Open University

Summer 2017 dates to remember:

  • First day to enroll – May 22, 2017
  • Last day to enroll – May 25, 2017
  • Last day to drop, without a 'W' grade, and be eligible for a 65% refund – May 25, 2017
  • Last day to drop, no refund available – May 26, 2017

Can you take a university class without being admitted to the university?


What is Open University?

California State University, Fresno’s Open University Program permits you, as a member of the general community, to take University classes after regularly enrolled students have registered and when there is still space available in the class.

Do I need to be officially admitted to the University?

NO! Admission to the University is not necessary. The Open University Program was designed to increase access to classes for people who are not “matriculated” students at California State University, Fresno.

Open University may be just the program you’ve been looking for, if you:

  • want to examine a new field before enrolling in a degree program
  • want to update your professional training
  • are thinking of a career change and need retraining
  • are seeking academic credit from an outstanding University

What Does Open University Cost?

The registration fee is $295 per unit plus any additional course fees (if applicable). This fee applies to everyone, whether or not you are a California resident and is subject to change by the Campus Fee Committee.

Continuing and Global Education Student ID Card – $5.00. Click here for details.