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Honors Program


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

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

All applicants are required to submit a narrative essay with their application. The narrative must be no more than 500 words and address the following prompt:

The Honors Program in General Education seeks to serve highly motivated and resilient students.  

What motivates you?  Describe a time when your motivation helped you overcome adversity or accomplish something your are very proud of.

We are now accepting applications for fall 2020! 

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