CSUSB is moving to semesters in FALL 2020
CSUSB’s quarter to semester conversion (Q2S) will allow CSUSB students to become more competitive for summer internship opportunities since many internships have start dates in late May or early June. Additionally, graduating students will be able to hit the job market with a degree in hand in May rather than late June or early July.
Semester conversion also brings a wealth of educational benefits. As President Morales and Provost McMahan state, 'the expanded timeframe will provide additional study time and increased interaction with faculty while allowing for more in-depth projects, quality research and expanded internship opportunities. Faculty will also have more classroom time to engage students in active discussion and research and to provide more substantive feedback to students on their work. Such additional support and greater opportunities for mentoring are sure to contribute positively to student.'
As CSUSB makes the conversion from quarters to semesters, the University commits to a partnership with graduate students that promotes a successful transition. Read CSUSB’s pledge to graduate students here. The pledge also emphasizes graduate students’ responsibility to learn and understand the Q2S procedures and requirements, such as participation in advising and fulfilling degree requirements.
The Office of Graduate Studies is here to help you as you make the Q2S transition. We can let you know how to meet advisors and how to navigate the Q2S curriculum changes in your graduate program. When you have Q2S questions, please contact Diego Feliciano in the Office of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is here to assist you.