Register Online Before SDSU Classes Start


The Open University program allows high school graduates, working adults, and students from other universities to attend SDSU courses if space is still available once SDSU matriculated students have registered.

Open University students can now register prior to the first day of class, after SDSU matriculated student registration is complete. You can select from the courses offered in SDSU's current class schedule. The registration process for students to enroll in SDSU classes is easy; University admission is not required. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites prior to registration.

How To Enroll in Open University:

  1. Check the University's class schedule for the courses you want, and to see which courses are open. Students are 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, contact the registration office. Waitlists must be done online only.

  3. Use the online SDSU Wait List 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.

Summer 2020 Open University information sheet are now available online.

Note: Undergraduate students who have been disqualified from SDSU are not allowed to attend Open University or classes through SDSU Global Campus special sessions until one year from the date of disqualification. Graduate students must wait one semester after disqualification.

Summer 2020 Open University Registration Deadlines
(Classes Begin on May 26)
Sessions
Regular
Registration
(Register in
open seats
and via
automated
waitlist)
Registration
via Waitlist
Only
(Instructors add
students from
waitlist)
Deadline
to Drop*
(full refund
-$21)
Deadline
to Drop*
(with 65%
refund)
Withdrawal
Deadline**
(NO refund)
W on transcript
Instructor
signature required

Change of
grading option

S1
5/26-7/13

5/4-5/28

5/29-6/3

5/26

6/3

6/10

T1
5/26-8/19

5/4-6/1

6/2-6/5

5/26

6/5

6/12

S2
7/7-8/19

5/4-7/9

7/10-7/13

7/7

7/13

7/22

Fall 2020 Open University information sheet are now available online.

Fall 2020 Open University Registration Deadlines
(Classes Begin on August 24)
Regular
Registration
(Register in
open seats
and via
automated
waitlist)
Registration
via Waitlist
Only
(Instructors add
students from
waitlist)
Deadline
to Drop*
(full refund
-$21)
Deadline
to Drop*
(with 65%
refund)
Withdrawal
Deadline**
(NO refund)
W on transcript
Instructor
signature required

Change of
grading option

8/18-8/28

8/29-9/4

8/24

9/4

9/11

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Credit/Grades

Please be aware: Only 24 units of Open University credit may be applied toward an SDSU undergraduate degree. For graduate students, not more than nine units of coursework taken in Open University prior to admission to an advanced degree or advanced certificate are acceptable on a program of study.

Fees

Open University fees are $282 per unit for undergraduate courses and $342 per unit for graduate courses (600 level and above). We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, and Visa. Mailed forms are considered received as of the postmark date.

Drop/Withdrawals

Drops are available online, or by mail (no signature required). In person and by mail drops: Complete a SDSU Global Campus transaction form and return the form to SDSU Global Campus. Withdrawals must be done by mail only.

Please note: Instructors can drop Open University students for lack of prerequisites or non-attendance. Not all instructors will utilize the instructor-initiated drop. It is the student’s responsibility to manage their schedule.

*All refunds are subject to a $21 administrative charge plus ASB/student fees will be deducted after first class session.

**Registration or withdrawal after deadline dates above are by petition, only for serious and compelling reasons.

Contact SDSU Global Campus Registration and Enrollment Services at (619) 594-5152 or ces.registrar@sdsu.edu for more information.

International Students

Non-matriculated foreign students (nonresidents) from non-English speaking countries should have achieved a score of at least 61 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the equivalent, prior to registering in the Open University program.

I-20 forms are NOT issued by SDSU Global Campus; therefore, students cannot maintain student status by enrolling only in SDSU Global Campus or Open University classes.

International students with an I-20 issued by another college or university may enroll in Open University. International students must maintain their F-1 visa status and I-20 with their current institution

Only SDSU matriculated students and those enrolled in the American Language Institute can maintain student status.

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SDSU Online Services

All Open University students who need access to online services (WebPortal grades/transcripts, library, Blackboard, Canvas) should create an SDSUid account login. Students will receive an email from SDSUid following registration and payment. Please allow 2-3 days for the process to be complete. For assistance with accessing Blackboard or Canvas contact cesit@sdsu.edu at the SDSU Global Campus IT Support Team

WebPortal

The SDSU WebPortal allows students to view your grades, as well as view and order your transcripts.

In order to activate your WebPortal Account, you must be an active student. Please visit sunspot.sdsu.edu and click 'Create Account'. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the SDSU Global Campus IT Support Team by visiting ces.sdsu.edu/global-campus-it-support.

Blackboard/Canvas

In order to access Blackboard or Canvas, students must create an SDSUid account. Upon successful registration, students will receive an SDSUid Activation email from DoNotReply@sdsu.edu.

Please note that Canvas is set up with the student SDSU email by default. You can add your preferred email address and sign up for text and app notifications in Canvas.

For assistance with Blackboard or Canvas, contact the SDSU Global Campus IT Support Team by visiting ces.sdsu.edu/global-campus-it-support.

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