Explore a course before committing to an entire program, update your professional skills with additional training, or raise your G.P.A. prior to applying to a program. Whichever your goal, Open University enables you to take classes and experience Cal State East Bay excellence without formal admission.
By enrolling through Open University, you’ll be able to take Cal State East Bay undergraduate and graduate classes, on a space-available basis, without the formal University admissions process. Registration is easy and course fees are the same, whether you are a California resident or out-of-state or international visitor.
Transcripts and formal application are not necessary, and you can register for a course after attending the first class session.
You can transfer a maximum of 36 Open University quarter units to an undergraduate degree program or 13 maximum units towards a graduate degree program, subject to approval by the academic department that runs the program.
As an Open University student you are entitled to use the University library and access electronic resources remotely. A valid CSUEB student ID is required to check out materials. To register for library privileges, simply fill out a registration card at the library. For more information, visit the Library's website.
Please note if you are a regularly enrolled (matriculated) student or are currently an applicant for admission as an undergraduate or graduate student in the current term, you are NOT permitted to take courses through Open University.
|Dates & Deadlines *||Summer 2017||Fall 2017||Winter 2018|
|Quarter Begins||June 19||September 20||January 2|
|Application Period Opens||April 17||July 12||October 24|
|Application Due||June 28||September 29||January 11|
|Enrollment Period||June 27 - June 30||September 28 - October 4||January 10 - January 16|
|Course Add/Drop Deadline||June 30||October 3||January 16|
* Dates are subject to change
Follow this three-step guide to enrolling in courses through Open University:
Visit MyCSUEB to search the University Course Catalog for your course(s) of interest during the academic quarter that you wish to attend classes.
If you cannot find your course(s) of interest, visit the University Directory to contact the department to which the course(s) belongs for more information.
New Open University Students
Current/Returning Open University Students
During the second week of the quarter, you may request consent to register from the instructor(s) of your course(s) of interest (enrollment is at the discretion of the instructor and is based on space-availability). Once you obtain the instructor’s consent, you will need to obtain a permission code from the department. After receiving a permission code, you may sign in to MyCSUEB with your NetID and password to enroll and pay for your coursework online.
It is recommended that you attend your course(s) of interest for the first week as a non-registered student, as this makes the instructor of the course(s) aware of your Open University status.
For Online courses, please e-mail the instructor as soon as possible to make them aware of your Open University status.
Payment is due upon enrollment.
Students who enroll in courses through Open University are charged on a per-unit basis. The fee structure can be found below:
$304 / unit
$339 / unit
If lab is included:
Additional $50 maximum lab fee
With Open University, Cal State East Bay’s doors are wide open. Explore a new field of study or simply use classes as a springboard to a program. Choose from hundreds of courses and benefit from Cal State University excellence without formal admission! Get started today!
Tuition costs: $304/unit for undergraduate level courses and $339/unit for graduate level courses (Tuition fees are subject to change at any time.)
Please let us know if we can answer any questions about the Open University program. Many answers can also be found in our online Support Center.