Welcome to Early Start

Early Start Update - April 19, 2018

Early Start registration opens on May 8 for students placed in Category 4 for English and/or Mathematics readiness.

Students will be able to check their placement categories and fee waiver eligibility on the Early Start Page in the MyFresnoState student center under My Admissions and Program Applications. 

The Early Start Page is currently scheduled to be updated with placement information on April 20, 2018.

Early Start Website

About/Contact Us

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


Details on the Bulldog Readiness categories for English and Mathematics, as well as test scores, grades, and classes that can provide exemptions from Early Start.

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.

Course Descriptions

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

Course Schedule

A list of available courses at Fresno State for 2018.

Costs, Fee Waiver, & Refunds

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.