How to Apply

2020-2021 Applicants:     Applications are closed for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. 

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. Email the Honors College application checklist, along with two letters of recommendation and official transcripts, to: 

Due to campus closures right now, you may email your supporting materials including letters of recommendation to the Honors College Office Coordinator, Isabelle Garcia at [email protected]

Honors College
King Hall D1045 - APPL
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032 


For 2021-2022 Applicants:

The 2021-2022 application period will begin in late October 2020. Application procedures and deadlines are currently being revised for 2021-2022. The new application procedure will be posted in the Fall.