Open University { College of Extended Learning }

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Open University: Registration Information for Fall 2015


How to Register

Before you register for classes you need an SF State ID & Password to be able to log in to your student account. If you don't have an SF State ID please see SF State Password & ID.

Registration opens on Monday, August 24, 2015.

Steps to register on the date each session starts and beyond:

  1. Review and select courses. The SF State class schedule is available on the Web.
  2. Attend the first class meeting.
  3. Obtain permit number if the instructor approves your admission to the class. It is also possible for students to obtain an instructor signature on an Extended Learning Registration Form (PDF) in lieu of a permit number, but this requires in-person registration.
    (You will need Adobe Reader to view this PDF file.)
  4. Permit Numbers have expiration dates. We recommend using permit numbers to enroll online as soon as you receive it from your teacher and then pay for your class immediately afterwards so that you are not dropped for nonpayment.
  5. When you enroll, a class number and permit number are required. Once enrolled, payment is due immediately. Credit/Debit card payments are not accepted in-person or over the phone. Enroll in one of the following ways:
    • ONLINE by using Extended Learning Online Registration.
    • BY PHONE by calling Extended Learning Student Services at 415.405.7700 (option 5). Payment cannot be made through phone registration.
    • IN-PERSON at the SF State Main Campus or the SF State Downtown Campus. Credit card or e-Check payments are made online by the student after enrolling in-person at one of our offices.


Payment Due Date

Find Due Date and Payment Instructions Guide

 

Fees are payable as soon as students are registered. If payment is not received by the end of the day on the payment due date, students will be dropped for non-payment (Drops for non-payment may not be executed every day. Students are responsible for maintaining their class schedule and avoid incurring charges by dropping from a class within the deadline for a 100% refund).


If you have registered for more than one class, and you have not paid your fees in full for all classes by the latest payment due day out of those classes, you will be dropped from the classes that have not been fully paid.


For example:
You enrolled in ACCT 101 on January 28th with tuition fees of $1185.
You enrolled in MATH 226 on January 30th with tuition fees of $1580.
Total cost for both classes is $2765.
You only pay $1500 by the latest due deadline of both classes.
You will be dropped from MATH 226 since it is the later class you enrolled in, because the fees you paid did not cover that class in full.

Once we drop you from the class there might be financial implications for you based on our refunds policy and the day of the class drop.

 

Fees

$395 per unit


Prerequisites

Read the course description and requisites in the SF State Bulletin. If you have not met the prerequisites and later you are dropped or must withdraw from a course, you will be subject to College of Extended Learning refund deadlines and policies.


Course Restrictions

The following classes are unavailable through Open University:

  • Graduate business courses (700-899).
  • Most graduate classes in Health Education, specifically HED 810, HED 811, HED 815, HED 820, HED 821, HED 822, HED 825, HED 828, HED 829, HED 830, HED 831, HED 835, HED 840, HED 855, HED 884, HED 890, HED 895.
  • Most graduate counseling courses, with the following exceptions: COUN 700, COUN 702, and COUN 703.
  • Multiple subjects credential core courses in the department of elementary education, specifically EED 679, EED 681, EED 682/782, EED 684, EED 685, EED 686, and EED 783.
  • Graduate culminating experience courses, numbered 892, 893, 894, 895, and 898.
  • Independent Study courses, numbered 699 and 899.

To register for Independent Study courses see Special/Independent Study.


Registered & Fees Owed

Charges for a dropped/swapped (drop and enroll simultaneously) class will be owed to the university for an unpaid dropped class based on the dates in the Charge Table for Unpaid Open University Tuition Fees. Students can owe either 35% or 100% of their fees for dropped courses based on the periods below. Students who have a Financial Hold in their student record will not be able to swap or add courses until they have paid all fees, including any incurred charges from dropping a course(s).

Charge Table for Unpaid Open University Tuition Fees

Session No Outstanding Fees
35% Outstanding Fees Charge 100% Outstanding Fees Charge
1 - Regular University Academic Credit Session Class dropped on or before September 4 Class dropped between September 5 and September 21 Withdrawal Period: September 22 and beyond - No drops

Students must petition for withdrawals and/or late adds after the drop period. There are no refunds, no transfer of fees, or forgiving of outstanding charges during the withdrawal periods.


Registered & Fees Transferred

Paid fees will transfer for a dropped/swapped (drop and enroll simultaneously) class based on the dates in the Transfer Table for Paid Open University Tuition Fees. Note that a permission number is required from the teacher to enroll in a course once it has begun. During the 65% Transfer of Paid Fees period, 65% of the amount paid for a dropped class can be transferred to the new class. The remaining 35% is non-refundable and non-transferable. Students who have a Financial Hold in their student record will not be able to swap or add courses until they have paid all fees they owe, including any incurred charges from dropping a course(s).

Transfer Table for Paid Open University Tuition Fees

Session 100% Transfer of Paid Fees
65% Transfer of Paid Fees No Transfer of Paid Fees
1 - Regular University Academic Credit Session Class dropped on or before September 4 Class dropped between September 5 and September 21 Withdrawal Period: September 22 and beyond - No drops

Students must petition for withdrawals and/or late adds. There are no refunds, no transfer of fees, or forgiving of outstanding charges during the withdrawal periods.


Subsidies

Before swapping one class for another students receiving subsidies must have approval on file with the Subsidy Specialist (subsidy@sfsu.edu) for the class they want to add.


Refunds & Removal of Charges

Refunds Table for Open University Paid Tuition Fees

Session Full Refund
(less $20 processing fee)
65% Refund No Refund
R1 Class dropped on or before September 4 Class dropped between September 5 and September 21 Class dropped on September 22 and beyond

The same table applies for removing of tuition fee charges.

Payment processing service charges are not refundable.

A refund check is mailed to the address listed on the student’s account. Allow six to eight weeks for refund check processing. According to California State University (CSU) regulations, credit card accounts cannot be credited.


Withdrawal

See Open University sessions information in Calendar & Deadlines for deadlines. Students may withdraw from courses after the Drop Deadline and receive a grade of "W" by securing the approval signature of the instructor and the department chair and/or college dean on a withdrawal petition. (Note: failure to attend does not cause students to be dropped from a course.)

Do not put a stop payment on a check to drop or withdraw from a course. This results in a financial obligation to SF State for the course fee, plus an additional $20 charge. Failure to withdraw officially from a course generates a failing grade of "F" or "WU".


Course Numbering System

000-099 Remedial (units do not count toward graduation)
100-299 Lower Division
300-699 Upper Division
700-899 Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
900-999 Joint Doctoral Courses


Disability Programs & Resource Center

For information concerning special services to accommodate a physical, perceptual, or learning disability, please contact the Disability Programs & Resource Center on the SF State Campus at 415.338.2472 voice/TTY.

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