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Cal State ApplyApplication Dates:

For Spring 2021 Semester: August 1-31, 2020

For Fall 2021 Semester: October 1-December 4, 2020

Application Instructions:

Please keep in mind “CSU Chico” will not be an available option until the application period starts. If you would like for us to send an email reminder when application periods open, complete this form indicating which semester you would like to start. Below are application instructions for students applying to online degree completion programs offered by California State University, Chico:

  1. On the Cal State Apply website, click on "Apply Now."
  2. Create an account if you don’t already have one.
  3. Once your Cal State Apply account is created you will receive an email with your Cal State Apply ID number.
  4. On the Cal State Apply website you will be welcomed by name. Click on “Start Your Application.”
  5. Under “Select the Programs to Which You Want to Apply,” select campus “CSU Chico”, Delivery Format “Online.” Below the gray bar, select your major.  If the major is correct, click “I am Done, Review My Selections.” And then click on “Continue to My Application.” If you are applying to the new BA Religious Studies online program, there currently is only an on-campus option on the application. Go ahead and apply for on-campus BA Religious Studies - all students selecting BA Religious Studies eventually will be contacted and asked if they wish to be moved to the online program.
  6. On the “My Application” window complete the application selections as directed.
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.