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Registering for Spring 2022

CSULB looks forward to reuniting with the full campus community in 2022! Face-to-face class offerings will significantly increase from 40% in Fall 2021 to over 73% for Spring 2022, while online and hybrid course offerings will also increase from 5% of classes to about 27%.

It is expected that most students will have at least some face-to-face instruction and we look forward to welcoming everyone back 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 Spring 2022, which currently require vaccination (or weekly testing for those with exemptions) and wearing of face coverings indoors on campus. 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. (Students who cannot register due to this requirement can submit the COVID-19 Requirement Not Met for Off-Campus Class form.)
  • Changing from "Not on Campus": Students who attested that they would not be coming to campus in Fall 2021 need to re-submit their COVID-19 Student Vaccine Certification form on SSO in order to enroll in on-campus and off-campus face-to-face classes; hybrid classes; and/or hyflex classes for Spring 2022.

All students must have submitted their COVID-19 Student Vaccine Certification form via SSO in order to enroll in Spring 2022 classes.


Modes of Instruction

Because many classes will be returning to face-to-face instruction, only some classes will be offered entirely online. Therefore, most students should expect to have at least some face-to-face instruction.

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

Modes That Require Proof of Vaccination or Weekly Testing (Due to Exemption)

  • 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 That Do Not Require Students to be On Campus

  • 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

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

Why do I have a registration hold on my record?

You can check if you have a hold on your record that will prevent registration in MyCSULB Student Center under Holds. Once in MyCSULB, select the hold title for more information, including how to remove the hold.

Students enrolled in Fall 2021 who did not complete their COVID-19 vaccination certification by the deadline have a hold that will prevent them from registering. To release this hold, these students must submit their vaccination certification.

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

If you indicated that you would not be coming to campus in Fall 2021, you will need to go back to the Student Vaccine Certification form in Single Sign-On and update your certification to enroll in on-campus classes in Spring 2022.

  • Students who have uploaded their COVID-19 vaccination cards already will not need to repeat their upload for spring. Booster status does not need to be uploaded.
  • Students who requested medical or religious exemptions in the fall, but have since become fully vaccinated, will need to update their vaccination status for Spring 2022.
  • Students that were fully online in fall will most likely have face-to-face courses in Spring 2022 and will need to upload their updated vaccination status.
  • There is a place on the form to request a medical or religious exemption. Students who submit exemptions will be required to submit weekly COVID-19 test results prior to attending class.

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.

Students who cannot register due to this requirement can submit the COVID-19 Requirement Not Met for Off-Campus Class form. The department offering the class will reach out to these students to identify any alternate arrangements (if available).

Can I request to take my class online only even if the class is scheduled face-to-face?

Most students will have a face-to-face class this spring semester. If students are registered for face-to-face or hybrid classes, they are expected to come to campus. Faculty will not provide full semester flexibility for online learning. If needed, faculty will be flexible for short-term shifts in the mode of instruction due to illness or quarantine/isolation requirements.

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.