Main Content Region

Registrar's FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Important Dates with calendar icon
When can I register for classes?

Summer 2024: Assigned registration dates will be April 8-25. Open Enrollment begins April 26.

Fall 2024: Assigned registration dates will be April 29-May 16. Open Enrollment begins May 17.

In addition, use the online Permission Requests for classes that are full (closed), have time conflicts (simultaneous enrollments), and/or have class requisites (prerequisites, student standing, major, etc). View the How To tutorial to learn now.

When can I submit a Permission Request for Unit Load (Overload)?

Students may begin to petition to overload units for non-waitlisted courses:

Summer 2024: May 13

Fall 2024: June 10

When do classes begin?

Summer 2024: 6W1/10W sessions begins May 28. 6W2 session begins July 11.

Fall 2024: August 22.

What is the last day to add OPEN classes via myCoyote?

Summer 2024: 6W1 - May 29. 10W - June 3. 6W2 - July 15.

Fall 2024: August 28.

What is Census Date?

Census Date is the last day to add classes (Permission Request may be required) without a petition (additional approval). This is the last day to drop a class or all classes via myCoyote without penalty of the withdrawal (W) grade and without a record of enrollment. Further, it is also the last day to enroll to meet Financial Aid eligibility.

Summer 2024: 6W1 - June 5. 10W - June 17. 6W2 - July 22.

Fall 2024: September 19.

When is the last day of class?

Summer 2024: 6W1 - July 3. 10W/6W2 - August 13.

Fall 2024: December 6.

When are finals the upcoming terms?

Summer 2024: 6W1 - July 8-9. 10W/6W2 - August 14-15.

Fall 2024: December 9-14.

Review each class syllabus for specific meeting dates and times.



Cody the Coyote in Academic Regalia
How do I register for Commencement?

Register for Commencement via the Commencement One Stop tile on myCoyote. This tile will be available for students with a Grad Check on file for an eligible term to participate in the ceremony. Graduates will be able to confirm diploma name and address along with other important information. Registration is not required if you are not attending Commencement.

Where can I purchase academic regalia (cap and gown)?

Academic regalia purchases can be made at Grad Days. Fall 2024 Grad Days is TBA. 

After Grad Days, please purchase through the Bookstore or online through Jostens (Please note the deadline to order online - posted to each term).

Does CSUSB offer cultural ceremonies?

YES! CSUSB holds cultural ceremonies such as LatinX Graduate Recognition Ceremony, Lavender Graduation, Black Graduation, UndocuGrad, Veterans Graduation Celebration, and a recognition ceremony at the Palm Desert Campus.

What are University Honors?

To be considered for University Honors for graduation, an undergraduate student must have completed a minimum of 30 units of work at CSUSB in courses for which letter grades (A, B, C, and D) were received. University Honors will be based on a student's units and GPA through the end of their final term for both cumulative and CSUSB GPA. University honors are listed on the Commencement One Stop portal for students that meet the requirement. For more information please refer to our Honors information page.

When will I receive my Honors Cord?

Recipients will be notified via email from the Office of the Registrar regarding university honor cord purchases. Both cumulative and CSUSB GPA must meet the threshold. Students will receive a follow-up email with pick-up instructions. For more info: Graduating with Honors.

What are Department Honors?

Each academic department sets requirements for departmental honors and students will be contacted if they have earned a qualifying GPA.



Waitlist & Forms with clock icon
How does the waitlist work?

If a class is waitlisted, a Permission Request (including overload requests) cannot be submitted until after the waitlist period ends for each term (11:59 PM at the designated date). Students should enroll themselves to the waitlist for the possibility of being enrolled from the waitlist. The waitlist process will run once nightly. NOTE: If the waitlisted course will exceed the max units allowed per semester, or will conflict with the day and time of other class meetings you are enrolled in, you will not be enrolled from the waitlist. Open seats available to all students.

Don't forget to use the SWAP option if you want to replace a course with the waitlisted course. If the students on the waitlist are enrolled, an email confirmation will be sent to each student enrolled. We highly recommend that students check their student email daily.

Summer 2024: 6W1/10W waitlist ends on May 17. 6W2 waitlist ends on July 10.

Fall 2024: Waitlist ends on August 21.

I'm on the waitlist or was enrolled in a class via the waitlist, but I no longer want or need the class.

We ask that students remove themselves from the waitlist by dropping the class from their class schedule through myCoyote. Doing this allows other students on the waitlist the opportunity to move up in position for the waitlisted class.

Students will be required to drop the class through myCoyote by the Census date.

What is Concurrent Enrollment?

Concurrent Enrollment is a process in which students can complete class(es) at a California Community College and transfer the units and/or requirement(s) to CSUSB. Please submit the request 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the request term.

What is Grade Forgiveness?

Grade Forgiveness is the process whereby a new grade replaces a former grade when calculating GPA.  The first attempt will remain on the transcript, with a footnote indicating the course has been repeated and the grade discounted (replaced).  The first attempt will not be calculated in the GPA or units earned.

How do I request a CSUSB transcript?

CSUSB Transcripts are a complete record of all courses and/or degrees completed at California State University, San Bernardino. Transcripts do not include course work completed at other institutions; the transferable units only, are reflected on transcripts under “transfer work”. 

Unofficial transcripts can be obtained over your Student Center page on myCoyote.

Official transcripts can be ordered via myCoyote or order official transcripts online. Fees apply.

Helpful Online Forms and Tutorials:

Online forms and tutorials are available for Registering for Classes, How to Enroll to the Waitlist, Change of Major, Permission Request (Add a Class, Add After Census, Drop After Census), Pay for a Grad Check.