Open University

Open University Fall 2018


Who is eligible for Open University?

The Open University program offers educational opportunities for non-admitted students wanting to update their professional skills, make a career change or try out college-level academic classes. If you are currently admitted to the university, you are not eligible for Open University. Please register for courses through myCSUSTAN.

Students who've been academically disqualified are eligible for Open University.

On a space-available basis, Open University students have access to courses at both the Turlock and Stockton campuses. Open University students are subject to all regular university rules and regulations.

Dates to Remember

  • Instruction begins:  August 22
  • Open registration begins:  August 22
  • Late registration begins ($25 late fee):  September 4
  • Last day to add or drop:  September 19
  • Last day to request credit/no credit grading option:  September 19
  • Last day of classes:  December 10
  • Finals:  December 12 - 18

Registration Information

  • Registration and classes for Open University, Fall 2018 begin August 22.
  • Registration forms are available for download below or at the UEE office located in the Mary Stuart Rogers (MSR) building, Suite 180 in August. Forms will not be accepted until August 22. Online registration is not available for Open University.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis
  • Instructor approval with his/her signature or a permission number is required

Graduate Level Courses

Graduate programs at Stanislaus State are competitive and require additional approvals; permission to enroll is at the discretion of the Program Coordinator.  Students may be asked to provide the following:

  • Evidence of a compelling reason why you should be allowed to enroll for graduate credit through Open University.
  • Evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Evidence of an adequate GPA for admission to the specific program from which you are requesting a course.

Credential Courses

Additional approvals from the Program Coordinator are required.

Registration Steps

  • View the Fall 2018 class schedule
  • Note your course selection(s)
  • Download a registration form or pick one up from MSR 180 in August
  • Attend the first class meeting and obtain the instructor's signature or permission number on the form
  • Drop off your completed form and pay for course fees in MSR 180, or mail us your completed form with full payment. You must submit the form by 5 p.m. on August 31 to avoid the $25 late fee.
  • Forms submitted between September 4 - 19 will be accepted with the $25 late fee. All forms must be received in the office by 5 p.m. on September 19. Postmarks will not be accepted.

    Mailing address:

Stanislaus State, University Extended Education

One University Circle, MSR 180

Turlock, CA 95382


Note: One form for each class is required.


Important Reminders

  • Courses may be cancelled due to low enrollment
  • Registration does not guarantee a course will not be cancelled
  • Undergraduate level courses are numbered from 1000 to 4995
  • Graduate level courses are numbered 5000 and above

Fall 2018 Open University Fees & Payment

  • Undergraduate Students:  $322 per unit
  • Credential Students:  $349 per unit
  • Graduate Students:  $355 per unit
  • Fees subject to change without notice
  • Payment is due at the time of registration
  • Financial aid is not available
  • Payment plans are not available

Payment Deadlines/Refunds:

  • Open registration:  August 22 – September 19
  • Late registration ($25 late fee):  September 4 – September 19
  • Last day to add or drop: September 19.  If you drop a class between September 4 - 19, you will only receive a 65% refund.

Additional Fees (optional)

Additional services, such as access to the Student Health Center and Recreation Complex, are available to Open University students with additional fees. Payments are made at the cashier's office. Please check the current campus fee schedule to determine the exact amount of these fees.

Credit/Transfer Information

Students may use a maximum of 24 units of credit towards a California State University, Stanislaus undergraduate degree (please check with major departments for individual rules). Academic credit received in these programs will apply to your GPA and may also be transferred to other universities.


Please contact University Extended Education for the procedures and registration requirements.