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Accepted Students (Degree Completion Program)

Congratulations on your admission to FPU’s Degree Completion Program! Here are the next steps you need to take to be a Sunbird!

Enrolling in Classes

  • Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to plan your courses and review your program. Your advisor will assist you in planning your courses on Sunbird Central, our registration portal. 
    • Your admission counselor will be reaching out to you to schedule your advising appointment, or you can call to schedule your appointment on your own.
    • Appointments can be made by calling 559-453-3690 or emailing GDC.admissions@fresno.edu.
  • After you have met with your advisor and your courses have been approved by your advisor in Sunbird Central, you will need to login to Sunbird Central to click Register to complete the process. 

FPU Systems Access

  • Be on the lookout for your new FPU login information sent to your personal email that was used on your FPU application. They will be sent from “FPU Auto Response” and contain login and temporary password information. 
  • Login and reset your password.
    • If you don’t receive the emails within 48 hours, please contact IT at 559-453-3410.
  • Please check your FPU email daily. All communications will be sent to your new FPU email account. 

Transferring Classes

  • If you are transferring classes to FPU, our Registrar’s Office will evaluate your official transcripts and load classes into Sunbird Central based on your selected major/program. Login to to view transferring courses using the login information listed above. Courses transferring into FPU are subject to change up to the point of enrollment. Courses will also be re-evaluated upon a change of major.
  • Don’t forget to send final transcripts from any current programs once the term ends. 

Student Financial Services

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the application for Federal and State aid programs which include loans and grants. FPU also uses the information on the FAFSA to determine your financial aid package. All students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA. 
    • Use FPU’s code 001253.    
    • California Residents: March 2nd is the deadline to submit the FAFSA to be considered for the Cal Grant program. (There is no deadline for annual Federal programs).
    • AB540 eligible students should submit the California Dream Act Application to be considered for the CalGrant. The deadline to submit is March 2nd. 
    • New students entering the Spring term, please keep in mind that you may need to fill out TWO FAFSA forms. One for the current FAFSA year, and one for the upcoming fall and following spring. Your SFS advisor can assist you with knowing which forms to complete. 
  • Be on the lookout for billing and payment plan information. 
  • Submit any additional requested paperwork or signatures back to SFS as soon as possible.
  • Make an appointment with your SFS Advisor by calling 559-453-2041 or emailing sfs@fresno.edu.


  • Attend New Student Orientation. This is required for all new students.
    •  Online students may attend the online orientation, then stop by the front desk of the campus closest to you to take your student ID photo.
  • Visit the FPU Campus Bookstore to shop for your textbooks and FPU gear! Fpu.edu/bookstore

Change of Plans

If your college options have changed and you are no longer considering FPU or would like to defer your admission to a different term, please let us know by calling 559-453-3690 or emailing GDC.admissions@fresno.edu

If you have already registered for classes, there is additional paperwork that must be submitted to avoid charges. After the first day of classes – charge/refund policies do apply. If you are withdrawing after the first week of classes, you will need to contact the Registrar’s Office to withdraw from classes. registrar@fresno.edu or 559-453-2037