Policy on Registration Limits

New for Fall 2012

The Chancellor’s Office has asked all CSU campuses to limit the number of units students may enroll in each quarter to a level that will allow students to complete a baccalaureate degree, but does not encourage enrollment in courses unnecessary for that degree.  A higher ceiling is allowed for students in high unit majors, and is encouraged for graduating seniors.

Students may request an exception to the limits to accommodate labs and activities to satisfy degree requirements or to allow completion of their degree within the year.  Students will not be permitted to register for more than 20 units in any circumstance.

DocumentDownload
List of Majors Web Link
Registration Calendar Web Link
Petition to Exceed Registration Limit Web Link

Beginning with registration for the fall 2012 quarter, the limits listed below will be implemented.

Fall 2012

Student Group Enrollment Unit Cap
Undergraduate Majors requiring 180-190 units to degree
Orientation, Priority and General Registration 13 units
Schedule Adjustment Period 17 units
Add/Drop 20 units with permission
Undergraduate Majors requiring more than 190 units to degree
Orientation, Priority and General Registration 14 units
Schedule Adjustment Period 18 units
Add/Drop 20 units with permission
Four Year Pledge Students
Priority and General Registration 17-18 units 
(depending on major)
Schedule Adjustment Period 17-18 units 
(depending on major)
Add/Drop 20 units with permission
Seniors within 20 units of completing their degree who have applied to graduate
All registration periods 20 units
Graduate and Credential Students
Orientation, Priority and General Registration 16 units
Schedule Adjustment Period 16 units
Add/Drop 20 units with permission

Winter 2013 and Spring 2013

Student Group

Enrollment Unit Cap

Undergraduate Majors requiring 180-190 units to degree

Orientation, Priority and 
first week of General Registration

13 units

After first week of General Registration

17 units

Add/Drop

20 units with permission

Undergraduate Majors requiring more than 190 units to degree

Orientation, Priority and 
first week of General Registration

14 units

After first week of General Registration

18 units

Add/Drop

20 units with permission

Four Year Pledge Students

Priority and General Registration

17-18 units 
(depending on major)

Add/Drop

20 units with permission

Seniors within 20 units of completing their degree who have applied to graduate

All registration periods

20 units

Graduate and Credential Students

Orientation, Priority and General Registration

16 units

Add/Drop

20 units with permission