Honors in General Education

If you are entering Chico State as a first-semester freshman, you should have at least one of the following to apply for the Honors Program:

  • High School GPA of 3.5 or above OR
  • SAT score of 1200 or above math and verbal score combined (does not include writing score!) OR
  • ACT score of 27 or above

Note: If you enter the program as a freshman with AP exam or college credit your requirements may be reduced after consultation with an Honors advisor.

Students not meeting these criteria will be considered, but only on an individual basis. We encourage you to apply if:

  • you have participated in honors programs in high school
  • you are a lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation
  • you are a National Merit finalist

You may apply online using the link below, or you may print a PDF application to fill out and submit by mail or email to

We are now accepting applications for fall 2018!

Honors in the Major

This program is not available to freshmen.