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Enrollment Tips

Enrollment Strategies BEFORE the semester begins:

  • Waitlisting Courses

    1. Select the course:myCSUSM screenshot of step 1
    2. Select Class Preferences
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    3. Check the Wait List box
    4. Select Next
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    5. Select Proceed to Step 2 of 3
    6. Select Finish Enrolling
    7. Your are now added to the waitlist! Your waitlist position number is displayed in the success message

    Don't forget to review account activity for any optional fees prior to making a payment!

    Click here for more information about waitlists, including Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Still Looking for Classes?

    • The video above and PDF below provide information on waitlisting, navigating the Schedule Assistant, generating schedules, arranging your plan, etc.


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    UNIV 495: Internships

    • UNIV 495 was developed primarily to meet the needs of students from majors that do not have or are not currently offering an internship course, as well as for students wanting to do an internship outside their major.
    • This variable-unit (1-6 credits) course is also ideal for students who may only need 1 or 2 elective units to graduate.  More information about UNIV 495: Internships can be found here.

Enrollment Strategies AFTER the semester begins:

  • Adding Courses

    •  During the first week of the semester, a permission number will not be required to enroll in an open course. You may add classes yourself, online in your Student Center.
      • If instructor consent is required, a permission number is still needed to enroll. 
      • If a class is not displayed as “open”, a permission number is still needed to enroll. Refer to How to Crash a Class.
    • During the second week of the semester, the only way to add a course will be with a permission number provided by the course instructor. Refer to How to Crash a Class.
  • Dropping Courses

    • If you are enrolled in a course you do not intend to complete, you are encouraged to drop the course prior to the start of the semester to avoid tuition related fees and negative grading.
    • Be sure to check the enrollment calendar for the last day to drop a class without receiving a W.