Apply to Chico State

Request to Apply Late: Fall 2024

Chico State is accepting requests to apply late from undergraduate domestic first-time in college students, lower- and upper-division transfers, returning students, and second-bachelor's students through July 31, 2024. Students with international coursework should apply for spring 2025.

Start Your Application

Chico State opens for spring 2025 applications on August 1, 2024.  Last day to apply is October 1, 2024. Chico State is accepting undergraduate applications from domestic first-time in college students, lower- and upper-division transfers, returning students, second-bachelor's students, and international students. 


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.


Undergraduate Domestic Application Deadlines

Spring Application: August 1–September 30
Fall Application: October 1–May 31

Undergraduate Domestic Intent to Enroll Deadlines

Spring Intent to Enroll: November 15
Fall Intent to Enroll: July 15

International Applicant Deadlines

Graduate Applicant Deadlines

Programs and Resources

California Promise Program

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

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.

    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? Portal Overview.
    • 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–Friday, 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!


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