Opportunities are provided for new students to obtain information relating to academic programs, student services and activities, and other aspects of university life. Information about specific programs is published separately. For first-time freshmen, New Student Orientation (NSO), including academic advising and registration, is required.
A complete listing of courses offered will be found in the Class Schedule published prior to the start of each semester. This publication, which may be purchased in the Titan Bookstore, also includes detailed information pertaining to the semester including class enrollment and fee payment procedures. Class schedule information is also available on the university website www.fullerton.edu.
It is important that students familiarize themselves not only with the academic policies stated in this catalog but also with the requirements and procedures in the Class Schedule as both are used in the selection of classes for the semester.
Registration involves two steps: class enrollment and fee payment, and may be accomplished through TITAN, Cal State Fullerton's Touchtone Information Telecommunications Access Network, or through TITAN Online, CSUF's Internet Web-based registration process. Students can register from home, work or on campus before the semester starts, or through late registration during the first week of instruction using the TITAN telephone system at (714) 278-7902 or the TITAN online website. Students who need assistance with registration may call the TITAN Helpline at (714) 278-7601.
Registration does not become official until all fees have been paid.
COMPUTERIZED RECORDS SYSTEM
The student records system, including the registration process, is computerized. It is a fact of life in a large institution such as Cal State Fullerton that computerization is essential. Thus, there are requirements for data forms, code numbers, student identification numbers and for meeting precise criteria for recording data, which introduce impersonal elements in the student records system. Despite these conditions, every effort is made to provide courteous, efficient and personalized service to students and the entire university community. To assist in providing this service, students are urged to be careful and accurate in preparing forms, especially the telephone/Web registration worksheet. Accurate preparation of information will assure each student of records that are as error-free as possible.
CONTROLLED ENTRY CLASSES
In general, all courses listed in the semester class schedule shall be available to all matriculated students except for appropriate academic restrictions as stated in the schedule and the catalog. These restrictions, including special qualifications and other academic limitations, on class entry shall be published in the Class Schedule as appropriate footnotes to the designated class or class section and are usually consistent with the catalog.
The last day to register for each semester will be announced in the Class Schedule. Late registrants will find themselves handicapped in arranging their programs and must pay a $25 late registration fee in addition to regular fees.
CHANGES IN PROGRAM AFTER REGISTRATION
Each student is responsible for the program of courses listed at registration. Changes may be made thereafter only by following procedures announced in the Class Schedule.
Students may drop classes and add classes to their programs of study during the first two weeks of instruction (the specific deadline is printed in the Class Schedule each semester). After the second week of instruction, the university expects students to complete all courses in which they are enrolled. If students must withdraw after the deadline for dropping classes published in the Class Schedule, they are subject to the withdrawal policy contained in the "University Regulations" section of this catalog. In all instances, dropped classes must be officially dropped by the student; students not attending class are not dropped automatically.
CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT OUTSIDE THE CSU SYSTEM
A student enrolled at the university may enroll concurrently for additional courses at another institution outside the CSU system without advance written approval from the student’s academic adviser or the Office of Admissions and Records. Students are reminded that the study load in the proposed combined program of study may not exceed the maximum number of units authorized at this university.
ENROLLMENT AT OTHER CSU CAMPUSES
Fullerton students may enroll at other campuses of The California State University either while concurrently enrolled at Cal State Fullerton or as visitors. There are certain eligibility requirements and enrollment conditions that must be met, including completion of at least one semester at Cal State Fullerton and being in good academic standing. Information and application forms may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records.
Students enrolled at other campuses of The California State University may enroll at Cal State Fullerton while concurrently enrolled at their home campus or as visitors. Information about eligibility requirements, enrollment conditions and application forms are available from the Office of Admissions and Records at the home campus.
A properly qualified student may enroll in classes as an auditor. The student must meet the regular university admission requirements and must pay the same fees as other students. See the description of Audit in the “University Regulations” section of this catalog under “Administrative Symbols.”
Disabled students who require assistance should consult with Disabled Student Services prior to the announced semester registration period so that special arrangements can be made.
California State University, Fullerton is approved, by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education of the Department of Consumer Affairs, for the training of veterans and eligible persons under provisions of Title 38, United States Code. All students seeking veterans' benefits must have a degree or credential objective.
At the end of each term, any WU (withdrawal unauthorized) grades that are assigned will be reported to the Veterans Administration in the same manner as a W (withdrawal) is, which may result in a repayment requirement. Once this information is reported and you receive correspondence from the VA, you may be given the opportunity to present mitigating circumstances, if any.
Final grades for a semester may result in a student being placed on academic probation. Once probation is noted on the student records, the student's will be placed on warning. If after the following two consecutive terms, the student's academic progress remains below graduation requirements that cause him/her to remain on academic probation, the student will not be certified for VA educational benefits. Certification will resume when the student is no longer on academic probation.
As of summer 2001, the State of California has chosen to support summer classes in approximately the same way that it supports fall and spring semester classes. As a result, matriculated students who are California residents may expect to pay a State University Fee for summer instruction that is noticeably lower than the fee-supported prices experienced in prior years. Non-matriculated students may register for classes on a space-available basis via Open University enrollment through University Extended Education described elsewhere in this catalog.
From time to time, it may be necessary to offer summer courses on a fee-based cost recovery basis.
Class schedules and other information concerning summer session will be available from University Extended Education or the Admissions and Records Service Center.