Take a Class Without Enrolling at the CSU

Want to take a class without enrollling at the CSU? Open University offers the opportunity for anyone to enroll in a course without being admitted to the CSU. You can take courses for personal enrichment or start your college career. Open University gives you the flexibility to take courses on a space-available basis and earn college credit. 

The Open University is available on all 23 CSU campuses; select a campus below to explore courses and enroll.

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Student Success Stories

Jason Bellini  

"Through continuing education and Open University, I enrolled in the courses I needed to make my dream of finishing the certificate a reality. I recently completed my certificate program. The advisor and professors were very helpful and encouraging. Through these relationships I now have professional editing and writing experience, which will help in the job market."

Jason Bellini, Open University, CSU Chico