Open University enrollments in a given class will be permitted only with the instructor’s approval. There is no Open University registration prior to the first day of instruction. Consult the "Class Schedule" for information (section #, 5 digit class code number, day, time, location, faculty name and dates) classes available to find your intended courses for that term.

Instructor’s Approval

To register for an Open University, you must attend the first class meeting or email in advance to gain instructor approval to enroll by obtaining a permission number. Registration is subject to instructor approval and is open to students starting on the first day classes meet.


There are two ways to register for Open University. Most students are able to register online through My SJSU. To register online, go to the Open University Quick Admit button on

Please note the Open University Quick Admit button is only available from the first day of class until the end of registration deadline (refer to calendar for dates).

For instruction for first-time students see Open University Registration – New Students (PDF) 
For instruction for returning students see Open University Registration – Continuing Students (PDF)

If you are unable to use the online registration process, you need to register for Open University through the paper process. The Open University Registration Form can be accessed in the Forms section. Complete the form and fax to 408.924.2077, or submit in person to window “R” in the Student Services Center at 9th and San Fernando, Downtown, San José.

Please note Graduate students have additional requirements for registration.