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Open University makes it possible for you to take courses from the University's offerings on a space-available basis without going through the formal admission process. Open University applications are accepted at both the San Bernardio and Palm Desert campuses.

Summer Session registration starts May 23.

Download the Summer 2013 Open University Registration Form here.

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Open university is a program designed for those who:

  1. want to examine a particular field before seeking admission to the University and enrolling in a degree program;
  2. want to update professional skills;
  3. missed the deadline for admission to CSUSB;
  4. have stopped attending CSUSB and wish to reenter;
  5. want to improve their GPA in order to reenter an academic program;
  6. wish to take selected CSUSB courses that will transfer to another university; or
  7. want to take a course for the enjoyment of learning.

The Open University program can help you update professional skills, prepare for a career change, enrich your personal development or work toward a degree. Many of the regular courses are held in the late afternoon and evenings, which provides opportunities for working adults.


Quarter Dates

Regular Session: June 19 - September 3
6W1: June 19 - July 29
6W2: July 30 - September 5

Census Date (final day to register and pay fees):

Regular Session: July 10
6W1: June 27
6W2: August 7

Petition process required after Census dates.

Registration Dates:

Instructor-signed Open University enrollment forms and payments will be accepted according to the following schedule. Return to the College of Extended Learning (Sierra Hall 134) to register for courses. You are not enrolled until this office has received a signed enrollment form and applicable fees have been paid. Fees may be paid by cash, check, money order, or by Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

First Day to Pay and Register for Courses:

Regular Session: Thursday, May 23
6W1: Thursday, May 23
6W2: Thursday, May 23

Late Fee Applied:

Regular Session: Wednesday, July 3

Final Day to Pay and Register:

Regular Session: Wednesday, July 10
6W1: Thurday, June 27
6W2: Wednesday, August 7

Withdrawals and Refunds

Regular Session: Wednesday, July 10
6W1: Thurday, June 27
6W2: Wednesday, August 7

Students may withdraw from classes without record and receive a 65% refund through these dates. (At no time are 100% refunds issued.) After the dates listed, no refunds are granted. Withdrawals after this date will be permissible only for serious and compelling reasons, such as a serious illness or accident. Students will receive a ?gWithdrawal?h on their records. Documentation is required for these exceptions

For more information about Open University, please call (909) 537-5975 or e-mail
PLEASE NOTE: Open University registration forms will not be accepted by e-mail.

Hours of Operation
Spring Quarter 2013
Mon-Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fee Schedule
Fee Schedule for 2012-2013*
  • 5 units .... $1,300
  • 4 units .... $1040
  • 3 units .... $780
  • 2 units .... $520
  • 1 unit   .... $260

Additional fees may be charged for courses that offer laboratory work or individual tutorial instruction.

*Important Student Fee Information: The College of Extended Learning makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased to meet the operating costs of delivering continuing education courses and programs. Therefore, the College of Extended Learning reserves the right to increase or modify fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular quarter has begun. All College of Extended Learning fees are subject to change.


California State University, San Bernardino
CSUSB College of Extended Learning
5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2393
Telephone: (909) 537-5975 • Fax (909) 537-5907 • E-mail
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Updated February 18, 2013

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