Open University

California State University, Fullerton

fees and resources open university

Important Fall Semester Dates and Deadlines

Cal State Fullerton’s Fall 2020 semester is August 22 through December 19. The schedule of classes Opens in new window is viewable on or after March 16, and the new electronic request for approval and enrollment process starts on August 10 at the link below activated on that date.

Below are the important dates and deadlines to know before you start. For detailed instructions on the request for approval and enrollment process, visit our Register page.  If you have any question, send us a message from our Contact page.

You may request approval and enrollment for any course section you are eligible to complete, whether it displays as open, closed, or wait-listed.  If approved, and physical space allows, you will be enrolled.

An approved enrollment for a wait-listed course section cannot be processed until Monday of the second week of the semester.  After approval, you will contact the instructor of record directly for access to the course.  


MAR 16

Schedule of Classes

  • The schedule of classes Opens in new window will be viewable on or after March 16.
  • Please read these changes to course delivery due to Covid-19.  Course sections may be delivered asynchronous web, synchronous web, a combination of both, and some in-person traditional.  Know the delivery format of your course section(s) before you initiate a request for approval and enrollment.  Review page 29 of the regular Fall registration guide at Fall 2020 Registration Guide.

AUG 10 - SEPT 8

Request for Approval and Enrollment Transaction Period 

  • First day of Fall 2020 classes is August 22.
  • All or most classes are online this Fall.
  • You may request approval for multiple course sections in one transaction. Pay attention to the "add another" prompts in this interface.
  • You may NOT request approval for multiple sections of the same course in one transaction.  If you are denied approval for a specific course section, you may go back to this interface to request a different section of the same course. 


Last Day to: 

  • Enroll without an approved Late Add Petition.
  • Drop with no record of enrollment.
  • Must contact EIP Student Services to request a drop.
  • Change grade option.
  • Switch a class for a $35.00 fee

SEPT 9 - 21

Late Request for Approval and Enrollment Transaction Period


Last Day to Receive a 65% Refund

  • When officially withdrawing late from classes. (W grades)

SEPT 9- NOV 13

Late Withdrawal Period (“W” Drop)

  • Complete the Request for Withdrawal online process by clicking below.

OCT 28

Last Day to: 

  • Receive a pro-rated refund of the consolidated fee and the student ID card fee for complete withdrawal from classes.

Fall 2020 Dates & Deadlines

Need to know more about Dates and Deadlines?
  • Print Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2020.
student loans

Open University 101

  • Academically disqualified (DQ) students from CSUF may enroll in a maximum of six (6) units during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.
  • Registration is on a space-available basis.
  • A maximum of 24 credits earned through Open University may count toward the cumulative units required for a bachelor’s degree at CSUF.
  • Courses taken through Open University enrollment do not meet the residence requirements for a bachelor’s degree at CSUF (30 units for the degree; 24 units in upper division courses). For graduate degrees, normally 6 to 9 units of approved credits taken through Open University may apply, but for degrees which require more than 30 units, more units of credit may apply. Please consult the department graduate advisor of your program.
  • To view course descriptions and prerequisite information, visit Cal State Fullerton’s University Catalog Opens in new window .
  • For other important dates, including scheduled campus closures, visit the CSUF Academic Calendar Opens in new window .


Send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact Us