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Division of Continuing and Global Education

To download the Spring 2021 course list (PDF) click here.

NOTE: Fees are due on April 19. Beginning April 23, you may enroll in classes but your fees are due within 24 hours or you will be automatically dropped. Enrollment freezes April 20-22. The final course list will be posted on April 23 and continues through the first day of class. 

Need help finding GE classes? 

Listing of GE classes (PDF).

The Division of Continuing and Global Education has authored this list of student FAQs for Spring (May-June) Intersession--please check back for updated information for 2021. This sheet is available for your reference and general guidance. CGE reserves the right to modify information and correct errors without notice. 

Student FAQs (PDF File)

Intersession occurs in the three-week period between semesters. The timeframe allows students to concentrate on one course without interruptions, demands of other classes or other activities. Students are able to maximize academic success and accelerate their time to degree completion.

Important dates and deadlines for Spring Intersession 2021:

  • March 1, 2021. View the Spring Intersession 2021 course list on the web HERE.
  • March 15 - April 19, 2021. Enrollment begins. Registration fees are $305 per unit and are due by April 19, 2021. To enroll in the class of your choice, go to my.fresnostate.edu.
  • April 20 - 22, 2021. Enrollment freezes. Students are not able to enroll, as administrative decisions are made. 
  • April 23, 2021. List of courses with sufficient enrollment (Go/No-Go Decisions) is available on the website.
  • April 23 - May 24, 2021. Immediate Pay Registration; fees are due within 24 hours of registering for class.
  • May 24, 2021. Classes begin.
  • May 31, 2021. University holiday.
  • June 11, 2021. Classes end. 

Who may register for an Intersession Class?

You are not required to be formally admitted to the university to take an Intersession class. If you are 18 years of age or older or are a high school graduate and have met course prerequisites, you may register for an Intersession class. Matriculated and disqualified students, as well as the public, may take Intersession classes.    

If you expect to complete degree or credential requirements through Intersession, you should confirm with your advisor regarding course applicability. Registration in Intersession does not ensure registration for, or admission to, the university, nor should it be interpreted as acceptance to any degree or credential program. If you are interested in formal admission to California State University, Fresno, contact the Office of Admissions, Records and Evaluations at 559.278.2261.                 

How to register

Early registration begins online March 15, 2021 and ends April 19, 2021. During this early registration period, fees can be paid incrementally until April 19 (students can craft their own payment plan). Enrollment freezes April 20 - 22; beginning April 23 students can enroll up to the first day of class. In this regular enrollment period, fees are due within 24 hours of enrollment. Due to COVID-19, the Dean's physical office in Kremen Education 130 is closed, but service continues through email and phone contacts.  Please call 559.278.0333 or email cgeinfo@csufresno.edu for enrollment questions and assistance.

Matriculated Fresno State students may register by logging in to my.fresnostate.edu.   

New or non-matriculated students should click here for registration instructions.

Wait Lists

Wait lists are available for Spring (May-June) Intersession. If you are placed on a wait list for a Spring (May-June) Intersession class, be sure to check your Fresno State email account daily to find out if you have been moved from the wait list to the class roster. After April 19, your fees are due within 24 hours after you are placed on the class roster.

Fees

Fees are $305 per unit. Early registration payment is due on April 19, 2021. Fee payment holds your place in class. After April 19, 2021, fee payment is due within 24 hours of registration; students may register up to the first day of class. If you are submitting payment to the Accounting office or Cashiers windows (mail-in or walk-in), please be sure to indicate that payment is for a CGE course so that your payment is receipted correctly.

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available for matriculated students enrolled in a minimum of 6 units during the summer [Spring Intersession & Summer Session combined]. Summer Interest Forms will be available in the Financial Aid Office April 15 and the deadline to submit is June 11. Questions? Please check with the Financial Aid Office.

Provost Graduation Grant

Students may be able to obtain grant funding for Intersession courses through the . For more information, visit the Provost Graduation Initiative Grant program.

Forms   

The following forms can be found on the Continuing and Global Education forms:

  1. Registration form
  2. Schedule Change/Refund form

Grading Option

Select your choice of grading option—Letter; CR/NC (credit or no credit), or Audit—choosing only what is available for your class (verify with department if enrolling in person). The grading option you designate is what will be posted on your permanent transcript, providing that option is available for the course. 

Changes in Grading Option must be made no later than Friday of the first week of class. For classes meeting four or fewer days, changes in Grading Option must be made prior to the class start date. 

Go/No-Go

Decisions about which Spring Intersession 2021 classes “go” will be made based upon the number of registrations received and the Go/No-Go list will be published on April 23, 2021. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled. If your class is cancelled by the University, you may enroll in a different Intersession class, or you will receive an automatic refund. (See Drop/Withdrawal/Refunds.)

Grades 

Intersession grades will be averaged into the student’s Fresno State GPA. Grades will be posted to transcripts beginning August 17, 2021. Students may view their grades at my.fresnostate.edu.

Technology Service Desk

Students may reach the Technology Service Desk by calling 559.278.5000, or through the website at fresnostate.edu/help. Students who need assistance with Canvas login my contact Canvas support by email at Canvas@mail.fresnostate.edu or through the Canvas Zoom Room at https://fresnostate.zoom.us/j/93919172517

Continuing and Global Education

Students may contact the Division by emailing cgeinfo@csufresno.edu or calling 559.278.0333. 

Textbooks 

Beginning May 17, textbooks will be available at the Kennel Bookstore on the Fresno State campus. Information about textbooks is available from your instructor or the bookstore (www.kennelbookstore.com). Bookstore hours from May 17 - August 6 are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Kennel Bookstore will be closed on May 31 for Memorial Day. Subject to change.

Library 

Please visit the Henry Madden Library website for information on services available: https://library.fresnostate.edu/. An active Fresno State student ID is required; see below to obtain a card.

Student ID Cards

Student ID CardsStudents attending classes through Continuing and Global Education may obtain a Bulldog Card - Fresno State's official student ID. The Bulldog Card serves as a valid student ID card in the community and online. The card provides checkout privileges for materials in the library, access to services at the Health Center with a co-pay,and more; visit http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/accountingservices/bulldogco/benefits.html for a list of benefits. Students must first complete their course registration, then follow the instructions here: http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/accountingservices/bulldogco/

Student Health and Counseling Center Services   

Student Health Services will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm, and Wednesday from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm, May 10 - 21, with limited services from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. Beginning May 24, Monday through Friday, hours are 7:00 am to 3:15 pm with minimal services from 12:00 noon to 12:30 pm daily. Student Health Services will be closed on May 31.There will be a $15 co-pay per office visit. A Fresno State student ID is required. See instructions above to obtain a card. To learn more about the services available to Fresno State students, please go to the website at www.fresnostate.edu/health.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Support services and accommodations are available by calling the Services for Students with Disabilities office at 559.278.2811. Additional information can be found on their website: fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/ssd.

Veterans Resource Center 

Information on State and Federal aid to veterans is available by contacting our office at 559.278.7030 or email fsveterans@mail.fresnostate.edu

Parking  

Daily parking permits may be purchased for $5.00 per day, using credit cards ONLY, from the dispensers located in the campus parking lots. If you need additional assistance, please call the Traffic Operations Office at 559.278.2950. 

Dining Services 

For Dining Services hours of operation, visit: www.fresnostatedining.com.

University Student Union

While the University Student Union and Satellite Student Union facilities are closed until further notice (due to COVID-19), the staff will continue providing services, programs, and resources and are available to serve students. Contact us at getinvolved@csufresno.edu or at @FresnoStateUSU on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Fresno State Student Housing 

Students enrolled in Spring Intersession may apply to live at Fresno State Student Housing. Students don't have to worry about being locked into a lease, and daily rates for summer are just $23.00! That includes utilities, maintenance, housekeeping, and access to all of our amenities. Some of the amenities include free WiFi, free basic cable, 24/7 customer service desk, swimming pool, fitness center, and more! To apply, visit fresnostatehousing.org to download the application. Applications can be emailed to housing@mail.fresnostate.edu or faxed to 559.278.5020. Call us today at 559.278.2345.

Fresno State Police Department 

The Police Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round. Safety Escorts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round. In the event of an emergency during the campus closure, call 9-1-1 from a campus phone, or contact the Police Department from your cell phone at: 559.278.8400. If you call 9-1-1 from your cell phone, advise the 9-1-1 dispatcher you are on the Fresno State campus and give your exact location. 

TipNOW

The Fresno State Police Department has an anonymous tip line for reporting crime or providing information.  Text or call to leave a voicemail: 559.664.3204.

Your tip will be forwarded anonymously to the Fresno State Police Department for investigation or other appropriate actions.

Why Teach an Intersession Class?

Students benefit from additional opportunities to take coursework. Students taking courses through CGE may speed their time to graduation. Students who take high demand classes open seats for other students during other academic semesters.

When is Spring Intersession?
May 24 - June 11, 2021 (14 available days of instruction; more if classes are held on Saturdays). May 31, 2021 is a university holiday. 

Timeline for Spring Intersession 2021

  • Course proposal forms are due to CGE by December 1, 2020.
  • Course list is available on the web on March 1, 2021.
  • Registration takes place March 15 - April 19, 2021 and fees are due April 19.
  • April 1, 2021 - deadline for Kennel Bookstore orders. Intersession instructors must use the HERO ordering system to document required course materials and textbooks no later than April 1, 2021. Contact the Kennel Bookstore Course Materials department at 559.278.4278 with any questions.
  • On April 20, 2021, students are dropped for non-payment.
  • Enrollment freezes April 20 - 22, 2021. Students are not able to enroll as administrative decisions are made.
  • April 23, 2021: Go/No-Go list of classes is announced and posted on website.
  • From April 23 - May 24, 2021, students may enroll and fees are due within 24 hours.
  • May 31, 2021 is a University Holiday and no classes are held.
  • Final grades are due by June 18, 2021.

The Provost Graduation Initiative is for current Fresno State students who will graduate in summer by taking courses in Spring or Summer Session. Qualified students may be eligible to receive a grant from the Division of Continuing and Global Education to apply toward Spring Intersession and/or Summer Session courses. For details, click here

Students who fail to attend class may receive a failing grade unless they formally drop the class.

To add or drop an Intersession class, go to my.fresnostate.edu or complete the program change form (/cge/forms) and submit to the Division of Continuing and Global Education.

No drops are allowed after the fourth calendar day. Students who have a serious and compelling reason and who wish to drop on the fifth calendar day or later may petition to drop with a grade of “W.” Pick up a Request for Record Adjustment in the Division of Continuing and Global Education or obtain the form online, click here. Submit the request to the Admissions, Records and Evaluations Office in the Joyal Building, Room 106.

Students who drop the course prior to the start date of the course can receive a full refund. If you withdraw on or after the first class meeting of a face-to-face class, 65 percent of the fees collected can be refunded until 25 percent of the course time has elapsed. For online and arranged classes lasting 5 days or more, 65 percent of fees collected can be refunded until 25 percent of the class has elapsed. After 25 percent of the course time has elapsed, no refund will be made. There is no refund for classes meeting fewer than 5 sessions or lasting fewer than 5 days, once the class has begun. No refund is made unless requested by the student, except for canceled classes which are refunded automatically.

REFUND CHART
UNITS TUITION FEES REFUND IF DROPPED PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS REFUND IF DROPPED PRIOR TO 25% OF CLASS ELAPSING REFUND IF DROPPED AFTER 25% OF CLASS ELAPSES
1 $305 $305 $198.25 NO REFUND
2 $610 $610 $396.50 NO REFUND
3 $915 $915 $594.75 NO REFUND
4 $1,220 $1,220 $793 NO REFUND
5 $1,525 $1,525 $991.25 NO REFUND
6 $1,830 $1,830 $1,189.50 NO REFUND
7 $2,135 $2,135 $1,387.75 NO REFUND
8 $2,440 $2,440 $1,586 NO REFUND
9 $2,745 $2,745 $1,784.25 NO REFUND
10 $3,050 $3,050 $1,982.50 NO REFUND
11 $3,355 $3,355 $2,180.75 NO REFUND
12 $3,660 $3,660 $2,379 NO REFUND