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Extended University

Extended University

Location: Sage Hall, Room 2109
Telephone: 805-437-2748

Extended University responds to important needs in the community for access to quality higher education. It provides direct support to the University’s commitment to lifelong learning through academic enrichment. Extended University serves local professionals throughout their career with offerings from job skills training to bachelor completion programs to master’s degrees to professional certifications. Programs utilize a convenient mix of evening and weekend schedules, online offerings, and classroom locations throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. For community members seeking to take a few undergraduate courses at CSUCI without formal admittance to the University, we offer the Open University program. 

Certificate Programs

Degree Programs



OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) was created in 2004 to offer University-quality courses to mature adults over 50 years of age seeking intellectual stimulation and enhancement. Courses do not carry college credit, and thus do not entail tests or grading.

Open University

Open University provides an opportunity for those people who are not currently admitted to CI to enroll in courses offered by the regular University.

The CSU Channel Islands Open University program allows enrollment in regular University undergraduate credit classes on a “space available” basis, subject to the approval of the instructor and Academic Affairs. Check the CI Schedule of Classes for class meeting times and location. The registration process is easy. Admission to the University is not required, and the same fees apply to everyone.

Students may apply up to 24 units taken through Open University toward a baccalaureate degree, and up to 9 units may be applied to a master’s degree (SP01-36). Grades received through this program will be factored into your grade point average at CSUCI. Units earned through Open University may not be applied toward the 30-unit residency requirement.

We cannot guarantee a space nor ensure that you will be permitted to enroll in any class. Instructors are not required to accept Open University students even if space is available.

Open University is NOT available to matriculated students (those admitted for the current semester).

Please check the Open University website for the latest information on pricing and registration.