Please see CSUDH campus information regarding the Toro Alert System.
There is a $25.00 service charge for checks returned for any reason.
You must file appropriate forms in the College of Extended & International Education Office in order to receive a refund. Students must officially drop their courses. For credit courses, students must file the appropriate "drop" and "request for refund" forms in the Office of College of Extended & International Education. The effective date of the refund is the day the forms are received by the Office of the College of Extended & International Education. To receive a refund of fees for any course, you must notify of College of Extended & International Education in writing between the hours of 9am and 4pm at least two working days before the course begins. You will be asked to submit a written request to our office for a refund of fees. If you need to withdraw on or after the day of the first class meeting, notify the Extended Education Registration office immediately. Refunds are granted in accordance with the State refund schedule.
Do not put a stop payment on a check to withdraw from a course. This results in a financial obligation to the University for the course fee; you will be assessed a $25.00 dishonored check fee plus an additional $25 late registration charge. Above refund policies do not apply to courses that are offered in partnership with other educational institutions. These include, but are not limited to, the following partners: UCSD, Gatlin, Ed2Go, VESI, and the Center for Legal Studies.
Prior to the first class meeting a student may withdraw and no grade is assigned; the enrollment does not appear on the student's permanent transcript. An administrative grade of "W" will be assigned if a student withdraws at any time during the course.
During the first day of the week a student may withdraw and no grade is assigned; the enrollment does not appear on the student's permanent transcript. An administrative grade of "W" will be assigned if a student withdraws at any time after the first day of the week.
During the first three days of the first week a student may withdraw and no grade is assigned; the enrollment does not appear on the student's permanent transcript. An administrative grade of "W" will be assigned if a student withdraws at any time after the first three days of the week.
During the first week a student may withdraw and no grade is assigned; the enrollment does not appear on the student's permanent transcript. Prior to the last two days of the session a student may withdraw with a "W". During the last two days of the session a student may withdraw with a "W" for serious and compelling reasons only.
During the first week a student may withdraw and no grade is assigned; the enrollment does not appear on the student's permanent transcript. Prior to the last four days of the session a student may withdraw with a "W". During the last four days of the session a student may withdraw with a "W" for serious and compelling reasons only.
During the first two weeks a student may withdraw and no grade is assigned; the enrollment does not appear on the student's permanent transcript. Prior to the last week of the session a student may withdraw with a "W" . During the last week of the session a student may withdraw with a "W" for serious and compelling reasons only.
For courses longer than eight weeks, refer to the withdrawal policy in the University catalog.
Withdrawal from classes during final exam week (last week of session) is not permitted, except in such cases as accident or serious illness where circumstances causing the withdrawal are clearly beyond the student’s control, and the assignment of a grade of Incomplete is not practical. Such requests require a Petition with the signature and approval of of the instructor and Dean of Extended Education. The form is available in the Extended Education Registration Office and must be filed in the Extended Education with documentation by the last day of the session in which the student was enrolled.
A student who does not officially withdraw shall receive "F" or "WU" grades for all courses on his/her official record.
Although care is taken to ensure the accuracy of all information in this Bulletin, there may be unintended errors and changes or deletions without notification. In situations when our office has sufficient advance notice, we will make every attempt to notify pre-enrolled students about changes in class dates, time, or location.
Occasionally an extension class must be cancelled because of insufficient pre-enrollments. If a decision to cancel is made, we will make every effort to notify by telephone all persons who have pre-enrolled, and their fees will be refunded from the University. When you pre-enroll, therefore, please give us a daytime telephone number and email address so that you will not be inconvenienced if the class must be cancelled.
If you are receiving several copies of the College of Extended & International Education Bulletin, or have recently moved, please cut the mailing label from the back cover of this catalog and print corrections clearly. If you are receiving the bulletin at different addresses, please indicate which address you would prefer. Send the complete mailing label with corrections to:
College of Extended & International Education , CSU Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
In general, all course grades are final when filed by the instructor at the end of the semester.
A change of letter-to-letter grade (excluding changes by petition and administrative grades of “AU,” “I,” “RD,” “RP,” “W,” and “WU”) may occur only in cases of clerical error, administrative error, or as a disciplinary sanction or when the instructor reevaluates the original course assignments of a student and discovers an error in the original evaluation. Change of letter-to-letter grades must be filed by the instructor within one semester after the original grade was submitted. If the change of grade is initiated after the semester following the assignment of the original grade or is being submitted for any reason other than those above, a petition must be filed along with a Change of Grade card. The Change of Grade card must contain the signatures of the instructor, department chair, and school dean. It must be submitted with the signed petition to the Student Academic Petitions and Appeals Committee (SAPAC) for action. Supporting documentation must accompany the petition.
In some cases, students may wish to petition to have grades changed to retroactive withdrawals. Retroactive withdrawals must be complete withdrawals from the university. The acceptable reasons for granting retroactive withdrawals are limited to: (a) documented accident or illness, (b) other serious and compelling reasons which prevent withdrawal from the university before the scheduled deadline and/or (c) evidence of timely submission of proper forms for withdrawal. Requests for retroactive withdrawals must be submitted by petition to the Student Academic Petitions and Appeals Committee within two years of the end of the semester in which the grade was assigned.
“WU” or “F” grades may be changed to “W” by petition only.
This process generally requires documentation of extenuating circumstances, such as physical inability to appear on campus to properly withdraw. The petition requires the recommendation of the instructor involved and of the appropriate school dean. A final action is taken by the Student Academic Petitions and Appeals Committee based upon the recommendations provided.
No grades can be changed for any reason after a degree has been granted, including administrative grades of “I,” “RD,” “RP,” “W,” and “WU.” The university shall make every effort to remove “RDs” from the student’s transcript.
A student who thinks he or she has a basis for a grade appeal will first seek to resolve the matter informally with the instructor of record (or other appropriate individual). For a student to be able to proceed with a grade appeal, the student must have met with the faculty member within one regular semester session of the time the student knew or should have known of the problem or dispute, unless there is a prior agreement for extension between the student and the Chair of the Student Grade Appeals Board.
If the matter is not worked out informally within five classroom days to the satisfaction of the parties, the student or his/her representative may send the grade appeal in writing to the dean of the school. Instructions for this submission are outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, Volume 1.
If the matter is not resolved in the school within the time limits specified, the appeal is forwarded to the Student Grade Appeals Board. Students should follow the procedures detailed in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook for filing this appeal.
California State University Dominguez Hills provides the following information for its online and distance learning students in compliance with State Authorization information & Consumer Complaints federal Title IV regulation. Federal law [Section668.43(b)] requires all institutions must disclose to all students or prospective students the complaint agency in all states where students reside.
If a student has a complaint or concern, information on how to contact a state agency and register a complaint, can be found at the following website.
The College of Extended & International Education is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, disability or veteran status. This policy is applicable to employment and student admissions, and to all educational programs and activities.
The University complies with Federal and State Laws concerning privacy rights of students. These rights are summarized in the University catalog. Questions about privacy rights may be directed to the Dean of Extended Education at (310) 243-3737 or the Vice President of Student Affairs at (310) 243-3784.
On August 27, 1996, Governor Pete Wilson issued Executive Order W-135-96 which requested that the CSU and other state agencies implement “as expeditiously as reasonably practicable” the provision of The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRAWORA) of 1996 (P.L.104-193). The Act, also known as the Welfare Reform Act, included provisions to eliminate eligibility for federal and state public benefits for certain categories of lawful immigrants as well as benefits for all illegal immigrants.
Students who will require a professional or commercial license provided by a local, state, or federal government agency in order to engage in an occupation for which the CSU may be training them must meet the immigration requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act to achieve licensure. Information concerning the regulation is available from the Vice President of Student Affairs, (310) 243-3784.
CSUDH provides all students with generic 9 digit student ID numbers. These ID numbers are used to identify student records, registration, and to conduct all University business. However, students are still required to provide the University with their correct social security numbers (individual taxpayer identification numbers) pursuant to the authority contained in Section 41201, Title 5, California Code of Regulations, and Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code. The University may, if necessary, use the social security number to collect debts owed the University. Also, the Internal Revenue Service requires the University to file information returns that include the student’s social security number and other information such as the amount paid for qualified tuition, related expenses, and interest on educational loans. That information is used to help determine whether a student, or a person claiming a student as a dependent, may take a credit or deduction to reduce federal income taxes. Students who do not have a social security number at the time of enrollment will be required to obtain a social security number and submit it to the University within sixty days. Failure to furnish a correct social security number may result in the imposition of a penalty by the Internal Revenue Service.
If you are enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program or are taking courses to acquire or improve job skills, you may qualify for a Hope Scholarship or Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.
The Hope Scholarship tax credit is available only to students in their first two years of postsecondary education who are enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program. The tax credits are based on the amount of qualified tuition and fees, less grants and other tax-free educational assistance and the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income. Hope credits apply to fees paid after December 31, 1997.
The Lifetime Learning tax credit is available to students at all educational and enrollment levels who are enrolled at an eligible educational institution. As with the Hope Scholarship tax credit, this opportunity is based on the amount of qualified tuition and fees, less grants and other tax-free educational assistance and the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income. The Lifetime Learning credit applies to fees paid after June 30, 1998.
It is the policy of California State University, Dominguez Hills to comply with the Section 504 Regulations [now, Americans with Disabilities Act] adopted by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Accordingly, any student at California State University, Dominguez Hills who believes that there has been a violation of the Regulations is encouraged to discuss the matter with the Dean of their College and the campus Handicapped Regulations Coordinator and/or the Handicapped Services Coordinator and such persons as may be identified by the Handicapped Regulations Coordinator in order to resolve the matter in a prompt and equitable manner.
It is the policy of California State University, Dominguez Hills, that the campus maintain a working and learning environment free from sexual harassment of its students, employees, and those who apply for student or employee status. All should be aware that California State University, Dominguez Hills is concerned and will take action to eliminate sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes such behavior as sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed towards an employee, student, or applicant when one or more of the following circumstances are present:
The conduct has the purpose of effect of interfering with an employee’s work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive or otherwise adverse learning environment, or adversely affecting any student.
In determining whether conduct actually constitutes sexual harassment, the circumstances surrounding the conduct will be carefully considered. However, where the facts support the allegations, all appropriate measures including disciplinary action will be taken. For more detailed information on this policy click here.
California State University, Dominguez Hills has a responsibility to its students and employees to provide a safe and healthful learning and working environment. The University recognizes the harmful effects of involuntary contact with smoke. It also recognizes the need to preserve the reasonable individual rights of smokers as long as doing so does not interfere with the right of the non-smoker to a smoke-free environment.
The following policy shall be effective immediately:
At the heart of any university are its efforts to encourage critical reading skills, effective communication and, above all, intellectual honesty among its students. Thus, all academic work submitted by a student as his or her own should be in his or her own unique style, words and form. When a student submits work that purports to be his/her original work, but actually is not, the student has committed plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered a gross violation of the University’s academic and disciplinary standards. Plagiarism includes the following: copying of one person’s work by another and claiming it as his or her own, false presentation of one’s self as the author or creator of a work, falsely taking credit for another person’s unique method of treatment or expression, falsely representing one’s self as the source of ideas or expression, or the presentation of someone else’s language, ideas or works without giving that person due credit. It is not limited to written works. For example, one could plagiarize music compositions, photographs, works of art, choreography, computer programs or any other unique creative effort. Plagiarism is cause for formal university discipline and is justification for an instructor to assign a lower grade or a failing grade in the course in which the plagiarism is committed. In addition, the University may impose its own disciplinary measures.
Each student is responsible for compliance with the regulations printed in the current catalog, in the current schedule of classes and with official notices posted on official bulletin boards.
The University seeks to create the optimum climate for academic excellence for both students and faculty. Within this climate, students must have the opportunity to develop an understanding of their roles as citizens in a democracy. In order to achieve these goals, the University strives to minimize its regulatory controls over individual student conduct and to maximize the opportunity for student self-control and self-discipline. Students who attend the University are expected to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the laws of federal, state and local governments, as well as with the stated purposes of the University.
Inappropriate conduct by students or by applicants for admission is subject to discipline as provided in Sections 41301 through 41304 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations. These sections are as follows:
41301. Expulsion, Suspension and Probation of Students. Following procedures consonant with due process established pursuant to Section 41304, any student of a campus may be expelled, suspended, placed on probation or given a lesser sanction for one or more of the following causes, which must be campus related:
Campus Emergency; Interim Suspension. The President of the campus may place on probation, suspend, or expel a student for one or more of the causes enumerated in Section 41301. No fees or tuition paid by or for such student for the semester, quarter, or summer session in which he or she is suspended or expelled shall be refunded. If the student is readmitted before the close of the semester, quarter, or summer session in which he or she is suspended, no additional tuition or fees shall be required of the student on account of the suspension. During periods of campus emergency, as determined by the President of the individual campus, the President may, after consultation with the Chancellor, place into immediate effect any emergency regulations, procedures, and other measures deemed necessary or appropriate to meet the emergency, safeguard persons and property, and maintain educational activities. The President may immediately impose an interim suspension in all cases in which there is reasonable cause to believe that such an immediate suspension is required in order to protect lives or property and to ensure the maintenance of order. A student so placed on interim suspension shall be given prompt notice of charges and the opportunity for a hearing within 10 days of the imposition of interim suspension. During the period of interim suspension, the student shall not, without prior written permission of the President or designated representative, enter any campus of the California State University other than to attend the hearing. Violation of any condition of interim suspension shall be grounds for expulsion.
Notwithstanding any provision in this Chapter 1 to the contrary, admission or readmission may be qualified or denied to any person who, while not enrolled as a student, commits acts which, were he enrolled as a student, would be the basis for disciplinary proceedings pursuant to Sections 41301 or 41302. Admission or readmission may be qualified or denied to any person who, while a student, commits acts which are subject to disciplinary action pursuant to Section 41301 or Section 41302. Qualified admission or denial of admission in such cases shall be determined under procedures adopted pursuant to Section 41304.
The Chancellor shall prescribe, and may from time to time revise, a code of student disciplinary procedures for The California State University. Subject to other applicable law, this code shall provide for determinations of fact and sanctions to be applied for conduct which is a ground of discipline under Sections 41301 or 41302, and for qualified admission or denial of admission under Section 41303; the authority of the campus President in such matters; conduct related determinations on financial aid eligibility and termination; alternative kinds of proceedings, including proceedings conducted by a Hearing Officer; time limitations; notice; conduct of hearings, including provisions governing evidence, a record, and review; and such other related matters as may be appropriate. The Chancellor shall report to the Board actions taken under this section.
Under the federal Student Right-to-Know legislation, institutions of higher education are required to disclose information regarding graduation rates for first time, full-time, regularly enrolled Freshman. Prospective and currently enrolled students may review this information on the CSU Dominguez Hills Division of Student Affairs webpage accessible at www.csudh.edu/emsa. Questions regarding this information are referred to the Media Relations Office at the University. The federal government requires that institutions of higher learning inform prospective and continuing students regarding information pertaining to campus crime statistics, graduation and transfer rates, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), and athletic participation rates/financial support (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act). In addition to CSUDH’s Drug and Alcohol Policy, this information is available at the following web site: www.csudh.edu/emsa.