First Time Freshmen Block Schedules
Purpose and Goals
In Fall 2020, Fresno State began a pilot program of Block Scheduling. Some first time freshmen students, depending on their major, will be registered into a block of 9-15 units worth of courses. The blocks are designed to ensure students take courses according to their major's academic roadmap and to allow students the opportunity to build an informal learning community with others in similar majors. In future academic years, the pilot program will expand with the addition of new students and majors participating in Block Scheduling.
List of Current Programs (Fall 2021) Participating in Block Schedules for First Time Freshmen (FTF):
- College of Engineering
- College of Social Sciences
- College of Health and Human Services
- College of Science and Mathematics, Building Opportunities through Networks of Discovery (BOND)
- College of Arts and Humanities
- Educational Opportunities Program (EOP)
- Fresno State Student Housing
Things To Do:
If you are currently participating in a block schedule, there are a couple items you need to complete prior to the semester beginning.
- Login to your My Fresno State Student Center. You may receive multiple popups if you're logging in for the first time. Be sure to review each one carefully before continuing to the next page.
- ACCEPT the Student Statement of Financial Responsibility popup. Please be sure to read the full agreement so you are aware of your financial obligations to the University.
- ACKNOWLEDGE the Cal Grant recipient message. From your Student Center under the My Academic Records & Registration tab, click on the Class Enrollment link. When the popup message appears, review and click OK.
All California State University students are required to complete Title IX online training every academic year. It is part of a system-wide effort to ensure that all students are provided a safe learning environment. Information on this training can be found at http://www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/title-ix/student-training.html.
Please note that failure to complete the training for the fall 2021 semester by September 20, 2021 will result in cancellation of courses for the following semester.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I required to stay in these classes?
No, you are not required to stay in these classes. The University has provided these classes to you and encourages you to stay enrolled. If you drop a class(es) you are no longer guaranteed enrollment.
Please note: You may be part of a special program that requires permission before dropping classes.
What if the class time/date does not work for me?
If the time/date of the class(es) does not work for you, you can swap to another section. Once you change sections you are not guaranteed a space.
What if I want to change my major?
Who do I contact if I have questions regarding my block schedule?
What if I am enrolled in a class that I already received college credit for am currently dual enrolled?
Many students take courses at their local community college while they are attending high school. If you are currently enrolled or have taken courses or plan to take courses during the summer, please be sure to notify your major's advising center.
How will AP/IB credit be applied?
Students who plan to take the AP or IB exam should reach out to their respective College Advising Center so this information is taken into consideration as you are being placed in your first semester's courses. You can only receive credit for a course once so if you are enrolled in a course you received or will receive AP/IB credit for, please notify your College Advising Center as soon as possible or drop yourself from the course.
What if I want to add more classes?
Great! We encourage all students to take 15 units or more in order to stay on track to graduate. You can register for more classes during your Dog Days Orientation date.
What if I decide not to attend Fresno State?
If you decide you no longer want to attend Fresno State, its best to reach out your Admissions Advisor before the semester begins. Students can also submit a Contact Form through the Admissions & Recruitment website. If the new semester has already started, please reach out to the Office of the University Registrar to discuss your dropping options.
If you are a continuing student and no longer wish to enroll after your first semester here, please reach out to your advisor. All students are responsible for dropping themselves from courses and depending on the timing of your request, you may still be responsible for fees associated with that semester.