Common questions

What is Quottly / Cal State Online?

Cal State Online has partnered with Quottly, Inc. to provide CSU students with convenient and affordable access to online courses statewide that fulfill general education requirements of CSU students. This partnership provides a course search and registration platform that offers classes taught through CSU and CCC campuses, complete with course transferability information.

How do I search for classes?

Our platform makes course searching easy and accessible. First, choose your home school so that your search results will show you classes that will transfer back to your home institution. Next, choose to search by: A general education requirement or A specific course that can substitute for transfer credit at another CSU or California Community College or Keyword related to a course name or subject. Select Find Classes and browse your course options.

What do the different search terms mean?

General Education Requirements are the requirements that all CSU students must meet in order to receive a bachelor’s degree. CSU Breadth Requirements are the requirements that all CSU students must meet in order to receive a bachelor’s degree. IGETC Requirements are a series of courses that prospective transfer students attending California Community Colleges complete to satisfy the lower-division breadth/general education requirements at CSU campuses. Course Name search allows you to enter an exact course code to find direct substitutes for that course at other universities. Keyword search allows you to enter a broader search term (Ex. Math) that will populate transferable courses that fit under that criteria.

How do I register for my course?

After you find the course you want to take, select “start application” and complete the brief online application. A Quottly student experience specialist will be in contact to guide you through the application process to the Teaching College. Once accepted, the Teaching College will email instructions to set up your student portal and register for the course. Acceptance can take between 1-10 business days.

When can I register for my course?

This is dependent on the Teaching College. Once you’ve been accepted, you will either be given a date to register or be allowed to register immediately.

Do I need to submit multiple applications for different sections of the same class at one Teaching College?

No, only one application per course is necessary. We will take your application to that Teaching College and help you enroll in the courses you would like to take, saving you the trouble of filling out more paperwork.

What is OpenCCC?

OpenCCC is the application platform used by the CCCs. If you have attended a California Community College in the past, you will need to provide your correct OpenCCC login credentials in your CSO application, so that we can apply you to the Teaching College. These are different from your home school student account credentials.

Do I need to confirm that the course I find on Quottly/Cal State Online transfers to my CSU home campus?

Yes, once you’ve found the course you want to take online, please meet with your academic advisor to ensure that the course will transfer to your home institution. Quottly support staff are also available to guide you in your interactions with your academic advisor.

How can I drop my course?

To drop a course, please follow the guidelines at the Teaching College. Should you need assistance, please contact the Teaching College’s advising office. A Quottly student experience specialist is available to help guide you.

How do I pay for my course?

You can pay for your course through your student account at the Teaching College for your course.

How do I dispute a grade for a course I enroll in via Quottly/Cal State Online?

To dispute a grade you must follow the guidelines provided by the Teaching College. Should you need assistance, contact their advising office. A Quottly student experience specialist is available to help guide you.

How do I make sure my credits for the course will transfer?

When the course is completed, request a transcript from the Teaching College to send back to your home institution.

What courses are available on Quottly/Cal State Online?

Our site offers online courses offered by the CSU and California Community College systems that fulfill general education requirements of CSU students.

How much does Cal State Online/Quottly cost?

Our platform is free to use! Our goal is to make it easy for you to find and register for the courses you need.

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