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Transfer Applicant

When to Apply

Semester Application Filing Period Deadline to Submit Supporting Documents
Fall October 1 - May 1 June 1
Spring July 1 - September 30 November 1


  • In the event that a deadline falls on a day in which the campus is closed, the deadline will be extended to the next campus work day.
  • Late applications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Fall semester begins in August and the Spring semester begins in January.
  • We do not provide pre-evaluations for transfer credit.  Transfer credit is evaluated only after you have been admitted to the University and you have officially accepted our offer of admission.

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 ApplyPlease be sure to use the application for undergraduate international students! A $55 fee is payable online at the time of application.

Note: Undergraduate students (Bachelor's level) who cannot submit the online application may submit a paper application.  When submitting a paper application, the $55 fee may be paid at

Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents

In addition to the online application, please submit the following documentation:

  • Financial Support Documents
  • Official high school and all college or university transcripts.  Students with 60+ semester units or two years of continuous, full-time academic study at universities or colleges do not need to submit a high school transcript. Click here to review academic qualifications for transfer students.     
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency or Successful completion of General Education Area A2, Written Communication

* U.S. transfer students only. Click here to review General Education requirements for U.S. transfer students.

  • Copy of passport bio data page or photo identification
  • Copy of Visa and Previous School's I-20

Mail supporting documentation to:

International Undergraduate Admission
CSU, Chico
400 W 1st St
Chico, CA 95929-0680

Admission Denials – Appeal Process

If you feel there is new, serious, and compelling information that might affect our decision, you may submit an appeal. You have 15 business days from the date you receive your denial letter in the mail to submit a hard copy letter of appeal to the Appeal Committee. The committee must see a demonstrated need to repeal the denial decision based on the new information being submitted. Your appeal letter should be submitted to the Office of International Education at  You are entitled to one appeal per academic term.