Check your application status to ensure that your application is complete. Once completed, undergraduate applications take approximately two to four weeks to process. Because graduate applications go through a more rigorous and competitive screening, they may take up to two months for review once completed.
Student receive their admissions decisions online after Activating their Chico State Portal Account. The Portal is also used to submit your Intent to Enroll decision, apply for University Housing, search the class schedule, pay registration fees, and to check your Chico State email.
To Activate your Portal Account:
Log on to www.csuchico.edu/stcp/portal and select “Activate Your Account”. You will need your Chico State ID number which is on your I-20 form in your admission packet (or on the Transfer Eligibility Form for students already studying in the U.S.).
Let Us Know if You Plan to Enroll at CSU, Chico:
1. Log into your Portal account. (There is a link on the University homepage www.csuchico.edu)
2. Click on the Admissions & Orientation tab
3. Click on the Accept/Decline Admissions link and click on the appropriate
4. Click on the appropriate button to Accept or Decline
Need help with your Portal Account?
Call Student Computing Services at 1-800-780-4837, 1-530-898-4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Receiving an I-20 form and Admission Documents
If admitted, your I-20 form and admission documents will be mailed to the address on your application. To request that they be sent by courier for faster delivery, submit the courier request form.
You have the right to appeal the decision. Consideration for appeals is based on new and compelling information, extenuating circumstances and your overall academic record. You have 15 business days from the date you receive your deny notice to submit a hard copy letter of appeal. You are entitled to one appeal per academic term. We will communicate with an official letter once your appeal has been received. Decisions will be made by July 15 for the fall semester or the beginning of January for the spring semester. Please do not contact our office during this time as it may take months before we review any appeals or make any decisions. You will be notified once a final decision has been made regardless of the outcome. All appeal letters and additional documentation, including updated transcripts if applicable, should be addressed to:
Office of Admissions
Chico, CA 95929-0722