Chico Distance & Online Education

CDOE Admissions Information

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Upcoming Application Periods

The next opportunities to apply for admission will be for the spring 2018 semester (the application period is expected to be August 1-31, 2017) and the fall 2018 semester (October 1-November 30, 2017). Students apply for admission to a degree program and to the University on the CSU Mentor web site. The application period for spring 2017 admission ended on August 31, 2016.

You may find it helpful to refer to our step-by-step instructions for filling out the CSU Mentor application. The application fee is $55 and includes a complete evaluation of your transcripts. This process is the same as that for students applying to on-campus degree programs.

For general application requirements for transfer students, please visit the Admissions Office web site. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Admissions Office at 530-898-6322 or toll-free at 1-800-542-4426. The email address is

To receive an email alert whenever an application period is added or is changed, as well as detailed information about Chico State online degree programs, please complete our online information request form.

To Enroll in Classes Before Admission

If you wish to enroll in online courses for fall 2016 as a non-admitted student, check out our Open University program. Enrollment is on a space-available basis, with the instructor’s permission. Before you enroll in any courses, we suggest you contact the academic advisor for the degree program in which you are interested.

Accessibility Accommodations: If you need special disability accommodations for an event, workshop, or online or on-campus class, please contact the CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center.