Graduate Studies 700 (GS 700)

Academic Course (University Credit)

Every semester graduate students must be registered in a course, or in Graduate Studies 700 (GS 700), or must have an approved educational leave. During Winter and Summer sessions, enrollment in a course or GS 700 is required only if the student plans to graduate during that particular term. Registration in GS 700 is restricted to graduate students who have completed all the coursework but need additional time to complete their thesis, project, or comprehensive exam.  If a student wishes to take a semester off before resuming coursework, she or he must take a Planned Educational Leave, not GS 700. The purpose of this restriction is to keep students on track to completion within the required seven-year period.

Although GS 700 is a zero-unit course, the fee is based on one unit of credit for payment purposes; no unit credit is added to the student's program or transcript. The one-unit fee is payable online or at the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPaCE) within the first 2 weeks of the semester.

Graduate student enrollment in GS 700 must be approved by department graduate advisors, chairs, or when they are not available, the Associate Dean or the Graduate Director for the college. Registration in GS 700 is CR/NC only. After registering for four semesters of GS 700, students will be subject to a registration hold. Prior to registering for any subsequent semester of GS 700, the department graduate advisor must confer with the student and with the Associate Dean of the college about an appropriate course of action for the graduate student. Colleges/departments may hold students to a stricter timeline than outlined here.

Students who wish to enroll in additional semesters of GS 700 will be required to obtain the approval of their department and the associate dean of their college.

How to Register

Please note: GS700 enrollment requires graduate advisor approval.

There are three separate methods to register for this course, as described in the menus below, each one depending on the time frame of registration. Enrollment during Winter or Summer is only required if the student wishes to graduate during that session.

For more information, visit the Master’s Degree Requirements Policy Statement.

Please contact the CPaCE Student Services staff with any questions you may have at cpace-info@csulb.edu.

Students can register for GS 700 using self-service registration through MyCSULB.

  • For Summer 2024, self-service registration ends on July 7, 2024.
  • For Fall 2024, self-service registration ends on September 9, 2024

After self-service registration ends, students may use the Permission to Add request on MyCSULB Student Center.

  • For Summer 2024, the Permission to Add request dates are July 8 to July 19, 2024.
  • For Fall, the Permission to Add request dates are September 10 to September 23, 2024.

After the deadline to enroll using the Permission to Add request, students must contact their advisor to submit a Petition for Academic Policy. 

  • For Summer 2024, advisors can submit the Petition for Academic Policy form after July 19, 2024.
  • For Fall 2024, advisors can submit the Petition for Academic Policy form after September 23, 2024.

Advisors can access the form for the Petition for Academic Policy in MyCSULB (under Forms), or by using this direct PowerForm link.  

Please Note

In order for successful enrollment in GS 700, your graduation date must not have passed already. You are responsible for maintaining your graduation progress through the Enrollment Services office (Brotman Hall 123) by filing a Request to Change Graduation Date form. For more information regarding filing for graduation or graduation date changes, contact Enrollment Services at (562) 985-5471.

Summer 2024

G S 700A - Graduate Studies for College of Health & Human Services
Class Number  10136

G S 700B – Graduate Studies for College of Liberal Arts
Class Number  10137

G S 700C – Graduate Studies for College of Business
Class Number  10349

G S 700D – Graduate Studies for College of Education
Class Number  10138

G S 700E – Graduate Studies for College of Engineering
Class Number  10139

G S 700F – Graduate Studies for College of the Arts
Class Number  10140

G S 700G – Graduate Studies for College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Class Number  10141

Fall 2024

G S 700A - Graduate Studies for College of Health & Human Services
Class Number  11341

G S 700B – Graduate Studies for College of Liberal Arts
Class Number  11342

G S 700C – Graduate Studies for College of Business
Class Number  11343

G S 700D – Graduate Studies for College of Education
Class Number  11344

G S 700E – Graduate Studies for College of Engineering
Class Number  11345

G S 700F – Graduate Studies for College of the Arts
Class Number  11346

G S 700G – Graduate Studies for College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Class Number  11347