How to Register

Overview

Registration Steps

Registration for Open University, Fall 2021 begins on August 16.

  • View the Fall 2021 class schedule
  • Note your course selection(s)
  • Register online
  • Instructor approval with email confirmation or a permission number is required

You must submit the online registration form by 5 p.m. on September 3, 2021, to avoid the $25 late fee.  Forms submitted between September 7 – 20, 2021 will be accepted with the $25 late fee. All forms must be received by 5 p.m. on September 20, 2021. 

Important Reminders
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Courses may be canceled due to low enrollment
  • Registration does not guarantee a course will not be canceled
  • Undergraduate level courses are numbered from 1000 to 4995
  • Graduate-level courses are numbered 5000 and above
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Instructions

Current Students

New Students

If you have never attended Stanislaus State before, you will need to set up a myStanState account prior to logging in and paying your fees.

  • Register online
    • You can register up to 3 UG level classes on one submission. If you need to register for more than three classes, you will need to submit another online registration form.
  • Your Student ID and Username will be emailed to you within 3 business days
    • You will need that information to set up your myStanState account
  • Instructions on how to set up an account
  • Instructions on how to pay your fees

Note: It is the student’s responsibility to pay all fees due within 7 business days.

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Official Program Limits

The normal unit load is 15 units but students can take up to 18. A student who wishes to register for more than 18 units for fall or spring semester must obtain the approval of the major department chair at registration on a Registration Options form. The maximum for which a student may enroll during the summer term is 10 units.  Additional units in a winter and summer term require the approval of the major department chair on a Registration Options form. Enrollment for approved excess units is permitted beginning the first day of class. Units taken for Credit by Examination do not count toward excess units; however, concurrent enrollment courses, audited courses, and courses in which a student is making up an incomplete grade are all counted as part of the student’s total course load, making them applicable to this regulation.

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Graduate Level Courses

Graduate programs at Stanislaus State are competitive and require additional approvals; permission to enroll is at the discretion of the Program Coordinator.  Students may be asked to provide the following:

  • Evidence of a compelling reason why you should be allowed to enroll for graduate credit through Open University.
  • Evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Evidence of an adequate GPA for admission to the specific program from which you are requesting a course.

Credential Courses

Additional approvals from the Program Coordinator are required.