Summer Session 2015. No admission necessary. Non Cal Poly Pomona Students Enroll Here.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Beginning May 11, 2015, the College of the Extended University will no longer be accepting tuition payments by mail or in-person. Fees for Open University may be made by credit card or e-Check and paid online through BroncoDirect.

PLEASE NOTE: a 2.75% convenience charge will be assessed for each payment processed via credit card. There is no additional fee for paying by e-Check.


 

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OPEN UNIVERSITY POLICIES

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

Overview

Eligibility to Enroll
Open University allows non-matriculated individuals to enroll in state-supported courses on a space-available basis after matriculated Cal Poly Pomona students have selected their classes. At that point, Open University may offer any remaining space to community members (non-matriculated individuals). The instructor must sign your Open University petition indicating permission to enroll in a course. You must meet the prerequisites for the courses and be prepared to show evidence to the instructor.

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

 

How to Enroll

  1. Determine the course(s) you wish to take. Course schedules are available through Public Class Schedule.
  2. Verify that you have met course prerequisites using the Course Catalog
  3. Use the Open University Online Step by Step Guide to complete the registration process.

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

 

Open University Important Dates and Office Hours

 

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 made by credit card or e-Check and paid online through BroncoDirect. There will be a $30 return fee (fee is subject to change without notice) for insufficient funds, repeated “account closed” notifications and incorrect routing and bank account numbers. Furthermore, all student records will be withheld until the balance has been paid in full.

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.

Click below to check refund due dates.

 

Please download the Request for Open University Course Withdrawal in the Withdrawal Policy section below.  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

 

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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