Dec 12, 2012
More students than ever are hoping to pursue their degrees at Humboldt State University. During the last two months, more than 13,000 prospects applied for the fall 2013 semester, HSU’s busiest application season to date.
Through Nov. 30, prospective freshmen, transfer, credential and graduate students submitted a total of 13,282 applications for next fall.
First-time freshmen applicants surged to 10,274 from 8,659 the previous year—a 19 percent jump.
“We’re very happy with the number of applications we received,” says Scott Hagg, Director of Admissions. “The fact that it was a record-breaking year really demonstrates the demand for the great education Humboldt State offers.”
There was also higher demand, at varying levels, at the other 22 campuses in the California State University system. Each CSU campus received more applications from first-time freshmen and transfer applicants than last year. The increases made for a fourth straight year of record system-wide levels.
Throughout the system, individual first-time freshmen applicants grew to 173,985 from 166,028, a five percent climb. Graduate and credential applicants rose to 12,215 from 9,849, even though many campuses are continuing to accept those submissions past Nov. 30.
CSU had held applications from new students pending the vote last month on Proposition 30, which threatened a blow to enrollment from $250 million in trigger cuts. Having avoided them, campuses are proceeding normally.
HSU will continue to accept applications for fall 2013 from upper division transfer students through Feb. 28 of next year, but freshmen and lower division applications have closed.
Graduate, credential, certificate and international students have separate and additional requirements, and should inquire with specific departments for deadlines.