It’s Time to Apply to Humboldt State University!

Oct 07, 2019

The priority application period for students who want to attend Humboldt State University in Fall 2020 is open.

Applications are being accepted from first-time freshmen, upper- and lower-division transfer students, returning students, veterans, international students, and graduate students.
First-time freshmen and transfer students should apply by the end of the California State University system’s priority application period, which ends Nov. 30, 2019. Students should check specific timelines and deadlines at Some majors are impacted for freshmen and transfers and may require higher GPAs or require the completion of lower-division courses.

This also marks the time students can start applying for financial aid for next fall, using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the California Dream Act Application for eligible AB540 students. The FAFSA helps determine eligibility for various types of state and federal aid, and applying early is a good idea.

At HSU, 80 percent of students receive some form of financial aid (state and federal grants, institutional aid, subsidized loans, etc.). Most low-income students receive about $10,000 in grant funding.
Detailed information on applying to HSU is at, and applicants will use the Cal State Apply system to complete the online application.

HSU is also hosting Fall Preview on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. It’s a one-day free open house that offers students and families a chance to learn more about Humboldt State and everything it has to offer.

About Humboldt State University
Humboldt State University is a public institution and part of the 23-campus California State University system. It enrolls about 7,000 students and offers a wide variety of majors in three Colleges. HSU was named a top public university in the west by the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Colleges rankings. It was also ranked by Forbes as one of the nation’s top colleges and was ranked a “Best in the West” school by Princeton Review.

HSU is known for its commitment to social justice and sustainability, and for its emphasis on hands-on learning. And with a student-teacher ratio of 21:1, small class sizes allow faculty to work closely with students.

HSU is also among the most affordable universities in the country. For California undergraduates, the tuition and fees at HSU are $7,863—a major value considering those who have a bachelor’s degree earn, over a lifetime, about $1 million more than those with a high school diploma. Comparably, tuition and fees at a University of California school average $13,900, and $35,830 at private colleges.

Learn more about Humboldt State at For application information, visit HSU’s admissions website at or contact the Office of Admissions at 707-826-4270 or