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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?

The class schedule will be available October 13th.

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 both undergraduates and graduates. Course overload is not permitted during Winter Intersession. Contact your advisor to verify if you're eligible.

Are CSUSB employees eligible for a discount on tuition fees?

There are no employee waivers for Winter Intersession.

Are fee waivers available for Winter Intersession?

The following fee waivers are available for Winter Intersession:

  • Alan Pattee Scholoarship Act (undergraduate students only)
  • CalVet Veterans Services College 
  • Dependents of Victims of September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks (undergraduate students only)
  • CSU Student Trustee

Please visit the Student Financial Services website for additional information.

How will students pay their fees for classes?

Current matriculated CSUSB students will pay fees through the same process as other semesters. Students are responsible for paying their fees by the deadlines indicated in myCoyote Self Service. Please see the Student Accounts website for more details on the payment process.

Non-matriculated/Visiting students will be required to pay fees for classes at the time of registration. Due to COVID-19 you will not be able to make payment in person. We encourage all payments be made online via credit card. Payment may be made by phone with a credit card at (909) 537-5975, however there will be limited hours we are available to take payment. Registration for a class will not be accepted without payment.

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 2020.  Please contact Financial Aid & Scholarships to determine your remaining fall 2020 financial aid.

How will students register for Winter Intersession classes?

CSUSB Students will enroll through their myCoyote.

Visiting students will enroll through Open University - Payment of fees is required at the time of 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 the Admissions and Student Recruitment; however, please keep in mind that you can still take courses as a visiting student even if you have not been admitted into a degree program.

Which courses listed in the Winter 2021 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 Bulletin of Courses 2019-2020 for more information on prerequisites.