Cross Enrollment Program

If you are a California Community College (CCC) or University of California (UC) undergraduate student, you can request enrollment in individual SDSU courses through the Cross Enrollment Program. The Cross Enrollment Program allows students to enroll in one course at SDSU without formal admission and without payment of additional State University fees. 

SDSU students interested in taking a course at a California Community College (CCC) or University of California (UC) campus through cross enrollment should contact the campus they would like to attend.

Cross Enrollment Workflow

In Progress: Request approval prior to the application submission period. Complete: Submit when application submission period is open.

There are two major steps to complete the Cross Enrollment application process. First, students must obtain approval from their home campus and the SDSU course instructor. This should be done prior to the application submission start date.

When the application submission period is open, students will need to submit the Cross Enrollment Application and attach the campus and instructor approval form that was completed in step 3.

Steps to Cross Enroll

The Cross Enrollment Program is open to undergraduate students only. Graduate students and students pursuing a second bachelor's degree are not eligible.

To be eligible, you must:
  • Have completed at least one term at your home campus as an admitted student*
  • Be enrolled for at least 6 units at your home campus for the current term
  • Have a grade point average of 2.0 (grade of C) or higher for all college work completed
  • Have paid tuition and fees at your home campus for the current term
  • Have completed appropriate academic preparation as determined by SDSU
  • Meet California residency requirements as determined by your home campus
  • Be in good academic standing at SDSU

*ROTC students must be enrolled at the home campus, but may participate in cross enrollment without having completed at least one term at their home campus.

Academic advising is available only at your home campus. You are encouraged to obtain advising from an adviser to ensure the SDSU course you plan to take will meet transfer back to your home campus.

  • Review the SDSU Class Schedule
  • Select term and the campus you plan to attend
    • Note: SDSU operates on a semester schedule. Students who attend campuses on a quarter schedule should review the table below.
      Home Campus Enrollment SDSU Enrollment
      Fall Quarter Fall Semester
      Winter Quarter Spring Semester
      Spring Quarter Spring Semester
      Spring or Summer Quarter Summer Session
  • You may search by subject and course number, or browse by Course Subject, Department, or College.
  • Pay close attention to available seats. Course enrollment is on a space-available basis and requests for cross enrollment in courses with no open seats will not be processed.
  • Cross enrollment courses may not be audited.
  • Students may not request cross enrollment in graduate-level courses (600-level or above).
  • Download and print the Approval for Cross Enrollment form.
  • Complete the student portion of the Approval for Cross Enrollment form. Be sure to review the Policies and Procedures for Cross Enrollment on the second page.
  • After completing all student required information, you will need to have the appropriate approver at your home campus and the SDSU instructor/department complete the Home Campus and SDSU Instructor/Department Certification sections of the form. 
  • Contact your home campus for approver information before starting this process.
  • This information may be available on your home campus' website or through your home campus' Office of Admissions and Records.
  • Contact information for SDSU faculty is available in the Online Directory. If you are unable to find an instructor's contact information, contact the academic department offering the course for assistance.
  • Evidence of completion of course prerequisites may be required by the course instructor. Be prepared to show the instructor a transcript if requested.
  • Home campus and instructor approval for cross enrollment is valid for only the specified term. Home campus and instructor approval does not complete the cross enrollment process. You must submit the approved form as specified in the following step.

Submit your approved form to the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will review your request within 3 business days. You will be notified by email of your enrollment status.

Applications for Cross Enrollment are accepted beginning one-week prior to the start of classes through the end of the fifth day of classes.

Term Start of Classes Application Submission Period
Spring 2024 January 17, 2024 January 10 - January 30, 2024

Submit Cross Enrollment Application

Once the Office of the Registrar has confirmed your enrollment, you are a student at SDSU and held to campus policies and deadlines.

  • All SDSU communication will be sent to your SDSUid email. Contact the SDSU Computing Hub Helpdesk for assistance with your SDSUid.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Academic Calendar for the term in which you are enrolling.
  • Review SDSU's Student and Academic Policies.
  • Cross enrolled students who wish to drop a course must contact the SDSU Office of the Registrar before the schedule adjustment deadline to drop a course.
  • Review the policies and procedures for withdrawing.
  • Course forgiveness can be requested through your SDSU WebPortal if you previously took the Cross Enrollment course at SDSU as a matriculated student and left SDSU in good academic standing.
  • Cross enrollment courses earn SDSU residence credit. The associated units and grade points will be included in the SDSU grade point average and will affect SDSU academic status.
  • Participation in student activities or use of the SDSU student union is subject to limitations set by SDSU.
  • Use of SDSU Student Health Services is limited to treatment of emergencies.
  • You are responsible for SDSU campus parking fees and regulations. SDSU parking permits are available through the Parking Portal.

You will not be charged additional state university fees. However, there is a non-refundable $52 administration fee. You may also be responsible for additional course-specific fees may apply, such as lab or materials fees.

You are responsible for payment of all fees even if you drop or withdraw from the course.

Financial aid is available only through your home campus. Students eligible for Veterans, Rehabilitation, Social Security, and other federal, state or county benefits must secure eligibility certification through their home campus. Units taken at both campuses may be combined to establish financial aid eligibility.

After the Course Has Ended

Records of courses taken through cross enrollment at SDSU will be maintained by SDSU. You are responsible for ordering your SDSU transcript to be sent to your home campus.

Questions? Contact us!