Students may reserve classes and confirm class schedule by accessing MyCSUSM. Students may print copies of their schedule using MyCSUSM.


Students may adjust their class schedule in MyCSUSM during the priority registration period through the end of the Schedule Adjustment period, March 18 - June 1.

Add/Drop period begins the first day of classes, June 2-8 (for full term and 1st 5 week courses) and July 7-9 (2nd 5 week courses):

To Add:  Students must secure a permission number from the instructor (or instructor’s designee).   The permission number will allow you to add the course online in MyCSUSM.   Visit Cougar Central for assistance with adding courses with a permission number.  The permission number will not override prerequisites; please consult with your instructor.

To Drop:  Students may drop courses online in MyCSUSM.   Classes dropped before the end of the add/drop period will not appear on the student’s transcript.   Contact cashiers for refund calculation.

Students permitted to add classes after the add/drop period will be required to pay any additional administrative fee(s) and registration fees (if applicable) due immediately.            


Students should be aware of the time commitment when registering for a summer session course. A summer course condenses a full semester (15 week course) into 5 or 10 weeks. A typical 5-week/3-credit course requires a commitment of approximately 25 hours per week (in class and out of class work).

Make sure you study the schedule carefully before you sign up for summer classes and plan accordingly. Be aware of all drop deadlines and the academic consequences of missing a deadline. Students on Academic Probation are strongly encouraged to see an advisor before registering for a summer course.


Student identification cards are issued by the Library for the University Police Department. The identification cards, which have the student’s photo imprinted on them, are required in order to check out library books, to receive health services, to write checks on campus, to gain access to secure areas, and for identification purposes if requested by a University representative acting in an official capacity. A computer-based photo ID system is used to take individual photographs and print the cards. To obtain a CSUSM identification card, students must present proof of registration and payment of fees. Photo IDs can be obtained during student orientation and registration and during normal business hours in the Kellogg Library, Room 2100. For more information, call the Kellogg Library at (760) 750-4370 IDs are $5.00. Reissue or replacement identification cards are also $5.00 each.                                     


Students must apply to graduate during the appropriate published filing period (see Registration Calendar.) Students must have a minimum of 85 semester units before they can apply. Business majors must be classified as business status before they can apply to graduate. Late applications are charged a late filing fee of $15.00.


Students can view summer 2014 official grades in MyCSUSM on August 22. Students should contact faculty for any questions regarding grades reported.


Students may change the grading option of a course from letter grade to Credit/No Credit (if course grading is not restricted) or vice versa by submitting to Cougar Central a Credit/No Credit Request form which is available in Cougar Central or download and print on the Registration and Records website on or before the last day of the add/drop period.   Once the credit/no credit option is exercised, it cannot be reversed for a letter grade after the add/drop deadline.  Refer to the Add/Drop Schedule for dates.


For courses taking as Audit only, please complete the Petition to Audit a Course form, which is available in Cougar Central or download and print on the Registration and Records website.  The change in grading option of a course to audit requires the instructor’s signature and once exercised cannot be reversed at a later date. Refer to the General Catalog for an explanation of these options.


Attention Students: Instructors may administratively drop students who do not attend the first class meeting during the add/drop period. Students who wish to remain enrolled in a class, but are unable to attend the first class session, are highly encouraged to contact the instructor the week before school begins to communicate reasons for missing the first class session, and to receive confirmation that space in the class will be retained.

In addition, it is the student's responsibility to drop any unwanted courses during the add/drop period through self-service in MyCSUSM to avoid having a less than satisfactory grades (e.g., NC, WU, or F) reported on the official academic transcript. After the add/drop period, students may request a withdrawal. Please review the University Catalog or meet with your major advisor on the withdrawal policy and procedures.

Registration Information provided by Office of Enrollment Management Services Operations/Registrar
Posted on February 27, 2014