Fresno State Offers Web-based Registration for Fall Semester

July 14, 2002

For the first time, California State University, Fresno students can quickly and easily register using the Web for their fall 2002 classes.

A new Web-based registration system was introduced at 8 a.m. Monday, July 8, and is drawing substantial interest from new and returning students, said Bernie Vinovrski, assistant vice president for enrollment services. In fact, the first student to access the system did so 36 seconds after it was up and running.

“Our Web-based registration offers students an alternative to the Student Telephone Assisted Registration (STAR) system used for many years,” Vinovrski said. “Now, whether they are at home or on vacation anywhere in the world, students can simply go online to check the schedule of courses, their financial aid status and their other campus financial accounts, and then sign up for classes in about 10 minutes.”

Vinovrski estimates that 40 percent of the 21,000 students expected to enroll this fall will choose Web-based registration. The STAR registration system remains available for students who wish to register via the telephone. Fall registration will continue through July 31.

Fresno State is the first California State University campus to offer Web-based registration via the PeopleSoft Release 8.0 system.

Fresno State is one of three CSU pilot campuses implementing the PeopleSoft Student Administration software this year. All 23 CSU campuses will be “live” on the full suite of PeopleSoft human resources, financial and student administration software by 2006.

Fresno State students gain access to the PeopleSoft system and a variety of other Web-based services and information via the “My Fresno State” portal, a new self-service function on the World Wide Web at

My Fresno State provides students, faculty and staff a personal home page, through which they also can access their campus e-mail accounts and view Fresno State news and announcements. They can customize their personal home pages with weather or stock reports and tools like a dictionary and thesaurus.

“This is an important new tool that provides our students, faculty and staff the unprecedented access to key campus information and useful administrative services through their Web browser and connection to the Internet,” said John Briar, interim director of Campus Information Systems. “We will continue to expand these offerings via My Fresno State in coming months.”

(Editors/news directors: If you would like to watch a student register for classes via the Web, contact Shirley Armbruster at 278-2795 or 269-5261 for arrangements.)