Steps to Enrollment

Once you apply to HSU and turn in any missing items, we’ll let you know your admission decision. If you’re admitted, you’ll need to confirm your plans to attend HSU and pay your Enrollment Deposit. You’ll also need to choose a place to live and sign up for Orientation. Read on to learn more.

1 ADMISSIONS NOTIFICATION

We’ll send you a letter, email, and notice on your myHumboldt Applicant Portal with your admission decision and the next steps you need to take to enroll at HSU. 

2 APPEAL AN ADMISSIONS DECISION

If your application has been denied, some applicants can appeal the admission decision based on extenuating circumstances.

3 SEND TRANSCRIPTS AND TEST SCORES

You'll need to send copies of your official transcripts before you can enroll at HSU. We accept both electronic and mailed transcripts.

To send official SAT test scores please note that if you list a CSU campus(es) as an SAT score report recipient, your scores will automatically be sent to all campuses to which you've applied. You can also use the CSU systemwide institution code (3594) on Collegboard.com to ensure that all CSU campuses to which you apply receive your scores. Read more about CSU Testing Requirements and Cal State Apply SAT test instructions.

4 FIND A PLACE TO LIVE

HSU has a range of living options for new students, including individual rooms, suites, and more. We can even help you find housing off campus. Learn about housing options at Housing & Residence Life.

5 ACCEPT ADMISSION AND PAY ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT

Starting in January, you'll be able to log in to myHumboldt and notify us whether you plan to attend HSU. We'll send you additional instructions via email. Once you’re admitted you’ll need to confirm with us by May 1. Humboldt State requires undergraduate applicants to submit a $50 deposit upon accepting admission to secure their place in the incoming class. The nonrefundable deposit will be applied to tuition and fees. For more information, see the Enrollment Deposit FAQs.

6 SIGN UP FOR MANDATORY ORIENTATION

Orientation is a fun way to learn about all campus has to offer, meet other new students, and get acquainted with your new community. Orientation takes place in two parts: online and in person, and includes advising and class registration.