First-Time Freshmen


October 1 - December 15, 2018*

  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) October 1-December 15 for the 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.

* Due to the recent wildfires in California, the priority application deadline was extended from November 30, 2018 to December 15th, 2018. For additional information please visit the California State University website.