Register for Classes
It’s easy to register for classes at CSUB!
- Prior to registration for each semester, make an appointment with your advisor.
- Log in to your myCSUB account.
- Use the “Add Classes” wizard to add selected classes (and related sections). If a class status is Closed, select another class or section.
- Once you have added all classes, confirm your class schedule in myCSUB.
- Pay for tuition and fees (also through myCSUB).
No student should attend classes until his or her registration has been completed. Registration is complete only when all official documents are properly filed, and all outstanding fees and deposits are paid or arrangements for a payment plan are completed. Students may not receive credit in any course for which they have not completed registration.
Students are allowed to add or drop classes from their schedule via their myCSUB account. Students may also swap classes, which is a quick way to drop one class and add a different class. Please follow the guidelines below. (Instructions)
Should you run into any errors, use the appropriate form below. Please ensure you are selecting the form for the correct term. Completing the wrong form will delay the registration process.
Please be aware that any changes in registration status could have implications on academic progress, time to degree, unit load, financial aid and fees. Students are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from their advisor, instructor(s) and financial aid prior to initiating a schedule change.
Fall 2023 and all previous semesters
*To be considered for Medical Withdrawal, please attach supporting documentation.
Still have questions? See your advisor or email us at email@example.com. We are always here to help!
- To Add a class (up through the Last Day to Add), log in to myCSUB and follow instructions to Add Classes.
- To Add a class (after the Last Day to Add), complete the Add/Drop form for the appropriate term above.
- To Drop a class (up through Census Day), log in to myCSUB and follow instructions to Drop a Class.
- To Drop a class, complete the Add/Drop form for the appropriate term above.
- To Withdraw from the term, complete the appropriate Term Withdrawal form above.
Notes on Withdrawal:
- Students are required to withdraw from classes they are not attending. Failure to attend class will result in a grade of “WU” — Withdrawal Unauthorized — and is calculated into the GPA as an “F”.
- Students can only withdraw from 18.6 units during the course of their studies at California State University, Bakersfield. For most students, that means that they can only withdraw from four to six classes in their undergraduate career. Schedule adjustments made during the Add/Drop Period do not count toward the limit, but changes made after the Add/Drop Period will count toward the limit.
- Approved course withdrawal for medical or military reasons will not count towards the 18.6 unit limit.
Wait List Process
If a section in which you want to enroll is already closed, you may check to see if there is a wait list. Not every course will have a wait list; that decision is up to the department offering the course.
To get onto a wait list, you must have satisfied the pre-requisites for the course. At the time that you put your name on a wait list for a course, you have the option to indicate that you want to drop (swap) the wait list course for a course in which you are already enrolled.
Students on waitlists should still attend the first three meetings of the class or they may be dropped from the waitlist. Additionally, being on the waitlist is not an assurance of enrollment, and all students on the waitlist should consult with the instructor of record who has the final decision on the class roster.
We run the wait list process every night, beginning on the first day of registration. It is run for the last time at the end of the last day to add for the term. If there is a spot open in a course, the wait list process will check 3 things for each student in turn on the wait list for that course. If the answer to any of these 3 questions is “yes”, then that student will not be brought into the course, and the next student will be considered in the same way.
- Are any prerequisites not met?
- Will the addition of the wait list course put the student at or above the student's unit limit?
- Will the student have a time conflict with the addition of the wait list course?
If you are already enrolled in 12 or more units, you are limited to 10 units of wait list courses. If you are enrolled in less than 12 units, then you can request permission from the Dean of the school of your major to get on the wait lists in more courses.
There is a message sent to you if you get added to a section by the wait list process. So if you are on one or more wait lists, please check your myCSUB account first thing every day to see if you have been added to any sections by the process.
How to Clear Holds
You may have a Service Indicator (also called a “Hold”) placed on your account because of financial or similar university obligations. You will not be allowed to register until a clearance is obtained from the department issuing the service indicator. All service indicators shown on your myCSUB account must be cleared prior to registration.
Here is a list of common Service Indicators and the departments that can clear them:
|Service Indicator (Hold)
|Contact to Clear Hold
Hepatitis B, Measles/Rubella
|Graduation Application Fee
Judicial Affairs: Title IX
Judicial Affairs: D01
Agreement will be listed as a “To Do” item on the right side of your myCSUB main page. Please click on the link, read the agreement, and follow the prompts to complete the task.
Loan Exit Interview
|Freshman Housing Requirement
Pay Tuition and Fees
The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).
At CSUB, tuition and fees vary depending on the type of program in which you are enrolled (either Undergraduate, Graduate, or Teacher Credential) and whether you are attending school full-time (6.1 units or more) or part time (6.0 units or less). Non-California residents and Graduate Professional Business students pay additional fees.
See Student Financial Services and Accounting Operations Forms for detailed information about tuition and fees per quarter. You can also verify the amount due by checking your myCSUB account.