Full time students can enroll in online courses offered at other CSU campuses using the ICE program.
Seniors wrapping up their last quarters at Cal State East Bay now have one more option to get their remaining credits. This fall term marked the launch of the California State University Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) program that provides full time students enrolled at any CSU campus with access to fully online courses offered at other CSU campuses.
“We’re trying to facilitate graduation,” said Susan Opp, associate vice president of academic programs and grad studies. She said the access to more courses could help seniors get all their credits and graduate “on time” in June.
Credit earned at the CSU campus offering the online course is automatically reported to the “home” campus, Cal State East Bay, and included on student transcripts. This fall quarter students had a choice to choose from courses such as stress management for healthy living, life science, “Our Oceans,” introduction to sociology or the CSUEB online course, the history of rock and roll.
CSU’s new cross-campus course option was funded from $17 million in additional state funding originally earmarked for online education initiatives. CSU students will be limited to one course per term that is offered at another campus, for the time being, in addition to any online offerings taught by their college’s own professors. Cal State East Bay students will be limited to a course offered at a CSU on the quarter system.
To be eligible for the ICE program students must complete at least one term at the home campus as a matriculated student, earn at least 12 units there, attain a grade point average of 2.0 in all work completed at the home campus, be in good standing, be enrolled at the home campus during the period of concurrent enrollment at the host campus and have paid tuition fee as a full-time student.
Students interested in the program next fall need to complete the application and submit all five copies to the Office of Admission and Records at Cal State East Bay at least four weeks in advance of the first day of classes at both campuses.
The student will pay Cal State East Bay registration fees based upon the total number of units they plan register for, including units on the home as well as the host campus.
“I’m looking forward to getting to work with students from different campuses and seeing if the interaction will be different,” said John Eros, music department chair and online history of rock and roll professor.
Eros said he believes students should utilize this “unique” online program, because they will have the comfort of working at their own pace and it can help relieve stress during the enrollment period.