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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Winter Intersesssion?

Winter Intersession is a session between the Fall and Spring semesters. This session permits students to complete up to 4 semester units in 15 days. 

When will the class schedule be available?

September 29, 2023

How will students register for Winter Intersession classes?

Current students matriculated to a degree program will enroll through their My Coyote Student Center.

Non-matriculated students need to enroll through Open University. Payment of fees is required at the time of registration. Please visit the Open University website to learn more about Open University Winter Intersession registration.

Can students transfer academic units completed during Winter Intersession into a degree program at CSUSB or another university?

If you are interested in transferring units into a degree program at CSUSB, a maximum of 24 semester units taken in a non-degree status can be applied toward a bachelor's degree, and 9 units toward a master's degree (subject to approval by the applicable academic department).

If you are a student enrolled in another college or university and you would like to transfer units completed during the Winter Intersession at CSUSB back to your home institution, please contact the Registrar's Office at your home institution and follow their process to receive transfer credit. It is recommended that students confirm in advance with their home institution the eligibility to have specific CSUSB course units accepted in transfer to satisfy their home institution's degree requirements. The student is responsible for completing any requirements outlined by the home institution to transfer credit back to the institution.

Can students be admitted to an academic program during the Winter Intersession?

Students are not admitted to academic programs during Winter Intersession. If you are interested in admission to a degree or credential program at CSUSB, please contact Admissions; however, please remember that you can still take courses through Open University as a non-matriculated student even if you have not been admitted into a degree program. Please visit the Open University website to learn more about Open University Winter Intersession registration.

When will grades be available?

Grades will be available January 23, 2024.

Which courses listed in the Winter 2024 Class Schedule are open to visiting students?

Most courses published in the class schedule are open to visiting students; however, students must have completed any necessary prerequisites. Please consult the 2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog for more information on prerequisites.

Are payment plans available for Winter Intersession?

Payment plans are not available for Winter Intersession.

Is there a limit to the number of units a student may take during Winter Intersession?

During Winter Intersession, only 4 maximum units are allowed for the session for undergraduates and graduates.

Will classes be held during winter break?

Yes, classes will be held during winter break even though the campus will be closed.

Are CSUSB employees eligible for a discount on tuition fees?

There are no employee waivers for Winter Intersession.

How will students pay their fees for classes?

Current students matriculated to a degree program will pay fees through the same process as other semesters. Students are responsible for paying their fees by the deadlines indicated in My Coyote Student Center. Please see the Student Financial Services website for more details on the payment process.

Non-matriculated will be required to pay fees for classes at the time of registration. Registration for a class will not be accepted without payment. Please visit the Open University website to learn more about Open University Winter Intersession registration.

Will financial aid be available for students taking Winter Intersession classes?

No, financial aid is not available for Winter Intersession. However, you may use financial aid left over from fall 2023.  Please contact Financial Aid & Scholarships to determine your remaining fall 2023 financial aid.