The California Promise at Fresno State

Fresno State Grads

The California Promise Program is a commitment on behalf of the California State University system to support entering first-year students (through Four-Year Promise) and eligible transfer students (through Two-Year Promise) with a verified Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in the completion of their degrees through pledge programs. 

These programs provide incentives and support for students who commit to taking a minimum of 30 units per academic year with the goal of completing their degree in four years or two years, respectively. Graduating in four, or two, years will save tuition and books/material costs, as well as increase earning potentials by entering the workforce sooner!

The enrollment period for Fall 2021 opened on August 5, 2021. Invitations/Pledges can be accessed on your Student Center.

EXCLUDED MAJORS:

2021/2022 Four-Year Programs

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology - All Options
  • Forensic Behavioral Science 
  • Kinesiology - Exercise Science Option
  • Pre-Health
  • Public Health - Community Health Option
  • Undeclared

2021/2022 Two-Year Programs (ADT)

  • Art (Studio and Art History are approved)
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology - All Options 
  • Forensic Behavioral Science 
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Mathematics - Integrated Credential Option    
  • Pre-Health
  • Public Health - All Options
  • Undeclared

See below for more information regarding the California Promise programs at Fresno State:

How do you get started?

  1. Attend Dog Days and register for 12-15 units (less than 15 will require winter or summer session to earn 30 in an academic year)
  2. Complete the “Pledge Contract Agreement” and submit your My Degree Plan for each term until your graduation (two years for transfer students; four years for freshman)
  3. Pledge and My Degree Plan must be submitted no later than September 19, 2021.
  4. Meet with an Academic Counselor in your college advising center to review your My Degree Plan, adjust if needed, and have it uploaded into Bulldog Connect by December 10, 2021. Failure to do so may result in removal from the program.
  5. For any questions, please email us at capromise@mail.fresnostate.edu

Benefits to the student

  • Highest priority registration
  • In-person appointments with an advisor each semester
  • Effective Fall 2020 and PENDING BUDGET APPROVAL: Eligibility for a free parking pass or flex cash the last year of attendance for 2 Year Promise and the last 2 years of attendance for 4 Year Promise.

Four-Year Promise

The enrollment period for Fall 2021 opened on August  5, 2021. Please check your Fresno State email for your invitation.  

Participating freshmen must:

  • Be in their first semester of attendance at Fresno State
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 Campus and Total GPA (or higher GPA if major requires)
  • Earn at least 30 units each academic year toward graduation in approved major (including winter and summer sessions)
  • Sign Pledge Agreement and submit your My Degree Plan draft no later than September 19, 2021
  • Submit advisor approved My Degree Plan by December 10, 2021 into Bulldog Connect
  • Follow courses listed on approved educational plan
  • Meet with designated advisor each semester

A student may have a second major and/or up to two minors as long as all courses can be completed within 144 units per his or her educational plan. NOTE: exceeding 120 units will require additional units each semester and may require winter or summer sessions. Pre-college units such as AP credits may be exempt from the total units count (see advisor for details).

Two-Year Promise

The enrollment period for Fall 2021 will open on August 5, 2021. Please check your Fresno State email for your invitation.

Participating ADT juniors must:

  • Be in their first semester of attendance at Fresno State.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 Campus and Total GPA (or higher if major requires)
  • Earn at least 30 units each academic year toward graduation in approved major (including winter and summer sessions)
  • Sign Pledge Agreement and submit your My Degree Plan draft no later than September 19, 2021.
  • Submit advisor approved My Degree Plan by December 10, 2021 into Bulldog Connect
  • Follow courses listed on approved educational plan
  • Meet with designated advisor each semester
  • Remain in declared major at entrance
  • I am not permitted to add a major, minor, certificate or other courses to my program which may cause me to exceed 60 units.

Questions?