Registration for CEL Credit Courses

Please complete the following steps (1 - 5):

Please email us @ if you have questions.

  • The following courses require registration through the College of Extended Learning. (If the class you want to sign up for is not listed here, you must follow the registration instructions through UCORP.)

  • BIO 315 Sec 01Z  Fungi of the Sierra Nevada

  • ERTH 643  Section 01Z  Biogeomorphology of Sierra Nevada Streams and Meadows

  • BIO 315  Section 02Z  Butterflies of the Sierra Nevada

  • BIO 315  Section 03Z  Flora of the Northern Sierra Nevada

  • BIO 315  Section 04Z  Ecology & Conservation of California Bats

  • AST 216  Section 01Z  Practical Observational Astronomy in the Sierra Nevada

  • BIO 315 Section 05Z  Insect Biology & Identification

  • IMPORTANT NOTE:  Students that are NEW to  the San Francisco State University system must first become enrolled.  This LINK will help you through the process to receive a student number and password. Once you get it - SAVE it!

  • Be patient. Be patient. Be patient.

Register for the course through the College of Extended Learning (Enrollment begins April 23) by following these steps:

  1. To enroll in courses offered through College of Extended Learning (CEL), please visit CEL’s REGISTER page. We recommend using the "Staff Assisted" option.  Find additional information about requesting an SFSU ID#  and enrolling and paying for your courses.  If you need help either use the staff assisted online form or call Enrollment Services office 415-405-7700, x 5. Payment must be made within 5 days of enrolling in a CEL course.  If you do not pay within the time frame they give you, expect to be dropped from the class!

  2. DO NOT PAY for a CEL class fee using the "Cashnet" form. 

  3. If you still need assistance, you can contact CEL Enrollment Services at 415-405-7700 x5. They are very helpful with this process, but you may wait a long time on hold! Hang in there, you are almost finished...Hours are Monday - Thursday 9am - 7 pm and Friday, 9am - 5pm.

  4. If you have not done this in advance:  After registration of the class is completed through CEL, you will need to reserve and pay for your tent and meals by completing all of the fields and SUBMITTING this Reservation FormUse the form to calculate your costs for meals and accomodations ONLY and use the Cashnet link to pay for tent and meals. We need this form even if you are staying off campus!  Remember to SUBMIT the form by using the button at the bottom of the form, thus completing the reservation process. Expect an email within 3 days to confirm that we received your reservation for tent & meals, with further information. NOTE: You will get a separate automated receipt from cashnet for your payment, which comes back to you immediately.If you do not receive a receipt from the 'bursar' you most likely did not complete the payment.

NOTE:  You may also follow CEL class Registration instructions by using this LINK which contains more detailed information about your student ID#, getting admission to the College (establishing yourself in the SF State system if you are new) and how to mail a check to CEL rather than using a credit card with online services. CEL will help you negotiate the system. Patience and perserverance really helps the process!

5. Finally, please bring the following two forms (filled out) with you to the Field Campus when you come to the class, or give to Director, JR Blair:

Field Trip Registration
Release of Liability


Optional Forms (PDF)

Request to Change Grading Option (for-credit courses only) You may fill out this form on campus or submit online using the link.

To view PDF files, you may download Adobe Reader.

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