Incoming Student Information

We are delighted that you are considering coming to California State University, Chico. In the meantime, here are some essential details that you will need as you plan your trek to this truly wonderful place.

Mandatory Orientation 

Fall 2018

Date: August 24, 2018
Time: 2:15 pm
Place: Student Service Center, Room 122

Application 2018-2019

On March 29, 2018 your application must be received at CSU, Chico in order to be processed for immediate course selection.

Program fees: $60 programming fee must accompany your application. A money order or personal check payable to CHICO/NSE will be acceptable.

Portal Account at CSU, Chico

As soon as your application is processed, you will receive email with your Wildcat Identification number and instructions on how to set up your portal which will be necessary for you in order to register during Priority Registration.

New NSE Registration 2018-2019

Fall 18 Priority Registration: April 9, 2018
Fall 18 Open Add/Drop Period:
 August 6 - September 7, 2018
Spring 19 Priority Registration: October 15, 2018
Spring 19 Open Add/Drop Period: January 2 - February 1, 2019

Special Class

Intercultural Contexts INED 312 - San Francisco

Scheduled- TBD. Spaces are limited and you must make a commitment so that appropriate arrangements may be made on time. Transportation and housing for two nights is included in the $ 157 course fee. You will be added to the course as soon as you make a commitment to the Coordinator.  First come, first served.

University Housing

As soon as your Portal Account is set, you may submit a University Housing application which you can find at 
This needs to be done immediately as spaces are limited.


Make arrangements to submit a transcript after current term ends. Please submit to:
James Luyirika-Sewagudde, Jr.
California State University, Chico
400 West 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929-0725

Health Insurance

At Orientation, you will be required to show proof of Health Insurance.

Classes begin 2018-2019

Fall 2018: August 27, 2018
Spring 2019:
 January 22, 2019