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High School Scholars

Spring 2021

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)

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 
  • Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade of a local admission area** high school (AY 2020-2021)
  • 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

Important Dates and Deadlines


Mandatory Virtual HSS Orientation
(student attends one) Click the date to the right to register.

Questions, please email

5:00-6:00 PM

Wednesday, December 2nd

Tuesday, December 8th

Thursday, December 10th

FINAL deadline for HSS ApplicationFriday, January 8th , 5 p.m.

Email to

HSS Add PeriodTuesday, January 21, 2021 through Friday, January 31, 2021
Final deadline for HSS Add Request Form(s) and $106 fee* payment
(check or money order payable to "CSU, Chico")

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Email to

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 21st: First Day of Classes

February 5th: Last day to drop a course (approvals required)

March 15th - 19th: Spring Break (campus closed; no classes)

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

May 17th - 21st: 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.

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Questions? Please call the Office of Admissions, (530) 898-4115 or email