Frequently Asked Questions

What is the bachelor's degree completion program?

The degree completion program focuses on the working adult. The program is accelerated and classes are held in the evenings to accomodate your busy lifestyle.

Is Fresno Pacific University accredited?

FPU has been accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1965.

I work full time and have a family. Will I have enough time to complete my degree?

FPU has specifically designed degree completion programs to fit the lifestyle of working adults. We know how important getting your degree is, but we also know how important your other commitments are. That's why our coursework is delivered in a format that will allow you to be a student and still fulfill your other commitments.

I have fewer than 60 transferable units toward the upcoming semester start for degree completion. Can I take classes with FPU until I have 60 or more units?

Yes, we offer general education and elective courses for the working adult.

What are the minimum requirements to start a degree completion program?

60 transferable units and a 2.4 GPA. See program fact sheets for specific requirements.

What are the start dates for the degree completion programs?

The programs start in spring (February) and fall (August). General education or elective courses start every six weeks, online or one night a week.

Do I need an associate degree (AA) before I can transfer or start my degree completion program?

No, you do not need an associate degree to enroll with FPU.

Is there a limit on transfer credits from a community college?

Yes, FPU will accept a maximum 70 eligible units toward the completion of your degree from a community college.

Is financial aid available?

All students who are eligible and demonstrate financial need can receive financial aid. Currently, 95 percent of undergraduate students at FPU receive financial aid through a variety of scholarships, grants and loans. Each student's financial aid award package is unique and is based on factors such as need and grade-point average (GPA). Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Visit www.fafsa.gov. FPU code: 001253.

When and where will I attend classes?

Courses can be completed at our local regional centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Merced and Bakersfield. Degree completion programs meet as a cohort for the entire length of the program. 

What is my next step?

Contact your local center location to speak to a representative, or complete our inquiry form and a representative will contact you.