right


Enrollment Center Message: "This class has been added to your schedule." Below that the course number and title: "Law 222 - Federal Courts"


Go back to Class Search and Enroll to repeat steps 1-4 for each class you want to enroll in. Add everything to your shopping cart ahead of time to enroll quickly when your appointment begins. You can add as many units as you like to the shopping cart. Once your enrollment appointment begins you will be limited to adding 8 units in Phase 1 and up to 16 units in Phase 2.

Yellow arrow points to button for 'Class Search and Enroll' which is the second button from the top on the left side of the page.


Once you’ve added all your classes, go to the Shopping Cart tab

Yellow arrow points to 'Shopping Cart' button which is the third from the top on the left side of the page.

Check your shopping cart early to confirm that all the classes you want are already there. A few things to notice while you’re there:

  • Check Course Availability – Course Availability will tell you if the class is open or full. If it’s full, you can add yourself to the waitlist.
    • Note that availability may change–a course that is open when you added it may have a waitlist at the time you enroll.
  • Check Days and Times to make sure that the classes you are enrolling do not meet at conflicting times.
  • Check Units – Check your units to confirm that you are not enrolling in more than the 8 units allowed in Phase 1 or 16 units in Phase 2.

The shopping cart is a table with columns showing (from left to right): Select checkboxes, Availability, Class, Description, Session, Days and Times, Room, Instructor, Units, Seats, and Preferences.


  • Check Preferences – Change Preferences will allow you to confirm that you would like to be added to the waitlist if the class is full.
The column for 'Preferences' on the far right of your shopping cart contains links that show pop-up boxes with your waitlist preferences for each class.
‘Yes’ means you would like to be added to the waitlist if the class is full

Caution: You are not yet enrolled. This is just a shopping cart. You can begin enrolling at the start of your enrollment time. To do so, you will select the classes you want in the shopping cart, then select Enroll.


Part 2B – Finish your Enrollment

When it is your appointment time, go to the shopping cart tab to enroll in all your classes at once. Select the classes you want to enroll (remember in Phase 1 you are limited to 8 units, in Phase 2 you may enroll in up to 16 units). Remember that waitlisted units will count towards your unit total:

Shopping cart with two classes selected in the leftmost column and a yellow arrow linking these to the 'Enroll' button on the upper right of the page

You can return to your shopping cart to enroll in other classes if you were not able to enroll or if you were waitlisted in your preferred classes. If you are at your unit limit, you may need to drop a waitlisted or enrolled class in order to enroll in something else.


Waitlisted Classes

When you are finished enrolling, your enrolled and waitlisted classes will appear in the View My Classes Tab within the Enrollment Center.


View My Classes page with check boxes for 'Show Enrolled' and 'Show Waitlisted' selected at the topof page. Yellow arrows connect the selected boxes to courses below with status 'Enrolled' and status 'Waiting' shown on the left of each listing.
If you are waitlisted for a class, your waitlist position will be listed in the ‘View My Classes’ page.

You can also see waitlisted classes on your My Academics page in CalCentral.

CAl Central 'My Academics' pafe with teh Enrollment Center button on the right and Fall 2021 classes in the center. Below the course listing for Consitutional Law and circled in yellow with an arrow for emphasis, it says "My Enrolled Units: 4" and below that, "My Waitlisted Units: 3."


Cal Central Page, My Academics, 'Fall 2021' with a more detailed view of Enrolled and Waitlisted classes


What if I want to drop a class?

Within your shopping cart you can add and drop classes before you enroll. Once you’re enrolled or waitlisted, you will need to use the Drop Classes tab in the Enrollment Center.

Detailed view of the Enrollment Center Menu with four buttons on the left. The bottom button 'Drop Classes' is circled in yellow with a yellow arrow pointing to it from the right.

Select the class you’d like to drop then select Next

The Drop Classes page with a two button menu on the left and a list of classes at the center of the page. A yellow arrow connects the 'Select Classes to Drop' button to the selected checkbox for Law 222 Federal Courts, then sweeps across the page to the 'Next' button in the upper right corner..

Click Yes to confirm your selection

Pop up box reads "Do you want to drop the class(es) you indicated? Yes/No" The 'Yes' button is outlined in yellow with an arrow from below indicating the selection.

A successful drop will be confirmed with a green check mark

Enrollment Center page showing Law 222 - Federal Courts and below that the message "This class has been dropped."



If you have questions please contact the Registrar’s office at or call us at 510-642-2278.