The Open University Program allows you to take individual Cal State
East Bay undergraduate and graduate classes, on a space-available basis,
without the formal university admissions process. Registration is easy
and the fees are the same, whether you are a California resident or
out-of-state or international visitor. Taking courses through Open University
allows you to:
- Enroll in classes if you've missed the CSUEB University application
- Examine a field of study before enrolling in a degree program
- Update your skills
- Attend classes on a non-continuous basis
- Raise your grade point average (GPA) prior to application
Who Can Take Open University Courses?
- Disqualified students from CSUEB or other institutions
- Former CSUEB students and alumni
- Non-resident students not enrolled in a University program
- Members of the general public
Regularly enrolled (matriculated) students or students who are, currently, applicants for admission as an Undergraduate or Graduate student in the current term are NOT permitted to take courses through Open University.
- Registration for Open University is easy! Transcripts and formal
application are not necessary and you can register for a course after
attending the first class session.
- Credit Transfer: A maximum of 36 Open University quarter units
can be transferred to an undergraduate degree program (13 maximum
units towards a graduate degree program), subject to approval by the
academic department that runs the program.
- Library Access: Open University students are entitled to use the
University library and may access electronic resources remotely. A
valid CSUEB student ID is required to check out materials. To register
for library privileges, fill out a registration card at the library.
For more information, visit the Library's