Honors Program

Honors in GE Application Requirements

Freshman Interested in Honors in GE

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 + verbal score combined) OR
  • ACT score of 27 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

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.

Transfer, Re-entry, and Already Enrolled Students Interested in Honors in GE

Transfer, re-entry and already-enrolled students interested in Honors in GE should meet with an Honors advisor to discuss their Honors course requirements. In most cases, the number of units required will be reduced because of previously completed coursework.

All Honors in GE students, including transfer, re-entry and already-enrolled students, must complete the Honors upper-division theme in order to earn Honors in GE, but they are not required to complete Honors Connections or Honors Survey of Civilization.

Transfer Students

A transfer student is someone who has completed college coursework subsequent to high school graduation and has recently transferred or is transferring to CSU, Chico.

If you are a transfer student you will need a 3.3 or higher cumulative GPA in your transferable coursework to apply to the Honors in GE Program.

Re-Entry Students and Already Enrolled Students

Re-entry students are those students who had been removed from the program and wish to gain re-entry. Already enrolled students are those who have graduated from high school and already begun coursework at CSU, Chico.

If you are a re-entry or already enrolled student, you must have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA at CSU, Chico to apply to the program.

Note: Re-entry and Already Enrolled Students, please use the 'Transfer' application to apply for Honors in GE.