Permission to Add

During the first two weeks of class, you may add classes using self-service registration on MyCSULB Student Center.

Starting the third week of class, if you wish to add a class, you must complete the online Permission to Add request. The Permission to Add process is only used to add classes after the self-service registration deadline has passed.

Students may use self-service registration until the end of the second week of class (or proportionate for winter or summer terms). If you must add a class during the third or fourth week of class, you will need to get the instructor's approval and then submit a Permission to Add request on MyCSULB Student Center. Class instructor and department approvals are required. During the fourth week of class, you may only add a class if extenuating circumstances prevented you from enrolling before the deadline. Such requests are an exception to academic policy and require documentation. All requests to add classes must be completed (including approvals) by the last day to enroll for the term, which can be found at Key Dates and Deadlines.


  • Clear all registration holds before submitting this request. If you have a hold on your registration, Enrollment Services will not be able to process your request and your request will be denied.
  • Registration transactions may result in additional charges to your account balance. You are responsible for confirming your account balance and payment due date regularly on MyCSULB Student Center. See Tuition and Fees for more information.
  • Make sure that you use the correct class number for each class you wish to add.
  • If you wish to add a class on a Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) or Audit (AU) basis, you must be enrolled in the class before submitting the Grade Option Change Request. See Understanding Grades and Grading for more information.