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Admissions Eligibility

The Cal State L.A. Honors College is committed to admitting well-prepared and 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 minimum combined minimum score of 1100 on the Critical Reading 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. They may also be eligible if they have successfully completed a comparable Honors program in a community college.

Continuing Students Requirements
Continuing CSULA 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.

Go to the How to Apply page for more information on applying to the Honors College.