We want to make sure that all entering students of extraordinary academic promise
or an exceptional high school background with high academic motivations have the chance
to participate in the Honors College and Presidential Scholars programs. Students
applying to CSU and for all degree-granting majors and professional programs, as well
as undeclared majors, are eligible to participate. Accepted applicants to the university
are recruited each spring to begin Honors work during their first semester in the
fall. Entering freshmen are eligible to join the Honors College if they have one of
- a composite ACT score of 23 or higher, OR
- a cumulative high school G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher, OR
- graduation in the top 10% of the high school class.
Second semester freshmen and first semester sophomores who have earned a 3.25 cumulative
GPA at Chicago State University or another accredited institution are also encouraged
Please note that the Honors College offers an enriched general education curriculum
(click on the "Curriculum" link at left for details). Consequently, the College does
not admit students who have satisfied most or all of their general education requirements
either at CSU or from another institution of higher education. If you have specific
questions or concerns, please contact the Honors College staff for more information
on eligibility criteria.
To learn how to apply, click here.