Requirements Overview

Academic requirements used as acceptance criteria into Chico State.

First Time in College

CA Resident
2.50 or greater GPA
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2.0-2.49 GPA
Eligibility based on supplemental factors.

Non-CA Resident
3.0 or greater GPA
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2.47-2.99 GPA
Eligibility based on supplemental factors.

Complete “a-g” college preparatory requirements with C- or better by the end of your senior year of high school.
See the Freshman: Admission Requirements for course listings.

No SAT or ACT test scores are required!

Transfer Students

2.0 or greater GPA

Lower-Division Transfer

  • Completed less than 60 units
  • Completed English composition and mathematics courses with C- or better

Upper-Division Transfer

  • Completed more than 60 transferrable semester (90 quarter) units
  • Complete 30 semester (45 quarter) units of general education with C- or better

2nd Bachelor’s Degree

2.5 or greater GPA

Graduate: Admission Requirements

  • Completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Attained a grade point average of at least 2.5 in an acceptable earned baccalaureate degree.

Graduate and International

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