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Registration – Basics

How to Register

Continuing students can register for classes online using MyCSULB from your registration access date and time until the day before the start of each summer session. MyCSULB is available anytime except for the dates and times noted on the Summer Calendar.

Self Service Registration dates are:

  • Full Summer Session (SSD, 1): March 10 - May 26, 2014
    Self Service Registration and Adjustments
  • Session I (S1S, 6W1): March 10 - May 26, 2014
    Self Service Registration and Adjustments
  • Session III (S3S, 6W3): March 10 - July 6, 2014
    Self Service Registration and Adjustments

In Person Registration using the CCPE Summer Registration Form (available here on April 7, 2014).

Begins and ends on the following dates:

  • Full Summer Session (SSD, 1): May 27 - June 09, 2014
    In Person Registration and Adjustments
  • Session I (S1S, 6W1): May 27 - June 09, 2014
    In Person Registration and Adjustments
  • Session III (S3S, 6W3): July 07 - 18, 2014
    In Person Registration and Adjustments

Online (Self Service) Registration and Adjustments

Follow these steps to successfully register online. Check all the items in each step; not every item will apply to you, but those that do will help you achieve your goals in the best possible time.

1. Prepare to Register

Log onto MyCSULB for the information you need to register. To avoid delays, check the following items:

  • Registration Access - Continuing Students Note your registration access date and time. Go to View Enrollment Appointment at MyCSULB .

  • Holds - Continuing Students Clear any registration holds. View your holds and how to clear them at MyCSULB under Personal Portfolio.

  • Campus ID - Continuing Students Your campus identification number is needed to register and appears on your admission and appointment notifications.

  • Password - Continuing Students A password is needed for web access. The first time you access the system, you will be prompted to enter your birthdate (MMDDYY, e.g. 060383) in order to then create a password of your choice.

2. Select your Classes

Have alternate classes in mind in case your class is cancelled or fills quickly. You may add yourself to a waitlist if a class is full. You may register for up to 13 units. To take more than 13 units, see Units – Maximum Load.

  • View Classes-via the Schedule of Classes. For assistance with your class search on MyCSULB , see How to Search the Schedule of Classes.

  • Major Check your major. Some classes are restricted to students in certain majors.

  • Prerequisites For many courses, you will not be allowed to register unless you have met the prerequisites. Transfer courses will be accepted automatically if they have been evaluated as equivalent to required CSULB courses. If you have transfer credit that has not been equated to a CSULB course, or if you believe that you have met the prerequisites in some other fashion, see the department or course instructor before you attempt to register for the course.

  • Permission Get online permission to enroll in any class that indicates department or instructor consent is required. Contact the appropriate department or instructor. Obtaining online permission does not mean that you are enrolled in a class; you must register via MyCSULB .

3. Register

Register at MyCSULB as early as you can on or after your registration access date and time. Self Service Registration dates are:

Session Dates
Full Summer Session March 10 - May 26, 2014
Session I March 10 - May 26, 2014
Session III March 10 - July 6, 2014

Registration access is available any time except for the dates noted on the Summer Calendar.

If you are enrolling in a course in order to remove the original grade from your grade point average, please review information on CSULB unit limits. See Repeating Courses.

4. Pay Your Fees

Summer Session courses are primarily offered through the College of Continuing and Professional Education. Please note that CCPE courses have a different fee structure than regular session courses, please refer to the CCPE Fee information. For those students in Special Summer State-Support Programs (Ed. D. and MBA), please refer to the Tuition Fee information. In addition, CCPE provides professional development (non-credit) programs during all terms as well as offering all courses during the Winter Session and May Intersession.

If you register Mar 10 - May 14 , your fees are due 30 days from the date you register for classes or by Full Summer Session (SSD, 1):May 14;Session I (S1S, 6W1):May 14andSession III (S3S, 6W3):May 14 , whichever comes first. If you register after Full Summer Session (SSD, 1):May 14;Session I (S1S, 6W1):May 14andSession III (S3S, 6W3):May 14 , check your account summary at MyCSULB for your payment due date. You are encouraged to make payment immediately to confirm your registration requests.

Go to Fees and Finances to view fee amounts and how to pay. You may make a payment before registering (i.e. a deposit), if you choose. If you qualify for a full or partial financial aid fee deferment, you will only need to pay any remaining balance due.

Check your account balance at MyCSULB , especially after making a payment or any schedule changes.

Important! Failure to confirm your registration request with payment, by the deadline, may result in cancellation of your class schedule.

5. Adjust Your Schedule - if necessary

You may adjust your schedule online within these dates:

Session Dates
Full Summer Session March 10 - May 26, 2014
Session I March 10 - May 26, 2014
Session III March 10 - July 6, 2014

Follow the instructions at MyCSULB to add, drop, swap or waitlist classes. To change your grading option for a class, see Change Your Grading Option. To register or change your schedule after the dates above, see In Person Registration and Adjustments.

Important! It is YOUR responsibility to drop classes, regardless of the reason, by the deadlines to avoid charges or be eligible for a full or pro-rated refund. Failure to track your enrollment and student account records at MyCSULB may result in charges and holds preventing critical university services. Students who do not plan to attend should drop all classes before the first day of instruction of each session. After the session begins, students who drop all their classes will owe pro-rated fees based on the date of withdrawal.

Attend every class meeting!

If you do not attend a class in which you are enrolled, you must correctly drop the class or you may receive a failing grade. To correctly drop a class, follow the instructions at MyCSULB .

Need help?

Refer to the topics under "How to use MyCSULB" at MyCSULB

Registration assistance is available during university business hours at (562) 985-5561.

In Person Registration and Adjustments

During In Person Registration, you will need to fill out a form to register or adjust your schedule; you will not be able to use MyCSULB . Remember that class sizes are limited and classes may be already full.

In Person Registration Dates

Session Dates
Full Summer Session May 27 - June 09, 2014
Session I May 27 - June 09, 2014
Session III July 07 - 18, 2014

Late Registration Fee

If you register on or after the first day of the session, your Tuition and Mandatory Feess will include an additional $25 non-refundable Late Registration Fee. Bring the completed "CCPE Summer Registration Form" with payment to College of Continuing and Professional Education. To pay the Late Registration Fee, see How to Pay. You should check your account summary on MyCSULB for fees you may owe and payment due date(s) whenever you make a change to your schedule.

Special State Support Programs (Ed.D. & MBA)

Students in Special Summer State Support Programs (Ed. D. and MBA) should review the Tuition Fees information specifically for your program. Financial aid may be available to continuing CSULB students to assist with summer sessions costs. For the available aid programs, general eligibility requirements and application process, please review Financial Aid on the Enrollment Services website.

In addition, if you wish to make any changes in enrollment, including adding a class, changing a section, or changing grading options, please complete the Late Registration Form and return the completed form to the Office of Enrollment Services, Brotman Hall 101.

Add a Class or Change a Section for Special State Support Programs

All adds and section changes must be completed by:

Session Dates
Full Summer Session June 9, 2014
Session I June 9, 2014
Session III July 18, 2014

Instructors of classes of short duration will only approve requests if submitted early in the session.

  1. Don't wait! Attend the class from the first day of instruction.
  2. Go to a department office or Enrollment Services website and get a Late Registration Form
  3. Ask the instructor to approve your request and sign your form.
  4. If the instructor approves your request, bring the completed form to Enrollment Services with your CSULB ID card.
  5. If you register on or after the first day of the session, your Tuition and Mandatory Feess will include an additional $25 non-refundable Late Registration Fee. Please bring the completed Late Registration Form to the Office of Enrollment Services, Brotman Hall 101, to process your enrollment request and pay the Late Registration Fee, see How to Pay. You should check your account summary on MyCSULB for fees you may owe and payment due date(s) whenever you make a change to your schedule.

If you are enrolling in a course in order to remove the original grade from your grade point average, please read important information on CSULB unit limits. See Repeating Courses.

Add a Class or Change a Section

All adds and section changes must be completed by:

Session Dates
Full Summer Session June 9, 2014
Session I June 9, 2014
Session III July 18, 2014

Instructors of classes of short duration will only approve requests if submitted early in the session.

  1. Don't wait! Attend the class from the first day of instruction.

  2. Go to a department office or CCPE, and ask for a 'CCPE Summer Registration Form'.

  3. Ask the instructor to approve your request and sign your form.

  4. If the instructor approves your request, bring the completed form to CCPE with your CSULB ID card.

If you are enrolling in a course in order to remove the original grade from your grade point average, please read important information on CSULB unit limits. See Repeating Courses.

Attend every class meeting!

If you do not attend a class in which you are enrolled, you must correctly drop the class or you may receive a failing grade. To correctly drop a class, follow the instructions under Dropping or Withdrawing from Classes.

Change Your Grading Option

Under certain circumstances you may choose to take a class for credit/no credit (CR/NC) instead of a letter grade. You may also attend a class and receive no recorded grade (audit the class). No class that you audit will count towards your academic program.

All grading option changes must be completed by:

Session Dates
Full Summer Session June 9, 2014
Session I June 9, 2014
Session III July 18, 2014

Be aware that requests for CR/NC and Audit for short duration classes will only be approved by instructors if submitted early in the session.

If you are adding the class for the first time, follow the instructions to Add a Class or Change a Section and the appropriate steps below.

Request Credit/No Credit (CR/NC)

  1. Check your CSULB Catalog or ask your program advisor about restrictions on CR/NC classes. You can also go to What is the Credit/No Credit Option?

  2. Go to a department office or CCPE and ask for a "Grade Option Change Request form".

  3. Ask your program advisor to approve your request and sign your form.

  4. If your advisor approves your request, go to the department offering the class and ask for the department stamp of approval on your form.

  5. Bring the completed form to CCPE with your CSULB ID card by:

    Session Dates
    Full Summer Session June 9, 2014
    Session I June 9, 2014
    Session III July 18, 2014

Audit a Class

  1. Go to a department office or CCPE and ask for a "Grade Option Change Request form".

  2. Ask the instructor to approve your request and sign your form.

  3. If the instructor approves your request, bring the completed form to CCPE with your CSULB ID card by:

    Session Dates
    Full Summer Session June 9, 2014
    Session I June 9, 2014
    Session III July 18, 2014

For more information on grading, see Grades.

Dropping or Withdrawing from Class(es)

You must officially drop or withdraw from a class even though you may not have attended. Instructors do not drop students for non-attendance in the Summer term. Be aware that requests to drop short duration classes will only be approved by instructors if submitted early in the session.

Prior to the dates below, you must drop classes on MyCSULB . Follow the steps below to drop/withdraw from one, some, or all of your classes beginning:

Session Dates
Full Summer Session May 26, 2014
Session I May 26, 2014
Session III July 6, 2014

To drop a class during the first two weeks

  1. Go online and print a "Petition to Withdrawal" form at http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/forms/

  2. Ask the instructor to approve your request to drop and sign your form.

  3. Bring the completed form to the College of Continuing and Professional Education with your CSULB ID card.

To drop a class after the second week

A "W" (Withdrawal) will be posted to a student's transcript for any course dropped after these dates:
(CSULB students; refer to CSULB's Undergraduate Withdrawal Limit)

Session Dates
Full Summer Session June 9, 2014
Session I June 9, 2014
Session III July 18, 2014
  1. Print the Petition to Withdrawal form found on the Enrollment Services forms page.

  2. Ask the instructor to approve your request to withdraw and sign your form.

  3. If the instructor approves your request, ask the chairperson of the department offering the class to sign your form.

  4. Bring the completed form to CCPE with your CSULB ID card.

Important! It is YOUR responsibility to drop/withdraw from classes regardless of the reason, by the deadlines to avoid charges or be eligible for a full or pro-rated refund. Failure to track your enrollment and student account records at MyCSULB may result in charges and holds preventing critical university services. If you had a financial aid fee deferment in place when you registered and are later determined ineligible for aid, or you decline your aid, you must drop your classes. Students who do not plan to attend should drop all classes before the first day of instruction of each session. After the session begins, students who withdraw from all their classes will owe pro-rated fees based on the date of withdrawal.

Note: All CSULB students will be subject to CSULB's Undergraduate Withdrawal Limit.

Class Withdrawal During the Final Week of Instruction for Summer Session

Class withdrawals during the final week of instruction for Summer Session classes are not permitted except for a very serious and compelling reason such as accident or serious injury that is clearly beyond the student's control and the assignment of an Incomplete grade is impracticable (see Requirements for Assigning an Incomplete Grade).

In almost all cases, withdrawal in the last week of your Summer Session classes will involve total withdrawal from all classes due to the serious nature of the circumstances, i.e. a documented, serious medical condition that requires withdrawal from all courses, and is accomplished by using the Medical Withdrawal Petition. If the medical withdrawal request is approved, the administrative grade of WE is assigned and the units will not be subject to CSULB’s Undergraduate Withdrawal Limit.

If the basis for the request cannot be substantiated by medical documentation, i.e. the documented death of an immediate (not extended) family member; a call from reserve to active military service, etc. or is a request for only a partial withdrawal, the student should complete the Petition to Withdraw from a Class(es) including the Petition to Withdraw from a Class(es) Addendum. In addition, the student must provide appropriate documentation to substantiate the request. Due to the unusual nature of these requests, a withdrawal from a course in the final week of the Summer Session requires approval from the instructor, chairperson of the department of the class, the dean of the college in which the class is taught, and the Office of the Provost. These requests are carefully reviewed and approved only when the documentation supports a serious and compelling reason beyond the student’s control. If the request is approved and meets the definition above, the administrative grade of WE is assigned and the units will not be subject to CSULB’s Undergraduate Withdrawal Limit.

Should the request not be approved, the student must initiate the incomplete process where applicable or complete the class. Students who do not follow the appropriate withdrawal procedure (cease attending class) will have a symbol of WU place on their record for each class. The WU is treated as an F for GPA calculation.

For additional information, see Undergraduate Unit Limit Final Course Grades, Grading Procedures, and Final Assessments

Withdrawing for Extenuating Circumstances

If the basis for the withdrawal request cannot be substantiated by medical documentation and the withdrawal request is due to the serious nature of circumstances beyond the student's personal control, i.e. a documented death of an immediate (not extended) family member; a call from reserve to active military service, etc., the student must complete the Petition to Withdraw from a Class(es) form including the Petition to Withdraw from a Class(es) Addendum. In addition, the student must provide appropriate documentation to substantiate the request. Due to the unusual nature of these requests, approval for withdrawal from a course is required from the instructor, chairperson of the department of the class, the dean of the college in which the class is taught, and the Office of the Provost. These requests are carefully reviewed and approved only when the documentation supports a serious and compelling reason beyond the student’s control. If the request is approved and meets the definition above, the administrative grade(s) of WE is applied and the units will not be subject to CSULB’s Undergraduate Withdrawal Limit. If the request is approved and does not meet the definition above, the administrative grade of W will be issued.

Should the request not be approved, the student must initiate the incomplete process where applicable or complete the class. Students who do not follow the appropriate withdrawal procedure (cease attending class) will have a symbol of WU place on their record for each class. The WU is treated as an F for GPA calculation.

  • 'WE' (Withdrawal) for Extenuating Circumstances grades will be posted to your academic record.

  • Your refund will be calculated according to the California Code of Regulations. See Refunds.

  • Financial Aid recipients may have to repay all or part of their award. Check with the Financial Aid office (BH-101) before withdrawing.

  • The approved units will not be subject to CSULB's Undergraduate Withdrawal Limits.

Withdrawing for Medical Reasons

To withdraw from CSULB because you are seriously ill or injured, you must obtain the Medical Withdrawal Petition. Both you and your attending physician or health care provider must complete this form; only a disability (permanent or temporary) will merit a medical withdrawal. Forms must be completed and submitted by the last day of the session attended. Requests submitted after the deadline cannot be considered. If you withdraw from all of your classes, you will no longer have access to CSULB services, including library privileges, campus computer labs, and email accounts.