The Open University program allows students, and other individuals, to enroll in courses offered on the UC Merced campus without being formally admitted to a degree program. Open University (Concurrent Enrollment) students can take up to 18 units per semester.
This is an ideal program for individuals who want to:
Community college students are also encouraged to take Open University (Concurrent Enrollment) classes, but they should first check into Intersegmental Cross Enrollment. Intersegmental Cross Enrollment is a separate program with lower fees and is administered by the community college and UC Merced.
*They have any financial obligations to the University of California.
*They have ever been barred from the campus by police or court order.
Former UC Merced students taking the last course to graduate with an undergraduate degree are in a special category and will be required to obey certain rules and policies related to the Open University (Concurrent Enrollment) Program. While courses taken through the Open University Program can count toward a degree at UC Merced, those seeking a degree from this campus should contact an academic advisor in their school for approval before enrolling.
Students on the Education Leave Program may not enroll in Open University while they are on leave from UC Merced.
Courses are open for enrollment on a space-available basis. Fees are due within 24 hours of enrollment. Registration is complete upon payment of all appropriate fees and charges.
There are no refunds for Open University enrollment.
University of California tuition and fee levels are set by the Regents of the University of California and are subject to change without notice.
Additional information may be found at the University of California, Office of the President webpage.