Admissions

Accept Admissions Offer

You’re a Wildcat Now! Go ahead, do your happy dance and celebrate—you’ve earned it! 

Congratulations from all of us at Chico State. We’re excited for you and can’t wait to welcome you to campus. Take the next steps to make your enrollment official today!

Step 1
Sign into the Student Center

Log into the Student Center(opens in new window) (or claim your account if you haven’t already done so).

Step 2
Declare Your Intent

Select Accept/Decline Admissions from the Admissions section of the menu and click Accept!

Step 3
Pay Deposit

Pay a $200 enrollment confirmation deposit. (Students who are exempt will skip this step.)

Deadline to accept your offer is May 1. Need help? Watch our video walkthrough(opens in new window) or call us at 1-800-542-4426.


Visit

Join us for the Choose Chico open house on March 25 or schedule a tour.


Next Steps

Review Upcoming Deadlines

Mark your calendar for important dates and deadlines for housing, registration, submitting transcripts, and more, and visit your personalized To-Do List in the Student Center(opens in new window).

Apply for Aid

Most students qualify for some form of financial aid to help pay for school.

Submit Your Final Transcripts

Mail your transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions. First-time student transcripts must include high school graduation date and transfer student transcripts must include fall semester grades.

Check Your Wildcat Mail Regularly

Official notifications from the University related to enrollment, fees, and financial aid will be sent to your Wildcat email (NAME@csuchico.edu), so check the account often or set up email forwarding.

Complete Your Eligibility Requirements

Finish the rest of the school-year strong! Offers of admission are conditional until course and grade requirements complete.

Apply for Housing

Check out our on-campus housing and dining options and apply for a place in the residence halls or view off-campus options.


Student takes a selfie with Willie the Wildcat

Follow Chico State on Social Media

Celebrate becoming a Wildcat by tagging @ChicoState and follow our accounts for a sneak peek at student life.


Deposit Exemption Information

Students who qualify for one of the following exceptions will not be prompted to pay the non-refundable $200 enrollment confirmation deposit when submitting their intent to enroll.

You do not have to pay an enrollment deposit if you:

  • received an application fee waiver at the time of application
  • received an expected family contribution (EFC) of $5,200 or less on the State or Federal Student Aid Report
  • are admitted to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
  • applied to the nursing program as an upper-division transfer student
  • are a veteran of the armed services
  • are a Chico State employee in the career development program