Freshmen Eligibility

Fall 2021 First-Time Freshmen Admissions Requirements 

Each California State University (CSU) campus will be utilizing a Multi-Factor Admissions process to admit their fall incoming freshmen class. All of the information needed to make a Humboldt State University (HSU) admissions decision will be supplied by the Cal State Apply application and High School Transcripts.

All HSU applicants will be reviewed using the following two criteria and the additional multi-factor criteria provided below to make a final admissions decision for California and Non-California Residents.

High School Course Work 

HSU reviews college-prep course work you have taken during high school, including the courses you have in progress or planned during 12th grade. Our selection process is based on your self-reported information. We will request a seventh-semester transcript to assure you are still on-track and address any issues that arise from the review. 

List of college preparatory subject requirements.

A-G Course Work GPA 

For the purposes of your application, we'll consider your grade weighted GPA. That number is calculated from college-prep coursework as designated on your application. Weight is granted for courses designated as “honors”, “advanced placement” or “international baccalaureate” for up to eight semesters.

Applicants who are graduates of a California high school or residents of California and have an “a-g” GPA of 2.5 or above and have met the minimum “a-g” coursework requirements will be CSU Eligible for admissions. Applicants who are not graduates of a California high school or are not residents of California and have a 3.0 or above and have met the minimum “a-g” coursework requirements will be CSU Eligible for admission. 

Any California high school graduate or resident of California earning a GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 will be evaluated for admission based upon supplemental factors.

Non-California residents may be eligible for admission to the CSU by earning a 3.00 or greater “a-g” GPA along with other supplemental factors. 

All applicants will be evaluated by the following supplemental factors:  

    • Applicants with documented Military and Veteran status 
    • Applicants participating in educational programming such as, but not limited to, AVID, TRIO Programs, Tribal/Native American Support, and After-School programs
    • Applicants who have utilized, or are currently utilizing Foster Youth Services 

HSU will also take into consideration the following for California Residents during the admissions process.

    • Applicants residing in Humboldt County and HSU Service Region 
    • Applicants participating in HSU supported partnerships or promise program

Non-California Residents residing within a Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) participating state and Non-WUE states will also be taken into consideration within the admissions process. 

First-Time Freshmen applicants seeking to major in Wildlife majors must meet the supplementary criteria for freshmen impaction.