How to Apply

Applying to the Honors College is a four-step process:

  1. Apply to Cal State LA through Cal State Apply:

    Note: If you are currently a student at Cal State LA, you should skip this first step and proceed directly to step 2.
  2. Complete an online application to the Honors College through GET ( There is no additional fee required to apply to the Honors College.

    Note: Please note that you will need to have access to your GET account to apply to the Honors College. Cal State LA will provide you by email with a User ID (CIN) and password.
    Instructions- Honors College Online Application (PDF)
  3. Complete the personal statement portion of the application online. (
  4. Mail the Honors College application checklist, along with two letters of recommendation and official transcripts, to:
    Honors College
    King Hall D1045 - APPL
    California State University, Los Angeles
    5151 State University Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90032

  • DEADLINES: The 2020-2021 application period will begin in late October 2019. To receive priority consideration for scholarships and admission, apply by the deadlines below:

First-Time Freshmen

Transfer and Continuing Cal State LA Students

January 31

March 31