CSU Fully Online opens on Monday, June 1, 2020Dates vary by campus. See Home Campus and Host Campus enrollment dates below.
CSU Fully Online enrollment closesDates vary by home and host campus. See schedule at
www.csufullyonline.com for enrollment dates
CSU Fully Online is a cross-enrollment program that allows CSU students to concurrently take one online course at another CSU campus during the fall or spring semester along with coursework at their home CSU campus. The additional units through CSU Fully Online are included in the full-time tuition.
The home campus is the CSU campus where the student is admitted and currently attending. The host campus is the campus offering the CSU Fully Online course.
Current CSU students* who are enrolled in full-time tuition units, more than 6 units, and have paid full-time tuition or pending financial aid covering tuition are eligible. In addition, students must have completed at least one term at their home CSU campus and earned 12 units with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Incoming transfer students are eligible to participate their first semester at the CSU.
*International and graduate students are not automatically eligible. Check with your home campus to confirm eligibility. Students enrolled through Extended/Continuing Education are not eligible. Those programs are under a different tuition structure and do not pay systemwide state tuition.
Fall 2020 enrollment for CSU Fully Online opens on June 1, 2020. The home CSU campus will activate the Enroll in CSU Fully Online link on the Student Center. Access is closed based on the date set by the home campus.
Course availability is based on the host campus enrollment dates and available seats.
An enrollment request can only be submitted for a course that is open (available seats) and within the enrollment dates set by the host campus.
CourseMatch courses are a subset of courses that open on the first day of the enrollment period and have reserved seats for visitor students. Those are indicated on the course schedule listed at
www.csufullyonline.com with a star symbol.
CSU Fully Online is only available fall and spring semesters, terms where students pay full-time tuition. Enrollment in summer courses is done directly through the host campus
Open University division. Per-unit tuition charges apply. Official transcripts are required to transfer credit back to home campus.Search online summer courses at
calstateonline.net under the Summer Courses tab.
Current CSU students can check with their campus advisor to find out what options are available at their campus. Each campus offers a handful of degrees online. To transfer to an online degree program offered at another CSU campus you must apply for admission at that campus.You can search online degrees at
calstateonline.net under the Degree Programs tab. You can also search on the
degrees.calstate.edu website by selecting Online under delivery format.
Are international students eligible for Fully Online?
International students may be eligible to participate. Visa restrictions may not allow online study. Students should check with their home campus to confirm their eligibility. The additional per unit nonresident fees apply to the Fully Online course and are paid to the host campus.
Can graduate students take courses through CSU Fully Online?
Graduate student participation is up to the home campus. Since most graduate programs don't allow transfer credit unless by petition, the home campus may limit participation and authorize enrollment to meet prerequisites or a pre-approved course for transfer. If the campus allows, they may set up requirements differently from the standard eligibility rules for undergraduates for which this program was designed. The host campus may restrict enrollment to only their students or require department approval before authorizing enrollment. To make it work takes extra initiative on the student's part and assistance from a graduate advisor.
I'm a part-time student. Can I participate?
Part-time participation in CSU Fully Online may be authorized by the home campus on a case by case basis. If an exception is approved, the CSU Fully Online units are combined with your home campus units to verify your tuition charges.The total enrolled units must stay at 6 units to have the CSU Fully Online course included in part-time tuition. If combined unit totals more than 6 units, full-time tuition is charged.
I'm not a CSU student. Can I take an online class?
If you are not a current CSU student you enroll directly through the host CSU campus Open University as a visitor student. Per-unit tuition charges apply. Financial aid is not available. If you know the campus that is hosting the course you are looking to take, you can search their
Open University website for information on cost and how to enroll.
How do I find a match to a specific course or requirement at my campus?
Use the search functionality on the posted schedule at
www.csufullyonline.com. There you can search by course subject code, keyword, GE or pre-approved course at your home campus. The results will always default to open courses only.
Note: CSU to CSU course equivalencies are available if the course was previously reviewed or transferred.
The number of course equivalencies may be limited. Specific course/requirement credit may not be available but does not mean the course is denied.
Online Course search box allows you to type in a course or subject code to filter the course list.
Example: Search available Communications department courses by entering COM or COMM. Campuses may code their subjects differently, so it is recommended to use varying abbreviations to pick up all potential options. Using COM you will see COM, COMS, MCOMM, COMD, COMM and HCOM subjects.
Online Course Title search box allows you to enter in a course title or keyword from the title to search potential courses. Try a variation of keywords to identify possible matches. Example 1: Search using keyword 'abnormal'
Example 2: Search using keyword 'global' brings up a listing of courses under a number of subjects. Adding partial subject or even a letter to the Online Course box to filter results by both course and course title.
CSU GE Area: This column displays the systemwide GE area assigned by the host campus for their courses. The home CSU campus should honor that same GE area upon transfer. Even if the Course EQ/GE Area column is blank.Example 1: A3 is entered in the CSU GE Area search box. Results show a number of available courses, some with and some without Course EQ/GE Area designated. Results on this example are sorted by CourseMatch (*) courses which open early and have reserved seats for CSU Fully Online enrollment.
Example 2: UD-B is entered in the CSU GE Area search box. Results will show list of courses. The Course EQ/GE Area may be blank or designated with the home campus GE code that differs from the equivalent systemwide GE code.
Course EQ/GE Area: This column displays the pre-approved GE and/or course equivalency information on file with your campus. You can enter your home campus course subject code with or without the course number. GE area can be entered to search previously approved GE courses.
Example 1: East Bay home campus selected and ECON entered in Course EQ/GE Area field to search courses approved for ECON credit. Results display all courses that have an Open status and an ECON course equivalency on file. The number of results depends on previous course approvals on file with your home CSU campus.
Example 2: Fullerton home campus search using PSY subject. Listing displays only two courses with existing PSY course approvals on file.
How do I ensure the class I am taking applies to my major or transfers back for the credit I need?
If you do not see confirmation of approval on the schedule, you will need to request your campus review the course. For major specific credit a course syllabus is required for review. You can email
email@example.com for assistance with obtaining the syllabus. It will be submitted to the Articulation contact at your home campus. This process should be done well before the enrollment deadline to ensure time for review.
How do I enroll in a Fully Online course?
The Enroll in CSU Fully Online link will be made active in your student center on the first day of CSU Fully Online enrollment. That link takes you to the enrollment request page that verifies you meet all eligibility requirements then allows you to submit a request to add a course. Instructions for enrollment can be found
When I log into my student portal and select Enroll in Fully Online, I get a list of classes that is much shorter than what is listed on the CSU Fully Online website. Why are there fewer courses?
Only courses that are available for enrollment on the day you access the portal will display. These include courses with available seats and are within the host campus enrollment period.
Can I take more than one course?
This program limits students to one course per semester. Exceptions are considered for lecture and lab courses that are separated into two courses. Other circumstances are considered on a case by case basis by your home CSU campus.
How do I drop my course? You must drop the course from the host campus following their drop procedures. The welcome information provided by the host campus upon enrollment include instructions on how to drop, either by emailing a specific address or through the student portal at the host campus.
What is the deadline to drop or withdraw from a course?
The deadline is based on the dates set by the host campus.
I submitted my enrollment request. When can I expect a response?
Processing can take from 1 to 3 days. If you do not see the request status updated within 3 days, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to request an update. We will follow up with the campus to determine the processing delay.
I changed my mind on the class I requested. Can I cancel or swap the class?
If this is done before the host campus begins processing, you may cancel your request. If the campus has begun processing, you will need to wait. If course enrollment is accepted, you must request to drop the course by the process the host campus follows. You will not be able to drop, cancel or swap through the Enroll in CSU Fully Online portal.
Example: View of requested course with Cancel Request button available. This will only display if the host campus has not yet begun to process your request.
The deadline has passed, can I still add a course? No. Once your home campus closes access or after the host campus course enrollment period has ended, requests cannot be submitted. Exceptions may be considered on a case by case basis for emergency situations only and requires approval and manual coordination by campus staff.
Does the credit for CSU Fully Online count towards the term unit limits? Yes, the units are included in your campus unit limits. Review your home campus website or contact an advisor to learn about academic load regulations and the process to request permission to exceed the maximum unit load.
I'm interested in completing all of my major online. How do I enroll in all online courses?
This program is not designed to complete your entire major online. If your campus does not offer the major completely online, you will need to change to a program at your campus that is or apply to transfer to another CSU campus that offers the online major. You can search online degrees offered across the system by filtering on the Delivery Format of Online on the
Do I need to submit transcripts to transfer the grade to my home CSU? No. You do not need to request transcripts or anything else to transfer the grade. The host campus will upload your final grade to a secure database where you home campus downloads an official grade report and uses that instead of a transcript to update your record.
When can I expect to receive credit and see the grade on my home CSU record? The process takes on average about three weeks from the final grading deadline at the host campus.
When you say CSU students can take a free online class, does this really mean free? If you paid your full-time tuition, the additional units for the CSU Fully Online course are included in that tuition. No additional tuition is charged. Nonresidents and international students still pay the additional fees for the units.
What is the cost for international or out-of-state students? Nonresident and International students pay the nonresident per-unit fees for the Fully Online course. Fees are charged by and paid to the host campus. No additional base tuition is charged.
Will the units taken at the other CSU campus qualify for my financial aid at my home campus? Yes. The units for the CSU Fully Online course are included in your total term units and used for financial aid calculations.
Example: A student enrolled 9 units at home CSU adds a 3-credit course through CSU Fully Online. Total term units will be calculated as 12 and seen as full-time for financial aid.