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Humboldt State University - 2016

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Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Same as institution admission requirements, with additional requirement for Upper Division Transfer applicants:
Upper Division Transfer applicants in Environmental Resources Engineering must have completed one semester of calculus with a grade of C- or better:
MATH 109: Calculus I
NOTE: Transfer applicants to the ERE major are NOT required to complete GE area A Critical Thinking.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Same as institution admission requirements, with additional requirement for Upper Division Transfer applicants:
Upper Division Transfer applicants in Environmental Resources Engineering must have completed one semester of calculus with a grade of C- or better:
MATH 109: Calculus I
NOTE: Transfer applicants to the ERE major are NOT required to complete GE area A Critical Thinking.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Link to international student admissions information at Humboldt State University's Center for International Programs website:
http://www2.humboldt.edu/international/

Eligibility Requirements for International Students

Undergraduate entry requirements

First-Time Freshmen

A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on high school coursework
English Language Proficiency

Note: some majors are impacted and have higher GPA requirements. For more information, please visit the Office of Admissions website. Currently, the following majors require a higher GPA: Biology, Botany, Wildlife, and Zoology.

Transfer entry requirements

A GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on college coursework
A GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on high school coursework (if less than 60 transferable semester units)
English Language Proficiency

Note: some majors are impacted and have higher GPA requirements. For more information, please visit the Office of Admissions website. Currently, the following majors require a higher GPA: Biology, Botany, Wildlife, and Zoology.

SAT/ACT Testing

International applicants are not required to take the SAT or ACT. However, students who take these tests and receive a high score on the Math or English components may be exempt from the English proficiency requirement, as well as Entry Level Math (ELM) and English Placement (EPT) testing upon arrival at HSU. If you have taken either of these tests, please submit scores while applying. These tests are widely available overseas and can save you time if your scores are high.

More information:

SAT Testing for International Students: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/international/sat
ACT Testing for International Students: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/outside/

English Language Proficiency

There are many ways to meet the English proficiency requirement for admission to Humboldt State University. For more information, visit this link:
https://www2.humboldt.edu/international/apply/english
Scores must be received within two years of applying to HSU, and sent directly from the testing organization.

You do not need to send your English Proficiency scores if:

You have completed a general education English composition course at a community college or university with a C or higher; OR
You have graduated from a four-year U.S. high school and have completed three years of English courses with a grade of “B” or higher.

If your native language is English and/or the majority of your education has been in English, or if the official language of your country is English, you may be exempt from the English Proficiency requirement. Please inquire at the time of application.

Students attending the International English Language Institute (IELI) located on the HSU campus will be admitted with certification from the IELI Supervising Teacher. This certification is accepted in lieu of English Proficiency tests.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Admission requirements for high school graduates from other states or US possessions are more restrictive than those for residents (contact the Office of Admissions for more information).

Residency Requirements

A minimum of nine units of GE coursework must be completed in residence (i.e. at Humboldt) to satisfy the residency requirement.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Link to Admission Information for transfer students from Humboldt State University's 2016/17 catalog:
http://pine.humboldt.edu/registrar/catalog/documents/admissioninfo.pdf

Students who have completed fewer than 60 transferable semester college units (fewer than 90 quarter units) are considered lower division transfer students. Student who have completed 60 or more transferable semester college units (90 or more quarter units) are considered upper division transfer students.

Students who complete college units during high school or through the summer immediately following high school graduation are considered first-time freshmen and must meet those admission requirements. Transferable courses are those designated for baccalaureate credit by the college or university offering the courses.

Lower Division Transfer Requirements.: Please note: Lower division transfer students were not accepted for Fall 2008. Please check with the Admissions Office if you plan to apply as a lower division transfer student.

Generally, applicants will qualify for admission consideration as a lower division transfer student if they have a grade point average of at least 2.0 (C or better) in all transferable units attempted.
* Will meet the freshman admission requirements (grade point average and subject requirements) in effect for the term to which they are applying (see First-time Freshman under Qualifying for Admission); or
* Were eligible as a freshman at the time of high school graduation except for missing college preparatory subject requirements, have been in continuous attendance in an accredited college since high school graduation, and have made up the missing subject requirements with a 2.0 or better GPA..
Applicants who graduated from high school prior to 1988 should contact the Admission Office to inquire about alternative admission programs.

Upper Division Transfer Requirements
* Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0in all transferable units attempted,
* be in good standing at the last college/university attended, and
* have Completed at least sixty (60) transferable semester (90 quarter) units of college level coursework with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and a grade C or better in each course used to meet the CSU general education requirements in written communication, oral communication, critical thinking**, and quantitative reasoning, e.g. mathematics.
Additional requirements for Upper Division transfer applicants in Environmental Resources Engineering:
- must have completed one semester of calculus with a grade of C- or better: MATH 109: Calculus I
**NOTE: Transfer applicants to the ERE major are NOT required to complete GE area A Critical Thinking.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 25
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 3