Division of Continuing and Global Education
Spring Intersession 2022
May 23 - June 10
GE Area F courses are being offered in Spring Intersession at no-cost for current Fresno State students. Enroll today!
- ASAM 50. Contemporary Asian American Issues (50090)
- ASAM 15. Introduction to Asian Americans (50284)
Registration is now open for Spring Intersession 2022! Enroll now and pay fees by May 9, 2022.View Spring Intersession 2022 Tentative Class List
About Spring Intersession
Spring Intersession is a 3-week program that offers dozens of Fresno State classes in condensed formats. A mix of in-person, Zoom-based, and asynchronus classes are available. Classes begin the Monday after commencement.
Eligible Fresno State students may receive a grant towards Spring Intersession fees. Learn about the Provost Graduation Initiative.
- December 22, 2021: (faculty only) course proposal form submission deadline.
- March 9: Spring Intersession class search available in MyFresnoState.
- March 14: Spring Intersession registration begins.
- April 8: (faculty only) course material ordering deadline.
- Mid-April: Financial Aid interest forms available (see Fees & Refunds).
- May 9: Fee payment deadline. Students who have not paid will be dropped.
- May 10-11: Registration unavailable to students.
- May 11: Spring Intersession classes with insufficient enrollment will be removed from the schedule.
- May 12 - May 23: Immediate Pay registration. Fees are due within 24 hours of enrollment.
- May 23: Spring Intersession classes begin.
- May 30: Memorial Day holiday, no classes held.
- June 10: Last day of Spring Intersession classes.
- June 17: (faculty only) deadline to post grades.
- June 18: students may access "unofficial" grades in MyFresnoState.
- August 21: (faculty only) last day to submit online grade changes for Summer 2022.
- August 22: (tentative) official Spring Intersession grades posted to transcripts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone who is at least 18 years of age may register as long as they meet the minimum course requirements. Students from Fresno State, other California State University campuses, other colleges, and even community members can register. Some classes have restricted enrollment and require permission from the instructor or a department office before registration.
Non-Fresno State students: enrollment in Spring Intersession does not constitute admission to California State University, Fresno; nor should it be interpreted as acceptance to any degree or credential program. If you are interested in formal admission to the University, you may contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.
YES, you must have met all applicable prerequisites to enroll in a Spring Intersession class. You may view prerequisite information in the University Catalog.
If you have not yet met a prerequisite, or are a non-Fresno State student and do not have academic information in our system, you may contact the instructor of the class or their department office and request a permission number to enroll. Be prepared to provide evidence that you are qualified to enroll, such as a transcript from the institution where you fulfilled the prerequisite.
Possibly. Before registering, please contact the instructor to make sure there are no activities (e.g. orientations, meetings, field trips, exams, etc.) that require your physical presence. If there are, you may ask the instructor if they are willing to make exceptions. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to meet all class requirements as defined by the instructor.
The Kennel Bookstore, Student Union, Student Recreation Center, Student Health Center, and various other services will be available. Some services may have reduced hours or require an additional fee for summer access. View the Campus Services tab for more information.
NOTE: Availability of some services may be limited due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.
Summer grades will be posted to transcripts in mid-August, regardless of the actual end date of your class(es). You may be able to view your grades sooner by logging into your MyFresnoState Student Center and clicking on "My Grades."
NOTE: Grades are not considered "official" by the University until they are posted to transcripts
You are not required to be formally admitted to the university to take an Intersession class. Students from other universities, disqualified students, and the public may take Intersession classes. Students must be at least 18 years old and meet all course prerequisites.
If you expect to complete degree or credential requirements through Intersession, you should first ensure that the cousre is applicable to your program. 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 and Recruitment at 559.278.2261.
Matriculated (active) Fresno State students may register through MyFresnoState once registration begins. There is no priority registration for Spring Intersession. You may add classes without a permission number until instruction begins (unless the class has restricted enrollment, at the request of the instructor or department).
If you are not a student at Fresno State or another California State University Campus, please review the registration instructions.
You may select grading options (e.g. letter grade, credit/no credit, or audit) when enrolling online or with a registration form. Some courses require a specific grading options (this will be noted on the class in the MyFresnoState Class Schedule). The grading option you designate will be used on your transcript.
Changes to your grading option must be made no later than Friday of the first week of class. For classes lasting four or fewer days, changes in grading option must be made prior to the class start date. You may change your grading option on MyFresnoState or with a Schedule Change/Refund Form.
Spring Intersession classes have the same prerequisites as regular semester classes. If you have not met prerequisites at the time of registration, or if you met the prerequisites at another institution, you may not be able to enroll in a class without a permission number. You may contact the instructor or department office to request a permission number. Refer to the University Catalog or contact the department office for more information about prerequisites for individual classes. If you met the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to provide evidence upon request, such as a copy of your transcript from that institution.
Permission numbers are required for students who do not meet prerequisites (see above) or who wish to enroll in a class after the first day of instruction. Some classes are also completely restricted and all students who wish to enroll must request permission numbers. Contact the instructor or department office to request a permission number.
You may add Spring Intersession classes to your wish list in MyFresnoState. Wish lists may be available before registration begins.
Fully enrolled classes will have wait lists available. If you are placed on a wait list, check your Fresno State email regularly to see if you have been enrolled.
WARNING: During Immediate Pay registration (May 12 - May 23), you will have a short window in which to pay for your class. If you are on a wait list, check your email daily to see if you have been moved onto the class roster!
You may drop classes online online using MyFresnoState or by submitting a Schedule Change/Refund form. You may drop most classes until the fourth calendar day. If a face-to-face class meets fewer than five times or for fewer than five calendar days, you may not drop after instruction begins.
WARNING: After the fourth calendar day, there are NO DROPS OR REFUNDS unless you have a serious and compelling reason (see below). You will receive a failing grade if you do not attend class or attempt to drop.
If you wish to drop a class after the deadline, you may petition for an exemption with a serious and compelling reason. Examples of serious and compelling reasons include: medical emergencies, family emergencies, military service, or jury duty. The Associate Dean of Continuing and Global Education will review your petition. Submit your petition on the Schedule Change/Refund Form and include a detailed explanation (attach additional pages if needed). Please also include supporting documentation (e.g. a doctor's note for a medical emergency) to substantiate your request. If approved, you will be dropped from your class with a grade of "W."
Classes are occasionally added, modified, or removed to the schedule. You will be promptly notified if your class is affected by any changes.
Official grades for summer classes will be posted to transcripts in mid-August. If your class ends earlier in the summer, you may view your grade in your MyFresnoState Student Center under "My Grades." Please note that summer grades are not considered "official" by the University until they are posted to transcripts.
Spring Intersession grades will be averaged into the your Fresno State GPA, just like any other class.
Some Spring Intersession classes will be taught with zero-cost course materials. Classes will be designated as zero-cost in late spring. To identify classes with zero-cost course materials:
- Access the official class schedule on MyFresnoState.
- Use "Class Search."
- Select "Additional Search Criteria."
- Select "Zero Cost Course Materials" from the "Course Attributes" menu.
Fees & Refunds
Intersession Fee: $305 per unit
The fee rates are based on the course, not the enrolling student. Some classes may have additional course fees to cover materials. Textbooks are not covered in these fees. Classes with course fees will be noted in the Class Schedule on MyFresnoState.
Statement on fees: The CSU and California State University, Fresno make every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. The CSU and California State University, Fresno must reserve the right, even after initial payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice; we also reserve the right to correct errors in marketing documents. All listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change.
If you are having trouble paying for Spring Intersession, one of the following options may be available:
Provost Graduation Initiative Grant
If your class is removed from the Spring Intersession schedule by the University, you will receive an automatic, full refund. If you drop a Spring Intersession class, you must submit a Schedule Change/Refund Form to receive a refund. Otherwise, the funds will remain on your account and may be used for other classes/fees.
You will receive a full refund if you drop your Spring Intersession class before instruction begins.
Partial (65%) Refund
You will receive a partial (65%) refund if you drop before 25% of the class has elapsed. Refund chart is below.
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WARNING: After the fourth calendar day, there are NO DROPS OR REFUNDS without a serious and compelling reason. You will receive a failing grade if you do not attend class or attempt to drop.
Campus services operate on different or reduced hours during the summer months. Most academic and student offices adopt summer hours on weekdays (7:00am - 3:30pm).
Continuing and Global Education
Continuing and Global Education runs Spring Intersession and Summer Session. Contact CGE with any questions about class schedules, enrollment, or fees for Spring Intersession or Summer Session.
Other Campus Services
Advising is strongly recommended before enrollment in summer classes. More information.
Textbooks will be available in May. Visit the Kennel Bookstore website for more information.
Limited, on-campus dining is available in the summer. Visit the Dining Services website for hours of operation.
Please visit the library website for services and hours of operation. A valid student ID is required (see below).
University Police are available at all times by calling 559.278.8400 (advise the dispatcher of your exact location on campus), dialing 9-1-1 from a campus phone, or from emergency phones.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Support services and accommodations are available in the summer. Visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website or call 559.278.2811.
Student Health and Counseling Center
Continuing students may use Health Center services. Students attending only for the summer may use the Health Center with Fresno State ID and co-pay.
Student Rec Center
A summer membership is required to use the Student Recreation Center. Visit the website for more information or call 559.278.0780.
University Student Union
The University Student Union will be open daily (excluding holidays). Visit the University Student Union website for summer hours and services.
Title IX Reporting
Visit the Title IX website for reporting information or contact the Title IX Cooridnator directly at 559.278.5357.
Information for Faculty
Courses listed in the California State University, Fresno General Catalog may be offered during Intersession. Instructors are encouraged to offer General Education courses at the lower and upper division levels. Departments with high impact classes can take advantage of Intersession to offer additional sections. Duplicate sections of the same course are discouraged unless there is a history of high demand.
At the direction of the faculty serving on the Writing Competency Subcommittee, UDWR courses must meet for a 6-week minimum and cannot be offered in Spring Intersession. In general, courses that require great amounts of writing or numerous lab hours may not fit into a condensed time frame. Summer Session may be a better alternative for these classes.
Special Topics or elective courses allow faculty to offer a wide variety of course topics, current issues and share recent research. Be creative in your selection of class title and description so students will want to take part in your unique class.
Faculty teaching courses through the Division of Continuing and Global Education must be in compliance with the 125% workload limit. Most faculty may teach a single course in Intersession.
Proposing a Course
To propose a course in Intersession:
- Consult with your Department Chair about the course you wish to offer.
- Submit a course proposal form (review signatures required from department chair and dean or associate dean).
- Follow up on the progress of the form with the Intersession Coordinator, at 278.0333 or email email@example.com.
If changes need to be made to your class following your dean’s final approval, please contact the Intersession Coordinator. Major changes may require a new course proposal form.
Class Format and Contact Hours
Spring Intersession includes 14 days of instruction, plus weekends if needed. Courses may be offered face-to-face, online or as a hybrid. The specific minimum numbers of contact hours required for a class are as follows:
- 1 unit of credit—15 contact hours (typically meets 3 hours per day for 5 days)
- 2 units of credit—30 contact hours (typically meets 3 hours per day for 10 days)
- 3 units of credit—45 contact hours (typically meets 3 hours per day for 14 days)
- 4 units of credit—60 contact hours (typically meets 4.5 hours per day for 14 days)
The University is closed May 30, 2022. No adjustment is necessary for campus closure on May 30.
In an effort to conserve campus resources, classrooms may be limited to designated buildings, most likely the Music, Speech Arts and Education buildings. Faculty will be notified if the requested classroom or lab is not available.
Spring Intersession instructors must use the Kennel Bookstore ordering system to document required course materials and textbooks. Information must be submitted by the April 8, 2022. Contact the Course Materials department at 559.278.4278 with any questions.
Students may view Intersession courses in MyFresnoState Class Search. In addition:
- A course list will be available on the Intersession website.
- Posters will be distributed to each Intersession instructor in late March. We recommend displaying htese in areas frequented by students.
- Students will be emailed about Intersessin class opportunities.
We recommend that faculty, advisors, and staff, promote classes to interested students in thier departments.
Intersession Enrollment Review
On May 11-12, each instructor will be contacted via email with an enrollment update. If the class has sufficient enrollment, the instructor will receive an estimated salary. If they accept, the class will remain on the schedule and students may continue enrolling until classes begin. Any further enrollments may result in salary increases.
If the class does not have sufficient enrollment, the class will be removed from the schedule. Students will be released and refunded.
Intersession salaries are calculated on the CSU Salary Schedule 2322. Salary is based on faculty rank and class enrollment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a salary schedule.
Intersession course evaluations are handled by the department offices. Not all departments require evaluations for intersession classes. Please contact your department office for more information.
The deadline for submitting Spring Intersession grades online is June 17, 2022. Use self-service grade posting through the Faculty Center on My Fresno State.