Applying to HSU

Steps to Enrollment

1 ADMISSIONS

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

  • June 1: Last day to sign up for the mandatory Freshmen Orientation.
    Orientation takes place in two parts: an Online Registration Tutorial required for class registration that opens on June 18, and an on-campus program August 14-17.

  • July 6: Last day to sign up for the mandatory Transfer Orientation.
    There are two Online Registration Tutorial sessions that students will be enrolled into if you sign up after May 1: June 18–June 22 and August 6–10. Sign up as early as possible for the best class selection! Then plan to attend the required on-campus program on August 16.

2 CHECK STATUS

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.

3 HOUSING

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

4 FINANCIAL AID

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