First-Time Freshmen


The fall 2018 application opens October 1st, 2017!

Application tips:

Enter your social security number (if applicable) to match your FAFSA application.

Refer to your transcripts when entering courses and grades on your application.

  1. Review the Eligibility Requirements section to see if you are ready to apply as a first-time freshman.
  2. Apply through October 1-November 30 for the fall semester. 

If you are unable to apply online, you may utilize the paper form of the CSU Undergraduate Admission Application (PDF).

Any CSU, Chico student or applicant for admission to CSU, Chico has the right to be free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. If you feel you have been subjected to the aforementioned, consult Executive Order 1097 or contact the Student Judicial Affairs Office, 530-898-6897.

General inquiries about your application should be directed to the Office of Admissions at or 1-800-542-4426.