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Registrar's FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


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When can I register for classes?

Summer 2023: Registration appointments will take place April 3-April 20. Open Enrollment period is April 21-May 29. 

Fall 2023: Registration appointments will take place April 24-May11. Open Enrollment period is May 12-August 18. 

In addition, use the online 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.

When do classes begin?

Summer 2023: 6W1/10W begins May 30, 6W2 begins July 10.

Fall 2023: semester begins August 24. Saturday classes begin on August 19.

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 2023: 6W1 is June 7, 10W is June 20, 6W2 is July 18

Fall 2023: September 21

When is the last day of class?

Spring 2023: May 12

Summer 2023: 6W1 is June 29, 10W/6W2 is August 10

Fall 2023: December 9

When are finals the upcoming terms?

Spring 2023: May 13-19

Summer 2023: 6W1 is July 3-5, 10W/6W2 is August 14-15

Fall 2023: December 11-15

Review each class syllabus for specific meeting dates and times.



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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. 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. For more info: Graduating with Honors.

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

Academic regalia purchases can be made at Grad Days. After Grad Days, please purchase through the Bookstore or online through Jostens (Deadline to order online: April 13, 2023).



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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. Summer 2023 waitlist period ends May 29 for 6W1/10W and July 9 for 6W2. Fall 2023 waitlist period ends on August 19. 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 student email daily.

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.

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.

How do I request approval for a Unit Overload?

Unit Overloads will be accepted beginning May 8 for Summer 2023 and June 5 for Fall 2023.

Use the online Permission Request 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.

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.