International Admissions & Outreach

Non-Degree: Semester or Year at CSU, Chico

Application Deadlines
SemesterUndergraduate - Freshman, Transfer, and 2nd Bachelor'sGraduate - Master's
Fall (August Start)October 1 – May 1 
October 1 – April 1*
Spring (January Start)August 1 – September 30August 1 – September 15

NOTE: Late applications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please email

How to Apply

Step 1: Are you academically eligible for admission?

Please review academic qualifications before applying.

Step 2: Submit an Online Application

Apply online at Cal State Apply: When creating your account, please select "F-1 visa" as an international student.  A $70 fee is payable online at the time of application.

Non-Degree applicants should complete the application for Freshman or Transfer based on their current academic level. Please email to inform us that you only want to spend a semester or year studying at CSU, Chico.

For help completing your application, please use the International Student Application Guide (PDF) (PDF), or email us with questions:

Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents

In addition to the online application, supporting documents are required. Please view the How to Apply pages for your level to determine which documents you need to submit:

Final Official Transcript Submission Deadlines

  • Fall - August 1st
  • Spring - January 15th

Mail Official Transcripts to:

International Admissions
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0680

Admission Denials – Appeal Process

If you feel there is new, serious, and compelling information that might affect our admission decision, you may submit an appeal. You have 15 business days from the date you receive your denial notice to submit an appeal statement and supporting documents to International Admissions ( You are entitled to one appeal per academic term.