Incoming Student Information

We are delighted that you are considering coming to California State University, Chico. In the meantime, here are some essential details that you will need as you plan your trek to this truly wonderful place.

Mandatory Orientation 

Fall 2019

Date: August 23, 2019
Time: 2:15 pm
Place: Student Service Center, Room 122

Application 2019-2020

On March 28, 2019 your application must be received at CSU, Chico in order to be processed for immediate course selection.

Program fees: $60 programming fee must accompany your application. A money order or personal check payable to CHICO/NSE will be acceptable.

Portal Account at CSU, Chico

As soon as your application is processed, you will receive email with your Wildcat Identification number and instructions on how to set up your portal which will be necessary for you in order to register during Priority Registration.

New NSE Registration 2019-2020

Fall 19 Priority Registration: April 22, 2019
Fall 19 Open Add/Drop Period:
 August 12 - September 6, 2019
Spring 20 Priority Registration: October 28, 2019
Spring 20 Open Add/Drop Period: January 6 -31, 2020

University Housing

As soon as your Portal Account is set, you may submit a University Housing application which you can find at
This needs to be done immediately as spaces are limited.


Make arrangements to submit a transcript after current term ends. Please submit to:
Erin Wilson
California State University, Chico
400 West 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929-0725

Health Insurance

At Orientation, you will be required to show proof of Health Insurance.

Classes begin 2019-2020

Fall 2019: August 26, 2019
Spring 2020:
 January 17, 2020