College of Professional & International Education
  • Fall 2019 registration begins Monday, August 26, 2019 (the first day of classes for this semester). The last day to enroll is Monday, September 23, 2019.

    Students enrolling through Open University will receive academic credit. Students may apply up to 24 units of this credit toward an undergraduate degree at CSULB. At the option of the appropriate college and department, up to 9 units of academic credit may be applied toward a graduate degree at CSULB.

    Open University provides an opportunity for people who are not currently admitted to CSULB to enroll in courses offered by the university during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

    Download the Fall 2019 Open University Registration form here.

    Students registering through Open University no longer need instructor and department approval to add a class. However, if prerequisites are required and/or the class is full, you will need to obtain approval. Please view the options underneath How to Register on the left-side menu, and choose the appropriate registration method for your course.

    In addition, students who enrolled in any term from Fall 2018 through Summer 2019 can use self-service registration. Please click on the Self-Service Registration left-side menu item for step-by-step instructions.  


    The Open University course fee is $315 per unit. There is also a $5 mandatory ID fee each term.