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Fall 2008 Schedule of Classes

Registration

Registration takes place on the web at my.CSUCI.edu. This is the University’s student information system. Students register for classes at appointment times, which are set based on class level and descending number of units earned (seniors, then juniors, etc). New students will also register on-line, during Orientation and new student advising workshops. Access to the system is secured by a unique user ID and password. A How to Register for Classes guide is available on line at the following link: http://www.csuci.edu/students/F07--HowToUsePeopleSoft.pdf (PDF, 109KB)

The my.CSUCI.edu system also allows students to maintain their address and phone number, view their grades at the end of the term, and review their transcripts of classes taken at CSUCI. As new features are implemented, they will become available on the my.CSUCI.edu site.

Help documents covering login procedures and minimum browser requirements for use of myCSUCI are available at http://www.csuci.edu/cicms/help/. The Office of Records and Registration has a “How To” guide posted on its webpage along with various forms available on the web, such as Change of Program form. The URL is http://www.csuci.edu/students/registrationrec.htm

Students are responsible for payment of their registration fees. Registration is complete only after fees have been paid. See University Fees and Refunds section for more information.

Schedule of Classes on the Web

This Schedule of Classes publication will also be available online on the University web site. Additionally, changes, added sections and class cancellations will be posted to the web site prior to the start of the semester. The most current listing of classes is available by using the View Schedule of Classes link in my.CSUCI.edu to search current offerings.

Course Load

An undergraduate student may enroll in 18 units without advisor approval. Students enrolling in 19 or more units are required to have a program advisor’s written approval. Advisors may sign the Change of Program form or a Course Overload form. Forms are available from, and must be processed at the Enrollment Center.

Waitlist

Students may opt to be placed on a waitlist for a class that is full at the time of registration. The student will be informed at the time of registration in my.CSUCI.edu of his/her position on the waitlist for a class. Students opting for the waitlist are not guaranteed entry to the class. However, prior to the start of classes, if sufficient space becomes available, and the student has not enrolled in another section of the same class or in another class that would cause a time conflict, the student will be enrolled into the class from the waitlist. Students who opt to be waitlisted for a class are encouraged to check their schedules often to determine if their position on the waitlist has changed or if they have been enrolled in the class from the waitlist. Students will not otherwise be notified of their enrollment in a class from the waitlist. If a waitlist exists for a class at the start of the semester, a waitlist roster will be provided to the instructor which lists students in the order that they waitlisted for the class. The instructor may, at his / her discretion, use the waitlist to determine who may be allowed to add the class.

The waitlist is not available for class sections that have been cancelled nor is it available for non-enrollment component of classes.

Time Conflicts

Students may not enroll in classes that conflict in time. If the faculty members involved believe a student may participate fully and attend two classes that conflict in time in the schedule, the student must obtain the signature of both instructors for these classes on the Time Conflict form, and state the reasons why this is possible. Time Conflict Forms are available in the Enrollment Center for this purpose and on the Records and Registration webpage.

Change of Program

Students are responsible for managing their programs of study; obtaining any authorizations required to add, drop or swap classes or to change the basis of grading for a class. Such changes can be made on the web in my.CSUCI.edu prior to the start of classes without any authorization. Once classes begin through the end of the third week of the semester, the authorization of the instructor is required to add. Beginning with the fourth week of instruction, all enrollment changes must be requested by obtaining required signatures on the Change of Program form and having the form processed at the Enrollment Center.

Students are responsible for any additional fees incurred as a result of adding classes. Please refer to the Change of Program Table in this Schedule of Classes for information on Change of Program deadlines and required authorizations.

Late Registration

Students who have not registered prior to the start of classes must follow the late registration procedures in order to enroll. Students must obtain authorization from the instructor to add a class prior to the published deadline. Students may add classes by obtaining the signature of the instructor on the Change of Program form, available in the Enrollment Center in Sage Hall, and having the form processed at the Enrollment Center.

Late registration must be completed by the end of the third week of instruction. A $25.00 Late Registration fee is charged in addition to all regular registration fees. Refer to the University Fees section of this publication for more information. Late registration is available only to students admitted to the University. Please refer to the Change of Program Table in this Schedule of Classes for information on Change of Program deadlines and required authorizations.

Adding Classes

Once classes begin, students must obtain authorization from the instructor to add a class prior to the published deadline. Students may add classes by obtaining the signature of the instructor on the Change of Program form, available in the Enrollment Center in Sage Hall, and having the form processed at the Enrollment Center.

Students are responsible for any additional fees incurred as a result of adding classes. Please refer to the Change of Program Table in this Schedule of Classes for information on Change of Program deadlines and required authorizations.

Dropping Classes

Prior to the start of classes and through the end of the third week of the semester, students may drop classes on the web in my.CSUCI.edu without any authorization of the instructor. Alternatively, once classes begin, students may complete the Change of Program form and have it processed in the Enrollment Center until the deadline. Although a record is kept of the drop, the course will not appear on the student’s permanent record.

Beginning with the fourth week of instruction and prior to the tenth week of instruction, withdrawal is permissible only for serious and compelling reasons. The approval signatures of the instructor and the Program Chair are required to withdraw from a class during this period. Documentation of the serious and compelling reasons may be required. A “W” grade will be recorded on the student’s permanent record.

Withdrawal during the final six weeks of instruction is not permitted except in cases where the circumstances causing the withdrawal are clearly beyond the student’s control , and the assignment of an “I” (Incomplete) grade is not practical. Ordinarily, withdrawal in this category will involve complete withdrawal from the University. The approval signatures of the instructor and program chair are required to withdraw from classes during this period. Documentation of the circumstances causing the student to request withdrawal may be required. A “W” grade will be recorded on the student’s permanent record for each course.

Failure to properly withdraw from class(es) may result in the student receiving failing grades (“WU” grade). Please refer to the Change of Program Table in this Schedule of Classes for information on Change of Program deadlines and required authorizations.

Complete Withdrawal from the University

Students who find it necessary to withdraw from CSU Channel Islands after enrolling are required to follow the official with-drawal procedures. Students must provide proof of a serious and compelling reason for withdrawal. Complete Withdrawal from the University is requested by completing a Change of Program form. Beginning with the fourth week of instruction, the signature of the Instructor and Program Chair is required. Please refer to the Change of Program Table in this Schedule of Classes for information on Change of Program deadlines and required authorizations. Failure to properly withdraw may result in the assignment of failing grades in all courses. Students receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid office, prior to withdrawing from the University, regarding any required return or repayments of grant or loan assistance received for that academic term. If a recipient of financial assistance under federal Title IV financial aid programs withdraws from the institution during a payment period, the amount of grant or loan assistance received is subject to return and repayment provisions governed by federal law.Consult the University Fees section of this publication for information on refunds as a result of Complete Withdrawal from the University.

Instructor Initiated Drop Non-Attendance

An instructor may drop a student who does not attend class and who has not made prior arrangements with the instructor. This may occur as early as the first class meeting or any time during the first three weeks of the semester.

Note: It is the student’s responsibility to manage his / her class schedule and any change of program. Failure to properly drop a class may result in the student receiving a failing (“WU”) grade for the course.

Prerequisites

An instructor may drop a student who has enrolled in a class requiring permission of the instructor or completion of prerequisites if the student has not properly secured this permission or satisfactorily completed the prerequisites before enrolling.

Change of Grading Basis

A student may opt to change the grading basis for a class, only if an alternate grading basis is available to that course as indicated in the Catalog. Some classes are not available to be taken on a Credit / No Credit grading basis, conversely, some classes are only offered on a Credit / No Credit basis and may not be taken for a letter grade. Consult the Catalog for the options available to each course. Additionally, the student should be aware that courses taken for the major may not be allowed to be taken on a Credit / No Credit grading basis.

Changes of Grading Basis must be requested by completing a Change of Program form and having the form processed at the Enrollment Center.

Please refer to the Change of Program Table in this Schedule of Classes for information on Change of Grading Basis deadlines.

Special Enrollment Programs

Disability Related Priority Registration

In order to allow for required accommodations to be arranged, including ordering of alternate format texts, scheduling of interpreters, etc, students may request for priority registration in order for them to finalize their schedules as far in advance as possible. Contact Disability Resource Programs at (805) 437-3331 (V/TTY).

Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment

This program permits students to enroll for classes at CSU Channel Islands and another CSU campus simultaneously. There is no limitation to the number of times a student may enter this program, as long as an application is filed each semester within the application deadlines outlined by the host campus. This deadline is usually four weeks prior to the start of the term, but can vary by campus. Please consult your program advisor and financial aid representative at your home campus. Contact Enrollment Services for the Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment application.

Intrasystem Visitor Enrollment

This program permits students to enroll solely at a CSU campus different from their home campus. Registration fees are paid to the host campus (the campus which the student is visiting). Financial aid recipients should check with a financial aid representative at their home campus. Applications must be filed within the application deadline outlined by the host campus. This deadline is usually four weeks prior to the start of the term, but can vary by campus. Contact Enrollment Services for the Intrasystem Visitor Enrollment Application.

Veteran’s Benefits and Responsibilities

Veterans or their eligible dependants may be entitled to

education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs as students of CSU Channel Islands. Students utilizing VA benefits will need to meet regularly with the VA Certifying Official in Enrollment Services. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (805) 437-8500. Note: Enrollment is certified after the end of the Add/Drop / Late Registration period.

Students receiving VA benefits are responsible for promptly notifying the VA Certifying Official of changes in academic program, course load, address, marital or dependant status, and of withdrawal from class.

Questions about enrollment status should be directed to the VA Certifying Official in the Enrollment Center at (805) 437-8500. Please be aware that the University does not make decisions regarding a student’s eligibility for Veterans benefits.

For information about benefits, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs ( http://www.va.gov ).

Immunization Requirements

Entering CSU students are required to present proof of the following immunizations to the CSU campus they will be attending before the beginning of their first term of enrollment.

Measles and Rubella: All new and readmitted students born after January 1, 1957 must provide proof of full immunization against measles and rubella prior to enrollment. Submit medical documentation to the Student Health Center to verify both vaccinations were received since age 1 or obtain the vaccination at no charge through the Student Health Center.

Hepatitis B: All new students who will be 18 years of age or younger at the start of their first term at a CSU campus must provide proof of full immunization against Hepatitis B before enrolling. Full immunization against Hepatitis B consists or three timed doses of vaccine over a minimum 4 to 6 months period. If you need further details or have special circumstances, please consult the Student Health Center at (805) 437-8828 in the Health Center Building located on San Luis Avenue.

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