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2019-2020 Catalog 
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Open University

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An Open Door to Your Success

Open University operates on a space-available basis, allowing the general public and CSUSM alumni* to take undergraduate and graduate classes during the fall and spring semesters without being formally admitted to California State University San Marcos.

Taking courses through Open University allows you to:

  • Enroll in classes if you’ve missed the CSUSM application deadline
  • Examine a field of study before enrolling in a degree program
  • Update your skills
  • Attend classes on a non-continuous basis
  • Raise your grade point average (GPA) prior to application
  • Pursue personal intellectual interests in any field

Credits earned through Open University may be applied to degree work at CSUSM or at other universities and colleges.

* Regularly admitted CSUSM students are not eligible for Open University

For more information call 760-750-4004 or visit