Important Deadlines

Initial Document Deadline

Spring 2018 Applicants:
September 29, 2017

  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. Check your Wildcat e-mail regularly! Email is the primary form of communication for the Office of Admissions.
  3. Send your official transcripts from all schools attended, and military credit if applicable, by the document deadline or your application may be withdrawn. 
    1. Transcripts should be mailed to Office of Admissions, CSU, Chico, 400 W. First Street, Chico, CA 95929-0722.
    2. Please send only ONE official copy per institution and keep your order receipt as documentation. It can take up to two weeks to process your transcript.Items no longer on the to-do list have been received.
  4. Send any AP, CLEP or IB transcripts that show you earned college credit. CSU, Chico will not accept scores or credit printed on another college transcript.
  5. Are you earning or have you earned an Associate's Degree for Transfer? If yes, speak with a counselor at your community college and request they submit verification through eVerfiy.
  6. Applicants should apply for scholarships from January 2-February 15.
  7. Notify us of any changes to your application including courses planned or in progress that are not reflected on your submitted transcripts, addresses, email or phone numbers, and changes to your major. Submit the Applicant Change Form (PDF) or call us at 800-542-4426 or 530-898-6322.
  8. View our Next Steps for Admitted Students (pdf)  (PDF)for important dates and deadlines.

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 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 Overset (PDF) and complete as directed. You are entitled to one appeal per academic term.