Chico State Degree Programs in Redding

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Upcoming Application Opportunities

Applications will be accepted August 1-31, 2018 for admission to the 2019 spring semester. The application period for fall 2019 is October 1-November 30, 2018. The application period for fall 2018 ended November 30, 2017, but you may be able to get started with your coursework by enrolling through our Open University program.
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Prospective students apply for admission to a degree program and to the University on the Cal State Apply website.  (Below are step-by-step instructions for filling out the Cal State Apply application.) The application fee is $55 and includes a complete evaluation of your transcripts.

For general application requirements for transfer students, please visit the Admissions Office website.


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 announced or is changed, as well as detailed information about Redding programs, please fill out our Redding program information request form.



If you wish to enroll in Redding courses for spring 2018 as a non-admitted student, check out our Open University program.  Open University allows non-admitted inidividuals to enroll in CSU, Chico courses (1) with the instructor’s permission, and (2) on a space-available basis. You may earn up to 24 units toward your bachelor’s degree through this program. At this time, space is usually available in all Redding classes.

Apply Online Through Cal State Apply

Applications for admission to Redding degree programs and the University are completed online through Cal State Apply, the University’s online admissions web site. The application fee is $55, which includes an evaluation of your transcripts.

Log on to Cal State Apply and follow these steps to apply:

  1. Click on Apply Now.
  2. Click on Undergraduate Admission Applications.
  3. Select the term (semester) you would like to start your degree. If you don’t have a Cal State Apply account, you will need to create one at this point.
  4. Once you have created an account, select California State University, Chico from the list of institutions. Click Start a New Application under the institution box.
  5. Scroll to the very bottom of the page and click Begin Application for CSU Chico. You will be asked to select Chico’s main campus or Redding Center from a drop-down menu.
  6. In the Intended Major drop-down menu, select “Bus Adm MGMT (Redding Center) BS.” This is usually listed near the top, but you may have to scroll down to find it.
  7. Follow the remaining instructions as directed. Additional help is available in the left-hand toolbar of CSU Mentor. The Help Movies link provides step-by-step illustrated instructions.
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.