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Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing

Who May Enroll

Graduate students are required to maintain continuous enrollment from the time of first enrollment in a graduate program until they receive their degree. However, graduate students are not required to be enrolled in the summer. The College of Extended and Global Education (CEGE), in partnership with the Office of Graduate Studies, offers continuous enrollment courses whereby students that have completed all coursework and are preparing for their comprehensive exam, thesis, project or dissertation can enroll and maintain good standing with the university. These courses are offered at a reduced rate and utilize active faculty for oversight.

Continuous Enrollment: Graduate students who have completed all other coursework will be allowed to enroll, with department consent, for zero-unit continuous enrollment courses through CEGE. Graduate students enrolled in continuous enrollment courses in this way shall retain the privileges of regularly matriculated students: access to e-mail, library, learning management systems and faculty.

Comprehensive Examination: Graduate students who have completed all other coursework will be allowed to enroll, with department consent, for the comprehensive examination through CEGE. Graduate students enrolled in the comprehensive exam in this way shall retain the privileges of regularly matriculated students: access to e-mail, library, learning management systems and faculty.

Graduate Portfolio: Graduate students will be allowed to enroll, with department consent, for the graduate portfolio through CEGE if the credit amount for this course is zero units. Graduate students enrolled in the graduate portfolio in this way shall retain the privileges of regularly matriculated students: access to e-mail, library, learning management systems and faculty.

Program Fees

$320 per term

Late Fee

Students must pay an additional $25.00 to add a class after census day. 

How to enroll

Students will need to complete the “Non-Credit Registration Form” and present it to their respective academic college for approval. Upon approval from the College, students must submit the form and payment to the College of Extended and Global Education.

Ways to register:

  1. Payment by mail: Attach a check/money order to the registration form and make payable to CSUSB - College of Extended and Global Education. Write your CSUSB Coyote ID on your check or Money Order. Return Payment with this form to “CSUSB – College of Extended and Global Education, 5500 University Pkwy CGI-301B, San Bernardino 92407-9984.
  2. Payments made in person : Bring the signed registration form and payment to the College of Extended and Global Education, CGI 301B. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  3. Payments by phone: You may fax the registration form to 909-537-5907 or e-mail your registration form to celreg@csusb.edu. Once registration has been received, you have 24 hours to call 909-537-5975 and pay course fees using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Students will not be enrolled until payment is received.

Term Dates

Fall 2020 Term Aug. 22 - Dec. 7, 2020

  • Registration Begins: June 11, 2020
  • Registration Deadline: September 21, 2020

Spring 2021 Term Mar. 28 - June 13, 2020

  • Registration Begins: Nov. 23, 2020
  • Registration Deadline: Feb. 22, 2021

Late Registration

If students are not enrolled by the Census date every term, they will have to complete a 'Petition to Add after Census' form per campus policy. (Students must register by the end of the third week of the term or a $25 late fee will apply.)

Registration Forms

Continuous Enrollment 

Comprehensive Exam

Portfolio