Applying to HSU

Steps to Enrollment


Apply online using Cal State Apply. This is the official application system for all 23 campuses in the California State University, and you will need to create an account. 

Please see application timeline information below. More information about applying to HSU and other CSU campuses is on the main Cal State Apply website.

Be sure to check residency eligibility before you apply.

Graduate, Credential, Certificate of Study and International applicants have separate and/or additional requirements. Check with specific departments for deadlines.

If you are experiencing technical problems with Cal State Apply call (800) 468-6927 for assistance.

Application Information

Humboldt State University values diverse ideas and free speech rights. We want you to be aware of a statement from Timothy P. White, the Chancellor of the CSU system (which includes Humboldt State). "Peaceful participation in demonstrations will have no impact on applicants for admission to California State University campuses. As a university, we encourage the peaceful exchange of diverse viewpoints and are committed to free speech rights."


About 2 weeks after you submit your application, you'll get an email from the Office of Admissions that explains how to log in to my humboldt. We recommend you check myHumboldt at least once a week for important updates and To do List items.


Apply for on-campus housing using the online housing application. If you want to live off campus, check out the listings.


The first step in applying for financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To speak with a representative in our financial aid office, call 866-255-1390 or visit our Financial Aid web site.

Out-of-state Students Save Big at HSU
Depending on where you live, you may automatically qualify for big discounts on tuition at Humboldt State University.

Learn more about the Western Undergraduate Exchange