Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fall 2012 Admissions Update Part 2

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening here in the Office of Admissions as of today:

1.       We are still processing applications for fall 2012.   A good deal of admissions decisions have already gone out, but we’re not quite done with all of them yet.  During spring break our databases were down for an upgrade, so we couldn’t process applications, but now we are back in full force.
2.     Students should still be checking Portal Accounts and Wildcat Email accounts because the most current and up to date information about admission decisions will always be there.  Often, notifications via the Portal and/or email are the quickest and only way to get information as we send far fewer letters and cards these days. 
3.     May 1st is the all important Intent to Enroll (IE) deadline and unless you are exempt based on financial need, submit your $200 non-refundable deposit.  This tells us you’re definitely coming and saves your space at Chico State.  Hint: don’t wait until the last day and risk some sort of system failure on our part or computer malfunction on yours.
4.      If you are an admitted student there are a lot of things still left to be done.  You’ll want to make sure to use your What’s Next handout we sent in your admissions packet.  We hope this month-by-month guide will help you take care of other important deadlines like Housing, Financial Aid and Orientation.
5.    Speaking of Summer Orientation, their website is live. Check out their calendar and get a sense of when you might like to come.   We strongly encourage you to attend, as you are able to sit down with an advisor, get help selecting classes and register. 
6.    Not sure what residence hall  you want to live in?  Check out the virtual tours available online.   Just click on any of the hall names and  they will take you to floor plans, videos and more!  The housing application is now open to students.