High School Scholars

(Spring 2020)

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 $106 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.

Student Requirements

  • Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to receive a HSS application and other important documents.  If you have participated in the program before or attended a previous orientation, you do not have to attend again.  To get the application, please email kzcunningham@csuchico.edu 
  • Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade of a local admission area** high school (AY 2019-2020)
  • 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 $106 fee* by the established deadlines
  • You must be a California resident to participate in the High School Scholars Program

Important Dates and Deadlines


Mandatory HSS Orientation
(student attends one)

If unable to attend, please email kzcunningham@csuchico.edu 

5:00-6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4

Tuesday, December 10

Wednesday, December 11

Student Services Center, Room 150
FINAL deadline for HSS ApplicationFriday, January 10 , 5 p.m.Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Room 130
HSS Add PeriodTuesday, January 21, 2020 through Friday, January 31, 2020
Final deadline for HSS Add Request Form(s) and $106 fee* payment
(check or money order payable to "CSU, Chico")

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Room 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 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance (campus closed; no classes)

January 21 First day of classes

January 31 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 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) 898-6322 or email kzcunningham@csuchico.edu.