It’s Time to Apply to Humboldt State University!

The priority application period for students who want to attend Humboldt State University in Fall 2022 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 are highly encouraged to apply by the end of the California State University’s priority application period, which ends November 30, 2021. HSU will continue to accept applications after the initial priority filing period by February 28, 2022. Students should check specific timelines and deadlines at The RN-to-BSN Program is currently the only program impacted for the Fall 2022-23 application cycle, refer to HSU’s Admissions impaction website for additional details.

The CSU is committed to helping high school and community college students overcome university admissions challenges caused by COVID-19. The CSU has taken steps to ensure students are not adversely impacted by these disruptions and can pursue their degree as planned, including temporarily suspending the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining eligibility for all campuses for the 2022-2023 academic year. First-time freshmen must meet the following eligibility requirements: be a high school graduate or equivalent; complete the 15-unit comprehensive “a-g” pattern of college preparatory courses; and earn a qualifying “a-g” grade point average.

Students can also 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, 70% of students receive some form of financial aid (state and federal grants, institutional aid, subsidized loans, etc.). Detailed information on applying to HSU is at, and applicants will use the Cal State Apply system to complete the online application.

About Humboldt State University
Humboldt State University is a public institution and part of the 23-campus California State University system. It enrolls about 5,700 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 2022 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 17:1, 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 $14,100 and $37,650 at private colleges.

For application information, visit HSU’s admissions website at or contact the Office of Admissions at (707) 826-4402 or Students and families can schedule a campus tour year round or take a virtual tour: