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You already have a lot going on in your life, which is why our degree completion programs are designed to meet you where you are. You'll be surrounded by other students who will support and encourage you, by faculty mentors who are invested in your success, by opportunities to connect what you learn in the classroom to the real world, and by connections to the employers who will help you move forward in your career. You’re here for a good reason. We'll help you make the most of it. 

Our regional campuses are located throughout the Central Valley, offering evening classes for adults. If you are considering a degree completion program, schedule an appointment to with an admissions representative at your location of interest: North Fresno, Visalia, Merced, Bakersfield or online.

How to Apply

Individuals with two years of post-secondary experience that are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree through the degree completion program at Fresno Pacific University should complete the following steps or download the checklist:

  1. Request official high school transcripts, GED transcripts, or any AA, AS, AS-T, AA-T from an accredited College or University as proof of High School graduation
  2. Request official transcripts from each college or university previously.
    • This includes any military transcripts you may have, along with your military release forms (DD214).​​
    • These unopened transcripts must then be delivered to the campus or sent electronically to trans.evaluator@fresno.edu.
  3. Apply for admission
  4. Complete FAFSA online.
    • Complete this Free Application for Federal Student Aid by the March 2 deadline for consideration of grants and/or loans. Use FPU school code: 001253.
    • Enroll in the minimum number of units per semester to qualify for loans.
  5. Other specific requirements for each program (see degree completion programs page).
  6. Following Admission

Apply online

More about Degree Completion

Degree completion programs are accelerated, adult bachelor's degree programs, encompassing the cohort programs, general education, and elective courses (short term course series). Applicants who lack units to enter a degree completion cohort may enroll in the degree completion general education and elective courses. 

Admission into short term courses does not guarantee eligibility for a degree completion cohort. Upon completion of eligibility requirements, your advisor will help determine eligibility for your cohort start date.

Non-matriculated Admission

The non-matriculated application is for people who are interested in taking baccalaureate classes through the Degree Completion program, but are not seeking to be admitted into that program. Students must complete this Non-matriculated Application Form only once in order to be qualified to take courses. Applicants must also meet the two-year post-secondary experience requirement to take these courses. Financial Aid is not available, and the course limit is six units per semester with a limit of two semesters total.

For more information, or for help filling out this application, please contact Graduate and Degree Completion Admissions at (559) 453-2016.


To reenter a program with a cohort other than the cohort immediately following, the student must reapply by completing a Degree Completion Re-admission Form. The academic advisor will determine if the student may reenter and if any conditions apply for readmission. Once approved, the student may enroll in the cohort following the last course successfully completed. The student will be charged at the current tuition rate for any course repeated.