Applying to HSU


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.

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 (857) 304-2087 for assistance.

Application Information

Fall 2022 Application Is Now OPEN

If you would like reminders about future Spring and Fall application periods, please fill out the request information form. Spring 2022 is now closed. Fall 2022 Admissions cycle will open on October 1, 2021, thru December 15th, 2021, for priority filing with the very last day to submit an application to Humboldt State being February 28, 2021.

Application Tips

  • Make sure you have all of your unofficial transcripts available when you fill out your Cal State Apply application. You’ll be asked to fill out all your coursework with grades as part of the application. Please use the Freshman Course Entry Guide  or the Cal State Apply Transfer Credit Entry Guide at the bottom of the page when filling out this section of the application.
  • Read instructions on how to submit your official SAT scores or ACT scores to Cal State Apply, and be sure to request your scores be sent using the CSU code 3594 for SAT and the HSU code for ACT which is 0286. Make sure your name, birthdate, and College Board ID and/or ACT ID match what’s on your test results.
  • If you’re eligible for a CSU application fee waiver, an additional section will appear when you submit your application.


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 myHumboldt. We recommend you check myHumboldt at least once a week for important updates and To do List items.


Beginning October 1, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CA Dream Act application open. Be sure to apply as early as possible.  The priority deadline for maximum aid consideration is MARCH 2.

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

See your next steps for Admission

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