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Prerequisite Waivers, Enrollment Issues & Independent Study

Due to our recent switch to online instruction, we have made some changes to the traditional prerequisite waiver process. In addition, in order to allow more flexibility and time, we have extended the early enrollment period to 3 weeks. During this time, we will have ample staff processing your requests to make sure you are enrolled in a timely manner.

Please note: we can only process your request once your assigned enrollment date and time has been reached. Submitting a request before this date and time will only delay our response time.

General Enrollment Issues Instructions

If you are experiencing enrollment issues that do not require an approved waiver of a pre-requisite (see below), please email registrar@csusm.edu, using the following format:

  1. Please submit all the information in one email. Requests with all the required information will be expedited during the enrollment period. Any request with missing information will delay your enrollment.
  2. The email subject should include the Course number, "Enrollment Issue” and Enrollment Appointment/Time (i.e. HD 302 Enrollment Issue April 14, 8am).

In the body of the email please include the following;

Your Name

Student ID

Appointment Date and Time

Class # (5 digit)

Course Title (e.g. HD 302)

Description of issue:

 

Pre-Req Waiver Instructions

An approved pre-requisite waiver is required to enroll in a course for which you have not yet completed the appropriate pre-requisite (e.g. you are currently enrolled in a pre-requisite course at Palomar College and our office has not yet received a transcript).

  1. Email the faculty teaching the course or faculty designee (e.g. academic advisor) and provide evidence (transcripts; degree audit, etc.) that prerequisites have been satisfied. Request for the faculty or approved designee to reply to the message with their approval. CoBA students can send their request to cobaadvising@csusm.edu. Communication and Media Studies do not allow Academic Advisors to approve prerequisite waivers, please reach out to your assigned faculty advisor.  
  1. Forward the approval(s) to registrar@csusm.edu. Please submit all the information in one email. Requests with all the required information will be expedited during the enrollment period. Any request with missing information will delay your enrollment. For CoBA students, if you are qualified to enroll in the class, an advisor will submit your enrollment approval to registrar@csusm.edu on your behalf.

The email subject should include the Course number, "Pre-req waiver" and Enrollment Appointment/Time (i.e. HD 302 Pre-req Waiver April 14, 8am).

In the body of the email please include the following:

Your Name

Student ID

Appointment Date and Time

Class # (5 digit)

Course Title (e.g. SPAN 101)

Prerequisite class:

Permission # (if needed*)

Example:

 Prerequisite Example

*Please note that approval to override prerequisites does not indicate permission to occupy a seat in the course (permission numbers are required beginning the second week of the semester and for courses that require instructor consent). Likewise, a permission number does not indicate prerequisites have been met. Only the faculty of record or designee may waive prerequisites.

To reach the Office of Academic Advising, please click here.

 

Fall 2020 Independent Study/Research & Internship Contract Instructions

 

Faculty and Department Chair/Program Director approval is required to enroll in an Independent Study/Research & Internship course. For Fall 2020 email approval from faculty and Department Chairs are accepted in lieu of a signature on the printed form.

  1. Email the faculty supervising the course. After an agreement has been reached for the course requirements request for the faculty or approved designee to reply to the message with their approval.
  2. Forward the faculty approval email to the Department Chair/Program Directors and request a reply with their approval.
  3. Forward all the approval(s) and form to registrar@csusm.edu. Please submit all the information in one email. Requests with all the required information will be processed in 2-5 business days. Any request with missing information will delay your enrollment.

The email subject should include the Course number, "Independent Study” (i.e. PSYC 498A Independent Study). In the body of the email please include the following:

Your Name

Student ID

Major

Class # (5 digit)

Course Title (e.g. PSYC 499B)

Number of Units

Supervising Faculty