A prerequisite is a course or condition that must be completed/met prior to enrollment in another specified course.
- For former CSUN students, SOLAR determines if the student meets the prerequisite requirements.
- Visiting students are required to obtain a permission number to register for classes, regardless of if there is a prerequisite.
All Open University students are required to obtain and use a permission number to enroll themselves in any course. To receive a permission number, Open University students should review the class notes of the course for any department specific process and then complete this Open University Course Request Submission Form. Open university students may attend the first class meeting of the course they wish to add to revisit their request for a permission number from the instructor. Online course pages will be available via Canvas on the Public Course Index.
Details regarding Open University registration period, add/drop classes, grades, refunds and late enrollment can be found below.
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- After Open University registration ends, "swapping” will no longer be accepted.
- Although dropping a course protects your academic record, there is no refund available after Friday, September 15, 2023 See Refunds for more information.
- For the “W” grade definition, see Administrative Grading Symbols.
Open University Add/Drop Chart and Refund Schedule
||ADD A CLASS
||DROP A CLASS
||CHANGE BASIS OF GRADING
August 28 - September 15, 2023
|Add online with permission number from instructor
|Students withdrawing after the 4th Week (September 22, 2023) will receive a letter grade of "W". For more, see Withdrawal Policies.
|After September 15, 2023
Students may add a course by use of permission number from the instructor through Week 12 of the semester.
In order to add, drop or change the basis of a grade, students must get approval uses the forms below.
Undergraduate Student only:
Graduate Students only:
CSUN welcomes students from all over the world to enroll in Open University and experience a vibrant, diverse American university. For international students in the Los Angeles area, enrollment in ... Read more about International Students
Visiting students are those who are not formally admitted and enrolled in a degree, certificate or credential program at CSUN.
To qualify as a U.S. visiting student for Open University enrollment ... Read more about Visiting Students
CSUN students who are currently admitted and enrolled in a degree or certificate program are not eligible to enroll in courses through Open University.
Only those who are not currently admitted ... Read more about CSUN Students