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.
Students can register for GS 700 using self-service registration through MyCSULB.
For Summer 2023, self-service registration ends on July 2, and the final deadline to enroll is July 17, 2023.
For Fall 2023, self-service registration ends on September 5, and the final deadline to enroll is September 19, 2023.
After self-service registration ends, students must obtain a GS 700 permission slip signed by their advisor, and submit the permission slip to the CPaCE Student Services Center to register. Students can submit their permission slips by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the deadline, students must contact their advisor to submit a petition for a GS 700 late add exception.
Please note: Enrollment during winter or summer is only required if the student wishes to graduate during that session.
Please contact the CPaCE Student Services staff with any questions you may have at email@example.com.
G S 700A - Graduate Studies for College of Health & Human Services Class Number 10164
G S 700B – Graduate Studies for College of Liberal Arts Class Number 10165
G S 700C – Graduate Studies for College of Business Class Number 10478
G S 700D – Graduate Studies for College of Education Class Number 10166
G S 700E – Graduate Studies for College of Engineering Class Number 10167
G S 700F – Graduate Studies for College of the Arts Class Number 10168
G S 700G – Graduate Studies for College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Class Number 10169
G S 700A - Graduate Studies for College of Health & Human Services Class Number 11156
G S 700B – Graduate Studies for College of Liberal Arts Class Number 11157
G S 700C – Graduate Studies for College of Business Class Number 11158
G S 700D – Graduate Studies for College of Education Class Number 11159
G S 700E – Graduate Studies for College of Engineering Class Number 11160
G S 700F – Graduate Studies for College of the Arts Class Number 11161
G S 700G – Graduate Studies for College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Class Number 11162
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.