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Summer Sessions for CSULB Students

This section of the website is for current or newly admitted CSULB students who are seeking information on summer courses at CSULB.  Summer Session courses are administered through the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE). 

If you are a non-csulb student, please visit the CCPE summer session website for information.   Since summer courses are administered through CCPE and are not state supported, courses offered in the summer have a different fee structure than Fall and Spring semesters.  Please visit the summer tuition and fees website for more information.  Please note:  Ed.D Students and MBA students (Special State Supported Graduate Programs) have a different fee structure. 

 

Summer Session Dates

Summer Session Dates

Full Summer Session

May 29 - August 17, 2018

Summer Session I

May 29 - July 6, 2018

Summer Session III

July 9 - August 17, 2018

See Summer Session Dates and Deadlines for a complete list of important deadlines for summer sessions.

How and When to Register for Summer

Before you start your steps to register for your courses this summer semester; we recommend that you start mapping out your entire path to graduation using the Degree Planner. This online tool can be accessed through your MyCSULB Student Center and helps you figure out what courses to take and when to take them.  By starting with Degree Planner, it gives you a complete picture of your entire academic journey at CSULB.

How to Register

Continuing students can register for classes online using MyCSULB from your registration access date and time until the day before the start of each summer session. MyCSULB is available anytime except for the dates and times noted on the Summer Calendar.

When Can I Register?

Self Service Registration Dates

Full Summer Session:
Self Service Registration and Adjustments 

March 5 -  May 28, 2018

Summer Session I:
​Self Service Registration and Adjustments 

March 5 -  May 28, 2018

Summer Session III:
​Self Service Registration and Adjustments 

March 5 -  July 6, 2018

 

In-Person Registration Dates
(Please use Summer Registration Form for CSULB Students)

Full Summer Session: 
In-Person Registration and Adjustments 

May 29 - June 11, 2018

Summer Session I:
In-Person Registration and Adjustments 

May 29 - June 11, 2018

Summer Session III:
​In-Person Registration and Adjustments 

July 9 - 20, 2018

 

Late Registration
If you register on or after the first day of the session, your Tuition and Mandatory Fees will include an additional $25 non-refundable late registration fee.  Bring the completed "CCPE Summer Registration Form for CSULB Students" with payment to the College of Continuing & Professional Education.  To pay the Late Registration fee, see "How to Pay" in the Summer Tuition and Fees website.  You should check your account summary on your MyCSULB Student Center for fees you may owe and payment due date(s) whenever you make a change to your schedule. 

Dropping and Withdrawing From Summer Courses

The difference between dropping a class and withdrawing from a class is based on the timing of your decision to stop participating in a class and when you take action on that decision. Dropping occurs when you take appropriate action to remove the class(es) from your academic record BEFORE classes begin.  See Summer Session Dates and Deadlines for exact dates.  You may drop classes online throughout the self-service registration period without departmental approval.   The classes will not be included on your transcript and the units will not count toward the Undergraduate Withdrawal Limit (PDF).  Dropping may affect your summer tuition calculation and Financial Aid, if applicable.

Withdrawing After Classes Begin & Before the Last Week of Summer Instruction
Withdrawing from summer courses occurs when you remove yourself from class AFTER the course begins. See Summer Session Dates and Deadlines for information. Before withdrawing, you should consider the consequences of such an action and consult with your academic advisor since it will generally impact your progress towards your degree, future course enrollment and financial aid eligibility.  To Withdraw from a summer course during this time period, please use this Petition to Withdraw From a Class(es) (PDF) Review the Dropping and Withdrawal website to understand how it will affect your educational record.

Withdrawing During the Last Week of Summer Instruction
Withdrawal during the last week of instruction is not permitted unless there are circumstances beyond your control in which a serious personal life situation, illness or accident prevents you from continuing in your classes and Incompletes or other arrangements with instructors are not possible. Categorized as a Catastrophic Withdrawal, such requests require thorough and credible documentation, normally involve withdrawal of all courses in the term, and are not intended to be made more than once during your academic career. In order to be considered, requests for Catastrophic Withdrawals require support from the instructor, chairperson of the department offering the class, and the Dean of the college in which the class is taught. Final approval can be granted only by the Office of the Provost. To Withdraw from a summer course during this time period, please use this  Petition to Withdraw From a Class(es)/Last Week & Catastrophic Withdrawal Request (PDF).  Review the Dropping and Withdrawal website to understand how it will affect your educational record.

Summer Registration Holds 

A registration hold occurs when the University blocks your access to the registration system because you have not met a particular requirement.

You can view any holds you may have at MyCSULB under "Personal Portfolio" as well as information about clearing the hold. Your emailed registration appointment notification will also include a notice of any holds placed on your registration access. If you still have questions, call Enrollment Services at (562) 985-5471.

Here are some possible reasons for a registration hold:

  • You owe money to CSULB (course fees, a library fine, an earlier tuition payment, etc.).

  • You have failed to return property, such as a book or laboratory equipment, to a university department.

  • You have not taken a required entrance test.

  • You have not submitted required documents for admission.

Summer Waitlisting for Courses 

When Can I Waitlist?

You can add yourself to the waitlist for a class until two weeks prior to the session start date.
The last date to place yourself on a waitlist:

Full Summer Session

May 14, 2018

Summer Session I

May 14, 2018

Summer Session III

June 25, 2018

Waitlists are cancelled after these dates.


How Waitlisting Works

  • All scheduled class sections have waitlists. The size of the waitlist is based on size of the class.
  • You can place yourself on the waitlist provided the list is not already full.
  • If a seat becomes available, the student highest on the waitlist will get the seat (subject to the limitations below). Seats will not be available to students who happen to log in if there is still anyone on the waitlist.
  • You must meet any requisites for the class before you can be placed on the waitlist, e.g., course pre-requisites, section co-requisites, major and class level restrictions. See Catalog/Course Descriptions on MyCSULB .
  • You may register or waitlist for classes up to your enrollment unit limit, with a maximum of 7 units of waitlisted classes.
  • Students will be moved from the waitlist into the class regularly as other students drop or are dropped due to non-payment of fees.
  • If you are successfully moved from the waitlist into the class, you will receive an email notification but only if you have specified your preferred email address in your Personal Portfolio at MyCSULB. You will not be billed for waitlisted classes but will be billed if moved from a waitlist into a class and the additional units result in higher registration fees. Check your class schedule and account summary regularly at MyCSULB to avoid cancellation of the newly added class(es).
  • If you are moved from the waitlist into a class, it is your responsibility to drop the class (as with any other class) if you decide not to attend. Failure to do so will result in a ‘WU' grade on your record which will lower your grade point average.
  • There is no guarantee you will be moved off the waitlist and enrolled into the class. Once the process to move students from the waitlist has run for the final time and classes have begun, instructors are not required to add students who were waitlisted for the class.

Moving Off the Waitlist

Students will be moved from the waitlist into the class if space becomes available, and in the order placed, unless either of the following restrictions apply:

  • There is a time conflict with another registered class. Since potential time conflicts are not checked when you place yourself on a waitlist, you should ensure that waitlisted classes do not conflict with your enrolled schedule.
  • You are already enrolled in another section of the same course. Do not use waitlisting to try to get into another section of a course in which you are already enrolled, as you will not be moved from the waitlist if space becomes available. You will need to choose whether to take a chance and place yourself on the waitlist of the full section in the hope space becomes available or remain enrolled in the section you have already scheduled.

If you cannot be moved from the waitlist, for either of the reasons given above, you will be skipped and the next student considered. You will not be reconsidered until the next time space becomes available in the class.

Check your schedule regularly at MyCSULB to monitor your position on a waitlist. If you decide you no longer wish to wait for space to become available, you may drop yourself from a waitlist and add another class.

Summer Parking

Parking Fees
CSULB parking permit or day permit is required at all times, except as noted on entrances to parking areas. Parking permits may be purchased online or in person, if paying in cash only, at the Cashiers' Office, BH-148.

Parking Permits
You must purchase a Summer 2018 permit to park in the designated parking lots from May 21 - August 17, 2018. Student virtual permits are available for purchase online via e-check(no fee) or credit card (2.75% convenience fee). Student parking permits are valid one week prior to the start of instruction. Annual student parking permits are valid at the start of summer session and end with the spring semester For more information, please visit the LPR website.

Student virtual permits are valid in all general lots. Please adhere to the specific rules on the black and gold parking signs at the entrance of each lot to avoid being cited. Student virtual permits are valid in employee parking lots, with the exception of lot 5, after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. A vehicle with a student parking permit will be cited accordingly if parked in an employee lot before 5:30 p.m. For locations of general lots, please see the campus map. If you have not purchased annual or semester parking, you may choose to purchase a daily or short-term parking from a pay station for use in general parking lots or at short-term parking spaces.

Special Parking Permits

  • Disabled Drivers
    You must display a Handicapped placard as well as your current student, employee, or day permit to park in any Handicapped space, designated by blue borders and a wheelchair emblem. If you do not have a placard, visit Disabled Student Services, BH-270. Your Handicapped placard does not entitle you to free parking at CSULB. If you need a short-term Handicapped parking permit, go to Parking and Transportation Services - see the campus map.
     
  • Student Carpool Parking
    If you are a current CSULB student with a paid semester or a non-expiring payroll deduction parking permit, we encourage you to carpool to campus. Not only do carpool members share the cost of gas and a CSULB parking permit, but they can also avoid traffic by accessing the convenient HOV lanes on freeways leading to campus. More information is available on our Carpool webpage.

CSULB Vehicle Regulations
Cyclists and drivers must comply with all applicable sections of the California Vehicle Code. Posted speed limits on campus are 25 mph or 15 mph.

The speed limit in campus parking lots is 15 mph. Campus law enforcement and parking officers will cite you and charge a fine if you disregard the designated parking areas or other vehicle regulations. If issued a parking citation, you have 21 days to either pay the citation or contest the citation via the citation appeal process. After 21 calendar days, a late fee will be added to the regular citation fee. See the Parking and Transportation Services web page, or call them at (562) 985-4146.

Summer Class, Grading Option and Section Changes

All Adds, Section Changes, Changes to Grading Options and Audit Class Requests must be completed by:

  • Full Summer Session - June 11, 2018
  • Session I - June 11, 2018
  • Session III - July 20, 2018

Steps for Adding a Class or Changing a Section:

  1.  Since summer courses are relatively short, instructors will only approve requests early in the session.
  2. Attend the class from the first day of instruction
  3. Go to a department office or CCPE, and ask for a CCPE Summer Registration Form.
  4. Ask the instructor to approve your request and sign the form.
  5. Once signed and approved, bring the completed form to CCPE with your CSULB ID Card.  CCPE is located in the 1st Floor Foundation Building.

Note the following:

  • If you are enrolling in a course in order to remove an original grade from your grade point average, please read important information on CSULB unit limits and Repeating Courses. 
  • If you do not attend a class in which you are enrolled, you must correctly drop the class or you may receive a failing grade. To correctly drop a class, follow the instructions under Dropping and Withdrawing from Summer Courses.

Steps for Changing Your Grading Option and/or Auditing a Class

  1. Under certain circumstances, you may choose to take a class for credit/no credit or decide to audit a class. Check the CSULB Catalog or ask your program advisor about restrictions. 
  2. Since summer courses are relatively short, instructors will only approve requests early in the session.
  3. Download and fill out this form - Grade Option Change Request Form (PDF).
  4. Ask your program advisor to approve your request and sign the form.
  5. Once signed and approved, bring the completed form to the department offering the class and ask for the department stamp of approval on your form.
  6. Bring the completed form to CCPE with your CSULB ID Card.  CCPE is located in the 1st Floor Foundation Building.

Summer - Special State Support Programs (Ed.D & MBA)

Students in Special Summer State Support Programs (Ed. D. and MBA) should review the Summer Tuition & Fees information specifically for your program. Financial aid may be available to continuing CSULB students to assist with summer sessions costs. For the available aid programs, general eligibility requirements and application process, please review Summer Financial Aid.

Making Class or Section Changes in Your Summer Semester?

All class or section changes/adds must be completed by:

  • Full Summer Session -  June 11, 2018
  • Session I - June 11, 2018
  • Session III - July 20, 2018

Instructors of classes of short duration will only approve requests if submitted early in the session.

Important Steps: 

  1. Don't wait! Attend the class from the first day of instruction.
  2. Go to a department office or Enrollment Services website and get a Late Registration Form.
  3. Ask the instructor to approve your request and sign your form.
  4. Go to the department office and obtain an approval on the form.
  5. Once you have obtained the approval, bring the completed form to Enrollment Services with your CSULB ID card.
  6. If you register on or after the first day of the session, your Tuition and Mandatory Fees will include an additional $25 non-refundable late registration fee. Please bring the completed Late Registration Form to the Office of Enrollment Services, Brotman Hall 101, to process your enrollment request and pay the Late Registration Fee, see How to Pay” in the Summer Tuition and Fees site.  You should check your account summary on your MyCSULB Student Center for fees you may owe and payment due date(s) whenever you make a change to your schedule.
  7. If you are enrolling in a course in order to remove the original grade from your grade point average, please read important information on CSULB unit limits. See Repeating Courses.