Non-Fresno State Students
The Early Start program is open to students who are attending other CSU campuses in the fall, but want to attend Early Start classes at Fresno State. The program fees and expenses are the same for non-Fresno State students, and Early Start grades are automatically uploaded by Fresno State to students' home CSU campuses.
Selecting Fresno State
Students must use their CSU campus' equivalent of the Remediation/Early Start Page to select Fresno State as their Early Start campus and then click "confirm". Once confirmed, Fresno State will email the student (usually within 1-2 business days) with details on how to create a student account and register for classes. Students have until July 15 to select Fresno State as their Early Start campus.
Students who have previously applied or taken classes at Fresno State will already have a student account, ID, and login credentials. Their accounts will be updated with an Early Start registration link after they select Fresno State as their Early Start campus.
NOTE: Non-Fresno State students who applied to the campus previously may see some notifications from their time as an applicant (e.g. "Dog Days Orientation Hold"). This information is not relevant to the Early Start program. If you have questions about specific notifications, please contact us.
Early Start & Fee Waiver Eligibility
Non-Fresno State students should continue to refer to their CSU campus' equivalent of the Remediation/Early Start Page for updates to their Early Start statuses and fee waiver eligibility.
NOTE: Any changes to a student's Early Start exemption statuses or fee waiver eligibility will take 1-2 business days to update at Fresno State.
Access to Campus Services
All Early Start students have access to campus services offered by the University Student Union, Student Recreation Center, and Student Health Center for the duration of the program (June 19 - July 28).
All students may also purchase Early Start parking permits from Traffic Operations. Non-Fresno State students should bring a copy of their class schedule that shows Early Start enrollment when purchasing a parking permit.
Non-Fresno State students may obtain a free Early Start student ID card from the Bulldog Card Office to access campus services during the program. Fresno State students will receive their student ID cards at Dog Days Orientation.