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Who is eligible for Open University?
Only nonmatriculated students (i.e., those who have not been admitted to a degree program) are eligible for open university.
Ineligible students include: Matriculated students(i.e., those enrolled in a CSUN degree program), students under disciplinary suspension, and students disqualified for the third time from CSUN.
Students with a registration hold on their CSUN record must clear the hold before registering through Open University, or the system will block registration.
Is academic advisement available?
If you are unsure about your qualifications, seek academic advisement through the Advisement Resource Center (ARC/EOP) or with the (major) department that offers the course.
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Is there a prerequisite policy for Open University?
Courses with prerequisites are listed as such in the current university catalog. It is important that you meet the academic prerequisites for the course of your choice. If you enroll without the required background, you may be disenrolled at the instructor's or department chair's request.
What Are Permission Numbers and What Are They Used For?
Permission numbers replace written approval from instructors for students wishing to add a class beginning the first day of instruction. To add a class on-line or in-person through Open University, you must obtain a permission number from the instructor or department.
Can I Reuse a Permission Number?
As of the Fall 2007 semester, permission numbers can be reused by students until the enrollment for their class is completed.
How Long Is A Permission Number Valid?
All unused permission numbers become inactive on Friday of the second week of the semester.
Will I receive transferable academic credit?
Open University students receive academic credit that becomes a part of their long-term CSUN student record. Up to 24 units of academic credit earned as a non matriculated student may be applied toward a bachelor's degree, and up to 9 units earned as a non matriculated student may be applied toward a master's degree.
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