College of Professional & International Education
  • Academic Course Credit

    All Winter Session courses carry CSULB residence credit, and there is no limit on the number of Winter Session courses which may be applied towards a degree at CSULB for matriculated students. California State University, Long Beach is on the semester system.

    Courses are numbered in the following manner and are designed primarily for students with the class standings indicated in parentheses:

    Course Prerequisites

    Some courses have prerequisites which are noted in the footnotes. Students are responsible for verifying that they have met all prerequisites before enrolling. Students may be asked by their instructor to provide proof of completion of course prerequisites.

    Transferring Units

    Units earned in Winter Session appear on CSULB transcripts and should be transferable to other accredited institutions. The decision to accept transfer credits rests with a student’s home institution and students are responsible for verifying transferability before registering for courses at CSULB.

    Maximum Unit Load

    Students may enroll in a maximum of four (4) units during Winter Session. Current CSULB students wishing to enroll in more than 4 units must submit the Extra Unit Petition Form to Enrollment Services. Non-CSULB students wishing to enroll in more than 4 units must use the CPIE Maximum Unit Load Petition Form. The form must be submitted to CPIE for approval by the Associate Dean.

    The deadline for submitting an Extra Unit Petition form for approval is:

    Late Registration

    Late registration begins Wednesday, December 18, 2019 for Session 1, and Thursday, January 2, 2020 for Session 2. There will be a $25, non-refundable, late registration fee assessed at that time.

    Independent Study

    Each student who is enrolled in a supervised independent study, research, or reading course (excluding thesis courses) must have an agreement on file in the department office where the course is offered. The agreement must be signed by both the instructor and the student and must be on file at the beginning of the course.

    Graduate Studies

    Consult the CSULB catalog for general information regarding graduate study for credentials and master's degrees. Details of individual credentials/degrees are available from the departments. Consult the College of Education for information on simultaneously pursuing a master's degree and a teaching credential.

    Academic Honesty

    Winter Session courses comply with all CSULB regulations regarding cheating and plagiarism. Definitions of cheating and plagiarism are found in the General Regulations and Procedures section of the CSULB catalog.

    Disabled Students Services

    Students with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation in order to participate in or benefit from university programs, services, and/or activities should inform the person/department responsible for these programs, services, or activities, and then contact the Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC).

    Students needing support services or accommodations for course work should contact the instructor of the course within the first week of class. In addition, students should establish their eligibility for assistance by contacting the Bob Murphy Access Center (SSC-110) (562) 985-5401. They will be required to provide verification of their disability from a medical professional along with a description of the student’s functional limitations. BMAC will evaluate their requests. Typical accommodations available are extended time for tests, test proctoring, private test rooms, note taking, Braille transcription, and referral for tutoring.

    If the service offered is insufficient or inadequate, the student should confer with the Director of BMAC.

    If these efforts are not successful, concerns may be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (USU- 301) (562) 985-8256. Responsibility for oversight and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act have been delegated to the campus director for disability support and accommodation.

    Tax Deduction Information

    Treasury regulation 1.162-5 permits an income tax deduction for certain educational expenses (registration and tuition fees and cost of travel, meals, and lodging) undertaken to: 1) maintain or improve skills required in one’s employment, or 2) meet requirements of an employer or a law imposed as a condition to retention of employment, job status, or rate of compensation. Refer to current IRS regulations.

    Use of Social Security Numbers

    The California Code of Regulations (Section 41201, Title 5) and the Internal Revenue Code (Section 6109) require you to provide the university with your correct social security number.

    Emergency Procedures

    In the event of a weather-related or other type of emergency, instructors and students should call the main CPIE phone number (562) 985-5561. KKJZ, 88.1 FM will announce campus status reports periodically. More frequent broadcasts will be added if necessary. CSULB will notify major radio stations and television stations concerning closure and other information.

    Winter Session is Self-Supporting

    Winter Sessions receives no financial support from state or local funds. Although every effort is made to provide accurate information, occasionally courses must be cancelled, moved, combined, split, scheduled for different hours, and/or assigned alternate faculty. CSULB academic departments and colleges reserve the right to make such changes when necessary. The assignment of an alternate faculty member to teach a course is not grounds for a refund. Course fees are subject to change without notice.