While class attendance is not recorded officially by the university, regular attendance in class is often essential to success in a course. Policy on class attendance is within the discretion of the individual faculty member, who shall announce the policy at the first class meeting of the semester.

It is especially important that students attend the first meeting of a class. Students absent from the first meeting without notification to the instructor or departmental office within 24 hours after class may be denied admission to the class. Instructors may deny admission to absentees in order to admit persons on waiting lists. A student who registers for a class and whose name appears on the first-day-of-class list should attend all class meetings the first week (five class days). For students enrolled in online or hybrid courses, meetings are defined as logging on to the course on the Learning Management System (e.g., Canvas). If a student decides not to continue enrollment in a class, either before or after instruction begins, it is a student's responsibility to follow the appropriate procedures for dropping the class; however, if a student is absent without notifying the instructor or departmental office within 24 hours after any meeting missed during the first week, the student may be dropped administratively from the class by the instructor. Students should not assume that this will be done for them and should take the responsibility to ensure that they have been dropped by following the appropriate procedures for dropping classes. An instructor may also administratively drop a student who does not meet prerequisites for the course. These administrative withdrawals shall be without penalty if submitted by Tuesday, September 5, 2023.



A departmental permit is required to add a closed class.



A student enrolled at the university may enroll concurrently for additional courses at another CSU campus by completing and submitting a concurrent enrollment form with Registration and Records by the deadline published at the host campus. Certain restrictions apply when a quarter-system campus is involved. Permission will not be granted when the study list in the proposed combined program exceeds units authorized for full-time study. Students may enroll concurrently at institutions outside the CSU system without special permission or forms.


A student with a graduate degree objective must maintain continuous enrollment in fall and spring (students in programs with mandatory summer sessions must also enroll in summer) until the degree is awarded.

A graduate student who fails to register and who has not obtained approval for a formal leave of absence, has discontinued enrollment in the graduate degree program. If the student wishes to resume study, they must reapply for admission to the university and to the degree program.

End of Program Enrollment: students who have enrolled in all units required for the degree and are continuing to work on thesis, project or comprehensive exam preparation, are expected to maintain continuous enrollment by enrolling in GRAD 700 Continuous Enrollment (zero units) through regular registration or at a reduced fee through Extension and International Programs (EIP) if qualified. Students must notify their Graduate Advisor if they need to enroll in GRAD 700.

If you are unsure as to whether GRAD 700 applies to your situation, contact your Program Advisor.



A postbaccalaureate student who has completed student teaching but must complete requirements for an education specialist, elementary or secondary teaching credential and finds it impossible to enroll in courses for the credential during a certain semester may apply for a leave of absence.



Course syllabi shall comply with UPS 300.004PDF File Opens in new window . Instructors should provide students with an ADA accessible syllabus for each class, preferably by the first day of class and no later than the end of the first full week of classes. An accessible syllabus template is available at the course developmentOpens in new window website

Course syllabi shall give detailed information on the following: (1) faculty information (e.g., contact, office hours); (2) course information (e.g., name, number, description, modality, learning outcomes, readings, materials, calendar of topics); (3) grading policy (e.g., grading scale, exam dates, make-up policy); (4) course assignments (e.g, papers, projects, presentations); (5) procedures in the event of technical problems; (6) technical competencies and resources beyond those expected of all students; (7) required GE information for courses that are GE-certified; (8) required information for courses that are certified as upper-division writing courses; (9) link to the web page with required student information for course syllabiOpens in new window .

It shall be a normal and reasonable duty of each faculty member to provide these materials in accordance with the Fall 2023 Registration Guide 16 outlined provisions and UPS 300.004 The faculty member shall also provide these materials to the department chair or designee for the department syllabus archive no later than the end of the first week of classes.