Monday, July 23, 2012

What's Happening Spring 2013?

We now have the final word on the spring 2013 application for admission. 

We will accept applications during the filling period of August 1-31, 2012 from students who satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

1.  Applicants who complete an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T), made possible by the passing of Senate Bill 1440.  This special degree program is available for a select group of majors deemed similar at community colleges throughout California.  Degrees must be verified by October 15, 2012 by the participating community college.


2.  Applicants who are fully eligible, upper division transfer students with 30 or more units from one or more of the following local community colleges:  Butte, Feather River, Lassen, Shasta, Siskiyous and/or Yuba.  (Additional criteria must be met.)   For complete application filing details and criteria, please visit our website.

Monday, July 9, 2012

What's So Great About Chico State?

Some of the amazing students you'll meet at Chico State.  From left to right: Zijian He, Sonya Shumate, Shemu Ariyasivam, and Rachel Wietbrock. 

     Is Chico State really all that great?  I mean, yes, it has a beautiful campus and its academics are top notch, but isn't it all too good to be true?  Actually, it's totally true; Chico State is a great place to be!  But just so you don't have to take my word for it,  I interviewed four students were eager to share why Chico has been such a great place for them.  Zijian He, a Master's of Business Administration student from China shared, "I think Chico State is very international.  There are a lot of study abroad opportunities.  I went to Spain through Chico State's study abroad program.  Chico is also a very safe town with very hospitable people."
      When I asked Shemu Ariyasivam, an Applied Physics major from Sri Lanka, why he thought Chico was a great place, he replied, "Honestly, Chico State has the best atmosphere when it comes to people and an environment to facilitate a great educational experience."  Sonya Shumate, a Health Science Education major from Oakland shared that for her, "Chico State is great because it took me out of my box and old environment.  I met new people and tried new things.  It really changed my perspective.  I even changed my major from Psychology to Health Science Education."  Rachael Wietbrock, a Chico native and transfer student, didn't have to go far to find exactly what she was looking for, "What I love about Chico State is the fact that they had the exact major I wanted.  It's a holistic approach to Health Science that incorporates things like nutrition and diversity.  Everyone is also really friendly and the faculty really cares about you.  You're not an inconvenience to them."
      I've met dozens and dozens of students in my almost two years at Chico State and you I can tell you that the majority of them are loving and really making the most of their Chico experience.  Students like Zijian, Sonya, Shemu and Rachel are plugged in by working on campus, exploring the various programs we offer and being open to new adventures.  Do you want to explore more first-hand student experiences?  Check out our real life student blogs, TwentyFourSeven.