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Chico State to Sign Historic MOUs with Seven North State Community Colleges to Support Transfer Student Success

A view of Kendall Hall at Chico State.

The front of Kendall Hall on Friday, April 14, 2023 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer/Chico State)

Chico State and seven North State community colleges will come together Monday in an incredible demonstration of solidarity to support transfer student success toward their educational futures. President Steve Perez and leadership from Butte College, College of the Siskiyous, Feather River College, Lassen Community College, Shasta College, Woodland Community College, and Yuba College will sign Memoranda of Understanding to formalize dual admission and streamlined transfer for students interested in pursuing their bachelor’s degree at Chico State. 

This guaranteed admission and accompanying support mechanisms lay the groundwork to simplify and ease transfer students’ pathways to pursue four-year degrees, credentials, and further education within their region. 

 “Chico State has long been proud and honored to be the comprehensive University of the North State, providing an exceptional and affordable education in an accessible and familiar campus for students across our 12-county service region,” said President Steve Perez. “We want to ensure that any student who wants a Chico State degree can earn one and build off the remarkable educations provided by our community colleges. For thousands of students every year, a community college is the right choice for starting their path to a four-year degree and we want to support them in taking that next step.” 

The benefits of the collaboration include that Chico State guarantees admission to students from those seven colleges as long as they meet minimum eligibility requirements and apply by published deadlines; Chico State will extend a dual admission program invitation through the Transfer Success Pathway (TSP) to eligible first-time, first-year applicants at the end of their high school career after being denied admission; that each college will establish a mechanism for early identification of students who are interested in transferring and schedule a Chico State campus tour for those students; and that Chico State educational opportunities will be promoted at the individual community college campuses. 

A ceremonial signing will take place at 2 p.m., following a short program. After the event, tours will be offered of the Rural Affinity Center and the Transfer Student Success Center. 

The Rural Affinity Center, located on the first floor of the Meriam Library, is a dedicated space for students from Chico State’s service region to come together and meet other students from rural communities. Students can use the space for meetings, to study, and get access to important information about the University.  

The Transfer Student Success Center supports prospective and current transfer students as they navigate the transition to and through Chico State. The center provides programs, events, resources, and support services created specifically for transfer students.


About Chico State

At Chico State, we empower students to Do and Dare in their careers and lives. Founded in 1887, Chico State is the second-oldest institution in the 23-campus CSU, the nation’s largest public university system. Chico State enrolls approximately 14,000 students and serves as the comprehensive university of the North State, the 12-county region where the campus is located. A 20-time US News & World Report “Top Public School in the West,” Chico State prides itself on its high-quality, high-value education, an active and engaged student body, and strong connection with the local community and state of California. Recognized for its focus on sustainability and community involvement, students expand their possibilities through more than 380 academic offerings and co-curricular programs and work closely with expert faculty to devise solutions for the unprecedented global challenges of the 21st century.