** Regional & Continuing Education is working remotely until further notice. You can contact us via phone and email M–Th, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. **
Chico State Summer Session
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Class Registration

 Register Today!

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

Plan ahead so that you can register as soon as possible. Many classes fill and waitlists can be long! Early registration also helps to make sure there are enough students to keep the class from cancelling.

Pay your fees immediately. Your class registration is not confirmed until fees have been paid or until a financial aid award is on file. Additional information about financial aid can be found on the Fees & Financial Aid page.

How to Register for Classes

Continuing Chico State Students

If you are enrolled in spring and not graduating in May 2021:

  • The final day to register for classes through the Portal was May 14. Beginning May 15, register and pay fees online through the Continuing Education online summer schedule. Credit card payments processed through Continuing Education are not charged a service fee.

New Chico State Students

If you are a new Chico State undergraduate, or a graduate student admitted or readmitted for fall 2021, 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

During our office closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are unable to take registrations & fee payments by phone. Please register online through the Continuing Education website (see above). 

Register by Mail

Complete the Summer Session Add/Drop form and mail it with your payment to:

Regional & Continuing Education
400 W. First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0250

Maximum 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.

Waitlists

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).

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