High School Scholars

Spring 2022

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 $110 fee*. 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.

High School Scholars flier (PDF)

HSS Course Recommendation List

Math Course Information (PDF)

Student Requirements

  • Submit the High School Scholars Spring 2022 Application by December 17, 2021
  • Email high school transcripts and the Agreement Form (PDF) to swood16@csuchico.edu by January 7, 2021
  • Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade of a local admission area** high school (AY 2021-2022)
  • 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(opens in new window)
  • Submit a properly completed and signed HSS Application, required documents, Add Request Form(s), and $110 fee* by the established deadlines
  • You must be a California resident to participate in the High School Scholars Program

How to Apply


Application Period

December 6th - December 17thHSS Spring 2022 Application
Attend a Virtual Info SessionDecember 6th, 7th, and 8th at 5:30 pm 

Info Session Zoom Link

Submit Agreement Form (PDF) and high school transcriptsNo later than January 7th Email to swood16@csuchico.edu or submit to Admissions Office, Student Services Center 130
Attend a Virtual Orientation Session (required to attend 1 session)

January 10th, 11th, and 12th at 5:30 pm

Orientation Zoom Link

Enrollment Period

January 24th - February 4th 

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 24st: First Day of Classes

February 18th: Last day to drop a course (approvals required)

March 14-18th: Spring Break Campus open; no classes held

March 31: César Chávez Day Campus closed

May 16–20, 2022: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 CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory system wide fees, are subject to change 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, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory system wide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

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

***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(opens in new window)

Questions? Please call the Office of Admissions, (530) 898-4115 or email swood16@csuchico.edu.