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Chico State High School Scholars Program


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(Fall 2019)

The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for high school students to take up to two courses at CSU, Chico for a nominal $102 fee*. The objective of the program is to offer service area students access to college courses that have not been filled by regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students.

Student Requirements

  • Attend a mandatory HSS Orientation session to receive a HSS application and other important documents.  If you have participated in the program before or attended a previous orientation, you do not have to attend again.  To get the application, please email 
  • Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade of a local admission area** high school (AY 2018-2019)
  • Possess at least a 3.0, non-weighted, academic, high school GPA (both 9-12 and 10-12)
  • If applicable, be in good academic standing at any college or university of current or previous attendance
  • Satisfy any prerequisites or eligibility requirements for the intended course(s) as published in the CSU, Chico University Catalog
  • Submit a properly completed and signed HSS Application, required documents, Add Request Form(s), and $102 fee* by the established deadlines
  • You must be a California resident to participate in the High School Scholars Program

Important Dates and Deadlines

Action Date Location***

Mandatory HSS Orientation
(student attends one)

If unable to attend, please email 

5:00-6:00 PM 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Monday,May 6, 2019

Tuesday,May 14, 2019

Student Services Center, Room 150
FINAL deadline for HSS Application Thursday, June 14, 5:00 PM
Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Room 130
HSS Add Period Monday, August 26, 2019 through                        Friday, September 6, 2019
Final deadline for HSS Add Request Form(s) and $102 fee* payment 
(check or money order payable to "CSU, Chico")
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5:00PM Office of Admissions
Students Services Center, Room 130


Note: It will take 2-3 days to complete the HSS matriculation process after approved Add Request Forms and fees are submitted. During this time, students will not have access to their Chico State Portal or online Blackboard Learn system.

Other Key Dates:

August 26               First Day of classes.
September 2           Labor Day. Campus closed.
September 20         Census date. No adding, dropping of classes, or changing of grade option beyond this date        without a serious and compelling reason approved by the instructor, department chair, and college dean. 
November 11          Veteran's Day. Campus closed.
November 25-29     Thanksgiving Break. No classes held.
December 16-20     Final Exams. Modified class schedules; students will need to notify their high school of their final exam schedule as course sessions are typically offered at different times.*


*The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory system wide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory system wide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

**The CSU, Chico local admission area includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Trinity, Tehama, and Yuba Counties.

***The Student Services Center is located on the northeast corner of West 2nd and Ivy Streets in Chico, CA.

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Questions? Please call the Office of Admissions, (530) 898-6322 or email