How To Register

Enrollment through Open University is on a space-available basis with the consent of the instructor and the academic department.


Due to COVID-19 the registration process through Open University has been modified. Please follow the instructions below.

Open University Enrollment Procedure:

  1. Complete the Open University form (coming soon). The Spring Semester application period is January 18 through February 7, 2021.
  2. Email your completed form to Cal State LA's Collge of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) Student and Enrollment Services.
  3. PaGE will respond to you with a Campus Identification Number (CIN).
  4. You will then be prompted to forward your registration request to the instructor via email. PaGE will provide you with the email contact information for your courses.
  5. If the instructor is willing to add, he or she will proceed to request, via email, a permit from the department coordinator.
  6. The department coordinator will issue a permit in GET (Golden Eagle Territory), the Cal State LA system that allows applicants to track the progress of their admission application, update contact information, and view their To Do List.
  7. Once the permit is issued it is each student's responsibility to inform PaGE Student and Enrollment Services that this has occurred.
  8. PaGE will forward you a link to submit payment only after a permit is secured.
  • Paying with a debit or credit card will incur a non-refundable 2.75%service fee.
  • If paying with cash or check, proceed to the Cashier’s Office located on the first floor of the Administration Building, Room 128. A drop-box is located just outside the office. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. IT IS IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE YOUR CIN ON THE CHECK.

     9. Once payment is received, PaGE will proceed with enrollment in GET.


Registration Fee
$320 per unit

Applying Credit Toward a Degree 

Bachelor's Degree Programs Master's Degree Programs
Up to 24 credits earned through Open University may be applied toward a bachelor's degree program. Up to 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, but they may not enroll in directed or independent study, research, thesis, field work, 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 the PaGE Enrollment Services Office, University Student Union, Room 105.

  • 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.