High school students in the 11th or 12th grade maintaining a 3.0 grade point average in college preparatory classes may enroll in University courses on a limited basis with the recommendation of their high school principal. A special application form is required and may be obtained in the Office of Admissions. Approval to take courses is granted on a semester-by-semester basis and does not constitute the right to continued enrollment. The High School Scholar program is subject to yearly budgetary renewal. Please refer to this link for program status.
California State University, Chico recognizes the International Baccalaureate as a strong college preparatory program. (The International Baccalaureate North America/IBNA is one example of an IB program). Applicants currently enrolled in a full IB diploma program will be considered to have met or have in progress all college preparatory subject requirements for admission. Students completing less than the full IB diploma program must meet subject requirements as described in "Subject Requirements for First-time Freshman Applicants." Additional factors to be considered in reaching our admissions decision will be the high school GPA and ACT or SAT results. Additional honors points will be awarded in GPA calculations for achievement in up to eight IB courses taken in grades 11 and 12 and indicated on the high school transcript.
CSU, Chico may conditionally admit first-time freshman applicants based on their academic preparation through the junior year of high school and that which is planned for the senior year. The campus will verify the senior year of study to ensure that those so admitted complete their studies satisfactorily, including the required college preparatory subjects, and graduate from high school.
You must send a formal letter of appeal and all transcripts from high school and colleges. An admissions committee will review each appeal for adult admission. Admission is determined on a case-by-case basis. Recent coursework in math and English to demonstrate college-level proficiency is essential for admission.
California state law provides an exception for high school graduation requirement foster district within a reasonable time frame (by the end of their 4 year of high school). Foster youth in these circumstances must complete at least the minimum requirements for graduation set by the State of California. This includes:
The Upward Bound Math Science Program was funded in 2003 to serve 56 low-income and first generation high school students from Biggs, Live Oak, Pleasant Valley, River Valley, Oroville and Willows High Schools. The purpose of the Math and Science program is to increase the number of participants succeeding in the fields of math, science, engineering, and technology. Participants take part in a six-week summer residential program at CSU, Chico and take college preparation courses, conduct research projects, and design a Web site to display their research findings. The summer program provides participants with an intensive growth experience through opportunity. This type of commitment continues throughout the academic year when the participants receive individualized tutoring. The academic and summer components work together to prepare participants for a college education and a promising future.
CSU, Chico cooperates with high schools within its Northern California service area to provide the High School Scholars registration fee waiver program for promising high school students to enrich their junior or senior year by enrolling concurrently in one or two designated University courses. The goal is to provide these high school students with an understanding of the expectations and opportunities provided by a college education. To participate, students must have earned a grade B or better in their high school college preparatory course work. A special application form is required and may be obtained in the Office of Admissions. Approval to take courses is granted on a semester-by- semester basis and does not constitute the right to continued enrollment.
Entering CSU students are required to present proof of the following immunizations to the CSU campus they will be attending before the beginning of their first term of enrollment. To avoid a hold being placed on your registration that may result in delays or denial of access to registration, you must secure proof of immunity and be prepared to present it as required to the Office of The Registrar in Student Services 110. Proof of immunizations may be obtained from your high school records, personal physician, your county health department, or the Student Health Center on campus.
All graduates must be prepared for success in life after high school – to enter college AND to enter the workforce. The skills needed to complete the “a‐g” requirements will ensure our students are competitive as they enter the workforce. Additionally, it provides all students with the option to pursue a college education later in life.
The abbreviation “a‐g” refers to the 15 high school courses students must complete to satisfy the subject requirement for admission to the University of California and California State University. To be eligible, students must complete each course with a grade of C or better — and at least seven of the 15 must be taken in the last two years of high school. .
An international student may transfer to CSU, Chico from a college or university within the U.S. prior to completing 60 semester units, providing his/her cumulative grade point average is at least 2.4 and he/she has completed, with a grade of C- or higher, the following general education requirements: Oral Communication, Written Communication, Critical Thinking, and Mathematics. For more information regarding transfer requirements, please visit our website at .
The CSU, Chico Teacher Recruitment Program (TDP) seeks to make California's teaching workforce more inclusive. The goals are to attract participants from environments in which teaching has not been a common career goal and to assist these students in qualifying for entrance into the teaching profession. Participants are recruited from the broadest spectrum possible. Program services include, but are not limited to: academic advising, peer advising, use of computer lab facilities, CBEST workshops, scholarships, campus tours, and student support programs presentations. In addition, the program provides information and assistance to high school students and community college transfer students to ensure a smooth transition into the University.