CSU, Chico Special Sessions

Summer Session - Registration Information

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Registration & Fee Payment Information

Registration Now Open

We encourage you to register as soon as possible because many classes fill and waitlists can be long! Early registration also helps to make sure there are enough students to keep the class from cancelling.

If fees are not paid within 48 hours of the time of registration, or there is no fee deferral in place, you will be dropped from your class(es). Additional information about financial aid and how to apply can be found on the Fees & Financial Aid page.

How to Register & Pay Fees

Continuing Chico State Students

If you are enrolled in spring and not graduating in May 2017:

  • Select the class(s) you want from the Summer Session Schedule and make note of the four digit Class#. You can also search for classes in your Student Services Center account by selecting the summer term.
  • Log into the Chico State Portal and select the Records, Registration, and Finances tab.
  • Under the “enrollment” section, select “add a class” and follow the same steps used to add classes for fall and spring. Refer to the Adding Classes Help Guide if you have questions.
  • If you are paying with a Visa or MasterCard, call the Continuing Education office at (530) 898-6105 or stop by with your check payment.
  • From the Student Center, select “Make a Payment.” If paying by credit card (Discover, American Express, Visa or MasterCard) or electronic check, login to CashNet to post a payment to your account. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% service fee. 
  • You can also make a payment at the Student Financial Services office, SSC 230 if paying by check or cash.
  • The final day to register for classes through the Portal is May 18. Beginning May 19 you can enroll through Continuing Education by phone or in person (see below). You can continue to pay fees through the Portal even after registration has closed, though credit card payments processed through Continuing Educations are not charged a service fee.

New Chico State Students

If you are a new Chico State undergraduate, or a graduate student admitted or readmitted for fall 2017, you need to register through Continuing Education [ see below ]. It is recommended you speak to an academic advisor before selecting a Summer Session class.

Non-Chico State Students

Not a Chico State student? No problem! Summer Session is open to anyone and no application is needed. Learn more about taking Chico State Summer Session classes, and then register through Continuing Education. [ see below ]

Planning to Graduate?

If you have applied for spring graduation, but need to take a summer class to complete your degree, you must reapply for summer graduation by submitting a new Graduation Application and pay the required filing fee. Once your fee payment has been confirmed, contact the Student Records Office at (530) 898-5142 to request “term activation.” Once you are term activated, you can enroll in open summer classes through your portal account (see above). If you have questions or need assistance with your term activation request, contact Continuing Education, (530) 898-6105.

Registration Through Continuing Education

Register Online

Use the Continuing Education online registration request process if you are paying with a Visa or MasterCard.

  • Select the class(s) you want from the Summer Session Class Schedule.
  • From the class detail page, select Register Now.
  • Provide your contact information and submit your payment through our secure system.
Register by Phone

If you are paying with a Visa or MasterCard, call the Continuing Education office at (530) 898-6105.

Register in Person

Visit the Continuing Education Office on the Chico State campus between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. You can pay by credit card, check, money order, or cashier’s check.

Register by Mail

Download and complete the Summer Session Add/Drop form and mail it with your payment to:

Regional & Continuing Education
400 W. First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0250


If a class is full, you may add your name to the waitlist. Students are moved from the waitlist on a first come, first served basis into a class as space becomes available. You must be eligible to enroll in the class to be moved from the waitlist to enrolled status.

Students added to a class will be sent an an email notification. Fees must be paid immediately or the registration will be cancelled. Fees can be paid in your Student Center or through Continuing Education (see above).

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.