A scheduling order signer by Judge J.P. Stadtmueller on 1 March said he could, however enter a plea before 17 June if he wished to avoid trial by jury.
Last month, Hutchins' legal team failed to get evidence recorded by the FBI during its first meeting with Hutchins removed from the case.
The reason cited by Hutchins' lawyers was that he made the comments before he was informed of the reason for his arrest.
Hutchins was arrested by the FBI in Las Vegas on 2 August 2017 after he had boarded a plane to leave the US after attending the annual DEFCON security conference.
He gained the attention of the world when he stopped the spread of the WannaCry ransomware by accident in May 2017.
Hutchins, 23, is charged with creating and distributing a banking trojan known as Kronos. The FBI claims he made incriminating statements to them after he was arrested last year, and also in two phone calls from his cell.
The chargesheet against him said he had written and helped distribute Kronos along with an unnamed co-conspirator.