Open University provides an opportunity for those who are not currently admitted to CI to enroll in regular session, undergraduate credit courses on a "space available" basis, subject to the approval of the instructor. Up to 24 units of credit taken through Open University may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree at CI. Up to 9 units of Open University credit may be applied to a CI graduate degree.
Through Open University you can:
Begin Working Toward a Degree: Open University provides a point of entry for those who’ve missed the deadline for admission or want to improve their grade point average before applying.
Sample a Field or Possible Career: If a career change is in your future, Open University will allow you to explore a new field before enrolling in a degree program.
Professional and Personal Enrichment: If you want to update your professional skills or simply engage in personal growth, courses available through Open University will allow you to do both.
Get a Second Chance: Open University provides past CI students who have been academically disqualified with an opportunity to raise their CI GPA to apply for reinstatement.
Check the CSU Channel Islands Schedule of Classes for class section meeting times and locations. The registration process is easy. Admission to the University is not required.
We cannot guarantee a space nor assure instructor permission to enroll in any class through Open University.
Open University is NOT available to:
- Students who are admitted to CI for the current semester
- Any student with financial, academic or disciplinary holds placed on their account by CI
International students who are not admitted to CI who have a score of less than 450 on the TOEFL examination or its equivalent. International students on F-1 or J-1 visas can find more information at International Programs.
Up to 24 units of credit taken through Open University may be applied to a CI bachelor’s degree. Up to 9 units of Open University credit may be applied to a CI graduate degree. Grades received through this program will appear on your official CI transcript and will be factored into your grade point average (GPA) at CSU Channel Islands.