Incoming Student Information

We are extremely 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 2016

Spring 2016

Date: January 22, 2016
Time: 2:15 pm
Place: Student Service Center, Room 122-124

Application 2015-2016

On April 2, 2015 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 2015-2016

Fall 15 Priority Registration: April 13, 2015
Fall 15 Open Add/Drop Period:
August 3 - September 4, 2015
Spring 16 Priority Registration: October 19, 2015
Spring 16 Open Add/Drop Period: January 4 - February 5, 2016

Special Class

Intercultural Contexts INED 312 - San Francisco

Scheduled approximately 09/18/2015 - 09/20/2015. Spaces are limited and you must make a commitment  by June 25, 2015 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 2015-2016

Fall 2015: August 24, 2015
Spring 2016:
 January 25, 2016