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Division of Continuing and Global Education

Student Registration

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

You may register online October 26 - November 16, 2020. Fees are due on November 16, 2020. If you need assistance, the Division staff is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m via email ( or phone (559.278.0333). The last day to register for Winter is December 21, 2020.

Matriculated Fresno State students may register by logging in to   

New or non-matriculated students may review registration instructions for additional information.

No registrations are accepted after December 21, 2020.

The listing (PDF) of GE classes offered during Winter Intersession will be available here after October 23

Wait Lists

Wait lists are available for Winter Intersession. If you are placed on a wait list for a Winter 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. Beginning November 20, your fees are due within 24 hours after you are placed on the class roster.


Fees are $305 per unit and payment is due on November 16, 2020. Fee payment holds your place in 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 is not available during Winter Intersession.


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

  • Registration form
  • Program Change 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. 


Decisions about which Intersession classes “go” will be made based upon the number of registrations received by November 16. On November 20, the list of courses declared a “go” will be posted on the Winter Intersession web page. Classes with insufficient enrollment will 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.)

Late Registrations 

Beginning November 20, if there is space in the class, you may enroll through December 21, 2020. This is the Immediate Pay Registration period and fees are due within 24 hours of registration. Registrations are not accepted after December 21, 2020.

Registration Fees and Course Fees  

Registration fees are $305 per unit and are due November 16, 2020. Beginning November 20, your payment is due within 24 hours of registration. If you do not pay your fees within 24 hours of registration, you will be dropped from your class(es). 


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 or complete the program change form (/forms/index.htmland 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.”  Obtain a Request for Record Adjustment form online, click here. Submit the request to the Admissions, Records and Evaluations Office in the Joyal Building, Room 106.

Tuition refund schedule:

Tuition Refund Schedule
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 $305.00 $305.00 $198.25 No Refund
2 $610.00 $610.00 $396.50 No Refund
3 $915.00 $915.00 $594.75 No Refund
4 $1,220.00 $1,220.00 $793.00 No Refund
5 $1,525.00 $1,525.00 $991.25 No Refund
6 $1,830.00 $1,830.00 $1,189.50 No Refund
7 $2,135.00 $2,135.00 $1,387.75 No Refund
8 $2,440.00 $2,440.00 $1,586.00 No Refund
9 $2,745.00 $2,745.00 $1,784.25 No Refund
10 $3,050.00 $3,050.00 $1,982.50 No Refund
11 $3,355.00 $3,355.00 $2,180.75 No Refund
12 $3,660.00 $3,660.00 $2,379.00 No Refund


Intersession grades will be averaged into the student’s Fresno State GPA. Grades will be available after January 20, 2021, at