Open University

Open University Spring 2016

Check back soon for information on Open University Fall 2016.

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: January 28
  • Open registration begins: January 28
  • Late registration begins ($25 late fee): February 12
  • Last day to add or drop: February 24
  • Last day to request credit/no credit grading option: February 24
  • Last day of classes: May 17
  • Finals: May 19 - 25

Registration Information

  • Registration and classes for Open University, Spring 2016 begin January 28.
  • Registration forms are available for download below or in the UEE office located in the Mary Stuart Rogers (MSR) building, Suite 240 in January. Forms will not be accepted until January 28. Online registration is not available for Open University.

Undergrad registration form
Grad registration form

  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Instructor approval with his/her signature or a permission number is required.

Registration Steps

  • View the Spring 2016 class schedule.
  • Note your course selection(s).
  • Download a registration form from this web page or pick one up from MSR 240 in January.
  • 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 240, or mail us your completed form with full payment. You must submit the form by 5 p.m. on February 11 to avoid the $25 late fee.
  • Forms submitted between February 12 - 24 will be accepted with the $25 late fee. All forms must be received in the office by 5 p.m. on February 24. Postmarks will not be accepted.
  • Mailing address:
  • Stanislaus State Extended Education
  • One University Circle, MSR 240
  • 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.

Spring 2016 Open University Fees & Payment

  • Undergraduate Students: $322 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: January 28 – February 24.
  • Late registration ($25 late fee): February 12 - 24. 
  • Last day to add or drop: February 24. If you drop a class between January 28 and February 24, 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.