Eligibility

  1. Students must be enrolled as a junior or senior at a high school in California.
  2. Students must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  3. High School Students cannot take more than 6 units each semester, for a nominal $76 fee per course. 
  4. An administrator or counselor must determine whether the student has the skills required to successfully complete the university courses and sign the application.
  5. The administrator or counselor must certify the student’s GPA when they sign the application.
  6. Students under the age of 18 must also have a parent or guardian sign the application.
  7. All students must have a sponsor (principal, dean, counselor or teacher) at the high school that will act as a point of contact for the university and provide support for the student.
  8. All students must sign the Student Participation Agreement.
  9. Students cannot withdraw from courses after February 17, 2017.
  10. Failure to complete the courses will be reported on the CSUDH transcript, which could negatively affect future college admissions.
  11. High schools can choose to give a student high school credit for successfully completing a Young Scholars course but that decision is at the discretion of the high school.

NOTE: These courses are not for every student. Students must be self-disciplined so they will not fall behind in the reading or their assignments. It is not easy to take a distance learning course. Students must concentrate while they are viewing the classes and take good notes. Ideally, students can watch the classes at school with other students enrolled in the course but many times they are watching alone at home.

We have found students need a sponsor (on-site person) they can talk to about the readings and the assignments. The university also needs a person on site who can be contacted if the student is falling behind. That is why we require each student to identify a teacher or counselor at their school as a sponsor.