Maximum Enrollment Policy

CSU Global: How many classes can I take at a time?

  1. As an undergraduate student, you are allowed no more than 2 courses in any term.
  2. As a graduate student, you are allowed no more than one course in any term.
  3. For an exception to the normal course load limits, you must contact your Student Success Counselor.
  4. Undergraduate students may be approved for up to three courses in any one term if they meet the following conditions:
    1. The request for overload is submitted prior to the start of the term in which the student wishes to overload.
    2. All outstanding account balances must be paid in full.
    3. Undergraduate students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher. Graduate students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Attendance Policy

Just like a traditional campus, you are expected to attend courses regularly. CSU Global monitors attendance throughout every course to ensure active engagement.

  1. What counts as attendance?
    1. For attendance to count, you must submit a graded assignment, you can't just log into the class. For example, you can submit Critical Thinking assignments, Discussion Boards, or complete Mastery Exercises (if completed within Canvas) to post attendance in a course. In general, you should be actively participating at least once a week in each course.
  2. Consequences of Non-Participation?
    1. Several consequences can occur if you fail to actively participate in a course.
    2. If you do not participate in the first seven (7) days of a course, you will be administratively unregistered from that course and have your tuition charges refunded.
    3. After 21 consecutive days of non-attendance, you will be administratively withdrawn from the course, and be responsible for all related tuition charges. A grade of WA will show on transcripts and may impact your ability to receive latin honors. See Course Withdrawal for more information on other consequences of withdrawal.

Failing a Course / How Do I Retake A Course? 

  1. If you do not receive a passing grade or you withdraw from your course, you may repeat the course one (1) time (tuition rates apply).
  2. Only the grade and credit for the most recent attempt will be used in calculating your total hours earned and total cumulative grade point average. The original grade attempt and any subsequent failed attempts will still be listed on your official transcript.
  3. Undergraduate students are discouraged from repeating courses in which a grade of C or higher has been earned.
  4. If you are required to repeat a course for a third time, you must submit a Course Repeat Exception Request Form ( tuition rates apply if approved). As of Fall 2017, courses in which a grade of “W” is awarded will count as a course attempt for course repeat and completion rate purposes.
  5. Students are expected to be in good standing or making adequate progress toward a return to good standing in order to be considered for approval. Additional attempts will need to be formally appealed to the Provost, please contact your advisor regarding a fourth attempt.