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Division of Continuing and Global Education

Open University Summer

Information about Summer 2024 Open University will be added in early May.

Open University Summer Instructions

Registration Dates: Register and pay fees online from the 1st - 3rd calendar day of the class. No registration is allowed after 3rd calendar day.

If there is a hold on your university account, you will not be permitted to enroll through Open University until all holds are cleared. (California Code, Title V Section 43281)

  1. You will need a Fresno State ID number, Fresno State email address and to be active to enroll for the term. You can visit our registration page for instructions.
  2. Review and select courses from the university Summer Semester 2023 Class Schedule. It can be accessed online through your Fresno State Portal or at Click on “Academics” tab and select “Class Schedule” listed under “Additional Resources” at the bottom of the page.
  3. Report to the first class meeting of each course you wish to enroll in (or contact the instructor via email if taking an online class) and obtain a permission number from the instructor. See Note 1 below for exceptions. Also please refer to information regarding online courses tab (web-enhanced/web-based) 
  4. Enroll and pay online. Enroll online beginning the 1st day of class. Visit: the registration page to get complete instructions for online registration and payment. Fees must be paid within 24 hours of registration. See payment information tab. International students are required to contact the International Office at 559.278.2782 or email Sarah Lam at

Optional—Purchase a Continuing and Global Education ID card – $5.00, see above.

Note 1. Independent Study, Internships, and other “Special” courses: Obtain a permission number from the department and enroll online or in person.

Note 2. Grading Option: Select your choice of grading option—Letter or CR/NC (credit or no credit)—choosing only what is available for your class (verify with the department if enrolling in person). The grading option you choose will be posted on your permanent transcript, providing that option is available for the course. If no option is selected, the default option will be a letter grade (if applicable).

Dates to Remember

Dates to remember
Date Remember
May 22, 2023 Summer Semester begins. Instruction and registration dates vary depending on the start date of the class.
3rd calendar day of the class

Last day to:

  • Drop and be eligible for a full refund of fees paid.
  • Add a class.
5th calendar day of the class

Last day to:

  • Drop without a “W” grade. All drops after this date require a petition with a hard copy form and will receive a “W” grade if approved.
  • Drop and be eligible for a 65% refund of fees paid.

No refunds are granted after the 5th calendar day of the class.

Friday of the 1st week of class

Last day to:

  • Change to/from CR/NC grading
  • Change from credit to audit or audit to credit registration
May 29, 2023

Memorial Day holiday, CAMPUS CLOSED

July 4, 2023

Independence Day holiday, CAMPUS CLOSED

August 11, 2023

Summer 2023 ends

August 16, 2023

Summer 2023 grades due from faculty

August 18, 2023 (tentative)

Transcripts released