Transfer Applicant

When to Apply

Semester

Application Filing Period

Fall

October 1 -April 1

Spring

August 1 - Extended to November 15

Note: 

  • 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.
  • We do not provide pre-evaluations for transfer credit.  Transfer credit is evaluated only after you have been admitted to the University and you have officially accepted our offer of admission.

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 Cal State Apply: www2.calstate.edu/apply Please be sure to use the application for undergraduate international students! A $55 fee is payable online at the time of application.

Note: The CalStateApply online application is a new system and under revision.  If you have any difficulty completing the online application, please submit the paper application.  When submitting a paper application, the $55 fee may be paid in one of the following ways:

Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents

In addition to the online application, supporting documents are required.  Find your transfer category below and submit the appropriate documents to complete your admission file:

U.S. TRANSFER STUDENT – LESS THAN 60 TRANSFERRABLE UNITS COMPLETED

  • Financial Support Documents
  • Official high school and all college or university transcripts
  • Copy of passport bio data page or photo identification
  • Copy of Visa and Previous School's I-20

U.S. TRANSFER STUDENT – 60 OR MORE TRANSFERRABLE UNITS COMPLETED

  • Official college or university transcripts
  • Copy of passport bio data page or photo identification
  • Copy of Visa and Previous School's I-20

OVERSEAS TRANSFER STUDENT – LESS THAN 60 TRANSFERRABLE UNITS COMPLETED

  • Financial Support Documents
  • Official high school and all college or university transcripts
  • Copy of passport bio data page or photo identification

OVERSEAS TRANSFER STUDENT – 60 OR MORE TRANSFERRABLE UNITS COMPLETED

 

Unofficial, emailed transcripts will be accepted in order for us to make an expedited admission decision.  However, official transcripts are required to complete your admission file.   

To be considered official, a transcript must be in a sealed envelope and be:

1)      Issued directly from the high school, college or university

2)      A certified copy issued by a government office (example: Kuwait Cultural Office)

3)      A certified copy from an official translation service

 

STUDENTS WITH INCOMPLETE ADMISSION FILES WILL BE DROPPED FROM THEIR CLASSES.

 

 Final Official Transcript Submission Deadlines:

Fall

August 1

Spring

January 15

 

Mail official transcripts 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 iss@csuchico.edu.  You are entitled to one appeal per academic term.