All incoming freshman honors students enter the program as Track 1 students. Track 1 requires that students complete 5 honors seminars, two honors course in their major and prethesis/thesis. That program covers all of the AUCC (general education) requirements at CSU except for math, science and an advanced writing course. If you remain in Track 1, any AP credit could be used toward major requirements, second majors, minors or count as elective credit.
Freshmen with more than 30 AP/IB credits are eligible to switch to Track 2 after their first semester if they wish. Track 2 students take two honors seminars but five honors courses in their major, plus prethesis/thesis. However these students will need to complete general education requirements which would have been covered by Track 1. This decision is normally made in the first semester, after consultation with an honors advisor. If you don’t have at least 30 AP credits, you would stay in Track 1 and your AP credit would be used to satisfy elective credits or could possibly be applied toward a minor or a second major.