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California State University, Long Beach

Visitor, Concurrent and Cross Enrollment Programs

CSULB Students Enrolling at Other Institutions

CSULB students who want to attend classes at another institution can pick-up and/or submit completed request forms at Enrollment Services (BH-101). For best results, discuss your plans with your academic advisor well in advance of the application submission deadlines

Visitor Enrollment (outgoing CSULB students)

Students who have completed one Fall or Spring semester at CSULB and are in good academic standing may be eligible to visit one of our 22 CSU sister campuses for one term of academic work. You must meet the following requirements and conditions in order to participate in this program:

Undergraduate Student Requirements

  • Complete at least 12 units at CSULB.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0 in all work completed at CSULB.
  • Be in good academic standing.

Graduate Student Requirements

  • Complete one semester at CSULB.
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 in all work completed at CSULB.
  • Be in good academic standing.

Conditions for Enrollment

  • Students will be approved for Visitor Enrollment for one term only.
  • Approval is subject to space availability, registration priority policies and deadlines of the host campus.
  • Academic advisement is available only through CSULB.
  • Overlap in academic terms may not be possible. Check with the host campus.
  • Students may be required to provide proof of completion of prerequisites.
  • Financial Aid is available only through CSULB.

Applications are available at Enrollment Services (BH-101). If your application is approved and you have paid fees, you can then submit your application to the host campus. You must contact the campus that you wish to attend for application and registration deadlines and procedures.

Concurrent Enrollment (outgoing CSULB students)

Students who have completed one Fall or Spring semester at CSULB and are in good academic standing may be eligible to enroll concurrently at one of our 22 CSU sister campuses for one term of academic work. You must meet the following requirements and conditions in order to participate in this program:

Undergraduate Student Requirements

  • Complete at least 12 units at CSULB.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0 in all work completed at CSULB.
  • Be in good academic standing.

Graduate Student Requirements

  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 in all work completed at CSULB.
  • Be in good academic standing.

Conditions for Enrollment

  • Approval is subject to space availability, registration priority policies and deadlines of the host campus.
  • Academic advisement is available only through CSULB.
  • Overlap in academic terms may not be possible. Check with the host campus.
  • Students may be required to provide proof of completion of prerequisites.
  • Financial Aid is available only through CSULB.

Applications are available at Enrollment Services (BH-101). If your application is approved and you have paid fees, you can then submit your application to the host campus. You must contact the campus that you wish to attend for application and registration deadlines and procedures.

CourseMatch Program

The CSU's fully online CourseMatch program is open to full-time continuing CSULB students. Credit earned at the CSU campus offering the online course is automatically reported to CSULB and included on your transcript. The goal of the CourseMatch program is to expand the availability of online courses, thereby addressing student demand for courses that lead towards timely graduation. For more information see CourseMatch program.

Cross-Enrollment (outgoing CSULB students)

If you are a California resident currently enrolled at CSULB, you may enroll in one undergraduate course per academic term at a participating University of California campus or California Community College.

You must meet the necessary course prerequisites and obtain approval from both CSULB and the campus you plan to attend. In addition, you must:

  • have completed 12 units at CSULB.
  • have maintained a 2.0 GPA in all work completed.
  • be in good academic standing.
  • be enrolled in at least 6 units at CSULB for the term in which you plan to cross enroll.
  • have paid the appropriate fees at CSULB for the term in which you plan to cross enroll.
  • be an undergraduate student.

The host campus will charge a $10 fee plus any material and laboratory fees associated with the class in which you cross enroll. Use of the host campus' facilities may be restricted; health services are limited to emergencies only. You must contact the campus that you wish to attend for application and registration deadlines and procedures.

Enrolling at CSULB From Other Institutions

Check with your home campus for their eligibility requirements and procedures.

Visitor and Concurrent Enrollment (incoming students)

  • Students must have attained at least junior standing at their home CSU campus and will only be considered for available upper division courses.
  • Approval is subject to space availability, CSULB registration priority policies and CSULB deadlines.
  • Academic advisement is available only through the home campus.
  • Overlap in academic terms may not be possible.
  • Students will be required to provide proof of completion of prerequisites to the academic department of the course requested.
  • Financial Aid is available only through the home campus.

In addition to meeting the above conditions, students must satisfy the following CSU criteria at their home campus:

  • Have earned at least 12 units.
  • Have a 2.0 GPA.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Be eligible to register under continuing student status.
  • Have paid fees (Concurrent students only).

Concurrent Enrollment is allowed for more than one term, however, students must submit a new Intrasystem Application form for each term of concurrent enrollment. Approval for Visitor enrollment is valid for one (1) term only.

The completed Intrasystem Visitor or Concurrent Application form must be certified by the home campus and submitted to Enrollment Services (BH 101), by the following deadlines:

  • Spring Semester Enrollment: The prior November 1
  • Fall Semester Enrollment: The prior June 1

Cross Enrollment (incoming students)

CSULB is not currently accepting Cross-Enrollment applications. The following procedures will apply if CSULB reopens to Cross-Enrollment applications in the future:

To attend CSULB through the Cross-Enrollment program:

And at CSULB:

  • Attend the first class session and ask the instructor if there is space available to enroll through cross enrollment; if so:
  • Obtain the Late Registration Request form from Enrollment Services (BH-101). Forms are available beginning the third week of instruction.
  • Follow instructions for adding a class and obtain required approvals.
  • Submit the approved Application for Cross Enrollment, approved 'Late Registration Request' form, and $10 fee to Enrollment Services (BH-101), by the deadlines that will be published at this site.
  • Approved Cross-Enrollment requests are processed after our Census date, usually at the end of the fourth week of instruction. You will be sent a copy of your official registration once your request is processed.

CourseMatch Program – CSU Online Course Enrollment (non CSULB students)

The California State University (CSU) system offers matriculated students the ability to enroll in high-demand online courses at other CSUs through the CourseMatch Program.