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
We recommend that 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.
Incoming Upper-Division Transfer Requirements
We recommend that 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.
For current Cal State LA freshmen, we will review your application for the Bridge to Honors program after your first year of courses has been completed at Cal State LA.
Important note for all applicants to the Honors College:
Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Honors College.
- The 2020-2021 application period will begin in late October 2019. To receive priority consideration for scholarships and admission, apply by the deadlines below:
Transfer and Continuing Cal State LA Students