How to Apply for International Undergraduate Admission

STEP 1: Apply Online at Cal State Apply (view instructions here)

  • Application Fee of U.S. $70.00 (non-refundable) can be paid online when applying on Cal State Apply. 

    • Please note that Cal State Apply works best with Google Chrome.  Your application is complete when all four quadrants are blue in color.

    • You will be asked to self-report academic information.  If you choose to bypass this option, you will need to upload copies of your academic transcripts to the application before submitting to ensure that we have all the information we need to offer a decision.  If you do not upload the transcripts to the application, you can always send them separately to international@humboldt.edu

    • You will need to self-report English Proficiency.  At this time, Cal State Apply will allow you to self-report the following exams:  ACT, AP, CLEP, IB, IELTS, PTE, SAT , TOEFL and/or self-reported high school English or College English Composition.  We take a variety of other English proficiency exams, including Duolingo.  You can review our whole list of acceptable English exams on our website, HERE.  Exam results that cannot be reported through Cal State Apply can be emailed to international@humboldt.edu to be noted and recorded on your record.

  • PLEASE NOTE:  the following bachelor degree programs are not open to international applicants because we are not currently approved to issue/host immigration forms for these programs:  BS-Nursing and BS-Cannabis Studies

The actions outlined above are required before we can review and offer an admission decision.  Once you have been admitted, you will be instructed on how to complete documents for immigration purposes.  The documents listed below are required for all admitted applicants.  You can choose to prepare these documents now and submit them early, or you can wait to submit them after you receive notification of your acceptance.

STEP 2:  Send Required Immigration Forms:

  1. Submit the Certification of Financial Support [PDF*] along with a Bank Statement or Letter verifying funding
  2. Send a photocopy of your passport photo page

These documents can be scanned and emailed to international@humboldt.edu 

STEP 3: If you are working with an Agent, you will need to submit the Student Consent for Release of Information [PDF*] before we will be able to work with the Agent.


**REMINDER:  All supporting documents can be emailed to:   international@humboldt.edu

STEP 4: Continue to check Your Email

  • All application status updates, decisions and requests for additional documents will be sent to the email you provide on your Cal State Apply application.

  • If you do not receive an email, make sure to check your Spam or Junk Folder. 

Eligibility Requirements for International Students

Undergraduate entry requirements

First-Time Freshmen

Note: some majors are impacted and have higher GPA requirements.  For more information, please visit the Office of Admissions website.  

Transfer entry requirements

  • Upper-division Transfer (60+ semester units completed):  A GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on college coursework

  • Lower-division Transfer (less than 60 semester units completed):  A GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on high school coursework; and A GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on college coursework

  • English Language Proficiency

Note: some majors may be impacted and have additional eligibility requirements.  For more information, please visit the Office of Admissions website on impaction to see if your major is affected by impaction criteria.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines and Dates

Term you wish to begin Applications Open Apply By
Fall (August - December) October 1 April 1
Spring (January - May) August 1 October 1

It generally takes two-three weeks to evaluate a complete file and make a decision. Your application must be complete by the application deadline (received by close of business on that date), or you will need to reapply for the following semester.

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