Admissions

Dates, Deadlines, and To-Dos

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Spring 2024

Accept Your Admissions Offer!

This is the first step to becoming a Wildcat.

October

  • October 16, 2023 – Initial Document Deadline
    All students: Submit official transcripts.
  • Register for Orientation
    Chico State's Orientation program is designed to welcome and support you in your transition to the Wildcat community. Orientation will occur January, 2024. Students attend orientation based on their major.

November

January

  • January 2–February 15, 2024: Apply for Wildcat Scholarships
    View additional scholarship opportunities.
  • January 3-5 and January 8, 2024 – Attend Orientation
    Receive academic advising and register for classes, meet fellow students, and get to know Chico State’s resources, services, policies, and more at Orientation.
  • January 5, 2024 – Verify Eligibility
    Check your Student Center To Dos before this deadline to verify you have completed all admission eligibility requirements. Submit verification documents indicated in your To-Dos if needed.
  • January 8-10, 2024 – New Student Registration
    Check your Student Center To Dos before this deadline to verify you have completed all admission eligibility requirements. Submit verification documents indicated in your To-Dos if needed.
  • January 11, 2024 – Registration and Tuition Fee Payment Deadline   
  • Provide Proof of Immunization
    Upload proof of immunization to the  WellCat Health Center patient portal  prior to accessing campus
  • January 22, 2024 – First Day of Classes

February

  • February 15, 2024:  Final Document Deadline
    Send final official college transcripts to the Office of Admissions if you took fall 2023 courses.

Fall 2024

Accept Your Admissions Offer!

This is the first step to becoming a Wildcat.

December

  • Complete the FAFSA or CADAA to apply for financial aid. The priority filing deadline was May 2, 2024, but it is not too late to apply and be considered for certain types of aid. 

January

February

March

  • Register for Orientation
    Chico State's Orientation program is designed to welcome and support you in your transition to the Wildcat community. Students will receive support with fall course enrollment at Orientation. Orientation occurs June-July

April

July

  • July 15, 2024: Extended deadline to Accept Your Admission Offer. If your plans change after the deadline, contact the Office of Admissions to request to accept your offer late. 
After becoming a Wildcat, plan for Orientation

August

  • Provide Proof of Immunization
    Upload proof of immunization to the  WellCat Health Center patient portal  prior to accessing campus
  • New Student Registration 
    If you miss your early signup window during your orientation session, you still have a priority new student registration opportunity in August. 
  • August 26, 2024 – First Day of Classes