How to register for a class

Check the registration deadlines

Continuing students

Registration for the Fall term will generally begin in April, while registration for the Spring term will generally begin in November. You may start registering for classes in OASIS on or after your assigned enrollment appointment time. You can find your enrollment appointment time by logging into your OASIS Student Center after advising opens.

A continuing Student Registration Notification will be sent to your CSUMB email address prior to the first day of registration. This email includes important information to assist you in the registration process. Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you do not receive these messages and are a current CSU Monterey Bay student eligible to register.

New students

New students will be eligible to register for classes after orientation concludes. You can find your enrollment appointment time by logging into your OASIS Student Center in early June.

Registration process

1. Plan and validate your class schedule

Pick alternate courses. Classes may close or may be canceled. Choosing alternative classes beforehand means you are not pressured to decide what to take the moment you register. Verify you have completed all enrollment requirements. If you need instructor consent to register for a course, you must obtain a permission number from the instructor, department, or an advisor.

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2. Resolve any registration holds on your account

All holds must be cleared before you can register. Login to OASIS from your dashboard to view any holds that may be on your record and find information about how to resolve those holds.

Students who are on academic probation, subject to academic disqualification or on academic reinstatement will have advising holds on their registration. An advising hold means the student is required to meet with his or her advisor prior to registering. If you have any questions, contact the Center for Advising, Career, and Student Success at 831-582-3937.

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3. Find your enrollment appointment

The enrollment appointment is the time window during which students can register for classes. Check your enrollment appointment to see your personalized start date for registration for the term.

You should register as early in the registration period as possible, especially if attempting to enroll in any limited-access courses.

You cannot register before your appointment. Make sure your enrollment appointment has begun before trying to add a class. If an appointment for the current semester does not appear on your Student Center page, and you are an active student, contact the Campus Service Center at (831) 582-5100 for assistance.

How are enrollment appointments assigned?

Students are allowed to register in the following order:

  1. Priority senior level undergraduate students eligible for registration. Appointment times for this group are assigned by class level and number of units a student has completed. Appointments are set in descending order, so that the students with the greatest number of completed units are first and the least number of completed units follow.
  2. Senior level undergraduate students eligible for registration. Appointment times for this group are assigned by class level and number of units a student has completed. Appointments are set in descending order, so that the students with the greatest number of completed units are first and the least number of completed units follow.
  3. Priority junior level undergraduate students eligible for registration. Appointment times for this group are assigned by class level and number of units a student has completed. Appointments are set in descending order, so that the students with the greatest number of completed units are first and the least number of completed units follow.
  4. Junior level undergraduate students eligible for registration. Appointment times for this group are assigned by class level and number of units a student has completed. Appointments are set in descending order, so that the students with the greatest number of completed units are first and the least number of completed units follow.
  5. Priority sophomore level undergraduate students eligible for registration. Appointment times for this group are assigned by class level and number of units a student has completed. Appointments are set in descending order, so that the students with the greatest number of completed units are first and the least number of completed units follow.
  6. Sophomore level undergraduate students eligible for registration. Appointment times for this group are assigned by class level and number of units a student has completed. Appointments are set in descending order, so that the students with the greatest number of completed units are first and the least number of completed units follow.
  7. Priority freshmen level undergraduate students eligible for registration. Appointment times for this group are assigned by class level and number of units a student has completed. Appointments are set in descending order, so that the students with the greatest number of completed units are first and the least number of completed units follow.
  8. Freshmen level undergraduate students eligible for registration. Appointment times for this group are assigned by class level and number of units a student has completed. Appointments are set in descending order, so that the students with the greatest number of completed units are first and the least number of completed units follow.
  9. Graduate, Credential and Second Baccalaureate students eligible for registration
  10. All other students not included in the groups above

4. Register for classes

Log into your OASIS account from your dashboard on or after your assigned enrollment appointment time.

Students are limited in how many units they may register for. There is also a similar, but separate limit for how many credits' worth of waitlists you can be on.

5. Pay your tuition & fees

The deadline to pay tuition and fees is posted to the website and available in the CSUMB catalog. You may pay your bill any time between registration and the due date.

You can find information about tuition fees and deadlines here: https://csumb.edu/cost/tuition-fees

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Priority registration

What is a priority student?

  1. Students who are registered with Student Disability Resources that would otherwise not achieve their academic goals within a reasonable period of time due to an on-going disability.
  2. Students who participate in intercollegiate sports governed by the NCAA.
  3. Students who are members or former members of Armed Forces of the United States or the State Military Reserve who have received an honorable discharge, a general discharge, or an other than honorable discharge within four years of leaving state or federal active duty. "Armed Forces of the United States" means the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard, Naval Militia, Navy, and the reserve components of each of those forces, including the California National Guard. A member of the Armed Forces of the United States or the State Military Reserve who received a dishonorable discharge or a bad conduct discharge is not eligible for priority registration for enrollment.
  4. Students who are foster youth or former foster youth. “Foster youth” means people who are currently in foster care. “Former foster youth” means people who are emancipated foster youth and are up to 24 years of age.
  5. Students who would not otherwise achieve their academic goals within a reasonable period of time because they participate in an ongoing, university-sanctioned activity that significantly benefits the university. In a case such as this, the administrator in charge of the student’s activity must make a formal request to the Priority Registration Committee, on behalf of the students, for inclusion in Category 5.

Eligibility for category 5

In order to be granted priority registration under Category 5, the administrator requesting inclusion shall provide documentation that their department activity has met the following criteria:

  • The significance of the activity toward the benefit of the university as a whole. Students must participate in a university-sanctioned activity that significantly benefits the university. This means that the benefits of the activity for the university as a whole are a consideration. However, participation in such an activity is a necessary but not sufficient condition for the privilege of priority registration.
  • The necessity of priority registration in order to participate in the activity. Priority registration must be necessary for the student to successfully participate in the activity. If the student can successfully participate in the program without priority registration, priority registration will not be granted.
  • The necessity of priority registration for the activity to successfully take place. Priority registration must be necessary to allow a sufficient number of students to participate in the activity to ensure it's success.

Only if all three conditions are met will priority registration be granted. The Priority Registration Committee shall then recommend to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management which groups meet eligibility for priority registration.

Priority registration responsibilities

The coordinator or administrator shall submit a list of students in his/her priority group who are eligible for priority registration to the registrar’s office by the date set by the Office of the Registrar.

Registration holds

Holds can prevent you from registering for classes, adding and dropping classes, receiving transcripts, obtaining grades, or graduating.

To view any of the following, please log into your OASIS account via your dashboard. You should check your Self-Service page for holds at least two weeks prior to your registration date in order to have time to clear any holds that may prevent registration.

Holds are placed on a student's account for various reasons, including money due to the university, library fines, outstanding dishonored checks, lost key charges, immunization requirements not being met, admission requirements not being met, or remedial course work requirements not being met.

Below is a list of holds that may impact your ability to register:

Adv - advising hold

Advising Holds may be placed on a student's records for several reasons listed below. In each case, the student will need to contact their advisor to have the hold released.

Adv/Dmjr- Major declaration hold

University policy requires a declaration of major by the time one has taken 60 units. You must meet with an academic advisor to declare a major before you can register or make any schedule changes. Please see the Center for Advising, Career and Student Success or faculty in the academic program in which you intend to major for assistance. Your hold will be lifted when declaration of major has been processed by the Office of the Registrar.

Adv/Prob

Students placed on Academic Probation will need to meet with the Center for Advising, Career, and Student Success prior to registering for classes each semester.

Contact: Center for Advising, Career and Student Success (831) 582-3937

Adv/Prob2

Students placed on Academic Probation with the reason of PROB2 will need to contact their graduate advisor/ program coordinator prior to registering for classes each semester.

Contact: Graduate advisor/program coordinator for your program

Adv/Units

You must meet with your advisor to review your progress to degree before you can register or make any schedule changes.

Contact: Center for Advising, Career and Student Success (831) 582-3937

AH - administrative hold

Contact: Office of the Registrar

Student Services Building, Third Floor

(831) 582-3085

AH1 - administrative hold

Contact: Office of the Registrar

Student Services Building, Third Floor

(831) 582-3085

APF - admission application fee not paid

Contact: Office of Admissions

Student Services Building, Second Floor

(831) 582-5100

AT - athlete-authorization required

Student athletes must be enrolled in full-time (12+ units) to remain eligible for participation in Intercollegiate Athletics. The AT Hold has been created to prevent student athletes from dropping below full-time status and causing an NCAA infraction.

Contact: Athletics, Intramural, and Recreational Sports

Mountain Hall, Suite F

(831) 582-3015

BD - expelled/suspended

Contact: Office of the Registrar

Student Services Building, Third Floor

(831) 582-3085

CH - campus health

If there is an outstanding Campus Health balance, the student account will be flagged with a Campus Health hold. This balance will need to be paid directly to Campus Health Center, not the Campus Service Center.

Contact: Campus Health Center

Campus Health & Counseling Center

(831) 582-3965

CT - Official college transcript

All required documents must be submitted prior to the stated deadline per the Application Guidelines. If an official college transcript remains outstanding this hold is placed on the student account.

Contact: Office of the Registrar

Student Services Building, Third Floor

(831) 582-3085

D - academic disqualification

Contact: Office of the Registrar

Student Services Building, Third Floor

(831) 582-3085

DO-Document outstanding

All required documents must be submitted prior to the stated deadline per the Application Guidelines. If any document remains outstanding, a hold will be place on the student's account.

  • DO/ADM – Contact the Office of Admissions at (831) 582-3738
  • DO/DO – Contact the Campus Service Center at (831) 582-5100

HB2 - immunization

Proof of your Hepatitis B (HEPB) immunization is required. No enrollment is allowed unless proof of immunization is submitted to the Campus Health Center.

Contact: Campus Health Center

Campus Health & Counseling Center

(831) 582-3965

MM2 - immunization

Proof of your Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) immunization is required. No enrollment is allowed unless proof of immunization is submitted to the Campus Health Center.

Contact: Campus Health Center

Campus Health & Counseling Center

(831) 582-3965

Pay - Payment

Tuition payment must be paid in full for the term you are registering. You may continue to register after your payment has been processed and this hold is removed. If the hold does not lift within 24 hours of paying, please contact the Campus Service Center.

Contact: Campus Service Center

Student Services Building, First Floor

(831) 582-5100

RNM - Remediation

You have a remediation hold. Either your English or Math remediation, or both, was not completed in your first year. Remediation is required to be completed within the first year of attendance.

  • RNME – English Remediation Required
  • RNMM – Math Remediation Required

Contact: Center for Advising, Career and Student Success

(831) 582-3937

SD-SDR equipment return required

All equipment, materials, and/or alternate media provided by SDR must be returned at the end of each semester. Students who do not return the media and/or other materials will have a hold placed on their academic account until all items have been returned.

Contact: Student Disability Resources

Health and Wellness Services (Bldg. 80)

(831) 582-3672 or student_disability_resources@csumb.edu

SF1, SF2, SF3, SF4, SFC - Student finance hold

A business and finance hold means that an outstanding balance exists on your account. Once the balance is paid, the hold will be lifted. Balances may be paid online or at the Campus Service Center. Lifting of the BF hold is a manual process; it does not happen automatically. Please allow up to 24 hours for the hold to be lifted. If the hold does not lift within this time frame, please contact the Campus Service Center.

Contact: Campus Service Center

Student Services Building, First Floor

(831) 582-5100

33C - Chapter 33 authorization required

Chapter 33 benefits certification complete. Schedule Adjustment authorization required by VA Certifying Official prior to changes in current semester enrollment.

Veterans Services

831-582-3085

veteran_services@csumb.edu

Open university

Open University is a program offered through the College of Extended Education that allows community members to take courses on a space available and instructor approval basis, without the formal university admission process. Open University is available during the Fall and Spring terms.

Please note: There is a limit on the number of units completed via Open University that may apply to degree requirements.

Learn more about Open University.