Application & Admissions

Students are invited to apply to the University Honors Program once they have been admitted to CSUSB. Admission to the Honors Program depends on meeting a combination of GPA and test score requirements that are combined into something called an Eligibility Index Score.

Students taking the SAT must have a minimum EI Score of 3920, while students taking the ACT must have a minimum of 938 to be invited to apply to the program. Students with an SAT-based score of 4600 are granted automatic admission to the program.

To calculate your Eligibility Index Score, use one of the following formulas:

  • (a-g GPA x 800) + SAT score
  • (a-g GPA x 200) + ACT score

Transfer students must have a GPA of 3.5 for admission to the University Honors Program.

The application for admission to the program is entirely online, and qualifying students will be sent a link to complete it. It consists of a student résumé, a Tweet-length statement of purpose regarding what you hope to get out of and contribute to the program, and a short essay in response to a prompt. Applicants will also provide two letters of recommendation. The application is completed entirely online and the web-link is provided in the invitation to apply.