Key Admissions Facts
Intakes : Sept ( Major intake) and January ( for some Programs ) please contact us for more information .
Fee Range : For exact fee information please contact us .
Academic Requirements :
PG- Minimum 55% -60%in Bachelor degree
UG - Minimum 60%-70% in 12th year ( standard) of School Education
IELTS Requirements :
PG ( for most programs 6.0 , some programs 6.5 ) with no band less than 5.5
UG ( for most programs 6.0 , some programs 6.5) with no band less than 5.5
Pre-sessional English -is available( One separate CAS will be provided for pre-sessional and the main program )
Minimum Deposit to get CAS : TBC
Application processing time : 1-2 week for country student. For UG program student can make a direct application .Credibility interview is a must requirement to pass for an unconditional offer and CAS. To book a free 15 minute credibility interview assessment please contact us.
Scholarships Availability : regional and merit scholarships are available . Please contact us for more information .
Popular Programs : MBA, Nursing, Science, Business, Please contact us for more information.
NB : This information is just a rough guideline about most of the university programs and doesn't represent the exact information, application process time, IELTS requirements for any specific program . For exact information please contact us .
California State University, Chico is home of seven colleges, five schools and 28 centers that offer more than 100 undergraduate majors and options, and over 25 graduate degree programs.
The ten largest majors include; business administration, psychology, liberal studies, criminal justice, nursing, exercise physiology, kinesiology, recreational administration, communications studies, and mechanical engineering.
California State University Chico - American Language & Culture Institute - ALCI Chico
Founded in 1979, the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI Chico) is the intensive English language program located on the California State University, Chico campus. ALCI Chico offers affordable, year-round English language instruction, and an introduction to American culture and higher education. For more than thirty-five years, ALCI Chico has successfully provided intensive English language instruction and conditional University admissions for thousands of students from more than 90 countries.
California State University, Chico (Chico State) is a residential, master’s level public university located in beautiful northern California. Established in 1887, it is the second-oldest university in the 23 campus California State University system. The University offers more than 100 bachelor and master degree programs and options. CSU, Chico is consistently rated as one of the best universities in the western United States.
Chico is in beautiful Northern California in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Parks and tree lined streets make it a wonderful place to live and study. Chico is known for being a friendly, safe, and affordable place to live.
When you are making arrangements to travel to Chico, we recommend you fly into Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and utilize the North Valley as ground transport to Chico (90 miles - 145 kilometers). The North Valley Shuttle has limited service (three round trips per day). A shuttle reservation with drop off service to your housing address in Chico (+$10) is recommended.
Why Study Here?
Students like the City of Chico’s pleasant, college town atmosphere. The campus and student housing are centrally located and the downtown is pedestrian and bicycle friendly making it easy to get around.
The experienced faculty has earned master's degrees in English with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL). The proven English language curriculum challenges participants to become purposefully engaged in the campus community. ALCI Chico students have opportunities to practice their language skills with native English speakers through many activities.
Chico State students come from 47 nations, 36 states, and 2 U.S. territories.
o 95% of the total student population comes from
o California: 32.7%
o CSU, Chico’s service area; 21.2%
o the rest of Northern California; 23.6%
o Central California; and 17.6%
o Southern California. 4.9%
o are out-of-state or international students.