How to Apply

Applying to the Honors College is a three-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 Honors College application checklist, which includes instructions on submitting two letters of recommendation and official transcripts. 

     Note: Please note that you should not submit official transcripts until after Fall grades are posted. 

Due to campus closures right now, please email your official transcripts to the Honors College Office at

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 is now open! Please begin your application today!