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First-Time Freshmen


August 1 - 31, 2020


October 1 - January 15, 2021

  1. Review the Admissions Requirements section to see if you are ready to apply as a first-time freshman.
  2. View the Freshman Application Checklist and Coursework Entry Guide(opens in new window) on the Cal State Apply website.
  3. Apply through in new window)  for the spring or fall semester. 

Any CSU, Chico student or applicant for admission to CSU, Chico has the right to be free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. If you feel you have been subjected to the aforementioned, consult Executive Order 1097(opens in new window) or contact the Student Judicial Affairs Office, 530-898-6897.

General inquiries about your application should be directed to the Office of Admissions at or 1-800-542-4426.