High School Scholars Program

High School Scholars (HSS) - Fall 2017

The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for a nominal $58 fee1. The objective of the program is to offer service area students access to college courses that have not been filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.


Student Requirements:

  • 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 2017-2018)
  • 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 CSU, Chico University Catalog
  • Submit a properly completed and signed HSS Application, required documents, Add Request Form(s), and $58 fee1 by the established deadlines
  • You must be a California resident to participate in the High School Scholars Program


Important HSS Dates and Deadlines




Mandatory HSS Orientation

(student attends one)

Thursday, May 4

Monday, May 8

Friday, May 12 (webinar, please email kzcunningham@csuchico.edu for details)

Tuesday, May 16

5:00-6:00 PM

Student Services Center, Rm 150

FINAL deadline for HSS Application

Thursday, June 1, 5:00 PM

Office of Admissions

Students Services Center, Rm 130

HSS Add Period

Monday, August 21, 2017 through Friday, September 1, 2017

Final deadline for HSS Add Request Form(s) and $58 fee1 payment

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

Friday, September 1, 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

August 21                   First day of classes.

September 4                Labor Day. Campus closed.

September 15              Census date. No adding, dropping of classes, or changing of grade option beyond this date without a serious or compelling reason approved by the instructor, department chair, and college dean.

November 10                Veteran's Day. Campus closed.

November 20-24            Thanksgiving break. No classes held. 

December 11                Final exam week. Modfied class schedules; students will need to notify their high school of their final exam schedule as course sessions are typically offered at different times. See Final Examination Schedule in the Portal on the CSU, Chico website.

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 or email jballi@csuchico.edu.