Upon acceptance, the Admissions Office will inform each student that they are permitted to register. New and returning students should register before the beginning of each term and get pre-registration consultation on specifically announced days. The Registrar consulting with Deans, Program directors, and/or Provost must approve the appropriate courses for each student’s program. A student may not attend classes unless registered. A student’s registration is finalized in the accounting office by the payment of the full tuition or arrangement and signing of a deferred payment plan.

Registration Steps

The registration period for Fall 2021 will begin Monday, August 9th, 2021 to Friday, August 13th, 2021. Please use the below link for more information.


Ms. Maggie Hua
Phone: (510) 628-8029

Phone: (510) 250-6112   
fax: (510) 250-6114


Change in Registration

The student’s choice of courses, once selected and filed, is expected to be permanent for the term. However, students may change the term schedule before the last date when classes can be added/dropped without penalty as indicated in the academic calendar. Courses added later must be approved by the instructor and the Provost or President before the Registrar makes registration changes.

Withdrawal from the University

Students who wish to withdraw after registration should submit a withdrawal form to the Admissions and Records Office. Students, who withdraw without permission, or after the final withdrawal date as indicated in the academic calendar, will receive a permanent “NC” (No Credit) in each course dropped. All foreign students who withdraw with or without submitting the withdrawal form will be reported to the United States Department of Homeland Security. Refunds to students withdrawing from courses can be made only in accordance with the refund policy stated in the university catalog.

Full-Time Enrollment

Undergraduate students taking at least 24 units per year or graduate students taking at least 18 units per year are considered full-time.

For financial aid and immigration purposes, a student is considered to be full-time in a term if he or she is registered in:

  1. At least 12 units for undergraduate or 9 units for graduate students in a regular semester;
  2. At least 6 units for undergraduate or 5 units for graduate students during a Summer session;
  3. Any number of units in the final term of a program; it also applies to internships/externships, project, thesis, and dissertation courses conducted sequentially and taken after all other academic requirements of the program are satisfied.