Important Deadlines

  1. Activate your Chico State Portal account. Check the Student Center (within your portal) regularly to view your to-do list, track your admission status, and access important dates and deadlines.
  2. Send your SAT Reasoning or ACT test scores by January 31, 2018. We do not accept scores from tests taken after December for admission eligibility purposes. You can fax to 530-898-6456, email to, or mail a copy of your scores to our office. Please include your full name and Chico State ID #.
  3. Notify us of any changes to your application including changes to class schedule, failing grades (D or F), addresses, email or phone numbers, and changes to your major. Submit the Applicant Change Form (PDF) or call us at 800-542-4426 or 530-898-6321.
  4. Send any CAASPP EAP, AP, IB, or SAT Subject test results to meet Early Start exemptions or subject requirements. These may be faxed, emailed, or mailed to the Office of Admissions.
  5. Check your Wildcat e-mail regularly! Email is the primary form of communication for the Office of Admissions.
  6. Please do not send high school transcripts unless requested specifically by our office or using for test scores.
  7. Denial Appeals:
    If you feel there is new, serious, and compelling information that might affect our decision, you may submit an appeal. You have 15 business days from the date you receive your deny letter in the mail to submit a hard copy letter of appeal to the Appeal Committee. The committee must see a demonstrated need to repeal the denial decision based on the new information being submitted. To submit an appeal, download the Appeal Coversheet (PDF) and complete as directed. You are entitled to one appeal per academic term.