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Registrar's FAQs

Office of the Registrar 2020/21
Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a Fall 2020 Commencement?

After careful consideration and extensive discussion, the University’s 2020 Commencement ceremonies involving both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses will take place virtually. Visit the Commencement Office website for additional information.

Questions related to honors cords, commencement registration and commencement fees, please contact the Commencement Office at 909-537-7360 or by email at commencement@csusb.edu.

What about University Honors for graduation?

To be considered for University Honors for graduation, an undergraduate student must have completed a minimum of 45 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.

When will I receive my Honors Cord?

For students who have applied to graduate for Fall 2020, cords will not be distributed until after Fall 2020 grades have been finalized and degrees have been conferred. Recipients will be notified via email from the Office of the Registrar. If you’ve already received an email and will be eligible for a higher honors level after your final Fall 2020 grades are posted, you will be notified of the adjustment and will receive the appropriate cord.

What about cap and gown? Can these still be purchased?

Please contact the Coyote Bookstore for further assistance at 909-537-3966 or by email at coyotebooks@bkstr.com.

What about Grad Days?

Please contact Alumni@csusb.edu for any questions regarding Grad Days.

When do Spring 2021 classes begin?

Spring 2021 semester will begin on January 25, 2021. Saturday classes will begin on January 23.

How can I register for Spring classes? **PERMISSION REQUEST ONLINE FEATURE**

Spring Registration will begin on November 2, 2020.

Registration of classes will continue through your Student Center in myCoyote. In addition, we have launched our new online feature for Permission Requests for classes that are full (closed), have time conflicts (simultaneous enrollments), will exceed max enrollment units (course overloads) and/or have class requisites (prerequisites, student standing, major, etc). View the How To tutorial to learn now.

How does the waitlist work?

If a class is waitlisted, a Permission Request cannot be submitted until after the waitlist period ends for each term. For Spring 2021, the waitlist period will end on January 22, 2021. 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. 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 email daily.

I'm on the waitlist but I no longer want or need the class, what do I need to do?

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.

What if I was enrolled by the waitlist process but I no longer want or need the class?

If a student is enrolled by the waitlist process and no longer wants or needs the class, students will be required to drop the class through myCoyote by the Census date. For Spring 2021, the census date is February 22. Drops after census will require students to petition for permission to withdraw with the college dean of their major in order to drop. Approved petitions will be processed by the Office of the Registrar for withdrawal and a grade of W will be assigned.

How do I request approval for a Unit Overload?

Unit Overloads can only be requested during the Late Registration period of each term. For spring 2021, late registration begins on December 14, 2020.

Use the new online feature Permission Requests for classes that are full (closed), have time conflicts (simultaneous enrollments), will exceed max enrollment units (course overloads), and/or have class requisites (prerequisites, student standing, major, instructor consent, etc). View the How To tutorial to learn now.

What if the class I want to overload is waitlisted?

If the class you are requesting to overload is waitlisted, you will need to wait to submit a unit load Permission Request until after the waitlist period ends for each term. For Spring 2021, the waitlist period will end on January 22nd.

When is the last day to add a class through department permit and for Financial Aid eligibility?

Census - The Census date is the last day to add classes without petitioning to the College Dean of the class. Further, it is also the last day to enroll to meet Financial Aid eligibility.

Spring 2021: Monday, February 22, 2021.

When is the last day to drop a class?

Census - The Census date is the last day to drop a class or all classes without penalty of the withdrawal (W) grade and without a record of enrollment. For more information, refer to Dropping A Class.

Spring 2021: Monday, February 22, 2021.

When is the last day of Spring 2021 classes?

Spring Saturday Classes: Saturday, May 8, 2021, is the last day of Saturday class instruction.

Spring Classes: Friday, May 14, 2021, is the last day of class instruction.

When are finals for the Spring term?

Finals week is from Saturday, May 15 - Friday, May 21, 2021.