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ALI Open University Registration Forms & Transaction Forms

Spencer Hom : August 28, 2015 8:04 am : Semester at SDSU posts

Alan Ng teachingIf you need another ALI Semester at SDSU Open University Registration Form, please visit the Advising Desk on the Extended Studies Center 2nd floor to receive another one. Drop forms (transaction forms) are also available there.

This is the only location where you may receive these forms. Only one form per student is permitted at a time.

Advising Desk hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm and Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm.

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MBAC – Water Sports Classes

Delicia Navarette : August 27, 2015 7:07 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

Semester at SDSU Mission Bay Aquatic CenterNow is the time to add your semester-long water sports class!

While you are in San Diego, make sure to take advantage of this amazing weather and beautiful outdoor environment by taking a class at Mission Bay Aquatic Center.  Whether you are looking for an extra unit, or just a new experience MBAC has many options.  They offer surfing, wakeboarding, sailing, stand up paddling, sea kayaking, rowing, and windsurfing classes that you can take for a unit through the SDSU ENS department.  You can also take any of the semester-long classes for fun, without signing up through the university.  To view a schedule of the semester-long classes you can sign up for, visit  To view more information about other classes, private lessons, rentals, and the facility, visit  It is not too late to sign up for a semester-long class.  Feel free to stop by the MBAC tent on campus for more information.

Mission Bay Aquatic Center Surfer   Mission Bay Aquatic Center Complex   Mission Bay Aquatic Center Surfing

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Special Session and On-campus CBA Course Update

Spencer Hom : August 23, 2015 5:04 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

Student Union BridgeIf you received permission to attend an on-campus CBA course and no longer want the course, please email to notify us that you are no longer interested in the course.

Business students may continue to visit the Advising Desk to receive permission for CBA courses and/or add more Special Sessions. There are no additional courses available from the previously listed CBA courses. Many Special Sessions are full and some are almost full.

Special Sessions Schedule/List of CBA on-campus courses

No appointment is needed.

  • Receiving permission to visit a CBA course does not guarantee a space in that course
  • You are not enrolling in the CBA course, you are only receiving permission to visit the CBA course to ask the professor to enroll in the course
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ENS Sports Courses – Enrollment Process

Spencer Hom : August 23, 2015 11:36 am : Semester at SDSU posts

San Diego Chargers Football

How to enroll in ENS sports courses:

Aztec Recreation – classes on campus:

  • ALI students who wish to enroll in ENS classes on campus must go to the class location during class time in order to add or drop the class. The instructor will sign their form (if you want the course for credit).
  • Lab fees must be paid prior to adding the class. Lab fees can be paid at the following locations: Aztec Recreation Center, Aztec Lanes (for Bowling only), or online with an ARC account:

MBAC (Mission Bay Aquatic Center):

  • ALI students who wish to enroll in water sport classes at MBAC can visit the tent at the Aztec Student Union during the first 2 weeks of class. The MBAC tent will be available Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

  • Lab fees can be paid at the Aztec Student Union tent on campus during the first 2 weeks of school or online at

  • You are not able to add these classes through webportal.


Make sure you specify you want the sports course for credit or non-credit

  • Credit means you want it to count as a unit (towards your F-1 visa status) AND it will show on your transcript. If you submit an “ALI Semester at SDSU Open University Form” with an add code or signature, you are taking this course for credit.

  • Non-credit means you do not want it to count towards your visa status, do not want it on your transcript, and do not want to pay the additional unit fee (if this applies). You should not be submitting any “ALI Semester at SDSU Open University Form” if you want the course for non-credit.

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Notice about Communication courses

Spencer Hom : August 19, 2015 1:43 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

Coronado ferry landing

    • Communication: The Communication department has a managed process for enrolling:

      • How to attempt to enroll in Communication courses:

1. Go to the COMM department office (Communication, room 237)

2. Fill out paperwork at department
3. Go to the class you want to crash
4. Listen/receive instructions from professor


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Semester at SDSU Orientation Slides & Webportal Slides

Spencer Hom : August 17, 2015 4:55 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

SDSU Campus BridgePlease visit the following link to view the Business Courses or General Courses Orientation slides and the Webportal/Blackboard slides:

Fall 2015 Orientation & Webportal Slides

When registering/creating your webportal account, if your email address is incorrect, please visit the Registration Window (1st floor of the Gateway Building) to change it.

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A Great Start to the Semester!

Spencer Hom : August 12, 2015 10:48 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

IEC ProgramThanks to everyone who joined our advising staff on a campus tour!




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Parking Permit Information for Semester at Students

Spencer Hom : August 10, 2015 6:35 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

IEC Program Calendar

If you wish to purchase a parking permit for the fall 2015 semester, the permit cost is  $162. You will need the vehicle license number, make, and model to purchase one.

You may purchase a semester parking permit in person at the Parking Services office, located at the Public Safety building. However, it will not be valid until August 18th.


Parking Services
Public Safety building
Open: Monday – Friday
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Telephone: 619-594-6671

You may also purchase a parking permit online, but you must have a credit card and a valid San Diego mailing address since the permit will be mailed to you. Students who do not yet have a local San Diego mailing address should speak with a Semester at SDSU Advisor for additional mailing instructions.  You will be able to print a temporary parking permit to use (for 8 days) until your actual permit arrives in the mail.

Please click on this link for further instructions: Parking Permit Instructions – Online

Next, visit this website to purchase a permit:

Please visit the Semester at SDSU Advising Desk (ESC 2nd floor) to speak with an Advisor if you need further assistance or have questions regarding purchasing a parking permit.

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Professional Studies & Fine Arts Courses That Welcome ALI Students

Spencer Hom : August 5, 2015 8:41 am : Semester at SDSU posts

Semester at SDSU Campus LibraryThe following is a link of  College of Professional Studies & Fine Art courses in fall 2015 that Semester at SDSU students are welcome to join:

PSFA Course List Fall 2015

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Welcome Message to Fall 2015 Students

Spencer Hom : July 6, 2015 8:33 am : Semester at SDSU posts

Semester at SDSU Clock TowerFall 2015 Students!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the fall 2015 Semester at SDSU program! The weather is beautiful and we know this will be a great semester! Have a great day!

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