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We’re open and ready to support you!

As we continue to monitor and meet established safety guidelines in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, our offices are still open and operating in a virtual format. You can reach us by phone at (909) 537-5975 or via e-mail at We will respond as quickly as possible. Please keep a close watch for new announcements. Many of them, as well as several resources, can be found on CSUSB’s dedicated COVID-19/Coronavirus Information web page.

Thank you, and stay safe.


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Open University enables you to take regular degree credit courses on a space-available and instructor-approval basis, without formal admission to the university.

Summer 2021 Online RegistrationAlready submitted your registration form? Pay here!

Registration for Summer 2021 begins April 30, 2021.

Effective April 30,  2021, Open University students will be allowed to register for undergraduate courses with available seats through the census date. Instructor and Department chair approvals/signatures will only be required if: 1) the class is full, 2) the student does not meet the prerequisite requirements; 3) the student is attempting to add during the fourth week of the term, or 4) the course is a graduate-level course.

This is a temporary approval valid duration of the virtual mode of instruction.

Benefits of Open University:

  • Explore your academic and personal interests
  • Update or expand professional skills 
  • Raise your GPA 
  • Take classes if you missed CSUSB admission deadline
  • Fulfill prerequisites for a future degree 
  • Take courses that will transfer to another university
  • Pursue re-entry to CSUSB after you stopped attending

Fall 2021

Aug. 23 - Dec. 11

Fall Registration 2017 Info

Winter 2022

Dec. 17 - Jan. 18

Winter Registration 2018 Info

Spring 2021

Jan. 23 - May 14

Spring Registration 2018 Info

Summer 2021

April 30

Summer Registration 2018 Info

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