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Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

(530) 898-5415

Freshman Applicant

When to Apply

Semester Application Filing Period Deadline to Submit Supporting Documents
Fall Oct 1 - May 1 June 1
Spring July 1 - Sept 30 November 1


  • In the event that a deadline falls on a day in which the campus is closed, the deadline will be extended to the next campus work day.
  • Late applications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • THe Fall semester begins in August and the Spring semester begins in January.

How to Apply

Step 1: Are you academically eligible for admission?

Please review academic qualifications before applying.

Step 2: Submit an Online Application

Apply online at CSU Mentor: Please be sure to use the application for undergraduate international students! A $55 fee is payable online at the time of application.

Note: Undergraduate students (Bachelor's level) who cannot submit the online application may submit a paper application.  When submitting a paper application, the $55 fee may be paid at

Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents

In addition to the online application, please submit the following documentation:

Mail supporting documentation to:

International Undergraduate Admission

CSU, Chico

400 W 1st St

Chico CA  95929-0680

Admission Denials – Appeal Process

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 denial 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. Your appeal letter should be submitted to the Office of International Education at  You are entitled to one appeal per academic term.