COVID-19 Policy

The California State University system recently announced all students, faculty and staff, (including auxiliary employees) eligible for the COVID-19 booster will be required to have their booster on file in HealtheConnect to be considered fully vaccinated. As always, if you don’t plan on visiting campus, please submit an online exemption.

Deadlines

If you’re participating in a program that follows SDSU’s academic calendar, please submit your vaccination records or request an exemption by Jan. 18, 2022.

If you’re participating in another SDSU Global Campus program with courses that begin throughout the semester, please submit your vaccination records or request an exemption before your first day of class.

Exemptions:

  1. You are a fully online student and do not plan to visit campus for any reason (this includes using the library, visiting the book store, attending events on campus, etc.)
  2. You are the in process of attaining full vaccination status
  3. Medical conditions prevent you from taking the vaccine
  4. You cannot take the vaccine for religious reasons

For each of the exemptions above, please log into the HealtheConnect portal to request your exemption.

You should upload your vaccine information or request an exemption via HealtheConnect as soon as possible, but no later than Sept. 3. You will not be able to attend any in-person classes or visit campus facilities until you receive a Green Medallion under the COVID-19 tab in HealtheConnect that says you’re cleared to visit campus. If you are not planning on coming to campus for any reason, you’ll still need to claim your online exemption as soon as possible, but no later than Sept. 3.

You’ll need to use your activated SDSUid (SDSU email address) to access HealtheConnect. This process is quick and should take no more than 5-10 minutes.

If your class has already begun but you’re awaiting clearance from HealtheConnect, please notify your instructor to ensure that your seat in the class is secure. If you’ve already uploaded your information or gotten your exemption approved, please disregard this message.

If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Please call (619) 594-7700, email globalcampus@sdsu.edu (please include “Vaccine Question” in the subject line), or visit globalcampus.sdsu.edu/covid-19 for more information.

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 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. Please note that you 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. 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 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.

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.

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Spring 2022 Registration

Opens Jan. 11 at 9 am

Click here to view the Spring 2022 Open University Information Sheet.

Spring 2022 Open University Registration Deadlines
(Classes begin on Jan. 19. 2022)

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

Spring Session

1/11-1/25

1/26-2/1

1/18

2/1

2/8

*All refunds are subject to a $21 administrative charge. ASB/student fees will be deducted after your first class session.
**Registration or withdrawal after deadline dates above are by petition, only for serious and compelling reasons.

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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 $299 per unit for undergraduate courses and $359 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.

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

International Students

If you’re a non-matriculated international student (nonresidents) from non-English speaking countries, you should have achieved a score of at least 61 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the equivalent, before you register for classes through Open University.

I-20 forms are NOT issued by SDSU Global Campus; therefore, you cannot maintain your 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 need to 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, Canvas) should create an SDSUid account login. You’ll receive an email from SDSUid following registration and payment. Please allow 2-3 days for the process to be complete. For assistance with accessing Canvas, please contact itsupport.global@sdsu.edu at the SDSU Global Campus IT Support Team

WebPortal

SDSU WebPortal allows you to view your official grades, as well as view and order your transcripts.

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

Canvas

In order to access Canvas, you’ll need to create an SDSUid account. Upon successful registration, you’ll 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 Canvas, please contact the SDSU Global Campus IT Support Team by visiting ces.sdsu.edu/global-campus-it-support.

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