Admission Requirements

  1. Review eligibility requirements to see if you are ready to apply as an out-of-state student.
  2. Apply through in new window).* The typical application filing periods for each semester are listed below. CSU, Chico is an impacted campus; it is important to check our website for information regarding specific semesters.
    • Spring Semester: August 1-31
    • Fall Semester: October 1-December 15
  3. Consider the WUE program if you are a resident of AK, AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, SD, OR, UT, WA, or WY.
  4. Review information on how to determine residency status (PDF) for tuition purposes.
  5. Review important deadlines for what documents to send, testing requirements, and other important information from CSU, Chico.

State and federal laws require colleges and universities to obtain state authorization(opens in new window) for distance education instruction or programs provided in states other than their own.  More information is available at: in new window)

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.