International Online Orientation Program (IHOOP)

Welcome to Cal Poly Humboldt! 

All international students admitted to Cal Poly Humboldt are required to complete the mandatory International Humboldt Online Orientation Program (IHOOP) before they are allowed to register for classes. We call it IHOOP! The IHOOP course teaches generalized information about Humboldt academics, policy, and support services.  Additionally, it will teach you the basic rules and regulations governing your immigration status while studying in the states. A registration hold, or IHOOP hold has been placed on your account. This hold will be released upon successful completion of the IHOOP module.

IHOOP is mandatory and must be completed in it's entirity by the following dates:

Fall Admission: June 15

Spring Admission: November 25

There are several quizes and assignments embedded throughout the "course".  Completion is only counted once the "Final Survey" is submitted at the end of the courses.

Class space is limited. Students who fail to complete IHOOP by the published deadlines will miss the priority registration window, limiting their options for classes.

Students who complete IHOOP will be eligible to enroll in classes. Information about registration and enrollment appointment dates will be emailed, under separate cover, to qualifying students.

Accessing the IHOOP Course

All new international students are sent instructions on how to access and complete the IHOOP course with their formal admission email/acceptance letter.

Completing the IHOOP Course

Please allow yourself at least 2 hours to complete the course.

There are 4 major sections to the course that you will be required to complete in sequential order. Upon completing each section you will be asked to take a quiz or complete an assignment. The quizzes and assignments are designed in a way for you to demonstrate your understanding of the material presented.

When you have completed all 4 sections, you will be asked to complete a final survey. Completion of the final survey will demonstrate that you have completed the entire course. Typically, within 72 hours of submitting the final survey, your registration hold will be released.

Class Registration

Students who have successfully completed the IHOOP course will be able to register for classes.  Information about registration and enrollment appointment dates will be emailed, under separate cover, to qualifying students.  The registration process is covered in the IHOOP course.

After you register for classes, your tuition and fees will be assessed. Your invoice will be sent to your Humboldt email account. The College of Extended Education & Global Engagement/International Programs does not manage fees and payment. Please work directly with Student Financial Services to monitor deadlines and payment.

Additional Information

For information on all Humboldt fees, please go to Student Financial Services website.

Humboldt On-campus Orientation Program (HOP)

In addition to the online orientation, all students are required to report in person for a mandatory on-campus orientation held the week before classes begin.  An email with the HOP on-campus orienation dates and schedule will be emailed to all confirmed prospective students the end of June and early August.  You can also find the on-campus HOP programming on the HOP website, HERE.  Or, under your specific student category:  First-time Freshman, Transfers/Exchange & 2nd Bachelor and Graduate/Master.  You do not need to do the online HOP program because you have already done IHOOP, specific to intenational students.  However, you will scroll through the link to the in-person schedule to find the event programming for the on-campus orientation. 

Make sure you are prepared to arrive on time to attend the on-campus programming.

Orientation Resources

We strive to be paperless and eco-friendly here at Humboldt, so we're providing all of our orientation materials electronically.  Check them out below!