Note: Information on this page applies to Summer Session 2016. Information for Summer Session 2017 will be posted on or before 01.27.2017.

Who may register for a Summer Session Class?

You are not required to be formally admitted to the university to take a Summer Session class. If you are 18 years of age or older or are a high school graduate and have met course prerequisites, you may register for a Summer Session class. Matriculated and disqualified students, as well as the public, may take Summer Session classes.   

If you expect to complete degree or credential requirements through Summer Session, you should confirm with your advisor regarding course applicability. Registration in Summer Session does not ensure registration for, or admission to, the university, nor should it be interpreted as acceptance to any degree or credential program. If you are interested in formal admission to California State University, Fresno, contact the Office of Admissions, Records and Evaluations at 559.278.2261. 

Registration Information

Register early to ensure your place in the class of your choice, as each class has an enrollment limit. Early registration is from March 21 through May 20, 2016. Early Registration Fees must be paid by May 20, 2016.  Students who have not paid fees are dropped on May 21, 2016.

On May 21 through the first day of class, students register and pay fees within 24 hours. Students who fail to pay fees within 24 hours of registration are dropped.

Enrollment between March 21 and June 1 determines which classes are declared a "go" and which ones are cancelled. Registration will freeze June 2 & 3. Final Go/No-Go decisions are published on June 4, 2016.

Online registration for all classes is available up to and including the class start date without permission. Registration will be allowed through the fourth calendar date after the class start date only with a permission number from instructor.

The "go/no-go" list of Summer Session classes will be published on the CGE website on June 4, 2016. Beginning June 4 through the first day of class, additional registrations will be accepted (space permitting) for classes declared a "go". During this time period you will be required to pay registration fees within 24 hours of enrollment.

Matriculated Fresno State students may register by logging in to  

New or non-matriculated students should click here for registration instructions.

Registrations After June 3, 2016

Beginning June 4, if there is space in the class, you may enroll through the first day of class. For classes lasting four or fewer days, no registration will be allowed after the class start date. For all other classes, registration will be allowed only through the fourth calendar date after the class start date, and only with a permission number from instructor.

2016 Summer Session Tuition Fee Schedule

The CSU and California State University, Fresno make every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. The CSU and California State University, Fresno must reserve the right, even after initial payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice; we also reserve the right to correct errors in marketing documents. All listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change. (See Tuition and Refund Schedules below).

For Undergraduate courses, the per unit fee is $315.


For Graduate courses, the per unit fee is $386.


Some courses have additional fees for lab materials, etc. See Classnotes in the Summer Session Schedule of Courses when it's available.


To drop a class, drop online at by the fourth calendar day.  No drops are allowed after the fourth calendar day. Students who fail to attend class will receive a failing grade unless they formally drop the class.

With submission of Program Change/Refund form, refund will be granted as follows:

Full refund if dropped before class begins.

65% refund until the 4th calendar day of the class.

No drops and no refunds after the fourth calendar day.

Students who have a serious and compelling reason and who wish to drop on the fifth calendar day or later may petition to drop with a grade of “W.” Pick up a Request for Record Adjustment in the Division of Continuing and Global Education or obtain the form online, click here. Submit the request to the Admissions, Records and Evaluations Office in the Joyal Building, Room 106.

Refunds are automatic only for classes cancelled by Continuing and Global Education. For classes dropped by a student, a student must request a refund. See schedule below. To request a refund, complete the Program Change Form (/cge/forms) and submit to the Division of Continuing and Global Education. Students who drop a class prior to the start date of the course can receive a full refund. There is no refund for classes meeting fewer than 5 sessions or lasting fewer than 5 days, once the class has begun. No refund is made unless requested by the student, except for cancelled classes which are refunded automatically.

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available for matriculated students enrolled in a minimum of 6 units of degree-relevant coursework during the summer (May-June Intersession and Summer Session combined). Students must have unused financial aid in the previous academic year. Additionally, in the minimum of 6 units of enrollment, at least one course must begin prior to the month of July. Summer Interest Forms will be available in the Financial Aid Office beginning April 4 and must be submitted by May 6, 2016.

Questions? Please check with the Financial Aid Office.


The following forms can be found at

  •     Registration form
  •     Program Change form
  •     Administrative Change form

Grading Option

Select your choice of grading option—Letter; CR/NC (credit or no credit), or Audit—choosing only what is available for your class (verify with department if enrolling in person). The grading option you designate is what will be posted on your permanent transcript, providing that option is available for the course.

Changes in Grading Option must be made no later than Friday of the first week of class. For classes lasting four or fewer days, changes in Grading Option must be made prior to the class start date.

Wait Lists 

Wait lists are available for Summer Session. If you are placed on a wait list, be sure to check your Fresno State email account regularly to find out if you have been moved from the wait list to the class roster. Beginning May 21, fees are due within 24 hours after you are placed on the class roster. If fees are not paid you will be dropped for non-payment.


Decisions about which Summer Session classes “go” will be made based upon the number of registrations received by June 1, 2016. On June 4, the list of courses declared a “go” will be posted on the website: Classes with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled. If your class is cancelled by the University, you may enroll in a different Summer Session class, or you will receive a refund. (See Drop/Withdrawal/Refunds.)


Summer Session grades will be averaged into the student’s Fresno State GPA. Grades will be available at about 14 days after the class ends.