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Enroll in SDSU Classes Through Open University

Welcome to Open University!

With Open University, you can participate in SDSU undergraduate and graduate classes on-campus and online, on a space-available basis, without applying to San Diego State University.

Open University offers over 200 different online college courses.

You can choose from dozens of college courses focused on a variety of topics, including business and finance, computer science, education, history, marketing, professional development, and environmental studies.

Open University may be a fit for you if you’re working toward a degree, needing to earn transferable credit, or want to explore a course before committing to an entire degree program. Open University is also a great option if you need to update professional skills with additional training or raise your GPA for readmission.

Whether you’re a working professional or you’re attending another university or a community college, you can still take part in college courses at SDSU with Open University. Registration is easy; create an account, select the courses you’d like to attend, and pay for your classes.

How to Participate in Open University

  1. Check the University's class schedule for the courses you want, and to see which courses are open. Please note that you’re responsible for meeting all course prerequisites prior to registration.
  2. Register and pay online in any open class once registration starts. Registration in open classes may be done online or by secure email. For information on how to submit by secure email, please contact the registration office. Waitlists must be done online only.
  3. Use the online SDSU WaitList process during your Open University registration to request a seat in a closed class if desired. SDSU matriculated students have priority for all waitlisted courses. Open University students will be notified by email with payment instructions when they have been enrolled in a class that was waitlisted.

Once you’ve chosen your Open University courses and enrolled successfully, you’ll access your online courses via Canvas, SDSU’s online Learning Management System.

To access Canvas, you’ll need to create an SDSUid account login. You’ll receive an email from SDSUid following registration and payment for your Open University courses. Please allow 2-3 days for the process to be complete. If you need help accessing Canvas, please contact SDSU Global Campus IT Support at

Please visit to access Canvas.

Click here for more information on the registration process.

Taking an online college class with Open University can help you make the next steps in your education and your career. Choose your courses and sign up today!

Open University Dates and Deadlines

View deadlines and dates for the current academic term, such as the last day to register, drop, or to change your grading option.

Summer 2022

Session S1: May 24-July 6
Session T1: May 24-August 17
Session S2: July 5-August 17

Session S1 Registration Period: May 2-26
Session T1Registration Period: May 2-31
Session S2 Registration Period: May 2-July 7
Session S1 Registration via Waitlist: May 27-June 2
Session T1 Registration via Waitlist: June 1-6
Session S2 Registration via Waitlist: July 8-12

Session S1 Deadline to Drop (w/ full refund -$21): May 23
Session T1 Deadline to Drop (w/ full refund -$21): May 23
Session S2 Deadline to Drop (w/ full refund -$21): July 4

Session S1 Deadline to Drop (w/ 65% refund): June 2
Session T1 Deadline to Drop (w/ 65% refund): June 6
Session S2 Deadline to Drop (w/ 65% refund): July 12

Session S1 Session Withdrawal Deadline (no refund): June 9
Session T1 Session Withdrawal Deadline (no refund): June 13
Session S2 Session Withdrawal Deadline (no refund): July 19



For more information, please email or call (619) 594-3376.