Graduate students are not permitted to carry more than 20 units.
Enrollment in Special Studies, Internship, and Community Involvement Program (CIP)
Enrollment in Special Studies, CIP, and some Internships must be done in person. These classes may be added only upon receiving required approvals on the appropriate contract during the Registration and Add/Drop periods. The contract is available in the department offering the course. "Contract Courses" generally follow the same deadlines as add/drop however we accept them through the Petition to Add deadline date (September 21st) without penalty. If this is the only class for which you are registering, please note this at the time you submit your form
Special Studies, CIPs and Internships received after the regular Add/Drop date (February 2nd) are not guaranteed to be processed until after the registration freeze (October 14th).
Registration Assistance for Students with Disabilities
Computer stations equipped with adaptive software are available in the AsTECH Lab, (Schulz 1058C - within the 24-hour lab) and on the first, second and third floors of the library. Call Jack Nguyen at (707) 664-4361 for additional information.
Students with temporary or permanent disabilities who need assistance with the registration process should contact Disability Services for Students at 707-664-2677 (Voice) or 664-2958 (TTY).
Students will be able to add and drop classes online until September 8.
Students will be able to drop with a "W" online September 9-21.
September 22 - November 19, students will need to Petition to Withdraw from a class,
After November 19 (date not finalized and subject to change) you will need "serious and compelling" reasons. Serious and compelling reasons include (but are not limited to):
- An extended absence due to a verifiable accident, illness, or personal problem serious enough to cause withdrawal from the university;
- An extended absence due to a death in the immediate family;
- A necessary change in employment status which interferes with the student's ability to attend class. This change in employment status must be verified in writing by the students employer.
The following situations would not fall under the intent of "serious and compelling":
- Failure to attend class, complete assignments, or take a test;
- Dissatisfaction with course material, instructional method, or instructor;
- Class is harder than expected;
- Pressure of other classes, participation in social activities, or simple lack of motivation;
- Change of major.
Total Withdrawal From the University
To withdraw completely from the University, fill out a "Total Withdrawal from SSU" form, available online. ( Directly download the withdrawal pdf form, or pick one up in the Office of Admissions and Records, Salazar Hall 2030). Complete the requested information, sign it, and return it to Admissions and Records for processing. Your official withdrawal date will be the date the form is received by Admissions and Records. Students who have received Financial Aid for Fall 2015 may be required to return a portion of those funds if they withdraw prior to...
Requests for Total Withdrawal from the University will be processed until November 19.
If you fail to withdraw officially, you will be assigned a grade of F, WU, or NC in accordance with University regulations. Failing to attend a class or stopping payment on a check does not constitute official withdrawal.
Reapplication to SSU is required if you are a newly admitted student who withdraws before Census day, which is the 20th day of the semester.
Planned Educational Leave
The Planned Educational Leave program allows for a one or two-semester leave of absence. Continuing students should file a Planned Educational Leave of Absence Request form with the Office of Admissions and Records indicating the duration of leave (one or two semesters). Leave requests must be submitted to A&R prior to the end of add/drop. Submitting a Planned Educational Leave form does NOT mean your classes will be dropped for you. Students are still responsible for dropping their own classes during online registration.
This form requires the signature of the student's advisor. Students who are enrolled in the University as of the end of the fourth week of instruction will automatically receive registration material for the next term. Continuing students who withdraw from the University prior to the fourth week of instruction must file a Planned Educational Leave Request form to be eligible for enrollment in the subsequent semester. New students may not request a Planned Educational Leave for the first semester of enrollment at the University.
Students are required to provide the University with proof of immunization from measles, mumps, rubella, (MMR) and from Hepatitis B. If you have not filed your proof of immunization, be sure to submit it to the Student Health Center before your scheduled registration appointment.
Information for Financial Aid Recipients
If you have sufficient financial aid on your Award Offer letter to pay your fees for the semester, your registration fees will be deferred. Payment of fees will come directly from your financial aid disbursement and you will be issued a check for any excess financial aid (less any university charges). If your financial aid does not disburse in a timely manner or is insufficient to pay your full fees, you will be billed.
Refund or cancellation of fees is calculated based on the student's total withdrawal date. Full refunds/cancellations will occur only if the student withdraws from all classes prior to the first day of instruction. After that date, refunds/cancellations will be pro-rated up through 60% of the semester after which no refunds will be granted.
Foreign and non-resident tuition and miscellaneous course fees are applicable to this policy as well as mandatory registration fees.
First semester Enrollment Reservation Deposits are 50% refundable if requested in writing by December 15th and non-refundable thereafter.
Helpful Registration Hints
- Some restricted classes require permission to register. Contact the department for this permission.
- Be patient. The web response may be slow.
- Periodically review your class schedule for possible changes (cancelled/relocated class, time change, etc.)
The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.
You may register for classes before paying your registration and course fees. Please refer to the fees website for fee payment information. There are four options to pay fees:
- In person at Seawolf Service Center (Salazar Hall, Room 1000)
- By phone, with a credit card (707.664.2308)
- Online: Log onto SSU's portal and navigate as follows:
Self Service/Campus Finances/Make Payment
- By mail to the address indicated below (All payment due dates are "received by" dates).
Be sure to allow extra time if you are sending your payment through the mail. U.S. and campus mail processing time may take as much as an additional week.
Mail payment to:
Sonoma State University
Att: Seawolf Service Center
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928