Open University

Open University is an enrollment option for students not currently admitted to CSUF, to request  approval and enrollment into course sections from the regular degree schedule of courses.

Learn more about enrollment into academic credit courses through Open University.

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Bring Back Titans! Are you a prior CSUF student returning to complete an undergraduate degree at CSUF? Go to Bring Back Titans for helpful information to facilitate your return.


  • Covid-19 vaccination is required for any student enrolled through Open University in course sections meeting in-person or in a hybrid format. For those eligible, an approved booster dose is also required.  There are no options to request a religious or medical exemption if enrolled through Open University.
  •  Enrollment through Open University into only fully online courses does allow you to attest you are in a fully online (WEB) course(s) and will not access any CSUF facilities nor participate in any on-campus CSUF activities, programs or other instruction.  Therefore, status of COVID-19 vaccination and booster dose would not be required.
  • When you log into the CSUF Portal to access your course, you will receive a Portal Message requesting you attest to Covid-19 vaccine and booster dose status (if eligible) or attest you are only enrolled in a fully online course(s) and will not be coming to the campus in person. You will not be able to bypass this message and access your course(s), until you have completed this information.
  • Visit Titans Return: Covid-19 Recovery for additional university information and CSUF guidelines regarding the current status of the campus.
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Open University: Access to Academic Credit Courses at Cal State Fullerton

Use the links below to learn more about the important dates and deadlines for each of the upcoming academic terms.

A specific hyperlink for enrollment/registration will display on and after the enrollment access date noted for each academic term. Check back at this site for that access as it becomes available for each academic term.

Winter Session 2023

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Dec 17, 2022 - Jan 20, 2023

Schedule viewable at Opens in new window on September 19, 2022. Early enrollment starts October 22, 2022. 

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Spring 2022 Semester

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Jan 22 - May 20, 2022

Schedule viewable at Opens in new window on October 4, 2021. The Spring 2022 enrollment period is January 10 - February 7, 2022.

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Summer Session 2022

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May 31-August 5, 2022

Schedule viewable at  on March 7, 2022. Enrollment for all sessions begins April 4, 2022.

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Fall 2022 Semester

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Aug 20 - Dec 16, 2022

Schedule viewable at Opens in new window on March 14, 2022. The Fall 2022 enrollment period is August 8 - September 6, 2022.

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What is Open University at Cal State Fullerton?

Open University allows students not currently admitted to CSUF, to access enrollment into academic credit courses from the regular schedule of degree courses at the university.

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