Fall Special Session

Whether your goal is to take a class to finish a degree, complete a certificate, or simply earn a few units of academic credit, Special Session courses give you an opportunity to earn credits toward your academic goal with the scheduling, location, and admissions flexibility you need.

Special Session Benefits

  • Admission to the University not required
  • No limit on the number of units that may be applied toward a degree program
  • Fee charged on a per-unit basis
  • Accelerated course schedules

Classes & Registration

Fall 2024 classes will be held August 26–December 20. Class registration opens early July. You can register online through the Continuing Education website, by calling our office at 530-898-6105, or visiting us on campus.

If you are enrolled in a specific academic program with scheduled spring classes, please visit your program page for registration links.

  1. Select the course(s) you want from the Fall Special Session Course Schedule or use the links sent to you for a specific program.
  2. Choose Online from the Registration Options menu and click Register Now.
  3. From the Shopping Cart screen, click Checkout. We accept VISA and Mastercard.
  4. Enter your student and payment information to complete your registration request.
  5. Please review our registration policies and save a copy of your confirmation.

Open University for Fall Semester

Interested in taking Chico State courses during the fall semester without formal admission to the University? Denied admissions? Disqualified? Open University may be your answer!