Admissions

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How to Apply for First-Time and Transfer

  1. Complete Your Application
    Applications to Chico State are completed online through Cal State Apply.
  2. Check Your Status
    After applying, log in to your Portal and navigate to the Student Center to check your admission status.
  3. Accept Admissions Offer
    Once you have been offered admission, commit to Chico State by submitting your intent to enroll.

Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Now accepting late applications requests for Spring 2023

Spring Application: August 1–September 30
Fall Application: October 1–December 15

Intent to Enroll Deadlines

Spring Intent to Enroll: November 15
Fall Intent to Enroll: May 1


Programs and Resources

California Promise Program

Provides special advising, priority registration, and graduation guarantees to low income and first-gen students.


Early Start Program

For accepted students only. You may see the Early Start Program in your student portal.


Educational Opportunity Program

A program helping low income and first generation students succeed at Chico State.


Western Undergraduate Exchange

Save up to $9,010 each year as an out-of-state student.


Chico State VETS Office

Helping Veterans, active duty/national guard/reservists, and dependents receive VA educational benefits.


More Student Resources

Browse the resources and services offered to current students at Chico State.

Application Tips

  • General Application Questions

    What does residency mean?
    Read more on our residency page.

    What if I want to apply to more than one campus?
    You'll use Cal State Apply to apply to all California State University (CSU) campuses of your choosing. Select all campuses and program to which you wish to apply.

    What identifying numbers do I use?
    Use your social security number, if you have one, omitting dashes.
    You can also enter your SSID and/or campus ID if you have one, though this is optional.

  • Issues with Cal State Apply

    Have your CAS ID# when contacting Cal State Apply. It can be found in the upper-right corner of your application.

    Email: CalStateApply@liaisoncas.com 
    Phone: 857-304-2087
    Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT
    Response times can be up to three business days.

  • Making Changes to Your Application
    • Submit an application changes form (PDF) or call the Admissions Office to notify us of changes to your application.
    • Changes include:
      • D or F grades
      • address changes, email, or phone number changes
      • changes to your major
  • Decision Timeline and Application Status
    • Applicants will be notified of admission status by April 1 on the Chico State Portal and via email. Your Chico State Portal is the first place to see your decision.
    • Having trouble with your Chico State Portal access? Activate your portal or troubleshoot issues.
    • International and internationally educated students must have all required documents submitted by March 1.
    • We may request additional information in order to make a decision. Please check your email regularly to make sure you don't miss a request.

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 or contact Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities at 530-898-6897.

Contact Undergraduate Admissions: Call us Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., to talk directly to an admissions expert. Or use live chat during our open hours. No automated voice messages—we promise!

530-898-6322, info@csuchico.edu.

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