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International Admissions & Outreach

U.S. Transfer Applicant

Application Deadlines
SemesterUndergraduate - Freshman and TransferGraduate - Master's
Fall (August Start)October 1 – April 1 
October 1 – March 1
Spring (January Start)August 1 – September 30August 1 – September 15

Conditional admission filing deadlines

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

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: www2.calstate.edu/apply/international(opens in new window)(opens in new window). When creating your account, please select "F-1 visa" as an international student. A $70 fee is payable online at the time of application.

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

Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents

In addition to the online application, these supporting documents are required:

Lower Division Transfer - Fewer Than 60 Transferable Credits

  • Official secondary/high school and all college or university transcripts*
  • Copy of Visa and Previous School's I-20
  • Copy of passport bio data page or photo identification
  • Financial Support Documents

Upper Division Transfer – 60 or More Transferable Credits

  • Official college or university transcripts*
  • Copy of Visa and Previous School's I-20
  • Copy of passport bio data page or photo identification
  • Financial Support Documents

* Unofficial, emailed transcripts will be accepted in order for us to make an expedited admission decision.  However, official transcripts are required to complete your admission file.   

To be considered official, a transcript must be in a sealed envelope and be:

  1. Issued directly from the high school, college or university; or
  2. Sent electronically via an official transcript transmission agency like Parchment

IMPORTANT: We do not provide pre-evaluations for transfer credit.  Transfer credit is evaluated only after you have been admitted to the University, you have officially accepted our offer of admission, and provided your final official transcripts.

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
USA

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 (apply@csuchico.edu). You are entitled to one appeal per academic term.