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Important Note Regarding Winter Intersession 2014 Registration: You do not need to use the Open University process for the Winter Intersession as these courses are open to the public. Non-CSUSM students can register on (TBA) by visiting the Winter Intersession Schedule.
An open door to your success!
Open University is a CSU system-wide program that allows anyone, on a space-available-basis, to take undergraduate and graduate classes without being formally admitted to California State University San Marcos. The program is available fall, spring, and summer semesters. Registration is easy and fees are the same regardless of whether you are a California resident, out-of-state resident, or an international visitor. Credits earned through Open University may be applied to degree work and transferred to other universities and colleges.
Taking courses through Open University allows you to:
Enroll in classes if you've missed the CSUSM application deadline
Examine a field of study before enrolling in a degree program
Update your skills
Attend classes on a non-continuous basis
Raise your grade point average (GPA) prior to application
Pursue personal intellectual interests in any field
Increase or update competencies in work-related fields
Who can take Open University classes?
Members of the general public
Note: Regularly admitted (matriculated) students are NOT permitted to take classes through Open University.
If you are a former CSUSM student wanting to return to the university to complete your degree, click Here
CSUSM Class Schedule
These are the courses available to you via Open University. Courses are available on a space-available-basis.
Professional development and personal enrichment classes offered via CSUSM Extended Learning.
Learn more about CSUSM academic programs and policies.
Becoming a Student
Interested in becoming a matriculated CSUSM student? Learn more from our Admissions and Recruitment office.