Course RegistrationAccessing Your ClassLate Adds & DropsFees & Financial Aid

Course Registration

Register for your Online MS in Computer Science courses through this website. Self registration through your Student Center is not available for this program.

Click the Register link next to the class(es) you wish to enroll in. On the course detail page, click the Register Now link to add it to your cart. Then return to this page to add additional classes.

PLEASE NOTE: Your online registration is a request and will be processed by our registration team in the order received. If you submit a request on the weekend, it will be processed the following work week.

Financial aid recipients should register for all classes in a term in the same, initial request. If you add or drop courses later, you will be required to complete an Add/Drop form and a Change in Enrollment form as required by the Financial Aid Office.


Fall 2024 Course Schedule


Course #Course TitleUnitsClass DatesRegistration Links
CSCI 511Advanced Object-Oriented Programming3Fall '24 A: Aug 26-Oct 18 
CSCI 697Independent Study (Enroll only if CSCI 511 or CSCI 546 has already been taken)3Fall '24 A: Aug 26-Oct 18 
CSCI 546Network Forensic3Fall '24 B: Oct 28-Dec 20 
CSCI 611Applied Machine Learning3Spring '25 A: Jan 21-Mar 14 
CSCI 612Applied Computer Vision3Spring '25 B: Mar 24-May 16 
CSCI 620Web Technology3Summer '25 A: Jun 9-Aug 1 
CSCI 630Software Design and Maintenance3Fall '25 A: Aug 25-Oct 17 
CSCI 640Scalable Systems3Fall '25 B: Oct 27-Dec 19 
CSCI 650Algorithms and Computability3Spring '26 A: Jan 20-Mar 13 
CINS 670Database Management Systems3Spring '26 B: Mar 23-May 15 
CSCI 693Research Methods in Computer Science3Summer '26 A: Jun 15-Aug 7 


 Late Adds, Drops & Refunds

Drops & Refunds

If you drop a class on or before the first day of the course, a $15 processing fee will apply. On the second or third day, a 65% refund will be issued. On the fourth day or beyond, no refund will be granted. Please note that if you are a Financial Aid recipient or sponsored student, other drop or repayment requirements may apply.

If you are a Financial Aid recipient and have any changes to your schedule once you have been awarded, approval and counseling from a Financial Aid Advisor will be required and the completion of a Add/Drop form and a Financial Aid Change Form.

Late Adds & Drops

After the first day of class, instructor permission is required to add or drop a class. After the first week of a 3-unit class, adding or dropping a class requires a serious & compelling reason along with approval from the instructor and program director. Submit an Add/Drop Form.

Read more about the policies on adding, dropping and refunds.

Fees & Financial Aid

Course Fees

To pay fees and register, submit an online request from our website. Payment is due at the time of registration. Fees are $850.00 per unit.

Federal Loans

Federal Unsubsidized Stafford and Graduate PLUS loans may be available to eligible students. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the Chico State Financial Aid & Scholarship Office website.

Fall/Spring Aid information (pdf)
Summer Aid information (pdf)

If you receive student loans and will pay your fees from your disbursement, your student account must show that you’ve accepted aid by the first day of class or you may be dropped from your courses and required to pay fees in order to be re-enrolled. Be sure to check your “To Do Lists” in your student center.

In order to establish eligibility for federal loans, students are required to be enrolled in at least four units per semester. Therefore, you need to register in all the courses you need to take in an upcoming term at the same time. Please note that if you drop below 4 units of enrollment during the semester, you may be required to repay some or all of the federal loans that you received.

Accessing Your Classes


Your classes will take place in Canvas. They will be visible inside your Chico State Portal by approximately one week before classes start. View the Wildcat Computing Canvas tutorials


All textbook requirements should be posted at the Chico State Wildcat Store. Select the term then enter the required information.

Technical Help at Chico State

We strongly encourage you to log into your course as soon as it becomes available to give you time to resolve any technical issues. If you need assistance using the Portal or accessing your courses, contact the ITSS Help Desk at 530-898-4357 or toll-free at 800-780-4837, option 3. You may also send them an email at If you have technical problems that cannot be resolved, please call our office at 530-898-5648 to drop your class as soon as possible to avoid drop penalties.

Campus Resources

Wildcat ID Card

Meriam Library Services

Accessibility Resource Center

Financial Aid

Third Party Billing

Graduate Studies

Student Health Center Information & Fees: If you live in the Chico area and wish to use the Student Health Center, additional fees apply each term and must be paid by the 20th day of the semester. Call Professional & Continuing Education at 530-898-6105.

WREC Center Membership Information & Fees: If you live in the Chico area and wish to use the WREC, additional fees apply each term and are payable at The WREC.