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Registering for Open University is easy — University admission is not required. Once SDSU matriculated students have registered, high school graduates, working adults, and students from other universities may sign up to attend SDSU courses if space is still available.

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. 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 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. If a class is full, use the online SDSU Waitlist process to request a seat. 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.
  4. Starting fall 2022, we will be switching to a post-pay model, meaning you may enroll in classes without a payment required. You will need to submit your full payment in the my.SDSU portal after your registration has been submitted. You will receive an email notification and login information once you have registered. If you do not submit your payment within the specified time frame, you will be dropped from your classes. Click here for more information.​

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.

Registration Office: 619-594-5152 | Email:
Cashiers Office: Email:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (available by phone and email)

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Fall 2022 Registration
Opens August 15 at 9 a.m.

Classes Begin on August 22

Fall 2022 Registration Deadlines

(Register in
open seats
and via
via Waitlist
(Instructors add
students from
to Drop*
(full refund
to Drop*
(with 65%
(NO refund)
W on transcript
signature required

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

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

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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.

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Open University fees are $300 per unit for undergraduate courses and $360 per unit for graduate courses (600 level and above). SDSU Global Campus accepts cash, checks, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, and Visa. Mailed forms are considered received as of the postmark date.

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Drops are available online. To drop online, log into your Global Campus account and select “Open University Registration” and “Manage Open University courses.”

Open University students may request late registration/drop/withdrawal after the deadline dates by completing a “Petition for Special Consideration Form” and a registration or transaction form. The petition submission fee is $20.00 and is non-refundable.

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.

Call the Global Campus Registration Office at 619-594-5152, email or chat with us online for more information.

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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.

SDSU Global Campus does NOT issue I-20 forms; 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 at the SDSU Global Campus IT Support Team

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

In order to activate your WebPortal Account, you need to be an active student. Please visit and click “Create Account”. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the SDSU Global Campus IT Support Team by visiting


All Open University students who need access to 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 Canvas, please contact the SDSU Global Campus IT Support Team by visiting

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