STEP 1. Complete the Online Enrollment (Quick Admit) Form. Please make sure to submit this form at least 2 weeks prior to the semester start date to allow for timely processing of your information. within 24-48 hours of your Quick Admit form being received, you will be e-mailed your student ID number and information on how to access your student portal.
STEP 2. Review available courses via the CSUSM Class Schedule.
STEP 3. Attend the 1st day of class. If the instructor approves your admission to the class, obtain a 'permission number' and register at the Registration desk in Cougar Central. If the course has prerequisites, you will need to have the instructor sign the 'Course Prerequisite Waiver & Add Form' and you will turn this form in to Registration and Records along with your permission number.
For on-line courses: Request a 'permission number for the instructor of record and contact Registration & Records to be added. If the course has prerequisites, you will need to have the instructor sign the 'Course Prerequisite Waiver & Add Form' and return that form to the Registration desk in Cougar Central.
STEP 4. Tuition and Registration Fees are due at time of registration, and can be paid online or at the Cashier's Office in Cougar Central, which is located in Craven Hall 3rd floor.
Special Note: The College of Education will no longer accept add-slips for Open University requests for any student teaching courses. The following courses are: EDMS 571, 572, 573; EDMI 571, 572, 573; EDMX 571, 573, 664I, 672; EDSS 571, 572, 573
|Tuition and Registration Fees|
|Tuition Fee Per Unit||$225.00|
|Drop Fee||See OU Drop/Refund Schedule|
|Refund Processing Fee||$5.00|
|EL Technology Fee||$25|
|Child Care Services||$10|
Open University students pay the same Tuition and Registration fees whether they are residents or non-residents of California. Full payment of Tuition and Registration fees is due at time of registration. Failure to pay Tuition and Registration fees by deadlines will result in immediate cancellation from reserved courses. Any partial payments will be forfeited. Financial Aid is not available to Open University students.
What types of payment methods are accepted?
- In person at Craven Hall, 3rd Floor: cash, check, money order and ATM/Debit Cards
- Drop Box: check and money order - no cash
- Online or Telephone: MasterCard, American Express, Discover and E-Check
You may pay your Tuition and Registration fees with a credit card by accessing MyCSUSM or by calling (866) 486-0459. Payments made via MyCSUSM are received by the University Cashier's no later than the next business day. My CSUSM assesses each customer a 2.9% convenience fee based on the transaction amount.
Other Payment Methods
Only checks/money orders can be dropped in the drop box located in the breezeway outside the University Cashier’s office. Write your Student ID on your check/MO. The drop box is checked every morning and payments are processed by 9:00 am.
Parking permits are required to park on campus. There is no grace period. Students can purchase semester parking permits online at: Parking & Commuter Services, or at Parking Services located in FCB 107 or at the University Cashier, located 3rd floor Craven Hall. For current parking information, please visit Parking & Commuter Services or call (760) 750-7500.
All Tuition and Registration Fees are subject to change based on approval by the Trustees of The California State University. The above fees are based on the best knowledge available at the time of publication.