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Summer Session Dates & Details

Early Enrollment

During the early enrollment periods noted below by session type: You may enroll into open course sections ONLY with no other permissions required, unless you must demonstrate documentation of prerequistes completed outside of CSUF.   


Request Permit Instructions

To request a permit, message the Academic Department using the designated email listed at Dept Email Address List.  Academic departments may also consult with instructors regarding this permission. Please include your full name, CWID, course subject/code, and class number with your reason for requesting to add the course, in the message.  


When Do I Need A Permit?

You will need to request a permit to enroll from the academic department of the course to demonstrate prerequisites completed outside of CSUF OR for closed/waitlisted classes OR late enrollment.  The permit must be in place to proceed with enrollment in the Manage Classes tile.

  • Course Prerequisite Documentation: If the course you would like to enroll has a prerequisite that you completed outside of CSUF, you will first need to request a permit from the academic department and include prerequisite documentation (such as an unofficial transcript), even if the course is open.
  • Closed/Waitlisted Sections:  Starting on May 26 (not before) and continuing through the late enrollment periods noted below, you may request a permit from the Academic Department of the course to enroll into sections displaying as closed or waitlisted. (Waitlists are for admitted students only, and expire on May 26.) 
  • Late Enrollment Periods:  During the late enrollment periods noted below by specific session, you must request a permit from the Academic Department to enroll.


Want to Know More?

All fees are due in full at the time of enrollment. For a review of the fee structure and administrative logistics, check out Fees & Resources.


Ready to Get Started?

Please review Instructions to Enroll as well as the summer session specific dates and details below.  The first step is to Update or Create your Student Record. If you receive an error message, try clearing the “cookies/cache” in your browser.

February 7, 2023: Access opens to Update/Create Student Record through July 7. Returning student?  Use this GUIDE to update your CSUF student record.

March 6, 2023: CSUF Class Schedule viewable

April 3, 2023: Enrollment for all sessions in Summer 2023 opens at 8 am. If you have created/updated your student record, then enroll in the Manage Classes tile in your Student Homepage.

2023 Summer Sessions 






Session Dates

May 30 - June 30
(5 weeks)

July 3 - August 4
(5 weeks)

June 26 - August 4
(6 weeks)

May 30 - July 21
(8 weeks)

May 30 - August 4
(10 weeks)

Early Enrollment period ends:
  • Last date to enroll into open course sections without department permit.
  • Last day to drop with no record of enrollment and receive a full refund, less $10 per course. Drop in your Manage Classes tile in your Student Homepage.
  • Process to add Closed/Waitlisted Course Sections: May 26 to July 2  Request a permit, to add course sections displaying as closed or wait-listed; Dept Email Address List.

 May 29

July 2

June 25

May 29

May 29

Late Enrollment Periods by Session: 
  • First, request a permit to enroll; includes a $25 late fee.
  • Switching a class within the same session requires a permit for the new course to add; includes a $35 switch fee. When you have a permit for the new course, swap in the Mange Classes tile.
Drop Periods by Session:
  • Drop a class without a grade of “W” to receive a 65% refund, in your Manage Classes tile.  There are No refunds after this date.
  • Last day for grade option changes, if course grading option allowed. Change a grade option requires a $10 fee.

May 30 - June 2

July 3 - July 7

June 26 - June 30

May 30 - June 5

May 30 - June 8

Final Enrollment  Dates by Session:

Last day of the late enrollment  period. No refunds for classes will be issued after this date.

June 2

July 7

June 30

June 5

June 8

Late Withdrawal Periods by Session:
Last day to drop a class with a grade of “W” for serious or compelling reasons only.

An approved Request for Withdrawal Opens in new window process is required. No refunds. Process is online.

June 23

July 28

July 27

July 10

July 21

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Open University 101

  • Students experiencing academic disqualification (ADQ) from CSUF may enroll in a maximum of six (6) units during Fall, Spring and Summer terms.  Enrollment over these limits are subject to administrative enrollment cancellation of excess units.  Please adhere to the enrollment limits stated here. For more information review the How many units can I take? FAQ.
  • Enrollment 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 completed 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.
  • All stated prerequisites for a course must be met. To view course descriptions and prerequisite information, visit Cal State Fullerton’s University CatalogOpens in new window.
  • For other important dates, including scheduled campus closures, visit the CSUF Academic CalendarOpens in new window.


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