American Language & Culture Institute at CSU, Chico

Conditional Admission

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Conditional admission is designed for undergraduates who have not yet met the University’s English proficiency requirement. Students must apply for conditional admission by the University deadlines and submit all required documentation and fees. ALCI Chico maintains conditional admission arrangements with CSU, Chico and Butte College. We can also assist in transfers between other universities and colleges.

CSU, Chico Conditional Admission Application Requirements & Deadlines:

To apply for conditional admission, students must apply to both CSU Chico and ALCI Chico:

Apply to CSU, Chico:

  • Apply online at CSU Mentor:

  • $55 CSU Chico application fee (pay online at time of application. If you prefer to pay by check, make check payable to “CSU Chico”)

  • Submit required documents to ALCI by mail (see mailing address below)

 Apply to ALCI Chico:

  • ALCI Chico application form:
  • $100 ALCI application fee (Payable by Visa or MasterCard on application. If sending check or money order, please make payable to “CSU Chico Research Foundation”)

  • Passport photo identification page

  • Financial support form

  • Official Bank Statement or scholarship letter. See International Student Services website for current fees.

  • 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/colleges do not need to submit a high school transcript

•    Submit all required documents listed above to ALCI Chico by mail to:
American Language and Culture Institute
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico CA, USA 95929-0250

Students seeking conditional undergraduate admission to CSU, Chico must apply by the following deadlines:

Conditional Admissions Deadlines

For ALCI Session

Apply for Conditional
Admission By:

For University Term

Fall 1 -2015 May 1, 2015 Fall 2015
Fall 2 - 2015 July 15, 2015 Spring 2016
Spring 1 - 2016 October 21, 2015 Fall  2016
Spring 2 - 2016 December 24, 2015 Fall  2016
Summer - 2016 March 2, 2016 Fall  2016

Eligible students will receive a letter of Conditional Admission and a form I-20 from ALCI. You will maintain full-time enrollment at ALCI until you are recommended for matriculation.

CSU, Chico University Application Cycles:

Fall semester: October 1 – May 1
Spring semester: July 1 – September 30

Fall semester: October 1 – March 1
Spring semester: August 1 – September 15

The online application to apply to the University is found at:

For more information about admission to CSU, Chico, please contact the Office of International Education.

Butte College Conditional Admission

Through our partnership with Butte College, ALCI Chico students can apply for conditional admission to our local community college. For more information please visit the Butte College website or contact our office.