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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 6 - May 29, 2017
    Self Service Registration and Adjustments
  • Session I (S1S, 6W1): March 6 - May 29, 2017
    Self Service Registration and Adjustments
  • Session III (S3S, 6W3): March 6 - July 9, 2017
    Self Service Registration and Adjustments

In Person Registration using the CCPE Summer Registration Form (available here on April 3, 2017).

Begins and ends on the following dates:

  • Full Summer Session (SSD, 1): May 30 - June 12, 2017
    In Person Registration and Adjustments
  • Session I (S1S, 6W1): May 30 - June 12, 2017
    In Person Registration and Adjustments
  • Session III (S3S, 6W3): July 10 - 21, 2017
    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 6 - May 29, 2017
Session I March 6 - May 29, 2017
Session III March 6 - July 9, 2017

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 6 - May 17 , your fees are due 30 days from the date you register for classes or by Full Summer Session (SSD, 1):May 17;Session I (S1S, 6W1):May 17andSession III (S3S, 6W3):May 17 , whichever comes first. If you register after Full Summer Session (SSD, 1):May 17;Session I (S1S, 6W1):May 17andSession III (S3S, 6W3):May 17 , 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 6 - May 29, 2017
Session I March 6 - May 29, 2017
Session III March 6 - July 9, 2017

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 30 - June 12, 2017
Session I May 30 - June 12, 2017
Session III July 10 - 21, 2017

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 12, 2017
Session I June 12, 2017
Session III July 23, 2017

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 12, 2017
Session I June 12, 2017
Session III July 23, 2017

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 12, 2017
Session I June 12, 2017
Session III July 23, 2017

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 12, 2017
    Session I June 12, 2017
    Session III July 23, 2017

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 12, 2017
    Session I June 12, 2017
    Session III July 23, 2017

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 29, 2017
Session I May 29, 2017
Session III July 9, 2017

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 and prior to the last week of class

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 12, 2017
Session I June 12, 2017
Session III July 23, 2017
  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

Withdrawal during the final week of instruction during a Summer session is not permitted unless there are circumstances beyond the student’s control in which a serious personal life situation, illness or accident prevents the student from continuing in their classes and Incompletes or other arrangements with instructors are not possible. Categorized as a Catastrophic Withdrawal, such requests require thorough and credible documentation, normally involve withdrawal of all courses in the term, and are not intended to be made more than once during a student’s academic career. In order to be considered, requests for Catastrophic Withdrawals require support from the instructor, chairperson of the department offering the class, and the Dean of the college in which the class is taught. Final approval can be granted only by the Office of the Provost.

If seeking a Catastrophic Withdrawal, the student should submit the “Petition to Withdraw from Classes in Final Three Weeks of Instruction (Last week of instruction for Winter, May and Summer Sessions)” form, and the applicable Catastrophic Withdrawal Request – Medical OR Catastrophic Withdrawal Request – Beyond Student’s Control form no later than the last day of classes in the requested withdrawal term.

  • If approved, a symbol of WE will be assigned for every class in the term; the withdrawn units will not apply toward CSULB’s Undergraduate Withdrawal Limit.
  • The student’s refund will be calculated according to the California Code of Regulations.
  • Financial Aid recipients may have to repay all or part of their award and should consult with the Financial Aid Office (BH-101).
  • The student may be required to obtain clearance from an appropriate medical professional prior to subsequent enrollment.
  • Approval may affect an international student’s visa status. International students should contact International Student Services (CIE-Student@csulb.edu).
  • If it is necessary for the student to be out more than one semester, the student may be eligible for an Educational Leave.
  • Falsification of information may lead to disciplinary action by the University.

If the request to withdraw is approved but does not meet the definition of a Catastrophic Withdrawal, a symbol of W will be assigned for every class and the units will count towards CSULB’s Undergraduate Withdrawal Limit.

If the request to withdraw is not approved, the student must initiate the Incomplete process, if applicable, or complete the class(es). Students who cease attending class may be assigned a WU or F (a WU is treated as an F for GPA calculation).

For additional information, see the Academic Senate Policy Statement pertaining to Final Course Grades, Grading Procedures, and Final Assessment.

Withdrawing for Extenuating Circumstances

Withdrawal due to circumstances beyond the student’s control in which a serious personal life situation, illness or accident prevents the student from continuing in their classes and Incompletes or other arrangements with instructors are not possible, may qualify as a Catastrophic Withdrawal-Beyond Student’s Control or Catastrophic Withdrawal-Medical. Such requests normally involve withdrawal of all classes in the term, require thorough and credible documentation, and are not intended to be made more than once during a student’s academic career. In addition to the Catastrophic Withdrawal, the “Petition to Withdraw From a Class(es) After the First Two Weeks and Prior to the Final Three Weeks of Instruction (Prior to the last week of instruction for Winter, May and Summer Sessions)” with required signatures must also be submitted. When approved, a Catastrophic Withdrawal results in a symbol of WE for every course in the withdrawal term on the student’s transcript; the withdrawn units do not apply to the student’s Undergraduate Withdrawal Limit.

If the request to withdraw is approved but does not meet the definition of a Catastrophic Withdrawal, symbols of W will be assigned and the units will count towards the Undergraduate Withdrawal Limit. If the request to withdraw is not approved, the student must initiate the Incomplete process, if applicable, or complete the class(es). Students who cease attending class may be assigned a WU or F (a WU is treated as an F for GPA calculation).