Registration Policies - Spring 2023

Spring 2023 Important Dates
Registration Opens 01/17
First Day of Instruction 01/30
Last Day to Drop with Full Refund* 02/20
Last Day of Instruction 05/19
Last Day of Finals 05/26

*$20 processing fee applies

Before you register for classes you need an SF State ID and 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 and ID.

Registration opens on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

 

Steps to register between January 17 and January 29:

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.

  1. Review and select courses. The SF State class schedule is available on the web.
  2. Check course academic prerequisites in the SF State Bulletin. If you enroll without the required background, you may be disenrolled at the instructor's or department chair's request. If you are disenrolled, you will be subject to College of Professional & Global Education refund deadlines and policies.
  3. Call (415) 405-7700 for staff assisted registration or complete the Online Registration Form. Once you are enrolled in a class, payment is due in full. We cannot accept credit cards by phone. You can pay fees immediately after enrolling online through your student record.
  4. Registration in the following classes during this period without permission number obtained from the instructor is not allowed:
     

    ACCT Accounting
    BUS Business
    DS Decision Sciences
    ECON Economics
    FIN Finance
    IBUS International Business
    MGMT Management
    MKTG Marketing
    ISYS Information Systems

 

Steps to register from January 30 through February 20:

  1. Review and select courses. The SF State class schedule is available on the web.
  2. Attend the first class meeting.
    (For online classes email the class instructor requesting a permission number be emailed to you.. The class schedule identifies the instructor’s name. Select the instructor name for the instructor’s email address.)
  3. Obtain permit number (February 6 - 20)
    Permission numbers are required for registration after the second week of classes, if the instructor approves your admission. It is also possible for students to obtain an instructor signature on a College of Professional & Global Education Registration Form in lieu of a permit number, but this requires in-person registration.
  4. To register please choose one of the following options:
  5. Once enrolled, payment is due immediately. Credit/debit card payments are not accepted in person or over the phone. Please see Payment Due Dates on this page.

If you need staff help to register, please call (415) 405-7700.

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 28 with tuition fees of $1,185.
  • You enrolled in MATH 226 on January 30 with tuition fees of $1,580.
  • Total cost for both classes is $2,765.
  • You only pay $1,500 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.

$395 per unit.

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 Professional & Global Education refund deadlines and policies.

Early Registration

Registration for the following classes begins on the class start date. Early registration is not available for:

  • Undergraduate courses offered by the Lam Family College of Business

 

Unavailable Classes

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.
  • Graduate counseling courses (700-899)
  • 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.
  • Athletics courses ATHL.
  • Independent Study courses, numbered 699 and 899.

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

Charges for a dropped/swapped (dropped and enrolled 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 25% 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

Charge Table for Unpaid Open University Tuition Fees
Session No Outstanding Fees 25% Outstanding Fees Charge 100% Outstanding Fees Charge 
1 Class dropped on or before February 20 Withdrawal Period: February 21 - February 27
No Drops
Withdrawal Period: February 28 and beyond
No Drops

Paid fees will transfer for a dropped/swapped (droppedd and enrolled 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 75% Transfer of Paid Fees period, 75% of the amount paid for a dropped class can be transferred to the new class. The remaining 25% 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

Transfer Table for Paid Open University Tuition Fees
Session No Outstanding Fees 25% Outstanding Fees Charge 100% Outstanding Fees Charge
1 Class dropped on or before February 20 Withdrawal Period: February 21 - February 27
No Drops
Withdrawal Period: February 28 and beyond
No Drops

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 Table for Open University Paid Tuition Fees

Refunds Table for Open University Paid Tuition Fees
Session No Outstanding Fees 25% Outstanding Fees Charge 100% Outstanding Fees Charge
1 Class dropped on or before February 20 Withdrawal Period: February 21 - February 27
No Drops
Withdrawal Period: February 28 and beyond
No Drops

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 three to four weeks on average for refund check processing. According to California State University (CSU) regulations, credit card accounts cannot be credited.

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 following the guidelines on the Registrar's Office Dropping and Withdrawing page. (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."

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

For information concerning special services to accommodate a physical, perceptual or learning disability, please contact the Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC):

  • Email: dprc@sfsu.edu
  • Telephone: (415) 338-2472
    Video Phone: (415) 335-7210
    Fax: (415) 338-1041

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