Open University

Open University is a program where non-SJSU students can take SJSU courses for college credit without being formally accepted to a degree program. Whether you are a former SJSU student, a current student from another university, or a community member just looking to gain more knowledge, you can become an Open University student at SJSU.


Fall and Spring

Enroll in SJSU's regular semesters and select from thousands of class options and over 50 majors.

Summer Session

Summer Session

Stay productive this summer with one of the 500+ courses available.

Winter Session

Winter Session

Get a successful start to the new year by choosing from one of 200+ Winter courses.

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Academic Resources

Open University students without the benefit of an orientation need to be aware of resources and university policies. Here is an overview of the information necessary for a successful Open University semester at SJSU.

Program Benefits


Formal admission not required


Save on campus fees


Earn college credit


Flexible class modality by terms

All sessions are Pacific Time, U.S.

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    Payment and Fees

    CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees. To view fee information, select Fall/Spring, Winter, or Summer.

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