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CSU Fully Online Program

Students enrolled at any CSU campus have access to fully online courses at other CSU campuses through the CSU Fully Online Program. To participate, undergraduates must have:

  • Completed at least one term at Cal State San Marcos and earned at least 12 units as a matriculated student.
  • Attained a grade point average of 2.0 in all work completed at Cal State San Marcos and is in good standing.
  • Enrolled at Cal State San Marcos during the period of concurrent enrollment.
  • Paid tuition and fees as a full-time student (6.1 or more units).

View current course offerings on the California State University website.

Before enrolling in an online course at another CSU, you should consult with your academic advisor to determine how the course may apply to your degree.


Q: How do I enroll in a CSU Fully Online course?

A: Visit your Student Center in MyCSUSM and select the "Enroll in CSU Fully Online" link.  Please note that enrollment closes the day before the start of the semester.

Q: When does enrollment start at other CSU Semester Campuses

Host CSU Campus Enrollment Dates Fall Semester Start Date
Bakersfield 7/17 - 9/6 8/29/17
Channel Islands 8/7 - 8/25 8/26/17
Chico 8/7 - 8/25 8/21/17
Dominguez Hills 8/7 - 8/18 8/19/17
Fresno 8/7 - 9/1 8/22/17
Fullerton 8/19 - 8/27 8/19/17
Humboldt 8/7 - 8/18 8/21/17
Long Beach 8/14 - 9/11 8/27/17
Los Angeles 8/7 - 8/20 8/21/17
Monterey Bay 8/14 - 8/30 8/23/17
Northridge 8/18 - 9/1 8/28/17
Sacramento 8/15 - 8/25 8/28/17
San Diego 8/22 - 8/27 8/28/17
San Francisco 8/12 - 8/22 8/23/17
San Jose 7/17 - 8/11 8/23/17
Sonoma 7/31 - 9/5 8/22/17
Stanislaus 7/26 - 8/21 8/24/17

Q: Can I take two separate classes at two separate CSU’s?

A: No.  CSU Fully Online enrollment is limited to one course per student, per term.

Q: Can I take a course at a CSU campus that is on the quarter system?

A: No. If your home campus is a semester campus, you are limited to course offerings at other semester campuses.

Q: Do I need to pay additional fees for a CSU Fully Online course?

A: Students do not have to pay additional fees, however, students need to have paid full-time fees at their home campus or have enough Financial Aid to cover full-time fees (6.1 units or above) to participate.

Q: I am a part-time student (6.0 units or less). Can I participate in CSU Fully Online?

A: No. Part-time students are not eligible.

Q: Will the course I take through CSU Fully Online meet my major or general education requirements?

A: Courses taken through CSU Fully Online will transfer as at least elective credit.  Consult the Transfer Evaluation System (TES) website to find out what requirement the course will meet. If courses do not transfer as expected, students should work with the academic advisor for the classes to meet specific major, minor, general education or graduation requirements at Cal State San Marcos. 

Q: What if the course I want to take through CSU Fully Online has prerequisites?

A: Students are responsible for meeting the prerequisites for CSU Fully Online courses and should be prepared to provide documentation to the host campus as evidence of completing the prerequisites.


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