Chico Distance & Online Education

Registration for Re-admitted Students

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Registration for Re-admitted Students

If you were previously admitted to California State University, Chico but did not register for the previous full semester (fall or spring) you will need to complete another university application to be readmitted. (This does not apply to students who filed a Planned Educational Leave [PEL].)

Step 1. Are You Ready?

You will need a computer and Internet access to participate in online courses. If you haven’t already done so, check our suggested minimum computer configurations and make sure your computer system meets those requirements.

Step 2. Apply for Re-Admission

You may request that an information letter be emailed to you; this letter will give an overview of our online programs and include the link to obtain an online application to the University. It is important to visit the Office of Admissions site and this page of our website for more complete details concerning application deadlines and procedures.

Note: If the formal admissions deadline has passed, there may still be a way for you to enroll in courses — see Open University

Step 3. Talk to an Advisor

It is recommended that you talk to an advisor during the admissions process: (1) general academic advising and (2) major program advising. Be sure you have read the sections of the University Catalog that pertain to bachelor’s degree requirements and to program/major requirements before you call your advisor.

Step 4. Prepare your Course List

This process will provide you a list of your courses before using the CSU, Chico Portal to enroll. Check out the current schedule of online classes. Click on the adjacent spreadsheets to see which courses can be applied to your major and which courses count toward the three-course upper division Pathways requirement.

Step 5. Registration through the Portal

Using your course list, you are now ready to log on to the Portal to register.

Step 6. Pay Your Fees

You will be responsible to pay your registration fees by the appropriate deadline. For  information about financial aid opportunities, check the Financial Aid Web site or call the Financial Aid Office at 530-898-6451.

Step 7. How Do I Access My Online Class?

To access your online courses you will need to create or re-activate a personal account in the Portal. Follow the directions at “New Student Account” in order to initialize your Wildcat e-mail and Chico State Connection accounts. Your nine-digit CSU, Chico ID number will be required for you to setup your account. If you previously attended CSU, Chico before the nine-digit ID numbers were implemented or if you have forgotten yours, please contact Regional and Continuing Education at 530-898-6105. Once you have established your account, the Portal will automatically provide you with access to the courses in which you are enrolled. Click on the “Student Services” tab and look for the “Courses Resource” link in the left-hand column. Course materials are housed in Blackboard Learn, which is the  online course materials management system used at CSU, Chico. Many instructors should have instructional materials available one week prior to the start of the semester.

Step 8. Be Prepared For Class

If a syllabus is posted, review the course outline and book list.  Approximately three weeks before classes start you can purchase books online through the CSU, Chico Wildcat Store.

Step 9. How do I Drop an Online Class?

To drop an online course during the add/drop period (the first two weeks of the semester), utilize the registration tool in the Portal. To check the deadline dates for dropping a course, please visit www.csuchico.edu/apss/calendar or contact the Student Records Office at 530-898-5142.

To drop an online course during the second and third weeks of the semester, obtain the instructor’s permission via email and then contact Continuing Education at 530-898-6105.

After the Census Date (last day of the fourth week of the semester) students are required to have a serious and compelling reason for dropping a course. You will need to obtain the instructor’s permission via email and then forward this email to Continuing Education. As a courtesy, we will forward the instructor’s email permission to the Department Chair and the Dean to request approval for the drop and complete the required form. After the approvals are granted, we will forward the completed documents to the Student Records Office for processing. Please check your portal account at least one week after your Add/Drop form has been submitted to Student Records to make sure you have been dropped from the course.

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