CSULB Summer Sessions

CSULB offers more than 500 courses including in-person, online (synchronous or asynchronous), and technology-enhanced alternative modes during Summer Sessions. Many of these courses are transferable to other colleges and universities, so you can earn up to 13 units toward your degree. Registration is easy, and no formal admission to the university is required.

The maximum number of units a student may take during Summer Sessions is one unit per week, plus one additional unit. Therefore, the maximum number of units is normally 7 for one 6-week session, 10 for two overlapping sessions, and 13 for an entire summer. Exceptions to this limit will be made only on the basis of proven academic ability, the feasibility of a student’s proposed schedule, and the evidence that the extra units will enable the student to graduate in the current or immediately subsequent term. Permission must be obtained from the office of the Division of Academic Affairs prior to registration.

If you have a CSULB account that is active for Summer 2023 and are interested in enrolling in a course during Session 1 (May 22 - June 30) or the 12-Week Session (May 22 - August 11), you must submit a request for Permission to Add through MyCSULB. Once the instructor and department approve your request, it will be processed through CPaCE's Student Services Center for registration.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person registration is suspended until further notice. As a result, CPaCE has provided alternative registration methods for CSULB and non-CSULB students to ensure that you are still able to enroll seamlessly in your courses.