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University Extended Education

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University Extended Education

Registration and Information
College Park 100


University Extended Education (UEE) is a rich and varied component of California State University, Fullerton. UEE works with academic units to create and administer non-state-funded programs that extend the University’s resources out into the community, and around the world. This includes academic credit courses; certificate programs for professional development and career change; an intensive academic English program for non-native speakers of English; University Semester Abroad (USA) for international students; programs for international business professionals, educators and government officials; development and delivery of online classes and Interactive Televised Instruction (ITI); the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for retired and semi-retired persons; and summer classes for children and teens.

Degree Credit Courses

Intersession Classes for CSUF and Non-CSUF Students

University Extended Education offers degree credit courses in Intersession, the “winter semester.” Intersession is completely self-supporting and is not funded by state tax revenue. More than 100 undergraduate and graduate courses are offered in a condensed December/January schedule to help Cal State Fullerton students stay on track for graduation. These courses may be applied toward graduation requirements.

Intersession is also open to students not currently admitted to the University on a space-available basis, after priority enrollment of admitted students.

Registration is completed through University Extended Education.

Open University

Open University provides an opportunity for individuals who are not currently matriculated to Cal State Fullerton to enroll in undergraduate and graduate level classes during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Registration in Open University is available to: members of the general public, international students with an I-20 from another institution, and students disqualified from Cal State Fullerton. It is a great vehicle for those who missed the deadline for admission to the University or those who need to earn prerequisites for admission to a degree program or credential.

Open University is NOT available to: students currently matriculated to Cal State Fullerton; international students with TOEFL scores of less than 500 on the paperbased test (pbt) or 61 on the Internet-based test (iBT), or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of less than 5.5. Open University enrollment does not constitute admission to Cal State Fullerton.

Registration is provided on a space available basis, after priority registration of admitted students. Credit earned through Open University is designated as special session credit. A maximum of 24 credits earned through Open University enrollment may count toward a bachelor’s degree. Credits earned through Open University may not be used to fulfill the residence requirement (30 semester units) for a bachelor’s degree. For graduate degrees, normally six to nine units of approved credits earned through Open University enrollment may apply, but for degrees that require more than 30 units, more units of credit may apply. Please consult the graduate adviser for the degree program.

Off-Site Graduate Degree Programs

University Extended Education administers off-site graduate degree programs in partnership with Cal State Fullerton academic departments and colleges. These programs are completely self-supporting and have unique characteristics that differentiate them from their state-supported counterparts, including different or condensed class schedules, and/or a student cohort base, where students move through the program as a group. These include:

Fullerton FEMBA (Fully-Employed MBA) at Irvine - designed for working professionals in South Orange County with an accelerated timeline, evening classes, a cohort format, and instruction by full-time faculty.

Master of Science in Taxation in Irvine - features evening classes in Irvine, multiple start dates, accelerated classes and scheduling that accommodates the tax season.

Master of Science in Counseling - offered at the CSUF Garden Grove Center in a cohort format of convenient evening classes.

Master of Social Work in Irvine - features evening classes in Irvine scheduled in a cohort format.

Master of Arts in Communications - offered by CSUF in partnership with Hong Kong University in Hong Kong.

Since these programs are completely self-supporting and do not receive state tax revenue to contribute to their pricing, they have a different tuition fee structure than similar CSU programs supported by state tax funds.

The American Language Program

The American Language Program (ALP) welcomes international students who want to improve their English language skills, increase their TOEFL or IELTS scores, and prepare for study at a U.S. college or university.

Intensive Academic English Program

This program provides 24 hours of academic English instruction each week. Different proficiency levels allow students to study in a group with others of similar skills. Conversation practice with American students is an important part of the program. Student activities provide social and cultural experiences and an opportunity to practice English in real-life situations. TOEFL preparation is provided at all but the lowest level, including both the paper-based and Internetbased exams. Institutional TOEFL exams are offered five times a year. IELTS preparation classes are also offered. Upper-division students can select from a variety of elective classes such as vocabulary, pronunciation, idioms and grammar. Advanced students may also be able to take University courses for credit.

Intensive Academic English Program, Pre-MBA Program

This program helps advanced-level students prepare to enter a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Undergraduate students interested in business may also take some of these classes as electives. Through the program, students may select from a variety of classes including: business writing, business culture, reading and vocabulary for business, case analysis, entrepreneurship, GMAT preparation and more. Advanced students may be able to also enroll in University business classes.

Conditional Admission to the University

International students who have strong academic backgrounds may apply for conditional admission to the University at the same time they apply to ALP for intensive academic English classes. Qualified students will be accepted to the University and can enroll in a variety of University courses after they have mastered the required level of English proficiency. For application instructions, refer to

For more information, visit ALP in College Park 200, call 657-278-8293, email, or visit

International Programs

University Extended Education (UEE) extends the resources of the University into the global community with programs for international educators, business professionals, government officials and college students.

Profressional Development

Learning opportunities for groups of international professionals, government officials, and educators interested in American business, public administration or education concepts and strategies are offered throughout the year. Programs are designed to meet the needs of executives, administrators, educators and other professionals, and are customized to meet each group’s needs.

University Sememster Abroad (USA)

International students who want to study at an American university for a semester or a year can enroll in USA and use the coursework to complete their degree at their home university. The program provides a great cultural and academic learning opportunity. USA staff work closely with students and their home institutions to help guide course selection and enrollment.

International Student Leadership

International universities send their undergraduate and graduate students to attend this three-week program. Through dynamic lectures, workshop activities and group presentations, students develop a self-awareness of their leadership style, enhance their English fluency, and enrich their knowledge of American culture. Sessions are scheduled during the summer and in January.

Professional Development

Professional development programs fill a critical need in a challenging job market. They provide learning experiences to help professionals stay current on the latest technologies and best practices, or to develop the skills and knowledge to explore a whole new career. The curriculum for these programs combines a formal course of academic study with practical, real-world training that is immediately applicable to the workplace.

Programs for Educators

Education reforms in California have created a heightened need for professional development for teachers. To meet this need, University Extended Education works closely with the College of Education to offer professional development opportunities for educators in the areas of reading, mathematics, beginning teacher training, technology and special education. Most courses are available online. Certificate programs include School Business Management, and online programs in Gifted and Talented Education, Postsecondary Reading, an online clear credential program, and on online course in understanding and addressing bullying.

Certificate Programs

Extended Education offers nearly 60 certificate programs. Program design and oversight is provided by advisory boards comprised of leaders from business and industry, and the Cal State Fullerton faculty. These programs increase access to the University through convenient evening,
weekend and online classes that provide practical, real-world training.

Certificate programs are designed for people who want formal recognition for completing a structured and rigorous course of study for a specific field that is not part of a University degree program. Certificates are awarded when participants complete program requirements. Programs are currently offered in a variety of areas including:

Business and IT Integration
Computer Forensics
Criminal Justice/ Forensics
Fiduciary Management
Geographic Information Systems
Human Resources
Interpretation & Translation
Lean/Six Sigma
Meeting Planning
Social Services
Test Preparation

New programs are continuously being developed. For a free catalog or brochure, contact University Extended Education at or call 657-278-2611.

Distance Education

The Distance Education Department of UEE extends the resources of Cal State Fullerton beyond its immediate geographic area through the use of technology. UEE’s Distance Education team helps develop and create classes that go beyond the traditional “face-to-face” classroom format and are delivered online or via interactive televised instruction (ITI). ITI classes are delivered via two-way video conferencing from the Fullerton campus to remote locations-such as the Irvine Campus, CSUF Garden Grove Center, other CSU campuses, and other off-campus locations, including workplace classrooms in business and industry. Distance Education serves the entire University community by providing a comprehensive array of services relating to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of courses, certificates, programs, and degrees offered at a distance.

Distance Education operates OASIS (Online Academic Strategies & Instructional Support) in the basement of the Pollak Library. OASIS is a one-stop center that is dedicated to training, development and support for online teaching. Working closely with the Faculty Development Center, OASIS provides faculty with training in the methods and technology used in online teaching, instructional design support for online course development, multimedia production, and technical support in the delivery of their courses. For more information on OASIS, visit

Summer Programs for Children and Teens

UEE offers one- and two-week summer programs for children and teens each summer. Art Camp, which is offered in two-week sessions, is an opportunity for participants aged 7-14 to explore their creativity through a variety of art forms such as drawing, printmaking, sculpture, painting, ceramics, masks and dramatic activities. Older students have the opportunity to broaden their artistic perception and skill level with more advanced projects. In addition, one-week classes in such topics as geometry, algebra and a writing academy are offered to help students prepare for the school year ahead. All classes are held on campus.

Learning in Retirement

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at California State University, Fullerton (OLLI-CSUF) extends access to the University to individuals who are retired, semi-retired, or approaching retirement age. OLLI-CSUF develops and delivers classes for an active, healthy life. For an annual membership fee that includes parking, OLLI-CSUF members enjoy the University setting and many student privileges. Programs include self-directed study groups, educational lectures, discussion groups, computer education, arts workshops, physical activities, special events, social activities and travel opportunities. Select classes, including Transitions in Retirement Essentials, are open to the public.

UEE Class-Site Locations

Cal State Fullerton Campus
800 N. State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92831

Cal State Fullerton Garden Grove Center
12901 Euclid Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840-5214

Cal State Fullerton Irvine Campus
3 Banting Road
Irvine, CA 92618

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