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Conditional Applicant

Why is Conditional Admission a Great Option for You?

1)  With conditional admission, no standardized tests (TOEFL or IELTS) are

      required.

2)  Receiving English language training in the U.S. gives you the added

     benefit of full English language and cultural immersion. 

Students who choose the conditional admission option begin by attending one of our partner institutions (listed below) to receive English language training.  Once the required English proficiency has been reached, students then begin their academic programs at Chico State.  This is a very popular option!

Applying for Conditional Admission is Easy!  Here's How...

Step 1 - Select a Partner Institution

Partner Institutions:

1)  American Language & Culture Institute (ALCI Chico)

    *Located on the Chico State Campus*

2)  Kaplan English Programs - many locations around the U.S.

3)  ELS English Language Instruction Centers - many locations around

      the U.S.

4)  The New England School of English - Cambridge, Massachusetts


Step 2 - Gather Required Documentation

A)  ALCI Chico

1. Apply Online Through CSU Mentor

Note: Undergraduate students (Bachelor's level) who cannot submit the online application may submit a paper application.  

2. ALCI Application

  • ALCI Application Form - Complete and print
  • $100 (Non-Refundable) Application Fee
    • Check or money order - drawn on a U.S. Bank
    • Visa or MasterCard

3. Supporting Documentation:

**ALCI & University application fees must be paid separately.

4. Conditional Admission Deadlines


B)  Kaplan English Programs

1.  Contact the University Placement Officer at your current institution for

     assistance.  He/she will facilitate the application process for you.

C)  ELS

1.  Contact the University Placement Officer at your current institution for

     assistance.  He/she will facilitate the application process for you.

D)  The New English School of English (NESE)

1.  Contact the University Placement Officer at NESE.  He/she will facilitate

     the application process for you.

Step 3: Submit Required Documents

A)  Those seeking conditional admission through ALCI, submit the

     CSU Mentor application (on-line) then mail supporting documents to:

    ALCI

     CSU, Chico

     400 West 1st St

     Chico CA  95929-0250

     USA

B)  Those seeking conditional admission through KAPLAN, ELS, or NESE

     please work directly with your University Placement Officer.

Step 4: Admission Decision

Once your application and all of the required supporting documents have been submitted, it will take approximately two weeks for us to evaluate your file and notify you regarding your admission.  For conditional admission, Chico State will issue a letter of conditional admission and the English language institution which you are, or will be, attending will issue your immigration document (SEVIS I-20 form).

If you have any questions during the admission process, please send us an e-mail at iss@csuchico.edu