Open University

California State University, Fullerton

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. Given the guidance from the CDC and Governor Newsom, all Summer Session 2020 courses will be held virtually.

Please note this may lead to class schedule changes and/or cancellations. Please see below for Dates and Deadlines. Our normal policy still applies.

We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 and will take necessary precautions and adjust our operations as needed. Please know we are here to support you and ensure you receive an optimal learning experience.

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Important Summer Session Dates and Deadlines

Registration for all sessions begins April 6. Check out the Summer Session Class Schedule on Titan Online Opens in new window on or after March 2, 2020 to start planning.

Below you’ll find the important dates and deadlines you’ll need to know before you register. For instructions on registering, visit our Register page. If you have any questions, you can send us a message from our Contact page.

2020 Summer Sessions Download PDF PDF FileOpens in new window






Session Dates

May 26 – June 26
(5 weeks)

June 29 – July 31
(5 weeks)

June 22 – July 31
(6 weeks)

May 26 – July 17
(8 weeks)

May 26 – July 31
(10 weeks)

Early Registration period ends:
  • Last day to register online and without the instructor’s signature and department stamp.
  • Last day to drop with no record of enrollment and receive a full refund, less $10 per course. Classes cannot be dropped online. Must contact EIP Student Services at
  • Note: May 22 — First date registrations can be processed for wait-listed classes with approval.

5 p.m. on May 22

5 p.m. on June 26

5 p.m. on June 19

5 p.m. on May 22

5 p.m. on May 22

Late Registration Period (must be done in-person in EIP Student Services):
  • Registering requires the registration formPDF FileOpens in new window, approvals and $25 late fee.
  • Switching a class within the same session requires a new OU registration approval for the new course to add and $35 switch fee.
Drop Period:

May 26–29

June 29–July 2

June 22–26

May 26 – June 2

May 26 – June 4

Final Registration day -- Must be submitted to

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

May 29

July 2

June 26

June 2

June 4

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 19

July 24

July 23

July 6

July 17

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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 CatalogOpens in new window.
  • For other important dates, including scheduled campus closures, visit the CSUF Academic CalendarOpens in new window.


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