Open University

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Two-Step authentication will be required for all Fresno State Students beginning in January 2021. Please visit for instructions to enroll. Please allow at least 15 minutes to complete the enrollment process. For additional support, please contact the Service Desk at 559.278.5000.

Spring 2021 University Courses 

A list of on-campus, in-person University courses to be offered for spring 2021 is available below. In the near future, the department and college of each in-person course will provide further information to students enrolled in those courses. All other courses will be conducted completely virtually. We will add more information in the near future about the specific delivery model of these remotely offered courses on the student portal and the schedule of courses. Spring 2021 In-Person Class List

Grade Posting Policy

Student Affairs has changed the grade posting policy. Grades will not be posted to transcripts until the final grade deadline for the semester. If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact the University Registrar’s office at 559.278.2191.

Spring 2021 grade deadline is Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

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 $310 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.