Want to take SDSU courses? Find out how through our Open University program.
Online registration is now available for Open University
The Open University program allows high school graduates, working adults, and students from other universities to attend regular University classes once enrolled students have registered and classroom space is still available.
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Spring 2016 Open University registration forms will be available online January 13, 2016
Please Note: Undergraduate students who have been disqualified from SDSU will not be allowed to attend Open University or classes through the SDSU College of Extended Studies' Special Sessions until one year from the date of their disqualification. Graduate students will not be allowed for one semester following disqualification.
You can select from the courses offered in SDSU's current class schedule. The registration process is easy; University admission is not required. These classes are offered on a space-available basis only. We cannot guarantee a space or that you will be accepted into any class. Instructors are not required to accept Open University students even if space is available.
To obtain a class schedule: Current SDSU class schedules may be viewed on the web at: sdsu.edu/schedule. University General Catalogs and Graduate Catalogs are available at the SDSU bookstore or can be ordered at aztecshops.com.
Credit/Grades: The credit you earn is non-matriculated resident credit. 24 units of Open University credit may be applied toward an SDSU undergraduate degree. For graduate students, no more than nine units of coursework taken through Open University prior to admission to an advanced degree or advanced certificate program are accepted for a program of study. Open University courses and grades appear on the SDSU transcript and affect your SDSU GPA.
Web Portal Accounts: All Extended Studies students taking credit courses who need to access SDSU online services (transcripts, library, blackboard, etc.) should create an SDSU web portal account by going to sdsu.edu/e-services.
Blackboard: Open University students must register, complete payment, and create an SDSU Web Portal account prior to signing on to Blackboard.
Four easy steps to register
- Check the University's class schedule for the courses you want, and check the website to see which courses are open.
- Obtain an Open University enrollment form/information sheet from Extended Studies, SDSU academic department offices, or download it using the link near the top of this page. Each form can accommodate four classes. Forms are available one week prior to the start of the semester. Do not use the registration form in the College of Extended Studies catalog.
- Attend the first class to obtain an SDSU add code OR the instructor's signature on your registration form. (add codes are required to register online). The following classes are not available to Open University students: BA 623, 624, 625, 626, 627, 628, 629 and 630.
- Register online, by mail, or in person at Extended Studies by the deadlines below. Open University fees are $261 per unit for undergraduate courses and $308 per unit for graduate courses (600 level and above). Mailed forms are considered received as of the postmark date. We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, and Visa. Faxed forms cannot be accepted.
Spring 2016 Open University Registration Deadlines*
Deadline to Drop
(with 65% refund**)
W on transcript
Instructor signature required
Change of grading option
Drops are now available online to students who register online (no signature required). If you registered in person or by mail, fill out an Extended Studies transaction form, and return the form to Extended Studies by the drop deadlines.
Late registration (with $25 late fee) or withdrawal is not available online. To withdraw from a course, complete a CES transaction form, obtain the instructor's signature and return the form to Extended Studies.
*All credit refunds are subject to a $17 administrative charge plus ASB/student fees will be deducted after first class session.
**Registration or withdrawal after deadline dates is by petition only for serious and compelling reasons. Contact the CES Registration office at (619) 594-5152 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.