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Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to FPU! Here are the next steps you need to take to be a Sunbird!

  • View International student specific information here.
  • View Re-admitted student specific information here. (For students who have previously attended FPU).

Submit your enrollment form and deposit

  • $75 enrollment confirmation deposit. The enrollment deposit will be applied to your student account balance. Pay in person, by phone or online on at The deposit is fully refundable until June 1 for the fall term, and December 1 for the spring term.
  • The enrollment form confirms your acceptance of FPU’s offer of admission. You may submit the enrollment form by mail, email or by submitting it online at the form here.

Foreign language placement test

If you are fluent in Spanish, German, French, or Russian, you can take a free, multiple-choice test to waive your GE foreign language requirement. However, this test must be proctored at FPU in order to waive your requirement; simply taking the test at home will not count. Proctoring may be available to you during a registration day, so watch your correspondence from FPU. We also have oral exams available in many other languages for a fee (such as Hmong, Arabic, and Tagalog). If you are not sure if you are fluent enough to pass the test, you are welcome to try, and if you do not pass, you will simply take foreign language as usual.

For more information or to schedule a test, contact Eleanor Nickel at

Take foreign language placement test

Registering for classes

  • FPU offers several registration programs throughout the summer starting in May for Fall applicants and in December for Spring applicants. These programs are required for all students. Distance options are available.
  • Submit the “Registration Scheduling Questionnaire” to select a date and verify your academic information that allows us to set up your advising plan.
  • Both the enrollment deposit and the Registration Scheduling Questionnaire will need to be received before a student can attend a registration program.
  • Fall registration program attendance will be confirmed in early Spring. Spring registration program attendance will be confirmed in late fall.

Transferring classes

  • If you are planning to transfer classes to FPU, our Registrar’s Office will evaluate your official transcripts and load classes into our system based on your selected major/program. Login to to view transferring courses using the login information mentioned below. Courses transferring in to FPU are subject to change up to the point of enrollment. Courses will also be re-evaluated upon a change of major.

Computer portal access

  • Upon your acceptance, you will receive two emails from “FPU Auto Response” containing login and password information for our various online systems. Please make sure to keep these handy as you will need them to register for classes or to view transfer evaluations.

Submit housing information

  • Considering living on campus? Our residence halls provide a vibrant community and lifelong memories that will enhance your college experience. June 1 is the priority deadline for housing placement to submit your Housing Application and $200 housing deposit. After June 1, housing consideration will be given on a space available basis. For those wishing to move on campus starting in the spring, please submit your form by December 15. Housing for spring is on a space available basis as well.
  • The housing deposit may be submitted online here.
  • Freshman and Transfer Housing options are available both with meal plan options.
  • Planning on commuting to campus? Complete the Commuter Approval Form indicating your eligibility to live off campus.
  • Note: some scholarships, programs, and other policies require on-campus living.

Submit health forms

  • All students are required to submit a Health Form which includes vaccination and medical information. The Health Form and immunization/vaccination records are required before you can begin classes. Those may be sent directly to

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • The FAFSA is the application for Federal and State aid program 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.
  • The FAFSA can be completed beginning December at Please use the FPU school code 001253 or we will not have access to your information. For questions about the specific date FAFSA opens, please contact student financial services at the contact information below.
  • California residents: April 1 is the deadline to submit the FAFSA to be eligible 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 eligible for the CalGrant.
  • Contact our Student Financial Services office at 559-453-2041 or at if you need assistance.

Meet with your financial aid counselor once you have received your financial aid package

  • Once you've received your Financial Aid award letter from FPU (which you can expect via mail within 3 weeks of successful FAFSA submission), schedule an appointment with your Student Financial Services Advisor to finalize your financial aid details. Check out the Tuition & Financial Aid page to learn more!
  • Financial aid packaging begins in late fall (if you have completed your FAFSA). Once you receive your award letter, make an appointment with Student Financial Services to go over your financial aid offer and options.

Student Financial Services 
Phone: 559-453-2041 
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Summer Hours: Mon – Thu 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Accepted Day

This event is designed to celebrate your admission to FPU and to allow you to get to know our campus better. Our celebration includes live entertainment, speakers, dinner, dessert, campus activities, and numerous giveaways to start your FPU journey off right! One lucky attendee will receive free on-campus housing for a year!

Accepted Day for Fall 2024 is April 5, 2024.

Save the Date

New Student Orientation

New student orientation will immerse you into FPU’s community in fun and memorable ways. There will be various activities for incoming students both freshmen and transfers, residents and commuters. New students are required to attend, keep an eye on your email for more information, including how to sign up. For questions, contact the Campus Life Office 559-453-2073.

Fall 2024 New Student Orientation

Freshmen: August 15, 2024 (Orientation) 
                    August 16, 2024 (Hume Lake Retreat!)

Transfers: August 15, 2024 (Orientation)

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. You can do this by submitting the Traditional Undergraduate New Student Withdraw/Defer Form here. We will keep your admission records for 2 years so if your plans change, just give us a call.

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. Once you submit the form above, you will receive an email with detailed information on the next steps in withdrawing from your registered classes.

If you are withdrawing after the first 2 weeks of classes, you will need to contact the Registrar’s Office to withdraw from classes.