How to Register

Call: (619) 594-5152

Click:, and follow the steps to register.

Mail: Send the Osher Registration form to:
SDSU Global Campus Registration
5250 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182
In-Person: The SDSU Global Campus registration window located in the Gateway Center Building, facing Hardy Avenue, is available to take registrations on a limited schedule. Call us at (619) 594-5152 prior to visiting. Please process your registration online or call the SDSU Global Campus Registration Office at (619) 594-5152.

To view the current classes you are enrolled in:

  1. Login to your Global Campus Account;
  2. Go to My Academics;
  3. Click on Current Courses;
  4. A list of courses will display. If you would like to view details about the course such as the schedule, click on the Schedule number link for the section you wish to view.

SDSU Red ID Number
San Diego State University uses a nine-digit student identification number called an SDSU RedID as your primary source of identification for all transactions at SDSU. If you’re a new student, you can create your RedID online during registration. Our registration staff can also create one for you if you're registering by phone or mail. You may also choose to purchase an optional SDSUcard.

You must have an email address to register for classes. Once registered, you'll receive a confirmation letter by email. Additional information like Zoom links and Special Events will be emailed separately, closer to the date of the event when the course is confirmed to run. In-person classes will have room numbers posted on the digital screens in our building lobbies on the day of the course.

Late Registration
Registration deadlines are posted with each course on our website. Please register by the deadline for all courses and activities. After the registration deadline, you may request to register late with Osher staff approval and a $5 late fee, provided there is still room to enroll. First, write to to obtain approval, fill out an Osher Registration form, submit the registration form to For questions or assistance with late registrations, please contact the SDSU Global Campus Registration Office at (619) 594-5152.

Wait Lists
If a course/activity is full, there may be an option to put your name on a wait list. If a registered participant drops, those on the wait list will be contacted in order and given a 24-hour period to register before the next person on the list is contacted. If you put your name on the wait list before the registration deadline and a spot opens up, you'll not be charged the late fee when you enroll.

Refund Policy
We strive to make your Osher Institute experience the best that it can be. However, we know that unexpected things come up or that you may change your mind. You may drop/withdraw from a course by contacting the SDSU Global Campus Registration Office. Non-attendance or notifying the instructor does not constitute officially dropping or withdrawing from a course. Refunds are not automatic. NO refunds are due unless the course is officially dropped within stated guidelines in the refund schedule. You can expect to receive refunds approximately four weeks from the date the request is received. Refunds may be applied against other amounts due the University. In some cases, you may be able to make an even exchange for a different class within the same semester. All Osher Special Event and Edventure fees are nonrefundable after the registration deadline and are non-transferable. The membership fee is not a tuition fee, and accordingly, cannot be prorated, refunded, transferred, or adjusted. For questions or assistance, call the Registration Office at (619) 594-5152.

Osher Institute Refund Schedule

  1. Withdraw at least two weeks before the first day of class:
    If class fee is less than $50 - total fee minus $5
    If class fee is more than $50 - total fee minus $21
  2. No refunds will be given after two weeks before the class starts.
  3. Decision on withdrawals and refunds will be based on the date when notice is received by SDSU Global Campus. Drops/withdrawals done by mail are effective as of the postmark date.
  4. No refund is made for amounts of $20 or less. Refunds may be applied against other amounts due the University.

The number-one way people hear about the Osher Institute is through a friend. We appreciate your help with spreading the word to potential new members. If you would like to bring a friend to check out one session of an eligible course, lecture, workshop or book club, please contact the Osher staff in advance to request approval to attend. Guests attending without prior approval will be asked to register and pay, provided there is still room in the class. If the class has reached its maximum enrollment, we cannot accommodate guests. All registrations are non-transferable, and therefore guests may not “sit in” for their absent friends in any Osher course/activity.

Accommodations for Students With Disabilities
The Osher Institute at SDSU is dedicated to providing an enjoyable learning experience for all students. When registering for a course or off-campus event for which you will require accommodations, please notify the Osher staff as soon as possible at