The EEP Honors Academy

June 12 - July 14, 2023

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The EEP Honors Academy is an opportunity for high-achieving college-bound students, ages 11-16*, to enjoy a five-week University learning experience on the Cal State LA campus. Students in the EEP Honors Academy are cohorted with other gifted students in a supportive and active advanced learning environment. They will participate in many specially designed academic activities, including two interdisciplinary and interconnected workshops taught by outstanding, tenured faculty members.

*Students must be under 16 years of age by June 1 in the year in which they appear.

Quick Overview


  1. Mathematics: A Foundational Amalgamation of Proof and Beauty
  2. Why Time of Day Matters
  3. Learning from the Archives


  • July 10, 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
  • July 17, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., University Research Methods
  • July 24, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
  • July 31, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Film Screening and Honors Academy Class Party

The Honors Academy Benefits

  • University learning skills seminars taught by Cal State LA professional staff.
  • EEP lectures by current students and alumni regarding: university life, science study, selecting a major, socializing, careers in medicine, law, and academia, and more.
  • An introduction to the university and its experts in a wide range of disciplines.
  • Peer mentor group activities and discussions
  • Field trips
  • Exclusive access to the Early Entrance Program Center, a specially designated student center for EEP and Academy students to socialize and study
  • Access to many University resources and activities, including the University library, student union, bookstore, cafeteria/food court, and pool

The Academy’s education experts stress the importance of student culture, previous learning, engagement and collaboration on effective advanced learning. The Academy expects that many students will opt to continue their studies at Cal State LA while understanding that the experiences gained will follow and benefit all students throughout their lifetime of learning.


Enrolling in the EEP Honors Academy

Students may enroll in the Honors Academy only after receiving approval from The Academy’s Program Director. For applicant information, please contact the Early Entrance Program or call (323) 343-2287.

Program Cost: $1,700

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The University Honors Academy Office

King Hall D140
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, Ca 90032

[email protected]