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How To Register

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How to Register: Spring Semester 2023

Enrollment through Open University is on a space-available basis with the consent of the instructor and the academic department. The registration fee is $320 per unit.

  • Regardless of enrollment, matriculated students have priority access to a seat in the course.

Spring 2023 registration begins in January. Registration information will be posted soon. 


Registration Procedures

  1. Complete an Intent to Enroll Form (coming soon).
    1. A Campus Identification Number (CIN) will be generated for each student.
  2. Students will need to reach out to the instructor to request a permit be issued in GET (Golden Eagle Territory), the Cal State LA Student Portal, for their course(s). The College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) will provide contact information for instructors.
  3. Once the permit is in place (see above steps), students will inform PaGE Enrollment Services of the course(s) permitted. Students do not self-enroll.
  • Cal State LA's College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) Enrollment Services will forward students a link to submit payment.
  • Paying with a debit/credit card will incur a Non-Refundable 2.65% service fee.
  • If paying with a check, please make checks payable to Cal State LA. Submit payment through Cal State LA's One-Stop Financial ServicesIt is important to include your CIN on your check.
  • Once payment is received, PaGE will proceed with enrollment in GET and notify students.

How to Apply Credit to a Degree

Bachelor's Degree Programs: Up to 24 credits earned through Open University can go toward a bachelor's degree.

Master's Degree Programs: Up to nine (9) credits earned through Open University may be applied toward a master's degree and/or credential program with department pre-approval.

  • Students may take up to 18 credits per semester. They may not enroll in directed or independent study, research, thesis, fieldwork, cooperative education courses, or courses with the suffix "R."
  • Students planning to enroll in graduate courses (5000-level) must obtain a memo from the appropriate department chair authorizing the enrollment and submit it to PaGE Enrollment Services.
  • Students who have been formally admitted to the University must be on inactive status for at least one semester before they may attend Open University. This requirement applies to disqualified, out-of-state, international, and resident students.
  • Open University students must also comply with University and department regulations regarding prerequisites, withdrawals, grading, and student conduct.