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Registration Instructions

A maximum of 36 units taken through Open University may be applied toward an undergraduate degree; a maximum of 13 Open University units may be applied toward a graduate program (subject to approval by the appropriate department). For a complete list of courses, refer to the course schedule. For information on course prerequisites, refer to the course description.


English Language Program


In addition to any course restrictions listed in the CSUSB Schedule of Classes, the following classes have restricted access:

  • All teaching credential courses (those with a prefix of EELB, ESEC or ESPE) require written authorization from the applicable Teacher Education Office (CE-261 for EELB or ESEC courses and CE 243 for ESPE courses) with the exception of ESPE 350, ESPE 529, ESPE 530 & ESPE 570, which are not restricted. For more information regarding EELB & ESEC and ESPE courses please contact us (909) 537-7405.
  • Graduate-level courses (those numbered 600 and higher) require written permission from the instructor, department chair and dean of graduate studies.
    • Minimum qualifications for granting exceptions to Open University students enrolling in graduate-level courses. To enroll in graduate-level coursework at CSUSB, a student must either have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution or be in the last year of an undergraduate degree program in an accredited institution, and have at least a 2.5 GPA overall or in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units, and meet the prerequisite requirements for the course by providing evidence of coursework or professional experience, which must be approved by the department in which the course is offered. 
  • MGMT 490 requires written authorization from the Associate Dean of Student Affairs in the College of Business and Public Administration (JB-278).
  • ETEC 546 requires written authorization from the Administrative Support Coordinator in the Department of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (CH-107).
  • ART 365, 575 and 595 require an approved application from the Art Department (VA-105).