CSU Intrasystem and Intersystem Enrollment Programs

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Students enrolled at any CSU campus have access to courses at other CSU campuses on a space available basis unless those campuses or programs are impacted or admission to the desired program or admission categories are closed. This access is offered without students being required to be formally admitted to the host campus and sometimes without paying additional fees. Although courses taken on any CSU campus will transfer to the student's home CSU campus as elective credit, students should consult their home campus academic advisors to determine how such courses may apply to their specific degree programs before enrolling at the host campus.

There are two programs for enrollment within the CSU and one for enrollment between CSU and the University of California or California community colleges. Applications and additional information about these programs are available from the Registrar's Office.

CSU Concurrent Enrollment Program

  • Matriculated students, in good standing, may enroll on a space available basis at both their home CSU campus and a host CSU campus during the same term. Credit earned at the host campus is reported at the student's request to the home campus to be included on the student's transcript, as resident credit, at the home campus. It is the student's responsibility to make sure the credits have been incorporated into the official records of the home institution. This program is only available during the regular sessions of the academic year and specifically excludes summer session, winter session, and extension.
  • International students need to verify full-time status with the Office of International Programs.

CSU Visitor Enrollment Program

  • Matriculated students, in good standing, enrolled at one CSU campus may enroll on a space available basis at another CSU campus for one term. Credit earned at the host campus is reported at the student's request to the home campus to be included on the student's transcript, as resident credit, at the home campus. It is the student's responsibility to make sure the credits have been incorporated into the official records of the home institution. This program is available during the regular sessions of the academic year and summer sessions, as available at the particular CSU campus, and may specifically exclude winter session and extension.
  • The Visitor Enrollment Program is not available to international students (an F or J visa).

Intersystem Cross Enrollment Program

This program is for enrollment for undergraduate students between CSU and the University of California or California community colleges. Applications and additional information about these programs are available from the Registrar's Office. The Cross Enrollment Program is only available during the regular sessions of the academic year and specifically excludes summer session, winter session, and extension. In addition, 

  • Matriculated CSU, UC, or community college students, in good standing, may enroll on a "space available" basis for one baccalaureate course per term at another CSU, UC, or community college and request that a transcript of record be sent to the home campus. It is the student's responsibility to make sure the credits have been incorporated into the official records of the home institution.
  • International students need to verify full-time status with the Office of International Programs.