CSULB Summer Sessions

CSULB offers more than 500 fully online courses including synchronous, asynchronous, and technology-enhanced alternative modes during Summer Sessions. There are no course sections offered face-to-face during this Summer term. Many of these courses are transferable to other colleges and universities, so you can earn up to 13 units toward your degree. Registration is easy, and no formal admission to the university is required.

The maximum number of units a student may take during Summer Sessions is one unit per week, plus one additional unit. Therefore, the maximum number of units is normally 7 for one 6-week session, 10 for two overlapping sessions, and 13 for an entire summer. Exceptions to this limit will be made only on the basis of proven academic ability, the feasibility of a student’s proposed schedule, and the evidence that the extra units will enable the student to graduate in the current or immediately subsequent term. Permission must be obtained from the office of the Division of Academic Affairs prior to registration.

If you have an active CSULB account for Summer 2021 and are interested in enrolling in a course during Session 1 (May 24 - July 2) or Session 2 (May 24 - August 13), you must submit a request for Permission to Add through MyCSULB. Once the instructor and department approve your request, it will be processed through CPIE's Student Services Center for registration.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person registration is suspended until further notice. As a result, CPIE has provided alternative registration methods for CSULB and non-CSULB students to ensure that you are still able to enroll seamlessly in your courses.