Chico Distance & Online Education
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Upcoming Application Opportunities

Applications will be accepted August 1-31, 2021 for admission to the 2022 spring semester. The application period for fall 2022 is October 1, 2021-December 4, 2021 (Deadline extended). Students apply for admission to a degree program and to the University on the Cal State Apply website. 

You may find it helpful to refer to our step-by-step instructions for filling out the Cal State Apply application. The application fee is $70 and includes a complete evaluation of your transcripts. This process is the same as that for students applying to on-campus degree programs.

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 added or is changed, as well as detailed information about Chico State online degree programs, please complete our online information request form.

To Enroll in Classes Before Admission

If you wish to enroll in online courses for spring 2021 as a non-admitted student, check out our Open University program. Enrollment is on a space-available basis, with the instructor's permission. Before you enroll in any courses, we suggest you contact the academic advisor for the degree program in which you are interested.

Accessibility Accommodations: If you need special disability accommodations for accessing any information on this website, please contact Regional & Continuing Education. For accommodations for an event, workshop, or online or on-campus class, please contact the CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center.