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California State University, Long Beach

Visitor, Concurrent and Cross Enrollment Programs

CSULB Students Enrolling at Other Institutions

CSULB students who want to attend classes at another institution can pick-up and/or submit completed request forms at Enrollment Services (BH-101). For best results, discuss your plans with your academic advisor well in advance of the application submission deadlines

Visitor Enrollment (outgoing CSULB students)

Students who have completed one Fall or Spring semester at CSULB and are in good academic standing may be eligible to visit one of our 22 CSU sister campuses for one term of academic work. You must meet the following requirements and conditions in order to participate in this program:

Undergraduate Student Requirements

  • Complete at least 12 units at CSULB.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0 in all work completed at CSULB.
  • Be in good academic standing.

Graduate Student Requirements

  • Complete one semester at CSULB.
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 in all work completed at CSULB.
  • Be in good academic standing.

Conditions for Enrollment

  • Students will be approved for Visitor Enrollment for one term only.
  • Approval is subject to space availability, registration priority policies and deadlines of the host campus.
  • Academic advisement is available only through CSULB.
  • Overlap in academic terms may not be possible. Check with the host campus.
  • Students may be required to provide proof of completion of prerequisites.
  • Financial Aid is available only through CSULB.

Applications are available at Enrollment Services (BH-101). If your application is approved and you have paid fees, you can then submit your application to the host campus. You must contact the campus that you wish to attend for application and registration deadlines and procedures.

Concurrent Enrollment (outgoing CSULB students)

Students who have completed one Fall or Spring semester at CSULB and are in good academic standing may be eligible to enroll concurrently at one of our 22 CSU sister campuses for one term of academic work. You must meet the following requirements and conditions in order to participate in this program:

Undergraduate Student Requirements

  • Complete at least 12 units at CSULB.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0 in all work completed at CSULB.
  • Be in good academic standing.

Graduate Student Requirements

  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 in all work completed at CSULB.
  • Be in good academic standing.

Conditions for Enrollment

  • Approval is subject to space availability, registration priority policies and deadlines of the host campus.
  • Academic advisement is available only through CSULB.
  • Overlap in academic terms may not be possible. Check with the host campus.
  • Students may be required to provide proof of completion of prerequisites.
  • Financial Aid is available only through CSULB.

Applications are available at Enrollment Services (BH-101). If your application is approved and you have paid fees, you can then submit your application to the host campus. You must contact the campus that you wish to attend for application and registration deadlines and procedures.

CSU CourseMatch Program

The CSU's fully online CourseMatch program is open to full-time continuing CSULB students. Credit earned at the CSU campus offering the online course is automatically reported to CSULB and included on your transcript. The goal of the CourseMatch program is to expand the availability of online courses, thereby addressing student demand for courses that lead towards timely graduation.

CourseMatch Details

  • The CourseMatch Program is open to all CSULB full-time matriculated students who have completed at least 12 units at CSULB, are in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. (full-time status = 12 or more units during the semester)
  • Students may enroll in one online course per term. Enrollment in multiple online courses is not available at this time.
  • Before enrolling in an online course at another CSU, you should consult with your academic advisor to determine how the course may apply to your degree requirements.
  • The online course schedule provides information regarding general education requirements satisfied by available online courses.
  • To begin, visit the CSU CourseMatch website and browse the schedule of courses offered during the semester.

What are the conditions for enrollment in the Online Courses through the CourseMatch program?

  • Academic advisement is available at CSULB.
  • Concurrent enrollment is possible only at campuses that offer semester courses.
  • Approval of concurrent enrollment is valid only for the term specified and is subject to space availability and registration priority policies at the host campus.
  • Students must be enrolled at CSULB during the period of concurrent enrollment in online courses at another CSU campus and have paid tuition fees as a full time-student.
  • Evidence of completion of course prerequisites may be required at the host campus (i.e., transcripts or grade reports).
  • Financial aid eligibility is through CSULB. In addition, students who are eligible for veterans, rehabilitation, social security and other federal, state or county benefits must secure eligibility certification through CSULB.

What Online Courses will be offered through the CourseMatch ?

Qualifying students should visit the Schedule of Online Courses at the CSU CourseMatch website to review courses offered during the semester. This site contains a detailed list of courses offered at other CSU campuses. Additional information about the courses, such as General Education designation, pre-requisites, and course number is also available in the online course schedule. For further assistance regarding the course, please contact the campus that is offering that course. Be sure to consult with your CSULB academic advisor.

How do I know what Online Course will satisfy a requirement

Please consult with your CSULB academic advisor to determine how a course may satisfy a general education or degree requirement.

How can CSULB Students Enroll for an Online Course through the CourseMatch program?

  • Browse the Schedule of Online Courses at the CSU CourseMatch website for courses offered during the semester. Contact host campus for registration deadlines, etc.
  • Consult with your academic advisor to determine how a course may apply to your degree requirements.
  • Once a course is determined to meet a requirement, submit the CSU CourseMatch Application to the Office of Enrollment Services, BH-101 well in advance of the application deadline at the host campus.
  • Enrollment Services will complete Part II of the CSU CourseMatch Application in order for the student to submit to the host campus. If the application is not approved, it will be returned to the student.
  • Host campus completes Part III-A of the application and provides a copy to student with registration instructions.
  • Student must pay CSULB Tuition and related fees (non-resident students must pay the non-resident per unit tuition to the host campus) based upon the total number of units for which she/he is or plans to be registered including units at CSULB as well as host campus.
  • Student registers at host campus presenting approved copy of the application. Host campus non-resident tuition fees and any user fees are paid and entry is made on the application for concurrent and/or visitor status.
  • Host campus completes Part III-B.
  • Program changes, e.g. course withdrawal, will be accomplished by following standard procedures on both campuses. Official notification will be provided by the host campus to CSULB.
  • If a student withdraws from CSULB and requests a refund for the refundable portion of the State University fee, the host campus must be notified.
  • Permanent academic records will be maintained at the campus where courses are completed. A record of credit earned at a host campus will be available to the student and to CSULB upon request by the student or registrar of the CSULB.

How much will it cost?

CSULB Campus

Click here for Tuition and related fees information for CSULB students. Tuition and fees must be paid prior to submission of the CourseMatch program Online Concurrent Enrollment Application.

Host Campus

  • Non-Resident students must pay the non-resident fees applicable at the host campus
  • Online course material fees may apply at the host campus

What happens if I cannot attend the Online Course that I registered for?

To drop or withdraw from an Online Course, students must follow the policy and guidelines of the host campus.

What happens after I have completed the Online Course?

Credit earned at the CSU campus offering the online course is automatically reported to CSULB and included on your transcript. Be sure to check your Academic Requirements Report to review how the course fulfilled a degree requirement.

Where can I get more information?

For additional information about this program including a complete listing of all CSU online courses please visit the CSU CourseMatch website. For questions concerning tuition and financial aid, see Financial Aid. For assistance with completing the application, contact the Enrollment Services Student Relations at 562 985-5471.

Cross-Enrollment (outgoing CSULB students)

If you are a California resident currently enrolled at CSULB, you may enroll in one undergraduate course per academic term at a participating University of California campus or California Community College.

You must meet the necessary course prerequisites and obtain approval from both CSULB and the campus you plan to attend. In addition, you must:

  • have completed 12 units at CSULB.
  • have maintained a 2.0 GPA in all work completed.
  • be in good academic standing.
  • be enrolled in at least 6 units at CSULB for the term in which you plan to cross enroll.
  • have paid the appropriate fees at CSULB for the term in which you plan to cross enroll.
  • be an undergraduate student.

The host campus will charge a $10 fee plus any material and laboratory fees associated with the class in which you cross enroll. Use of the host campus' facilities may be restricted; health services are limited to emergencies only. You must contact the campus that you wish to attend for application and registration deadlines and procedures.

Enrolling at CSULB From Other Institutions

Check with your home campus for their eligibility requirements and procedures.

Visitor and Concurrent Enrollment (incoming students)

  • Students must have attained at least junior standing at their home CSU campus and will only be considered for available upper division courses.
  • Approval is subject to space availability, CSULB registration priority policies and CSULB deadlines.
  • Academic advisement is available only through the home campus.
  • Overlap in academic terms may not be possible.
  • Students will be required to provide proof of completion of prerequisites to the academic department of the course requested.
  • Financial Aid is available only through the home campus.

In addition to meeting the above conditions, students must satisfy the following CSU criteria at their home campus:

  • Have earned at least 12 units.
  • Have a 2.0 GPA.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Be eligible to register under continuing student status.
  • Have paid fees (Concurrent students only).

Concurrent Enrollment is allowed for more than one term, however, students must submit a new Intrasystem Application form for each term of concurrent enrollment. Approval for Visitor enrollment is valid for one (1) term only.

The completed Intrasystem Visitor or Concurrent Application form must be certified by the home campus and submitted to Enrollment Services (BH 101), by the following deadlines:

  • Spring Semester Enrollment: The prior November 1
  • Fall Semester Enrollment: The prior June 1

Cross Enrollment (incoming students)

CSULB is not currently accepting Cross-Enrollment applications. The following procedures will apply if CSULB reopens to Cross-Enrollment applications in the future:

To attend CSULB through the Cross-Enrollment program:

And at CSULB:

  • Attend the first class session and ask the instructor if there is space available to enroll through cross enrollment; if so:
  • Obtain the Late Registration Request form from Enrollment Services (BH-101). Forms are available beginning the third week of instruction.
  • Follow instructions for adding a class and obtain required approvals.
  • Submit the approved Application for Cross Enrollment, approved 'Late Registration Request' form, and $10 fee to Enrollment Services (BH-101), by the deadlines that will be published at this site.
  • Approved Cross-Enrollment requests are processed after our Census date, usually at the end of the fourth week of instruction. You will be sent a copy of your official registration once your request is processed.