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Application FAQs

Frequently asked questions regarding the Honors College Application process can be located on this page. If any part of the admissions process is unclear please email our office at [email protected]

For more information on admission to Cal State LA visit Cal State LA Office of Admissions.



Where can I find my CIN and PIN?

Your CIN and PIN will be emailed to the email address used in your CSUApply application account. If you are still unable to recover your CIN & PIN then you will need to speak to the Registrar’s office for next steps.

When will I be notified of my acceptance to the Honors College?

The Honors College will begin notification of admissions in April.

Can I apply to the Honors College even though I am a non-resident student?

Students who apply to the CSU may also apply to the Honors College. See the Eligibility Index for Nonresidents in CSUapply for more details.

Who can write a letter of recommendation for me?

Faculty members from your high school or college, college counselors, volunteer coordinators, and employers can submit a recommendation on your behalf. At least one of the two recommenders should know you from an academic setting (this would include a teacher, counselor, or school administrator)

How do I submit Letters of Recommendation?

Letters of recommendation are not to be submitted by the student. Upon completing the online application, you will be asked for the names and contact information of two recommenders, and the Honors College will contact them with instructions for how to submit their recommendations.

Will it take me longer to graduate if I join the Honors College?

The Honors College is committed to promoting timely graduation. Most Honors College required courses also satisfy University General Education requirements. 

What majors qualify to join the Honors College?

All majors. Honors College students have majors in all of the Colleges in the University.

Can I join the Honors College, but not Cal State LA?

No. Applying to the Honors College at Cal State LA requires applying for admission to both the university and the Honors College.

What if I am accepted to the Honors College but my admissions to Cal State LA is rescinded?

Please note, students whose acceptances to Cal State LA are rescinded will also lose their place in the Honors College.