The California Promise at Fresno State

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The California Promise Program is a commitment on behalf of the California State University system to support entering first-year students (through Four-Year Promise) and eligible transfer students (through Two-Year Promise) with a verified Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in the completion of their degrees through pledge programs. 

These programs provide incentives and support for students who commit to taking a minimum of 30 units per academic year with the goal of completing their degree in four years or two years, respectively. Graduating in four, or two, years will save tuition and books/material costs, as well as increase earning potentials by entering the workforce sooner!

Enrollment period for Fall 2019 has ended effective September 17th, 2019 at 5pm.

EXCLUDED MAJORS:

2019 Four-Year Programs

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology - All Options
  • Kinesiology - Exercise Science Option
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Social Work
  • Public Health - Community Health Option
  • Undeclared

2019 Two-Year Programs (ADT)

  • Art (Studio and Art History is okay)
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology - All Options    
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Mathematics - Integrated Science Option
  • Political Science     
  • Public Health - All Options

See below for more information regarding the California Promise programs at Fresno State:

How do you get started?

  1. Attend Dog Days and register for 12-15 units (less than 15 will require winter or summer session to earn 30 in an academic year)
  2. Complete the “Pledge Contract Agreement” and submit your My Degree Plan for each term until your graduation (two years for transfer students; four years for freshman)
  3. Pledge and My Degree Plan must be submitted no later than September 17, 2019
  4. Meet with an Academic Counselor in your college advising center to review your My Degree Plan, adjust if needed, and have it uploaded into Bulldog Connect by December 11, 2019. Failure to do so may result in removal from the program.
  5. For any questions, please email us at capromise@mail.fresnostate.edu

Benefits to the student

  • Highest priority registration
  • In-person appointments with an advisor each semester
  • Eligibility for a free parking pass or bookstore voucher after the first year in the program

Four-Year Promise

Enrollment for the Fall 2019 California Promise has ended effective September 17th, 2019 at 5pm.  

Participating freshmen must:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 Campus and Total GPA (or higher GPA if major requires)
  • Earn at least 30 units each academic year toward graduation in approved major (including winter and summer sessions)
  • Sign Pledge Agreement and submit your My Degree Plan no later than September 17, 2019
  • Submit advisor approved My Degree Plan by December 11, 2019 into Bulldog Connect
  • Follow courses listed on approved educational plan
  • Meet with designated advisor each semester

A student may have a second major and/or up to two minors as long as all courses can be completed within 144 units per his or her educational plan. NOTE: exceeding 120 units will require additional units each semester and may require winter or summer sessions. Pre-college units such as AP credits may be exempt from the total units count (see advisor for details).

Two-Year Promise

Enrollment for the Fall 2019 California Promise has ended effective September 17th, 2019 at 5pm.

Participating ADT juniors must:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 Campus and Total GPA (or higher if major requires)
  • Earn at least 30 units each academic year toward graduation in approved major (including winter and summer sessions)
  • Sign Pledge Agreement and submit your My Degree Plan no later than September 17, 2019
  • Submit advisor approved My Degree Plan by December 11, 2019 into Bulldog Connect
  • Follow courses listed on approved educational plan
  • Meet with designated advisor each semester
  • Remain in declared major at entrance
  • I am not permitted to add a major, minor, certificate or other courses to my program which may cause me to exceed 60 units.

Questions?