Open University

Have you dreamed of completing your college degree but just don’t know how to get started? Perhaps you’ve applied to the university for admission and want to get a head start on your classes while you wait for formal notification of acceptance. Or, you may just want to sample a new subject area or update your current degree. Whatever your reason, Open University offers you the opportunity to take regular academic courses offered at Cal Poly Pomona without formal admission.


All Open University students will be held to the College of the Extended University (CEU) refund policy and other policies listed below.

 

Overview
Fees
How to Enroll
OU Registration Office Hours
OU Calendar by Session

 

OPEN UNIVERSITY POLICIES

Prerequisite Requirements
International Student Eligibility
Methods of Payment
Late Registration Period
Refund Policy
Withdrawal Policy
Open University Grades

Overview

Under the Open University concept, you may enroll in many of the regular on-campus courses at Cal Poly Pomona without seeking official admission, providing you have the consent of the instructor and you have met all prerequisite requirements.

Open University courses are offered in 10-week quarters beginning in January (Winter), March (Spring), and September (Fall) each year and a more convenient and flexible "Summer Session" in June offering classes in two 5-week sessions and a traditional 10-week session. All approved enrollments are accepted on a space-available basis and enrollment will be considered conditional until all regular students have had an opportunity to enroll.

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Fees

Fees for Open University have been authorized by the Trustees of the California State University and are subject to change.

Undergraduate Courses (<500 level courses) Fees*
            Lecture $260/unit
            Lab $400/unit
            Activity $293/unit
            Supervisory $680/unit
* All zero unit courses are considered 4 units for fee purposes with the
exception of graduate courses which are considered 1 unit.
* Miscellaneous course fees may apply for courses where specified.
See course schedule for details.
Maximum Transferable Units for Undergraduate: 36

Graduate Courses (>499 level courses) Fees*
            Lecture $280/unit
            Lab $432/unit
            Activity $315/unit
            Supervisory $740/unit
* All zero unit courses are considered 4 units for fee purposes with the
exception of graduate courses which are considered 1 unit.
* Miscellaneous course fees may apply for courses where specified.
See course schedule for details.
Maximum Transferable Units for Graduate: 11-13

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How to Enroll

Determine the course(s) you wish to take. Course schedules are available through Public Class Schedule.

Prior to the first class meeting you will need to download the Open University Petition and Prerequisite Form of the Open University Online Enrollment Guide or you can obtain it in-person from the College of the Extended University, CTTi (Building 220C). If space is available in the course, obtain signature of instructor (and other required signatures indicated under “Prerequisites”) on the Open University Petition and the Prerequisite Form. After obtaining required signatures, you may begin attending class.

Enrollment Steps:

  1. Obtain instructor's signature on the Open University Petition
  2. Obtain appropriate signatures on the Prerequisite Form
  3. Read and sign the Open University Policy page and return the Open University Petition and Prerequisite Form to the College of the Extended University
  4. Pay fees to the College of the Extended University on or before the deadline date stamped on the front side of the Open University Petition

The College of the Extended University will be open extended hours until 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, during the first two weeks of the quarter.

Fall 2014: Open University Calendar and Office Hours

Open University Calendar
September 25 Classes begin
October 8 Last day to submit OU petitions and pay fees
October 13 Last day to submit “Petition to Drop” and request 65% refund
November 11 Holiday
November 27 - 28 Holiday
December 25 Holiday
December 8 - 12 Finals
December 13 - January 4 Winter Break

 

Winter 2015: Open University Calendar and Office Hours

Open University Calendar
December 19 First day to submit OU petitions and pay fees
January 5 Classes begin
January 9 Last day to submit OU petitions and pay fees without a late fee
January 12-16 OU petitions and fees accepted with a $25 late fee
January 19 Holiday
January 9 Last day to submit “Petition to Drop” and request 90% refund
January 16 Last day to submit “Petition to Drop” and request 80% refund
January 23 Last day to submit “Petition to Drop” and request 70% refund
February 13 Holiday
March 16 - 20 Finals

Open University Office Hours  
Date Time
M - Th, January 5 - 8 8 am - 7 pm
F, January 9 8 am - 5 pm
M - Th, January 12 - 15 8 am - 7 pm
F, January 16 8 am - 5 pm

 

OPEN UNIVERSITY POLICIES

All Open University students will be held to the College of the Extended University (CEU) refund policy and other policies listed below:

Prerequisite Requirements:
If a student wishes to enroll in a course which requires a prerequisite, the student must obtain the Department Chair’s signature on the Open University Petition.

International Student Eligibility:
In order to fulfill immigration requirements, all students be cleared to attend by the Cal Poly International Center.  An international clearance signature is required on the Open University Petition. The signature must be obtained from the Cal Poly Pomona International Center located in building 1, room 104.

Methods of Payment:
Fees for Open University courses may be paid by check (made payable to Cal Poly Pomona), money order, or credit card. Cash payments are not accepted. Dishonored checks will be assessed a $30 service charge (fee is subject to change without notice) and all student records will be withheld pending payment of obligation.

Late Registration Period:
Late registrations will be accepted 5 business days after the deadline. Late registrations will be assessed a $25 late fee (fee is subject to change without notice).

Refund Policy:
Full refunds of Open University fees are made only if the request to drop/withdraw is received before the first day of the quarter, or if a course is cancelled.

  • For Winter Quarter 2015, full refund will be made if the request to drop is received at CEU before January 5, 2015.

Partial refunds of Open University fees are made if a request to drop/withdraw is received within the following timeframes:

  • January 5 – January 9, 2015:
    • A 90% refund will be issued if the drop/withdraw request is received before the end of the first week of the quarter.
  • January 12 – January 16, 2015:
    • An 80% refund will be issued if the drop/withdraw request is received before the end of the second week of the quarter.
  • January 19 – January 23, 2015:
    • A 70% refund will be issued if the drop/withdraw request is received before the end of the third week of the quarter.
  • After January 23, 2015:
    • NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN after the end of the third week of the quarter.

Please download the Request for Open University Course Withdrawal in the Withdrawal Policy section below or stop by the CEU Registration Office to pick up the form.  Allow two to three weeks for refund processing.

Withdrawal Policy:

Students unable to attend Open University courses after registering must obtain a Request for Open University Course Withdrawal online or from the College of the Extended University, obtain the necessary signatures on the petition, and return the petition to the College of the Extended University. Failing to officially withdraw from a class generally results in a grade of WU which is equivalent to an F for purposes of grade point average. STOP PAYMENT OF A CHECK is not considered an acceptable method of withdrawal and will result in increased financial obligation to the university.

Withdrawal Deadlines


Deadline:

Grade Recorded:

Required Approval:

January 9, 2015

No grade recorded

No signature required.

January 16, 2015

“W”

Instructor signature required

February 6, 2015

“W”
For serious and compelling reasons

Instructor signature required
CEU Director signature required

March 20, 2015

“W”
For serious and compelling reasons
evident by supporting documentation

Instructor signature required
CEU Director OR
CEU Dean Signature required


Click here to download the Request for Open University Course Withdrawal form.

 

Open University Grades:
Students in Open University courses receive letter grades (A-F) upon completion of coursework unless the course is audited. Students who wish to audit a course may indicate Audit on the Open University petition and pay the regular registration fee. A student may not change grading status (audit-credit) after the fourth class session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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