Early Start 2021

The 2021 Early Start program will be 100% online. View Early Start courses.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Details and dates for Early Start at other CSU campuses will vary. The dates below are subject to change.

  • March 15th - June 1st: Accept/Decline admission and registration period for Dog Days: New Student Orientation.

  • March 31st: Fresno State closed for Cesar Chavez Day.

  • May 5th/6th: Students will receive an email from Fresno State concerning their Early Start status.

  • May 31st: Fresno State closed for Memorial Day.

  • June 8th: Early Start registration opens. Fees must be paid by June 28th (for students without fee waivers).

  • June 11: Deadline to submit completed English and/or Mathematics Exemption Request forms, if needed. The May 5th/6th email you receive from Admissions will contain information about this form if it is required.

  • June 28th: Early Start fee payment deadline. Students who do not pay by 11:59pm will be dropped and must re-enroll after June 29th.

  • June 29th: Early Start registration unavailable for all students.

  • June 30th: Early Start registration reopens. Fees must be paid within 24 hours of registration (for students without fee waivers).

  • July 5th: Fresno State closed in observance of Independence Day.

  • July 6th-30th: EARLY START PROGRAM

  • August 23rd: First day of Fall 2021 instruction at Fresno State.