High School Scholars Program

Spring 2015 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 just $44!¹ 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):

  • Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to obtain a HSS application and other important documents
  • Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade in high school
  • Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA
  • Be in good academic standing at any college or university, if applicable
  • Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s), as published in the University Catalog
  • Submit the HSS Application, unofficial transcripts, Add Request Form(s), and $44¹ fee by the established deadlines


Important HSS Dates and Deadlines to Participate in Spring 2015




Mandatory HSS Orientation

(student attends one)

Wednesday, December 3

Thursday, December 11

Tuesday, December 16 or

Monday, January 5

5:00-6:00 PM

Student Services Center, Rm 150

Final Deadline for HSS Application

Thursday, January 8 5:00 PM

Office of Admissions

Students Services Center, Rm 130

HSS Add Period

Tuesday, January 20 through Friday, January 30

Approved students only:

Final deadline for HSS Add Request Form(s) and $44¹ fee payment

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

Friday, January 30, 5:00 PM

Office of Admissions

Students Services Center, Rm 130


Special 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 system.


Important Campus Dates for Spring 2015

January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance (campus closed; no classes)

January 20: First day of classes

February 13: Last day to drop a course (approvals required)

March 16-20: Spring Break (campus offices open; no classes)

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

May 11-15: 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.

* 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/taps/maps_direct.shtml


¹  The 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.

    Questions? Please call Teresita Curiel at the Office of Admissions, (530) 898-6322, or email tcuriel@csuchico.edu.