Welcome to Early Start

Early Start Website


Overview of the Early Start program and Fresno State Early Start contacts.

Checking Your Early Start Status

Learn how to check your Early Start Status in the Student Center.

Non-Fresno State Students

Information for students at other CSU campuses who wish to take classes at Fresno State.


Instructions for registering in Early Start courses.


Details on test scores (e.g. AP, SAT, ACT) and courses that can exempt you from the Early Start program

Course Descriptions

Descriptions of the various Early Start courses available at Fresno State. Includes face-to-face and online options.

Course Schedule

A schedule of available courses at Fresno State for 2018.


An overview of the tuition, student fees, and course materials for Early Start. Includes information about the Early Start fee waiver and obtaining course refunds.


Information about the reduced-cost Early Start parking permit.


Events, deadlines, and start/end dates for the 2018 Early Start program.


Links to resources for placement test preparation, campus services, forms, and other helpful Early Start resources.


Frequently asked questions concerning all aspects of the Early Start program.