Requirements & Admissions Eligibility
The Cal State LA Honors College is committed to admitting motivated students who are interested in actively participating in our intellectual, social, and community engagement programs. Selection will be based on a comprehensive review of application materials, including written essays, letters of recommendation, and SAT scores. Finalists may be invited to interview with the Honors College Admissions Committee. Both new and continuing students are eligible for admission to the Honors College. New students must also be admitted to the University.
Incoming Freshmen Requirements
Incoming Freshmen applicants have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and a combined minimum score of 1170 on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Math sections of the SAT, or a minimum composite ACT score of 26.
Transfer Student Requirements
Incoming Junior transfers have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in their college coursework and in all lower division GE requirements, which must be completed prior to admission to the Honors College.
Continuing Student Requirements
Continuing Cal State LA sophomores interested in entering the Honors College in the Junior year may also be eligible for admission to the Honors College provided they have attained a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher in their college coursework and in all lower division GE requirements, which must be completed prior to admission to the Honors College.
Important note for all applicants to the Honors College:
Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Honors College.
Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic year are now closed.
The 2021-2022 application period will begin in late October 2020. Application procedures and deadlines are currently being revised for 2021-2022. The Honors College staff will update all application information soon.