CSUSB has several options for student wishing to complete courses for college credit but do not necessarily wish to complete a degree. These types of students are considered Non-degree or Non-matriculated. Regular admission requirements and application deadlines do not apply to students participating in one of the programs below. Due to our status as an impacted campus, CSUSB is not able to accept transitory students outside of these designed programs.
Career and Technical Education
Appropriate work experience and a high school diploma (or the equivalent) are required for admission to the Designated Subjects Teaching Credential Program. Applicants should have at least five years of verifiable work experience in the vocation, skill, or trade to be taught. Appropriate academic course work may be counted for up to two or the five years of required work experience. At least one year of the work experience must have been completed within the three years immediately preceding application for the credential.
Additional information is posted on the Career & Technical Education website.
College of Extended and Global Education
The College of Extended and Global Education at Cal State San Bernardino helps learners of all ages and backgrounds achieve their continuing education goals by providing access to University degrees, certificate programs, professional development, and personal enrichment programs. Classes are offered at both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses.
For more information on programs, costs, and their application process visit the College of Extended and Global Education website or call (909) 537-5975.
Cross Enrollment, Palm Desert Campus
Students from Coachella Valley area community colleges can take one upper division class per semester at CSUSB, Palm Desert Campus. Course availability is on a space available basis and students must meet academic requirements. If you are interested, visit the Palm Desert Cross Enrollment website. Full details for the program including academic requirements, fees, and schedules can be found there.
Cross Enrollment, San Bernardino Campus
Currently enrolled students from other Community Colleges or Universities can take one upper division class per semester at CSUSB, San Bernardino. Course availability is on a space available basis and students must meet academic requirements. If you are interested, visit the Office of the Registrar’s Cross Enrollment website. Full details for the program including academic requirements, fees, and schedules can be found there.
Any student in good academic standing at a CSU campus may enroll at another CSU campus through the CSU IntraSystem. Students can choose of attending concurrently (at 2 campuses at the same time) or as a Visitor (enrolled only at the visitor campus). Eligibility requirements and enrollment conditions are enforced, so please check with your home campus for further details. CSUSB students can visit the Records website.
IntraSystem Concurrent Enrollment
Students who wish to enroll at their home campus and a host campus simultaneously on a term by term basis, will need to participate through the CSU IntraSystem Concurrent program. All required fees are paid at the home campus prior to approval. If a planned course is a major requirement at the home campus, approval from the department chair at the home campus is required.
The fall 2013 term marked the launch of a systemwide concurrent enrollment program that provides full time students enrolled at any CSU campus with access to fully online courses offered at other CSU campuses.
Students are strongly urged to consult with an academic adviser before signing up for concurrent courses.
Students who wish to transfer temporarily to another CSU campus, should apply for the CSU InstraSystem Visitor program. Students may enroll at the host campus for one term only. Required fees are paid at the host campus. If a planned course is a major requirement at the home campus, approval from the department chair at the home campus is required.
Online High School
The College of Extended and Global Education through the Office of Professional and Continuing Education offer an Online High School program for students wishing to complete courses in English, Math, Science, Foreign Language, and Social Science. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are also offered to those students seeking to compete at a higher level. All courses offered meet A-G CSU admission requirements, are WASC accredited, NCAA approved, and aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
For more information including registration, fees, and program dates visit the Online High School website.
Most courses listed in the university catalog are open to non-matriculated students through the CSUSB College of Extended and Global Education under a program called, Open University. Members of the community who meet the prerequisites may enroll in regular campus undergraduate level courses on a space-available and instructor-approval basis, without formal admission to the University.
High School University Program (HSUP)
The High School University Program allows qualified students to begin their college education before graduation from high school. Students have the opportunity to experience life at a four-year university on a part-time basis while taking approved college courses convenient for their high school schedule during the traditional academic year.
Due to impaction at CSUSB, the High School University Program is only being offered for specific preexisting cohorts. To see if your high school provides a current cohort, please contact HSUP@csusb.edu.
This program is by no means an alternative to high school. Courses taken at Cal State San Bernardino by high school students are not to be used to make up any college admission deficiencies. This is strictly a tool for high school level juniors and seniors who have proven academically mature enough to succeed at the university level.
- Junior or senior standing at your high school
- A 3.0 (or higher) grade point average in college preparatory coursework beginning in the 10th grade
- Recommendation form signed by your principal (Official High School University Program Recommendation Form)
- Adequate high school preparation in prerequisite courses (where prerequisites apply)
Students in the High School University Program pay a reduced registration fee of $10.50 per term. Activity & lab fees apply to some courses. There will be an additional fee for students who require a parking permit per term. All fees are due within the first week of class. Fees may be subject to change.
Cal State San Bernardino’s Campus Holiday Schedule
Your university course schedule may not match your high school’s holiday schedule. If your high school is closed on a day that the university is not, you will be expected to attend your university class. See the current class schedule and your course syllabus for any holidays or view our academic calendar.
The High School University Program is the beginning of your college career… Grades count!
Refer to the current class schedule for important dates. Campus policy prohibits students from dropping courses after the census date without documented reasons and administrative approval.
Students must maintain good academic standing in order to continue enrollment in the program. Participation in the High School University Program does not automatically qualify a student for regular CSU admission.