Summer Session Registration

Class Registration Opens April 3

There's no application required to take Summer Session classes. Just register for your class(es) following the steps below.

How to Register for Classes

Continuing Chico State Students

If you are enrolled in spring and not graduating in May 2023:

  • 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 Center by selecting the summer term. 
  • Enroll via your Student Center. There are multiple ways to add a class and complete your registration in the new Student Center. View detailed instructions.
  • The final day to register for classes through the Portal is May 18. Beginning May 19, register and pay fees online through the Continuing Education summer schedule.

New Chico State Students

If you are a new Chico State undergraduate, or a graduate student admitted or readmitted for fall 2023, 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 the Student Center in the Portal (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. Fee payment using a Visa or MasterCard is required at the time of registration. No service fees are charged.

  • 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

Call 530-898-6105 for registration & fee payments by phone.

Unit Load

By definition*, a three-unit university course requires not less than forty-five hours of class instruction plus a minimum of 90 hours of out-of-class work (for assignments and study). During Summer Session, this material will be covered in an accelerated format. Therefore, it is recommended that students take no more than one 3-unit class per session, especially during 3-, 4-, and 6-week sessions.

* As of July 1, 2011 federal law (Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations, sections 600.2 and 600.4) requires all accredited institutions to comply with the federal definition of the credit hour.


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).