High School Scholars Program

Spring 2016 information now available!

The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for local high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for a nominal $50 fee1. The objective of the program is to offer local area students access to college courses that have not been filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.


Student Requirements (applicable to NEW and RETURNING participants; no exceptions):

  • Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to receive a HSS application and other important documents
  • Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade of a local admission area2 high school (AY 2015-2016)
  • Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA (both 9-12 and 10-12)
  • If applicable, be in good academic standing at any college or university of current or previous attendance
  • Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s) as published in the University Catalog
  • Submit a properly completed and signed HSS Application, required documents, Add Request Form(s), and $50 fee1 by the established deadlines


Important HSS Dates and Deadlines to Participate in Spring 2016




Mandatory HSS Orientation

(student attends one)

Wednesday, December 2

Monday, December 7 or

Tuesday, December 15

5:00-6:00 PM

Student Services Center, Rm 150

FINAL Deadline for HSS Application

Thursday, January 7, 5:00 PM

Office of Admissions

Students Services Center, Rm 130

Final deadline for HSS Add Request Form(s) and $50 fee1 payment

(check or money order payable to "CSU, Chico")

Friday, February 5, 5:00 PM

Office of Admissions

Students Services Center, Rm 130


Note: It will take 2-3 days to complete the HSS matriculation process after approved Add Request Forms and fees are submitted. During this time, students will not have access to their Chico State Portal or online Blackboard Learn system.

Other Key Dates

January 18                   Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance (campus closed; no classes)

January 25                   First day of classes

February 19                  Last day to drop a course (approvals required)

March 14-18                 Spring Break (campus offices open; no classes)

March 31                      Cesar Chavez Day (campus closed; no classes)

May 16-20                    Final Exams.   Modified class schedules; students will need to notify their high school of their final exam schedule as course sessions are typically offered at different times.

1The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

2The CSU, Chico local admission area includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyous, Sutter, Trinity, Tehama, and Yuba Counties.

3 The Student Services Center is located on the northeast corner of West 2nd and Ivy Streets in Chico, CA. For campus maps and parking information, visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/directions

     Questions? Please call the Office of Admissions, (530) 898-6322.