Winter Session for Non-Chico State Students

Want to Take a Winter Session Class But Not a Chico State Student? No Problem!

Chico State Winter Session is open to students from all CSU campuses, as well as other colleges and universities. Our online upper & lower division and general ed classes can help you prepare for spring, get closer to completing your degree, and take advantage of your breaks with an accelerated schedule.

Whether you're a Wildcat, a Prospector, a Titan, or a Matador, Winter Session fees are the same for everyone, making it an affordable choice for all CSU and community college students.

How Do I Apply?

No need to apply! Just register for your class(es) online.

When Can I Sign Up?

Registration is open. The fastest way to register is online through the class schedule. If you have questions or need assistance, email

What Classes Are Offered?

The Winter Session schedule will be viewable online or you can download a schedule and registration flyer. 

I Am Enrolled at Another CSU Campus. Do I Have To Pay Fees?

Yes. Unlike fall and spring terms, when fees are included with your regular tuition under concurrent enrollment, winter and summer term classes offered through continuing/extended education require additional fees. View the Fees & Financial Aid page for additional information.

What If a Class Has Prerequisites?

If the class you wish to take has prerequisites, please email the department office to request permission prior to registering for your class. Once you receive permission, please forward the email to our office at so that we can register you in the class. Department email addresses can be found in the Chico State campus directory. Permission requests for College of Business classes should be directed to Business Student Advising Services.

Can I Use Financial Aid?

Unfortunately we can't transfer financial aid from another campus.

Will the Units Transfer to My Campus?

All of the classes offered during Winter Session are CSU approved classes. However, you should meet with a faculty or academic advisor prior to enrolling in a class to ensure that the units apply to your academic plan. Start by printing a copy of the class description from the class schedule. Request written approval for your records. If your advisor needs additional information, such as a syllabus, we are happy to help you get the information. Just give us a call and our team will get the ball rolling.

For more information about about Winter Session, including fees and registration, visit our Winter Session website.