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Registering for Fall 2022

Welcome to The Beach!

Students are encouraged to review the Schedule of Classes to find a course schedule that best fits their academic needs. Please note the following guidelines:

  • Health and Safety: CSULB will continue to follow public health guidelines for Fall 2022. Check COVID-19 Info regularly for updates about health and safety guidelines, including vaccination and testing requirements.
  • Off-Campus Classes: Some off-campus classes where students participate in fieldwork activities (for example, student teaching, clinical experiences, healthcare settings, and internships) may be at a location that requires COVID-19 vaccination due to state, local, or agency guidelines. To enroll, students must have uploaded their COVID-19 vaccination certification.
  • Changing from "Not on Campus": Students who attested that they would not be coming to campus in Spring 2022 need to re-submit their COVID-19 Student Vaccine Certification form in order to enroll in on-campus and off-campus face-to-face classes; hybrid classes; and/or hyflex classes for Fall 2022.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for detailed information. All students must have submitted their COVID-19 Student Vaccine Certification form in order to enroll in Fall 2022 classes.


Modes of Instruction

CSULB classes may be listed on the schedule as having one or more of the following formats available.

Modes of In-Person Instruction

  • Face-to-face on-campus: in-person class meetings at scheduled days and times on campus
  • Face-to-face off-campus: in-person class meetings at scheduled days and times at a community site
  • Hybrid with synchronous online: some face-to-face instruction and some synchronous (scheduled days and times) online class meeting
  • Hybrid with asynchronous online: some face-to-face instruction and some asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times) online components
  • Hyflex: enrolled in face-to-face instruction, meeting at scheduled days and times

Modes of Online-Only Instruction

  • Synchronous online: all classes will be remote at scheduled days and times
  • Asynchronous online: no scheduled day and time, so students can complete work at different times throughout the week
  • Mixed online: all classes will be remote, with some meetings at scheduled days and times and some asynchronous work
  • Hyflex: enrolled in synchronous online instruction, meeting at scheduled days and times

Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 03/07/2022)

Frequently asked questions about registration for Fall 2022 are included below. For information about vaccination requirements, testing, or other campus policies, visit COVID-19 Info.

How do I know if the class I want to register for is an online or in-person class?

Students can use the Search for Classes feature in MyCSULB Student Center to find each class's mode of instruction. When searching for classes, the Class Detail page includes the Instruction Mode. If the instruction mode is Face to Face - On Campus, Face to Face - Off Campus, or Hybrid (Face to Face & Online), the class is an in-person class.

Class Details screenshot in MyCSULB Student Center with Instruction Mode - Face to Face On Campus highlighted.

Class Details screenshot in MyCSULB Student Center with Instruction Mode - Face to Face Off Campus highlighted.

Class Details screenshot in MyCSULB Student Center with Instruction Mode - Hybrid (Face to Face and Online) highlighted.

What if I made arrangements with my instructor to take their class online?

Please note that faculty may not make independent agreements with students to transition a hybrid or face-to-face course to online learning for the entire semester. If this agreement is made, the student’s registration (hybrid or face-to-face) will not match their vaccination attestation (online only). The student will be considered non-compliant and will be contacted to upload vaccination proof or testing compliance. If this is not done (because the student is in fact learning online even though they are not registered online), the student may eventually lose BeachBoard access and face a student conduct investigation.

Where can I learn more about COVID-19 vaccination requirements, testing, or other campus policies?

Why do I have a hold on my record?

There are two COVID-19-related holds that may appear on your record:

C19 Hold

You must complete the Student Vaccine Certification in the university’s single sign-on (SSO) screen.

  • Any student who previously indicated that they were not coming to campus (the fourth option in the certification form) has a hold. They must go back into the Student Vaccine Certification form to confirm their current status to remove their hold.
  • Any students who are out of compliance with the COVID-19 vaccination policy (such as students who are enrolled in an in-person class but have selected the fourth option in the certification form) will have a hold on their account that will prevent them from registering. To release this hold, these students must submit or update their vaccination certification. The hold will automatically be released once submitted.

JNCMP Judicial - C19 Non-Compliance

Non-compliance. Contact Dean of Students – 562/985.8670 or studentdean@csulb.edu.

What if I lose my access to BeachBoard?

Unvaccinated students who are not testing on a weekly basis and submitting their test results will be subject to losing access to BeachBoard, as well as other university resources, since they are out of compliance. Students should refer to the emails they have received and/or contact student-conduct@csulb.edu.

Do I need to update my COVID-19 certification for Fall 2022?

You will need to update your COVID-19 certification if:

  • You have not yet submitted your certification
  • You indicated that you would not be coming to campus in Spring 2022
  • You recently completed your vaccination series
  • You recently received a booster.

Visit csulb.edu/svc to update your certification.

Watch this tutorial video to learn how to update your COVID-19 vaccine certification:

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If I submitted my vaccine certification form, why do I still have a hold?

There are a couple reasons that your hold may not have been removed yet.

Did you select the Submit button at the bottom of the page?

Once you update your information in the form, you must select the Submit button to save your responses.

Did you select that you would not be coming to campus (the fourth option)?

  • All students who selected that they would not be on campus will have a hold on their record and will need to confirm their current status by going to the Student Vaccine Certification, updating their info if necessary, and selecting Submit.
  • If you are enrolled or on the waitlist for any in-person classes, your hold will not be removed until you submit your vaccine information (or request a medical or religious exemption).
  • If you are truly not coming to campus, you can go in and resubmit your certification indicating you are not coming to campus. When you select Submit again, the system will verify that you are enrolled only in online-only classes. If that is true, the hold will be removed. If that is not true, the hold will stay in place.

Can I request an exemption to the vaccine requirement?

There is a place on the form to request a medical or religious exemption. Students who are not fully vaccinated that enroll in in-person classes will be required to test weekly and submit test results to comply with university policy. Noncompliant students will be referred to Student Conduct for disciplinary action.

I received an email that I need to show proof of immunization requirements by June 1, 2022. What does this mean?

This email is a reminder about general vaccine requirements—for example, for measles, rubella, and hepatitis B—not COVID-19 immunization. You only need to submit your COVID-19 vaccination card once through the Student Vaccine Certification form. If you are also missing any other vaccine records, you will need to upload those records to your Patient Portal. For questions on this, please contact SHS-Vaccine@csulb.edu.

What if I request a medical exemption?

All medical exemptions must have documentation submitted to the Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC).

Why can’t I upload my COVID-19 vaccination card to the Patient Portal?

The Patient Portal is only for general vaccine requirements—for example, for measles, rubella, and hepatitis B—not COVID-19 immunization. Your COVID-19 vaccine certification can only be uploaded via the Student Vaccine Certification form.

Watch this tutorial video to learn how to submit your COVID-19 vaccine certification:

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Why do some off-campus classes require vaccination to enroll?

Some off-campus classes where students participate in fieldwork activities (for example, student teaching, clinical experiences, healthcare settings, and internships) may be at a location that requires COVID-19 vaccination due to state, local, or agency guidelines. Only students who have certified that they received the COVID-19 vaccination will be able to register.

I am trying to enroll in a class that has a vaccine requisite. The system will not let me enroll in the class. Why is this happening?

Some off-campus classes where students participate in fieldwork activities (for example, student teaching, clinical experiences, healthcare settings, and internships) may be at a location that requires COVID-19 vaccination due to state, local, or agency guidelines. These classes will have "COVID-19 vaccinated required" listed as an enrollment requirement. If you have not uploaded proof of vaccination to the Student Vaccine Certification form, you will not be able to enroll in the class.

When is the deadline to submit my vaccine certification?

New students must submit their vaccine certification before their advising and registration session for SOAR. New students will not be able to register until they submit their vaccine certification.

Continuing students who didn't submit their certification by the deadline had a hold placed on their record. The hold will not be removed until they submit their certification.

What is a hybrid class?

Hybrid classes have some face-to-face instruction and some online class meetings, which may be synchronous (scheduled days and times) or asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times). Hybrid classes require students to be on campus or a community site for face-to-face class meetings.

What is a Hyflex class?

Hyflex classes allow students to choose to enroll in the face-to-face section or online section. All students enrolled, whether face-to-face or online, meet at the same meeting times.

If I have questions about registration, who do I contact?

  • You can visit the Enrollment Services website and Ask Elbee for immediate answers to your questions, 24/7.
  • If you have questions about your major requirements, please refer to your college advising center’s website for advising instructions.
  • If you have specific questions about registration, transfer credit, or graduation, you can join the queue or submit a contact ticket.