School of Nursing

How to Apply

To apply for the Basic BSN Program, two separate applications are required:

  1. Apply to CSU, Chico through Cal State Apply(opens in new window) Online Application System.
  2. Apply to the School of Nursing basic BSN program through the NursingCAS(opens in new window) Online Application System.

Students MUST submit official transcripts (and AP scores, if applicable) to BOTH CSU, Chico Office of Admissions, and NursingCAS. 

Do not mail transcripts or any application documents to the School of Nursing office. They will be shredded.

Remember! Only students who meet the CSU, Chico School of Nursing eligibility requirements and applicable university deadlines (unless currently enrolled in Chico State) are eligible to submit a supplemental application through NursingCAS.


Step I. Apply to CSU, Chico

Apply to CSU Chico (Cal State Apply)(opens in new window)

Apply to CSU, Chico via the Cal State Apply during the university’s applicable filing period, indicated below.

Fall Semester

October 1 - November 30 of the preceding year. 

Spring Semester

August 1 - August 31 of the preceding year.


Step II. Apply to the School of Nursing

Apply to the School of Nursing (NursingCAS)(opens in new window)

Click on the above link to apply to the CSU, Chico School of Nursing on NursingCAS.
Fall Semester

Early January* - 8:59 pm PST March 1

Spring Semester

August 15 - 8:59 pm PST October 8


Admission Decision Announcements

Application decisions will be sent to each applicant’s email of record in NursingCAS.

Fall Applicants
May 1 - May 15
Spring Semester
December 1 - December 15

Returning Applicants

Ensure that you keep your admission status active during the timeframe between application cycles or to re-apply to the university if you cancel your enrollment status.

CSU Chico Graduating Applicants

If you are a current CSU Chico student who is graduating with another degree at the time of application, you will need to reapply to the University even though you are currently an enrolled student. 

Post Baccalaureate Students

The School of Nursing does accept post baccalaureate students. When applying through Cal State Apply, please apply as an undergraduate.