Division of Continuing and Global Education
2021-22 Registration Dates: Coming Soon
Uni-track is a dual-enrollment program that allows high school students to earn Fresno State college credit for approved high school courses.
How does Uni-track Work?
Uni-track enrollment is offered by high school teachers for eligible classes. If you're a student in one of those classes, you may enroll in Uni-track and have your high school grade double as a grade in a Fresno State course!
Your teacher will submit your final course grade to Fresno State, and it will be added to your Fresno State transcript. If you apply to Fresno State, you'll have a head start on your college coursework. If you decide to attend another college or university, you may take their Fresno State transcript with you and request to apply your Uni-track credits toward your degree.
Uni-track credit is very affordable. Each Uni-track course (2-4 units of University credit) costs only $40. High school courses equate to 1-2 Uni-track courses, depending on the subject matter and course length.
The Uni-track Registration Guide includes registration instructions, deadlines, information on payments and dropping courses.
View the 2021-22 List of Classes and Schools (coming soon)
Student Expectations and Restrictions
Uni-track students are subject to the following restrictions:
- You are solely responsible for enrolling in Uni-track and updating your enrollment with Fresno State if needed. If you withdraw your high school class, you will NOT be withdrawn from Uni-track automatically. You must do that separately through MyFresnoState by the deadline in the Registration Guide.
- You will be held to the same standards, policies, regulations, and deadlines that govern all students enrolled at Fresno State.
- You must have junior or senior standing at your high school to enroll in Uni-track. Please contact the Uni-track Program if you have any questions or concerns about this restriction.
- You may earn a maximum of 8-units of credit in a given Fresno State semester. The Registration Guide and Class List above detail the unit values and semester assigned to each Uni-track class. Yearlong Uni-track classes count as spring-semester classes at Fresno State.
You may view your unofficial transcript at any time by logging into MyFresnoState. Official transcripts may be requested from Credentials Solutions. Visit the Fresno State Transcript Website for more information.
NOTE: Once a final grade has been posted to your official Fresno State record, it becomes part of your permanent academic record at the University. Grade forgiveness is not available to those students who earn a D, F, WU (failure - withdrawal unauthorized) or No Credit (NC).
FAQs for Students and Parents
Your teacher will provide enrollment information for your specific class when it begins. You will enroll online using MyFresnoState, the same enrollment system that Fresno State students use to enroll in their classes each semester.
Payment instructions may be found in the Registration Guide above. Each Uni-track class costs $40 and payment is due by the enrollment/payment deadline for the class.
We ask that students enroll themselves and communicate directly with Fresno State regarding Uni-track matters specific to their accounts.
Yes, you may drop your Uni-track class without penalty by the deadline specified in the Registration Guide above. Depending on your drop date, your class may appear on your transcript with a "W" grade, meaning you were enrolled in the class, but withdrew without penalty.
No! If you withdraw from your high school class, you will NOT be withdrawn from Uni-track automatically. You must do that separately through MyFresnoState by the deadline in the Registration Guide.
You may drop out of the Uni-track program if you do not wish to have your grade transcripted at Fresno State. See the Registration Guide for dates and deadlines.
If the drop deadline has passed, your grade will be transcripted at Fresno State and is subject to University grading policies.
Retroactive withdrawals from Uni-track (i.e. withdrawals after the drop deadline) will only be approved if you provide a serious and compelling reason for missing the drop deadline (e.g. a serious medical issue or death in the family prevented you from dropping on time). Please contact the program (see "Contact Us") for assistance.
No, refunds are not available if you drop out of the Uni-track program after paying the class fee.
A list of active Uni-track classes may be found above. You may also check with your high school principal, learning director, counselor, and/or academic advisor to find out if your high school is planning any future Uni-track offerings.
No, teachers must apply to participate in the Uni-track program before students may enroll. Teachers, please see the tab for "Teachers" for more information on the application process.
If you are planning to attend Fresno State after graduation, enrolling in Uni-track may be a more cost-effective alternative to the AP test as you generally receive similar credit. If you are unsure, take these steps:
- Find your class on the List of Classes and Schools above and note the articulated Fresno State course.
- Find your AP test on Fresno State's External Exam Credit list and note the articulated Fresno State course.
- If the courses match, you may enroll in Uni-track instead of taking the AP test, and your grade in your high school class will be transcripted at Fresno State.
If you attend Fresno State after graduating high school, the University will not count Uni-track and AP test credit for the same class. Other universities may have different restrictions.
Uni-track credit may not be used toward residncy requirements for a baccalaureate (i.e. bachelor's) degree at Fresno State. Since Uni-track classes are all lower-division, the residency limitation should have limited impact on students who subsequently enroll at Fresno State.
"Residency" requires that a student earns a minimum number of units by taking classes at the university that grants their degree. Students who wish to earn baccalaureate degrees at Fresno State must take at least 30 units in residency at the University. Of those 30 units, 24 must be in upper-division courses, 12 must be in the student's major, and 9 must be in courses that meet General Education requirements.
Uni-track courses are generally recognized for college credit, but may apply differently to pre-professional degrees (e.g. as pre-medicine). Also, some universities will not accept Uni-track course credit toward degrees. In particular, some University of California campuses limit or prohibit Uni-track credit.
We highly encourage you to check with universities you may attend for program-specific information and approval regarding Uni-track credit.
Current Uni-track Teachers
As a member of the Uni-track program, we ask that you:
- Update and sign course proposal and volunteer forms prior to the start of each academic year. These forms re-authorize the Uni-track Program to offer University credit for your high school class and will be sent to you by the Uni-track Coordinator prior to the start of each academic year.
- Provide registration information to eligible students each year. The Uni-track Coordinator will provide you with a registration packet to distribute.
- Monitor your class enrollment in MyFresnoState and notify the Uni-track Coordinator of any discrepancies or possible issues.
- Provide grades upon request from the Uni-track Program. The Continuing and Global Education Registrar, Monica Acosta, will make this request at the end of each term.
- Promptly notify the Uni-track Coordinator of any changes to the curriculum of your class.
- Respond to questions about or provide examples of curricular materials upon request from the Uni-track Program or the academic department or dean that oversees the articulated Fresno State course.
Uni-track Application Process
The 2021-22 teacher application window has closed. The application window for the 2022-23 academic year will be February 1-28, 2022.
An application is required for each new teacher and course that is added to the Uni-track program. Teachers who are already part of Uni-track must submit a complete applicatioin if they wish to add additional courses.
The application consists of these items:
- A letter of intent outlining your wish to join the Uni-track program.
- Your current resume.
- A transcript containing your highest earned degree. Unofficial transcripts are OK.
- Three letters of reference from education professionals; one must be from your current high school principal.
- A detailed course syllabus, formatted as a college offering. Please use the Fresno State syllabus template as a starting point and add your course information.
Please email these items to the Uni-track Coordinator, David Hoff, at firstname.lastname@example.org during the application window. A single email with all of the items attached is preferred.
NOTE: Transcripts sometimes contain restricted or confidential data (birthdates and social security numbers). Please completely remove such information on any application materials submitted via email.
If this is not possible, please deliver physical copies of the materials to the Continuing and Global Education office (attn David Hoff) in the Education Building, Room 130, or mail them to:Uni-track Program (attn David Hoff) 5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S ED76 Fresno, CA 93740
Application Review Process
Complete applications will go through the following review process:
- Initial Review - Uni-track Coordinator, Division of Continuing and Global Education
- Undergraduate Studies Review - Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies
- Faculty Review - Academic Department Chair
Notification of approval/rejection will be sent via email by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
Uni-track FAQs for High School Teachers and Personnel
A master's degree is preferred, but your application will still be considered if you do not have one.
New Uni-track applications are only accepted for subsequent academic years. A submission window will be available near the end of each academic year.
If you are requesting approval for an AP class, a good starting place is the class list above. You may also contact the Program for guidance or consult the Fresno State Catalog.
You will need to go through the same approval process for any subsequent courses as your original course.
If you offer two sections of the same class (e.g. morning and afternoon AP U.S. History classes), you do not need to go through the approval process again to offer Uni-track credit to both claasses.
Prior to the beginning of each academic year, you will be asked to sign a Course Proposal Form and Volunteer Form. These forms authorize the Uni-track program to continue offering credit to your students and will be reviewed by the approriate faculty and deans at Fresno State.
You may be asked to provide additional documents at the discretion of the faculty. For example, if the curriculum of the Fresno State class changes significantly, you may be asked to provide an updated syllabus for review.
Yes, a new application is required if an approved Uni-track course is assigned to a different teacher at your high school.
Start by identifying teachers who are interested in offering Uni-track credit. The most common Uni-track offerings are AP classes--students who are planning to attend Fresno State sometimes enroll in Uni-track as a lower-cost alternative to the AP test--but ROP classes and other offerings are considered as well.
You may submit applicaiton materials on behalf of one or more teachers. The application process outlined above is required for each teacher and class. Although the window is in April, we strongly encourage interested teachers to begin gathering the application materials sooner.
Please use the contact form below to reach the Uni-track Program Coordinator. All fields are required.
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