Extended Education and International Programs

Open University

What is Open U?

Open University is a program offered through California State University, Monterey Bay College of Extended Education.

Through Open U, you can take CSUMB courses in Fall or Spring for credit, personal enrichment, or career advancement without the formal university admission process. The Open U registration process opens on the first day of class, with instructor's approval and on a space available basis.

Community members may also take classes during Summer and Winter terms by following a different registration process.

Why take classes through Open U?


Begin working towards a degree

Open University provides a point of entry for those who have missed the admissions deadline, desire to improve their grade point average, or want to jumpstart (or re-start) their degree.

Marine Science

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, and to gain the critical knowledge needed to pursue a new path.

Need additional help?

Make an appointment

Can't make the office hours? Send us an email to make a one-on-one appointment with the Open University Program Coordinator.