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               Admission                        Importance of Filing Complete, Accurate,         HSU Application Deadlines.
Requirements for admission to Humboldt          and Authentic Application Documents.
                                                                                                 Apply to Humboldt State University as early
State University are in accordance with Title   Humboldt advises prospective students that       as possible
5, Chapter 1, Subchapter 3, of the California   they must supply complete and accurate
                                                                                                 ƒ to be considered for admission (the
Code of Regulations. Complete information is    information on the application for admis-
                                                                                                   deadline for applying may occur any time
available at www.csumentor.edu/planning/.       sion, residence questionnaire, and financial
                                                                                                   after the initial filing period—October 1 to
The requirements are described below.           aid forms. Further, applicants must, when
                                                                                                   November 30 for fall term; August for
Contact the Humboldt State University Office    requested, submit authentic and official           spring term);
of Admissions or California high school or      transcripts of all previous academic work
community college counselors for more           attempted. Failure to file complete, accurate,   ƒ to be among the first considered for
information.                                    and authentic application documents may            campus housing;
Please note : Admissions requirements           result in denial of admission, cancellation      ƒ for early notification about the applica-
are subject to change dependent upon the        of academic credit, suspension, or expul-          tion, allowing more time to plan a college
number of applications received and possible    sion (Section 41301, Article 1.1, Title 5,         career.
“impacted” status at the campus.                California Code of Regulations).
                                                                                                 Fall semester applications are accepted af-
Applying to the University. Electronic          Graduate Application Procedures. See sec-        ter the preceding October 1. Humboldt may
versions of the CSU undergraduate and           tion titled Planning Your Master’s Degree.       stop accepting applications in certain enroll-
graduate applications are accessible online     Undergraduate Application Procedures.            ment categories any time after November
at www.csumentor.edu. The CSUMentor             Prospective students applying for part-time      30. The Office of Admissions, 707-826-
system allows students to browse through        or full-time undergraduate programs of           4402 (or toll free 1-866-850-9556), can
general information about CSU’s twenty-         study in day or evening classes must file a      confirm deadlines and policies.
three campuses, view multimedia campus          complete undergraduate application. The          Nursing applicants apply to the univer-
presentations, send and receive electronic      $55 nonrefundable application fee should         sity with a “pre-nursing” major. There is no
responses to specific questions, and apply      be in the form of a check or money order         special deadline for pre-nursing majors.
for admission and financial aid.                payable to “The California State University”     Students wishing to apply directly to the
Applying online via www.csumentor.edu is        or by credit card if submitting the online       Clinical Nursing program, however, must
expected unless electronic submission is im-    application, and may not be transferred or
possible, when on-line applications have been   used to apply to another term. An alternate
submitted. Application in “hard copy” form      major may be indicated on the application.
may be obtained online via www.csumentor.       The applications of persons denied admission        For master’s degree application
edu as a portable data format (PDF). [Paper     to an impacted and/or closed campus may             requirements, see Planning Your
applications may be mailed to Humboldt          be re-routed to another campus at no cost,          Master’s Degree.
State University, Admissions Office, 1 Harpst   but only if the applicant is CSU eligible.
Street, Arcata, CA 95521-8299.




                                           CSU APPLICATION FILING PERIODS
     You are urged to apply as early as possible. Applications for impacted programs must be filed during the initial
     filing period (first month of the filing period or October and November for fall terms). Not all campuses/pro-
     grams are open for admission to every term. If applying after the initial filing period, consult the filing status
     report.

     Application term                                     Application first accepted                   Application first accepted
     Fall semester or quarter 2010                        October 1, 2009                              October 1-Nov 30, 2009
     Winter quarter 2011                                  June 1, 2010                                 June 1-30, 2010
     Spring semester or quarter 2011                      August 1, 2010                               August 1-31, 2010

     To find out which CSU campuses are currently accepting applications, which majors are opened or closed, and to
     read any messages left by the campus, go to www.csumentor.edu/Filing_Status.




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submit a CSU application for admission by              and the date the student last attended        mission and information about Humboldt’s
August 31 of the previous year for spring              that school.                                  orientation programs. All new freshman and
admissions or by November 30 of the previ-         ƒ Records must be official. A transcript
                                                                                                     transfer students register through our orien-
ous year for fall admission, as this program         or test score is not official unless sent
                                                                                                     tation programs, which are mandatory and
receives many more applications than can             directly from the high school or college
                                                                                                     designed to acquaint new students and their
be accommodated and is considered “im-               to the Office of Admissions.
                                                                                                     families with the university and community.
pacted.” Contact the Nursing Department
for more information at 707-826-3215.              ƒ For those enrolled in classes when apply-           Undergraduate Admission
Generally, Humboldt accepts spring semes-
                                                     ing, final, official transcripts must be sent            Requirements
                                                     after completion of coursework.
ter applications after the preceding August                                                          Please note : Admissions requirements
1. The university may stop accepting ap-           Application Acknowledgement. As soon as           are subject to change dependent upon the
plications in certain enrollment categories        possible after receiving an application, the      number of applications received and possible
any time after August 31. The Office of            Office of Admissions notifies the student that    “impacted” status at the campus.
Admissions, 707-826-4402 (or toll free             the application has arrived and is being proc-
                                                                                                     First-time Freshmen. Generally, first-time
1-866-850-9556), can confirm deadlines             essed. In the event Humboldt is unable to
                                                                                                     freshman applicants will qualify for regular ad-
and policies.                                      accommodate an application, it is returned
                                                                                                     mission if they meet the following requirements:
                                                   with the application fee.
Official transcripts are required from every                                                         ƒ Have graduated from high school, have
institution an applicant has attended, even if     Applicants also receive a housing application
                                                                                                       earned a Certificate of General Education
the applicant completed no courses there.          and information on eligibility requirements.
                                                                                                       Development (GED) or have passed
ƒ Applicants should ask their high school          Once Humboldt receives all necessary tran-          the California High School Proficiency
  or college(s) to send a copy of their            scripts and other documents, an applicant’s         Examination; and
  transcripts to Humboldt State. Most              file is considered complete. Completed files      ƒ Have a qualifiable minimum eligibility index
  colleges charge for this service. The            are evaluated on a “rolling” basis in the order     (see section on Eligibility Index); and
  issuing institution needs the applicant’s        in which they were completed. All applicants
                                                                                                     ƒ Have completed with grades of C or bet-
  full name (and maiden and/or former              are notified by mail of Humboldt’s admission
                                                                                                       ter each of the courses in the comprehen-
  name), birthdate, social security number,        decision.
                                                                                                       sive pattern of college preparatory sub-
                                                   Admitted applicants are sent a letter of ad-        ject requirements also known as the “a-g”
                                                                                                       pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).
Eligibility Index Table                                                                              Eligibility Index. The eligibility index is the
for California High School Graduates or Residents of California                                      combination of the high school grade point
(nonresidents should contact the Office of Admissions)                                               average and scores on either the ACT or the
                                                                                                     SAT. Grade point averages (GPA) are based
GPA    ACT   SAT         GPA    ACT    SAT         GPA    ACT    SAT         GPA    ACT    SAT       on grades earned in courses taken during
3.00 and above                                                                                       the final three years of high school. Included
                         2.75   15    700          2.48   20     920         2.21   26    1140
 qualifies with                                                                                      in calculation of GPA are grades earned in
                         2.74   15    710          2.47   20     930         2.20   26    1140
   any score                                                                                         all college preparatory “a-g” subject require-
                         2.73   15    720          2.46   21     940         2.19   26    1150
2.99   10    510         2.72   15    730          2.45   21     940         2.18   26    1160       ments, and bonus points for approved hon-
2.98   10    520         2.71   16    740          2.44   21     950         2.17   26    1170       ors courses (excluding physical education
2.97   10    530         2.70   16    740          2.43   21     960         2.16   27    1180       and military science).
2.96   11    540         2.69   16    750          2.42   21     970         2.15   27    1180
2.95   11    540                                   2.41   22     980
                                                                                                     Up to eight semesters of honors courses
                         2.68   16    760                                    2.14   27    1190
2.94   11    550         2.67   16    770          2.40   22     980         2.13   27    1200       taken in the last three years of high school,
2.93   11    560         2.66   17    780          2.39   22     990         2.12   27    1210       including up to two approved courses taken
2.92   11    570         2.65   17    780          2.38   22    1000         2.11   28    1220       in the tenth grade can be accepted. Each unit
2.91   12    580         2.64   17    790          2.37   22    1010         2.10   28    1220       of A in an honors course will receive a total
2.90   12    580         2.63   17    800          2.36   23    1020         2.09   28    1230       of 5 points; B, 4 points; and C, 3 points.
2.89   12    590         2.62   17    810          2.35   23    1020         2.08   28    1240
2.88   12    600         2.61   18    820          2.34   23    1030         2.07   28    1250       A CSU Eligibility Index (EI) can be calculated
2.87   12    610         2.60   18    820          2.33   23    1040         2.06   29    1260       by multiplying a grade point average by 800
2.86   13    620         2.59   18    830          2.32   23    1050         2.05   29    1260       and adding your total score on the math-
2.85   13    620         2.58   18    840          2.31   24    1060         2.04   29    1270       ematics and critical reading scores of the
2.84   13    630         2.57   18    850          2.30   24    1060         2.03   29    1280       SAT. Students who took the ACT, multiply your
2.83   13    640         2.56   19    860          2.29   24    1070         2.02   29    1290       the grade point average by 200 and add ten
2.82   13    650         2.55   19    860          2.28   24    1080         2.01   30    1300
2.81   14    660
                                                                                                     times the ACT composite score. Persons
                         2.54   19    870          2.27   24    1090         2.00   30    1300
2.80   14    660         2.53   19    880          2.26   25    1100                                 who are California high school graduates (or
                                                                                Below 2.00           residents of California for tuition purposes),
2.79   14    670         2.52   19    890          2.25   25    1100
                                                                              does not qualify       need a minimum index of 2900 using the
2.78   14    680         2.51   20    900          2.24   25    1110
                                                                                for regular
2.77   14    690         2.50   20    900          2.23   25    1120                                 SAT or 694 using the ACT. The Eligibility
                                                                                admission
2.76   15    700         2.49   20    910          2.22   25    1130                                 Index Table illustrates several combinations
                                                                                                     of required test scores and averages.
The CSU uses only the SAT mathematics and critical reading scores in its admission eligibility
equation. The SAT or ACT writing scores are not currently used by CSU campuses.


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For admission to terms during the 2010-          California high school graduates and resi-       ematics and will find improved computer
2011 college year, the university has no         dents must have SAT or ACT scores at or          skills especially valuable. All students should
current plans to include the writing scores      above those listed beside their GPA in the       include English and mathematics in their final
from either of the admissions tests in the       table below. Admission requirements for          high school year.
computation of the CSU Eligibility Index.        high school graduates from other states          Subject Requirements for Students with
                                                 or US possessions are more restrictive           Disabilities. Humboldt encourages appli-
Persons who neither graduated from a
                                                 than those for residents (contact the Office
California high school nor are a resident                                                         cants with disabilities to complete college
                                                 of Admissions for more information).
of California for tuition purposes, need a                                                        preparatory course requirements if possible.
minimum index of 3502 (SAT) or 842 (ACT).        Applicants who cannot meet admission             Those unable to fulfill specific course require-
Graduates of secondary schools in foreign        requirements may wish to enroll at a             ments because of disabilities may substitute
countries must be judged to have academic        community college to prepare for admission       alternative college preparatory courses.
preparation and abilities equivalent to ap-      to Humboldt at a later date.                     Substitutions are authorized on an individual
plicants eligible under this section.            For questions regarding individual situations,   basis after review and recommendation by
An applicant with a grade point average of       make an appointment with an admissions           the applicant’s academic advisor or guidance
3.00 or above (3.61 for nonresidents) is not     counselor. Phone 707-826-4402 or toll free       counselor in consultation with the director of
required to submit test scores. However,         1-866-850-9556.                                  the Student Disability Resource Center.
all applicants for admission are urged to
take the SAT or ACT and provide the scores
                                                        Subject Requirements                      Although the distribution may be slightly dif-
                                                                                                  ferent from the course pattern required of
of such tests to each CSU to which they          First-time freshmen must have completed,
                                                                                                  other students, those students qualifying for
seek admission. Campuses use these test          with grades of C or better, a comprehensive
                                                                                                  substitutions still will be held for 15 units of
results for advising and placement purposes      pattern of college preparatory study totaling
                                                                                                  college preparatory study.
and may require them for admission to im-        15 units. (A unit is one year of study in high
pacted majors or programs. Impacted CSU          school.)                                         Note: Course substitutions may limit later
campuses require SAT or ACT scores of all                                                         enrollment in certain majors, particularly
                                                 ƒ 4 years of English
applicants for freshman admission.                                                                those involving mathematics.
                                                 ƒ 3 years of math (algebra, geometry and
Provisional Freshman Admission. Humboldt             intermediate algebra)                        For information or substitution forms, con-
may provisionally admit first-time freshman      ƒ 2 years of social science, including 1         tact the Student Disability Resource Center
applicants based on their academic prepara-          year of U.S. history, or U.S. history and    707-826-4678 (voice) or 826-5392 (TDD).
tion through the junior year of high school          government.
and planned academic coursework for the
                                                                                                  Transfer Policies of CSU Campuses
                                                 ƒ 2 years of laboratory science (l biological
senior year. The campus will monitor the final       and 1 physical, both must include labora-    Authority for decisions regarding the trans-
two years of study to ensure that admitted           tory instruction).                           fer of undergraduate credits is delegated
students complete their secondary school                                                          to each California State University (CSU)
                                                 ƒ 2 years in the same language other than
studies satisfactorily, including the required                                                    campus. Most commonly, college level
                                                     English (subject to waiver for applicants
college preparatory subjects, and graduate                                                        credits earned from an institution of higher
                                                     demonstrating equivalent competence)
from high school. Students are required to                                                        education accredited by a regional accredit-
                                                 ƒ 1 year of visual or performing arts: art,      ing agency recognized by the United States
submit an official transcript after gradua-
                                                     dance, drama/theatre, or music. Both         Department of Education is accepted for
tion to certify that all coursework has been
                                                     semesters must be within the same            transfer to campuses of the CSU.
satisfactorily completed. Official high school
                                                     area – one full year of dance or one full
transcripts must be received prior to dead-                                                       General education requirements are the
                                                     year of music, etc.
line set by the university. In no case may                                                        same for all CSU campuses, so California
documentation of high school graduation          ƒ 1 year of electives selected from English,
                                                     advanced mathematics, social science,        community college articulations of gen-
be received any later than the census date                                                        eral education of general education courses
for a student’s first term of CSU enrollment.        history, laboratory science, foreign
                                                     language, visual and performing arts or      (about one third of degree requirements)
The campus may rescind admission deci-                                                            are handled centrally and may be accessed
sions, cancel financial aid awards, withdraw         other courses approved and included on
                                                     the UC/CSU “a-g” list.                       at www.assist.org.
housing contracts, and cancel any university
registration for students who are found not      Recommendations. Students should con-            Campuses may enter into articulation
to be eligible after the final transcript has    sider taking courses beyond the minimum          agreements on either a course for course
been evaluated.                                  required. Humboldt strongly recommends           or program to program basis. Such articula-
                                                 preparation in natural sciences, social sci-     tions are common between CSU campuses
Applicants will qualify for regular (non-        ences, visual and performing arts, foreign       and any or all of the California community
provisional) admission when the university       languages, humanities, and keyboarding.          colleges, but may exist between CSU cam-
verifies that they have graduated and re-        Competency in word processing, spread-           puses and other institutions. Established
ceived a diploma from high school, have a        sheets, and telecommunication will sig-          CSU/CCC articulations may be found on
qualifiable minimum eligibility index, have      nificantly enhance a student’s university        www.assist.org.
completed the comprehensive pattern of           experience.
college preparatory “a-g” subjects, and, if                                                       No more than 70 semester units may be
applying to an impacted program, have met        Those planning to major in mathematics,          transferred to a CSU campus from an
all supplementary criteria.                      science, computer science, engineering,          institution which does not offer bachelor’s
                                                 premedicine, business, or economics should       degrees or their equivalents, e.g., community
                                                 take four years of college preparatory math-     colleges. Students should be aware


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that regardless of the number of units             2. Complete appropriate college courses          higher education. For information on courses
transferred, 30 units must be completed            with a C or better. One college course of at     from other California colleges that can be
in-residence (at HSU).                             least three semester or four quarter units       used in lieu of specific Humboldt coursework,
                                                   will be considered equivalent to one year of     visit their website at www.assist.org.
      Transfer Requirements                        high school study.
Students who have completed fewer than 60          3. Earn acceptable scores on specified                       Test Requirements
transferable semester college units (fewer         examinations, e.g., SAT subject tests.           SAT/ACT Requirement. Freshman and
than 90 quarter units) are considered lower                                                         transfer applicants who have fewer than
division transfer students. Student who            Please consult with any CSU Admissions
                                                   Office for further information about alterna-    60 semester or 90 quarter units of trans-
have completed 60 or more transferable                                                              ferable college credit are strongly encour-
semester college units (90 or more quarter         tive ways to satisfy the subject requirements.
                                                                                                    aged to submit scores, unless exempt (see
units) are considered upper division transfer      Upper Division Transfer Requirements             “Eligibility Index”), from either the ACT or the
students.                                                                                           SAT of the College Board. Persons who apply
                                                   ƒ Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 (C) or
Students who complete college units during           better in all transferable units attempted     to an impacted program may be required
high school or through the summer imme-              (2.4 for non-residents),                       to submit test scores, and should take the
diately following high school graduation are       ƒ be in good standing at the last college/       test no later than November or December.
considered first-time freshmen and must              university attended, and                       Test scores are also used for advising and
meet those admission requirements.                 ƒ have completed at least 60 transferable        placement purposes.
Transferable courses are those designated            semester units of college coursework           Registration forms and dates for the SAT or
for baccalaureate credit by the college or           with a grade point average of 2.0 or           ACT are available from high school or college
university offering the courses and accepted         higher and a grade of C or better in each      counselors and from Humboldt’s Testing
as such by the campus to which the applicant         course used to meet the CSU general            Center, 707-826-3611.
seeks admission.                                     education requirements in written com-
                                                                                                    Applicants also may contact:
                                                     munication, oral communication, critical
Lower Division Transfer Requirements.                                                                 The College Board (SAT)
                                                     thinking, and quantitative reasoning, e.g.
Please contact the Office of Admissions to                                                            Registration Unit, Box 6200
                                                     mathematics. The 60 units must include
determine whether lower division transfer                                                             Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6200
                                                     at least 30 units of courses, which meet
students are being admitted.                                                                          609-771-7588; www.collegeboard.org
                                                     CSU general education requirement
Generally, applicants will qualify for admission     including all of the general education           ACT Registration Unit
as a lower division transfer student if they         requirements in communication in the             PO Box 414
have a grade point average of at least 2.0 (C        English language (both oral and written)         Iowa City, Iowa 52240
or better) in all transferable units attempted,      and critical thinking and the require-           319-337-1270; www.act.org
are in good standing at the last college or          ment in mathematics/quantitative
university attended, and meet any of the fol-                                                       TOEFL/IELTS Requirement. All undergradu-
                                                     reasoning (usually 3 semester units) OR
lowing standards:                                                                                   ate applicants whose native language is not
                                                     the Intersegmental General Education
                                                                                                    English and who have not attended schools
ƒ Will meet the freshman admission re-               Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) require-
                                                                                                    at the secondary level or above for at least
  quirements (grade point average and                ments in English communication and
                                                                                                    three years full time where English is the
  subject requirements) in effect for the            mathematical concepts and quantitative
                                                                                                    principal language of instruction must pres-
  term to which they are applying (see               reasoning.
                                                                                                    ent a minimum score of 500 written /173
  First-time Freshman under Qualifying for         Provisional Transfer Admission. Humboldt         computer-based/61 internet-based on
  Admission); or                                   may provisionally or conditionally admit         the Test of English as a Foreign Language
ƒ Were eligible as a freshman at the time          transfer applicants based on their aca-          (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 6.5 on
  of high school graduation except for the         demic preparation and courses planned for        the International English Language Testing
  subject requirements, and have been in           completion. Humboldt will monitor the final      System (IELTS) test. Some CSU campuses
  continuous attendance in an accredited           terms to ensure that those admitted com-         may require a higher score. Some cam-
  college since high school graduation, and        plete all required courses satisfactorily. All   puses may also use alternative methods of
  have made up the missing subjects.               accepted applicants are required to submit       assessing English fluency. Students who do
Applicants who graduated from high school          official transcripts of all college level work   not meet the TOEFL/IELTS requirement may
prior to 1988 should contact the Admission         completed. Campuses may rescind admis-           enroll in the English as a Second Language
Office to inquire about alternative admission      sion for any student who is not eligible after   program through the International English
programs. (Most CSU campuses do not ad-            the final transcript has been evaluated. In no   Language Institute (IELI); see English as a
mit lower division transfer applicants.)           case may such documents be received and          Second Language at the end of this catalog
                                                   validated by the university any later than a     section.
Making Up Missing College Preparatory
                                                   student’s registration for their second term
Subject Requirements. Lower division ap-                                                            CSU Minimum TOEFL Standards:
                                                   of CSU enrollment. Financial Aid will not pay
plicants who did not complete subject re-
                                                   and loans cannot be certified until you are
quirements while in high school may make up                                                                          Internet   Computer   Paper
                                                   clearly admitted.
missing subjects in any of the following ways.                                                       Undergraduate      61        173       500
                                                   ASSIST is an articulation and transfer plan-
1. Complete appropriate courses with a                                                               Graduate          80         213       550
                                                   ning system providing a variety of informa-
C or better in adult school or high school
                                                   tion about California public institutions of
summer sessions.


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                                                        Total                              Course Distribution9
                                              Minimum Credit in    GE Assignment              Units   Elective/Course/         Units
     Advanced Placement Exam
                                               Score  Semester    (Course Equivalency)                  Additional GE
                                                        Units                                               Credit
Art General                                    3, 4, or 5   6             GE C1                 3            Elective            3
Art History                                    3, 4, or 5   6             GE C1                 3            Elective            3
Art Studio - 2-D Design                        3, 4, or 5   6        GE C1 (ART 105C)           3            Elective            3
Art Studio - 3-D Design                        3, 4, or 5   6        GE C1 (ART 109)            3            Elective            3
Art Studio - Drawing                           3, 4, or 5   6             GE C1                 3            Elective            3
Biology                                            3        6        GE B2 (BIOL 104)           3            Elective            3
Biology                                         4 or 5      6        GE B2 (BIOL 105)           3            Elective            3
Calculus AB   1
                                               3, 4, or 5   6       GE B3 (MATH 109)            3            Elective            3
Calculus AB Subgrade          1
                                               3, 4, or 5   6       GE B3 (MATH 109)            3            Elective            3
Calculus BC   1
                                               3, 4, or 5   6       GE B3 (MATH 109)            3           MATH 110             3
Chemistry                                      3, 4, or 5   6             GE B5                 3            Elective            3
Chinese Language and Culture                   3, 4, or 5   6             GE C3                 3            Elective            3
Computer Science A        2
                                               3, 4, or 5   6             CIS 130               3             CIS 230            3
                                                                                                              CIS 230            2
Computer Science AB2                           3, 4, or 5   6             CIS 130               2
                                                                                                              CIS 291            2
Economics - Macro 3                            3, 4, or 5   6             GE D2                 3            Elective            3
Economics - Micro     3
                                               3, 4, or 5   6             GE D2                 3            Elective            3
English Language/Composition          4
                                               3, 4, or 5   6        GE A1 (ENGL 100)           3            Elective            3
English Literature/Composition        4
                                               3, 4, or 5   6        GE A1 (ENGL 100)           3             GE C2              3
Environmental Science (through SU09)      6
                                                   3        6             GE D17                3            Elective            3
Environmental Science (through SU09)6           4 or 5      6       GE D17 (NRPI 105)           3            Elective            3
Environmental Science (effective F09)6         3, 4, or 5   6       GE D17 (NRPI 105)           3            ENVS 110            3
French Language                                3, 4, or 5   6             GE C3                 3            Elective            3
French Literature                              3, 4, or 5   6             GE C2                 3            Elective            3
Geography - Human                              3, 4, or 5   6       GE D4 (GEOG 105)            3            Elective            3
German Language                                3, 4, or 5   6             GE C3                 3            Elective            3
Government / Politics Europe                   3, 4, or 5   6             GE D6                 3            Elective            3
Government / Politics U.S.        8
                                               3, 4, or 5   6        GE D18 (INST 2)            3            Elective            3
Government & Political Comp.                   3, 4, or 5   6             GE D6                 3            Elective            3
History - European (through SU09)              3, 4, or 5   6             GE D5                 3            Elective            3
History - European (effective F09)             3, 4, or 5   6        GE D5 or GE C7             3            Elective            3
History - U.S.    8
                                                   3        6         GE D18 (INST 1)           3            Elective            3
History - U.S.    8
                                                4 or 5      6         GE D18 (INST 1)           3       HIST 110 or HIST 111     3
History - World (through SU09)                     3        6             GE D5                 3            Elective            3
History - World (effective F09)                    3        6        GE D5 or GE C7             3            Elective            3
                                                                      GE D5 or GE C7
History - World (through SU09)                  4 or 5      6                                   3      HIST 109 or HIST 109B     3
                                                                   (HIST 107 & HIST 108)
                                                                      GE D5 or GE C7
History - World (effective F09)                 4 or 5      6                                   3      HIST 109 or HIST 109B     3
                                                                   (HIST 107 & HIST 108)



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                                                              Total                                                 Course Distribution9
                                                    Minimum Credit in                       GE Assignment                Units        Elective/Course/                Units
       Advanced Placement Exam
                                                     Score  Semester                      (Course Equivalency)                          Additional GE
                                                              Units                                                                         Credit
    Italian Language and Culture                       3, 4, or 5           6                       GE C3                    3                 Elective                  3
    Japanese Language and Culture                      3, 4, or 5           6                       GE C3                    3                 Elective                  3
    Latin - Literature                                 3, 4, or 5           6                       GE C2                    3                 Elective                  3
    Latin - Virgil                                     3, 4, or 5           6                       GE C3                    3                 Elective                  3
    Music - Listening / Lit.                           3, 4, or 5           6                       GE C4                    3                 Elective                  3
    Music Theory                                       3, 4, or 5           6                       GE C4                    3                 Elective                  3
    Physics B    5
                                                       3, 4, or 5           6                       GE B5                    3                 Elective                  3
    Physics C - Elect./Magn.   5
                                                       3, 4, or 5           6                       GE B5                    3                 Elective                  3
    Physics C - Mechanics  5
                                                       3, 4, or 5           6                       GE B5                    3                 Elective                  3
    Psychology                                         3, 4, or 5           6                 GE D7 (PSYC 104)               3                 Elective                  3
    Spanish Language                                   3, 4, or 5           6                       GE C3                    3                 Elective                  3
    Spanish Language                                   3, 4, or 5           6                       GE C2                    3                 Elective                  3
                                                                                            GE B3 (STAT 109 or
    Statistics                                         3, 4, or 5           6                                                3                 Elective                  3
                                                                                           STAT 106 or STAT 108)


NOTE: A student may take an unlimited number of exams and apply all to the baccalaureate degree.
1
    If a student passes more than one exam in calculus only 9 units may be applied to the baccalaureate degree.
2
    If a student passes more than one exam in computer science only one exam (6 units) may be applied to the baccalaureate degree. If Computer Science AB is passed 6
    units will be distributed evenly for CIS 130, CIS 230 and CIS 291.
3
    If a student passes both exams in Economics, 12 units will be applied to the baccalaureate degree and will be distributed thusly: 3 units GE D2, 3 units ECON 210, 6 units
    elective.
4
    If a student passes both exams in English, only 9 units may be applied to the baccalaureate degree and will be distributed thusly: 3 units GE A1 (ENGL 100), 3 units GE C2,
    and 3 units elective.
5
    If a student passes more than one exam in Physics, only 6 units may be applied to the baccalaureate degree.
6
    The Chancellor’s Office allows for credit in GE Life Science or GE Physical Science if the Environmental Science exam was taken Fall 2009 or earlier. After Fall 2009 credit
    is awarded to Physical Science only. Adjustments to this policy require a petition to the Registrar. Contact the Registrar’s Office for further information.
7
    Six units/two courses chosen from: HIST 107, HIST 108, HIST 109, HIST 109B. GE C7 may be awarded in lieu of the previous courses. Contact the Registrar’s Office for further
    information.
8
    Does not meet the California State and Local Government degree requirement. INST 1 meets the US History requirement, INST 2 meets the US Constitution
    requirement.
9
    When a course is an approved general education course and a course equivalency also exists, units are first routed to general education, then course content for the
    remaining course is met. Example: Calc BC = 6 units distributed thusly: 3 units to MATH 109 and 3 elective units. MATH 109 is an approved general education course and
    will automatically be routed to general education lower division area B3.




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                                                                      Total                                       Course Distribution6
                                               Minimum              Credit in              GE Assignment                 Units       Elective/Course/               Units
          CLEP Examination
                                                Score               Semester             (Course Equivalency)                          Additional GE
                                                                      Units                                                                Credit
    American Literature                              50                    6                      ENGL 232                  3                 Elective                 3
    Analyzing & Interpreting Literature              50                    6                  GE C2 (ENGL 105)              3                 Elective                 3
    Biology                                          50                    6                  GE B2 (BIOL 105)              3                 Elective                 3
    Calculus  1
                                                     51                    6                 GE B3 (MATH 109)               4                 Elective                 2
    Chemistry2                                       48                    3                                                                  Elective                 3
    College Algebra                                  50                    3                     MATH 44     4
                                                                                                                            3
    College Math                                     50                    6                  GE B3 (MATH 103)              3                 Elective                 3
    English Composition                    50 with pass on essay           6                  GE A1 (ENGL 100)              3                 Elective                 3
    English Literature                               50                    6                      ENGL 230                  3                 ENGL 231                 3
    Financial Accounting                             50                    3                       BA 250                   3
    French Level I                                   50                    6                  GE C3 (FREN 106)              3                 FREN 105                 3
    French Level II                                  62                    6                  GE C3 (FREN 107)              3                 FREN 207                 3
    Fresh College Comp                     50 with pass on essay           6                  GE A1 (ENGL 100)              3                 Elective                 3
    German Level I                                   50                    6                 GE C3 (GERM 106)               3                GERM 105                  3
    German Level II                                  63                    6                  GE C3 (GERM 107)              3                GERM 207                  3
    History of U.S. I   5
                                                     54                    6                   GE D18 (INST 1)              3                 HIST 110                 3
    History of US II   5
                                                     54                    6                   GE D18 (INST 1)              3                  HIST 111                3
    Humanities                                       50                    3                       GE C7                    3
    Info Systems & Computer App                      50                    6                       CIS 110                  3                 Elective                 3
    Intro Business Law                               50                    6                       BA 210                   3                 Elective                 3
    Intro Psychology                                 50                    6                  GE D7 (PSYC 104)              3                 Elective                 3
    Intro Sociology                                  50                    6                  GE D8 (SOC 104)               3                 Elective                 3
    Natural Sciences                                 50                    6                  GE B2 (BIOL 104)              3                 Elective                 3
    Pre-Calculus                                     50                    6                      MATH 115                  4                 Elective                 2
    Principles of Accounting                         50                    6                       BA 252                   3                 Elective                 3
    Principles of Macroeconomics 3                   50                    6                       GE D2                    3                 Elective                 3
    Principles of Microeconomics   3
                                                     50                    6                       GE D2                    3                 Elective                 3
    Principles of Management                         50                    6                       BA 370                   6
    Principles of Marketing                          50                    6                       BA 340                   6
    Social Science/History                           50                    6                       GE D9                    3                 Elective                 3
    Spanish Level I                                  50                    6                   C3 (SPAN 106)                3                 SPAN 105                 3
    Spanish Level II                                 66                    6                    C3 (SPAN 107)               3                SPAN 207                  3
    Western Civilization I                           54                    6                    D5 (HIST 104)               3                 Elective                 3
    Western Civilization II                          54                    6                    D5 (HIST 105)               3                 Elective                 3

NOTE: A maximum of 30 units of external exams (excluding AP and IB) will count toward degree requirements.
1
  Minimum score for Calculus raised from 50 to 51 effective Fall 2009.
2
  Chemistry added effective Fall 2009.
3
  If a student passes both exams in Economics, 12 units will be applied to the baccalaureate and will be distributed thusly: 3 units GE D2, 3 units ECON 210, 6 units elective.
4
  MATH 44: Remedial course, units will not count toward degree credit.
5
  INST 1 meets the US History requirement.
6
  When a course is an approved general education course and a course equivalency also exists, units are first routed to general education, then course content for the
  remaining course is met. Example: Biology: BIOL 105 is an approved general education course. The Biology exam with a minimum score of 50 will meet course content for
  BIOL 105 and automatically be routed to general education lower division area B2.


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                                                            Total                                              Course Distribution2
                                                  Minimum Credit in                     GE Assignment               Units       Elective/Course/              Units
            DSST Examination
                                                   Score  Semester                    (Course Equivalency)                        Additional GE
                                                            Units                                                                     Credit
    Art of the Western World                            48                 3               GE C1 (ART 103)              3
    Cultural Geography                                  48                 3              GE D4 (GEOG 105)              3
    Drug and Alcohol Abuse                          49 or 400              3                                                             Elective                3
    Environment and Humanity                            46                 3              GE D17 (NRPI 105)             3
    Ethics in America                               46 or 400              3              GE C5 (PHIL 106)              3
    Foundations of Education                            46                 3                  EDUC 110                  3
    Fundamentals of College Algebra                 50 or 400              3                  MATH 44     1
                                                                                                                        3
    General Anthropology                                47                 3                    GE D1                   3
    Here’s To Your Health                           48 or 400              3               GE E (HED 400)               3
    Human Resources Management                          46                 3                    BA 370                  3
    Intro to Business                                   46                 3                    BA 110                  3
    Lifespan Developmental Psychology                   46                 3                                                             Elective                3
    Modern Middle East                                  47                 3              GE D5 (HIST 106)              3
    Money and Banking                                   48                 3                  ECON 435                  3
    Organizational Behavior                             48                 3              BA 370 or BA 470              3
    Personal Finance                                46 or 400              3                   BA 260                   3
    Principles of Financial Accounting                  47                 3                   BA 250                   3
                                                  47 with pass
    Principles of Public Speaking                                          3             GE A2 (COMM 100)               3
                                                  on oral exam
    Principles of Statistics                        50 or 500              3              GE B3 (MATH 103)              3
    Principles of Supervision                           46                 3                    BA 370                  3
    Technical Writing                                   36                 3                    IT 2332                 3

NOTE: A maximum of 30 units of external exams (excluding AP and IB) will count toward degree requirements.
1
    MATH 44: Remedial course, units will not count toward degree credit.
2
    When a course is an approved general education course and a course equivalency also exists, units are first routed to general education, then course content for the
    remaining course is met. Example: Art of the Western World: ART 103 is an approved general education course. This exam with a minimum score of 48 will meet course
    content for ART 103 and automatically be routed to general education lower division area C1.




                                                            Total                                             Course Distribution 1
                                                  Minimum Credit in                     GE Assignment               Units       Elective/Course/             Units
              EEE Examination
                                                   Score  Semester                    (Course Equivalency)                        Additional GE
                                                            Units                                                                     Credit
    EEE                                                n/a                 6              GE A1 (ENGL 100)              3                Elective                3

NOTE: A maximum of 30 units of external exams (excluding AP and IB) will count toward degree requirements.
1
    When a course is an approved general education course and a course equivalency also exists, units are first routed to general education, then course content for the
    remaining course is met. Example: EEE: ENGL 100 is an approved general education course. The EEE exam will meet course content for ENGL 100 and automatically be
    routed to general education lower division area A1.


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          International                          Total                           Course Distribution 4
       Baccalaureate Exam             Minimum Credit in     GE Assignment              Units   Elective/Course/     Units
           HL = Higher Level           Score 1 Semester   (Course Equivalency)                   Additional GE
          SL = Standard Level                    Units                                               Credit
Anthropology, Social & Cultural, HL   4, 5, 6, or 7   6       GE D1 (ANTH 104)           3           Elective         3
Anthropology, Social & Cultural, SL   4, 5, 6, or 7   3             GE D1                3
Biology HL   3
                                      4, 5, 6, or 7   6             GE B2                3           Elective         3
Biology SL                            4, 5, 6, or 7   3             GE B2                3
Business & Management HL              4, 5, 6, or 7   6            BA 110                3           Elective         3
Business & Management SL              4, 5, 6, or 7   3                                              Elective         3
Chemistry HL     3
                                      4, 5, 6, or 7   6             GE B5                3           Elective         3
Chemistry SL                          4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE B4                 3
Classical Languages HL                4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C3                 3
Classical Languages SL                4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C3                 3
Computer Science HL                   4, 5, 6, or 7   6        GE A3 (CIS 100)           3            CIS 131         3
Computer Science SL                   4, 5, 6, or 7   3   GE A3 (CIS 100 or CIS 130)     3
Dance HL                              4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C6                 3
Dance SL                              4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C6                 3
Design Tech (Engineering) HL          4, 5, 6, or 7   6           ENGR 215               3           Elective         3
Design Tech (Engineering) SL          4, 5, 6, or 7   3                                              Elective         3
Economics HL                          4, 5, 6, or 7   6      GE D2 (ECON 104)            3           Elective         3
                                                                                                    GE A2 and         3
English A1 HL2                        4, 5, 6, or 7   7       GE A1 (ENGL 100)           3
                                                                                                 GE C2 (ENGL 105)     1
English A1 SL                         4, 5, 6, or 7   3       GE A1 (ENGL 100)           3
Environmental Systems SL              4, 5, 6, or 7   3           ENGR 115               3
Film HL                               4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C6                 3
Film SL                               4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C6                 3
French ab initio SL                   4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C3                 3
French A2 HL                          4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C3                 3
French A2 SL                          4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C3                 3
French B HL                           4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C3                 3
French B SL                           4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C3                 3
Further Mathematics SL                4, 5, 6, or 7   3             GE B3                3
Geography HL                          4, 5, 6, or 7   6      GE D4 (GEOG 105)            3           Elective         3
Geography SL                          4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE D4                 3
German ab initio SL                   4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C3                 3
German A2 HL                          4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C3                 3
German A2 SL                          4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C3                 3
German B HL                           4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C3                 3
German B SL                           4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE C3                 3
History (any region) HL               4, 5, 6, or 7   6            GE D5                 3           Elective         3
History (any region) SL               4, 5, 6, or 7   3            GE D5                 3
Info Tech in a Global Society HL      4, 5, 6, or 7   6            GE D4                 3          GEOG 216          3


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              International                                     Total                                           Course Distribution 4
           Baccalaureate Exam                        Minimum Credit in                   GE Assignment                Units       Elective/Course/               Units
                HL = Higher Level                     Score 1 Semester                 (Course Equivalency)                         Additional GE
               SL = Standard Level                              Units                                                                   Credit
    Info Tech in a Global Society SL                  4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE D4                   3
    Islamic History HL                                4, 5, 6, or 7          6                   GE D5                   3                 Elective                 3
    Islamic History SL                                4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE D5                   3
    Mathematics HL                                    4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE B3                   3
    Mathematics SL                                    4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE B3                   3
    Mathematical Studies SL                           4, 5, 6, or 7          3             GE B3 (MATH 103)              3
    Music HL                                          4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE C4                   3
    Music SL                                          4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE C4                   3
    Philosophy HL                                     4, 5, 6, or 7          6                   GE A3                   3                 PHIL 107                 3
    Philosophy SL                                     4, 5, 6, or 7          3              GE C5 (PHIL 107)             3
    Physics HL   3
                                                      4, 5, 6, or 7          6                   GE B5                   3                 Elective                 3
    Physics SL                                        4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE B5                   3
    Psychology HL                                     4, 5, 6, or 7          6             GE D7 (PSYC 104)              3                 Elective                 3
    Psychology SL                                     4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE D7                   3
    Spanish ab initio SL                              4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE C3                   3
    Spanish A2 HL                                     4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE C3                   3
    Spanish A2 SL                                     4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE C3                   3
    Spanish B HL                                      4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE C3                   3
    Spanish B SL                                      4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE C3                   3
    Theatre HL                                        4, 5, 6, or 7          7              GE C6 (TFD 104)              4                 TFD 241                  3
    Theatre SL                                        4, 5, 6, or 7          4              GE C6 (TFD 104)              4
    Visual Arts HL                                    4, 5, 6, or 7          6              GE C1 (ART 105B)             3                 ART 105C                 3
    Visual Arts SLA                                   4, 5, 6, or 7          3              GE C1 (ART 105B)             3
    Visual Arts SLB                                   4, 5, 6, or 7          3              GE C1 (ART 105B)              3
    World Religions                                   4, 5, 6, or 7          3                   GE C12                   3


NOTE: A student may take an unlimited number of exams and apply all to the baccalaureate degree.
1
    Prior to summer 2007 a score of 5, 6, or 7 was required for HL exams.
2
    Course content for ENGL 105 fully met if exam passed summer 2007 or later. Prior to summer 2007 credit given is 3 units GE A1 (ENGL 100) and 3 units GE C2 (ENGL 105).
    Adjustments to this policy require a petition to the Registrar. Contact the Registrar’s Office for further information.
3
    Units raised from 3 to 6 effective Fall 2009 for HL Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
4
    When a course is an approved general education course and a course equivalency also exists, units are first routed to general education, then course content for the
    remaining course is met. Example: Computer Science HL = 6 units distributed thusly: 3 units to CIS 100 and 3 units to CIS 131. CIS 100 is an approved general education
    course and will automatically be routed to general education lower division area A3.




2010-2011 Humboldt State University Catalog                                                                                      Admission Information                  31
 Placement / Proficiency Tests                   entering undergraduates must complete            ƒ completion and transfer of a course satis-
                                                 the EPT except those who present proof*            fying the GE/Breadth or Intersegmental
The CSU requires that each entering under-
                                                 of one of the following:                           GE Transfer Curriculum quantitative
graduate, except those who qualify for an
                                                 ƒ a score of “Exempt” on the augmented             reasoning requirement, provided the
exemption, take the CSU Entry Level Math-
                                                   English CST, i.e. the CSU Early Assessment       course was completed with a grade of
ematics (ELM) exam and the CSU English
                                                   Program (EAP), taken in grade 11 as part         C or better
Placement Test (EPT) prior to enrollment.
                                                   of the California Standards Test.;             Mathematics Placement Test. The HSU
These placement tests are not a condition
                                                 ƒ a score of 550 or above on the verbal          Math Department offers a placement
for admission to the CSU, but they are a
                                                   section of a College Board SAT taken April     program for those students who wish
condition of enrollment. These examinations
                                                   1995 or later;                                 to take a higher math class than what
are designed to identify entering students
                                                                                                  they are eligible for based on ELM test
who may need additional support in acquiring     ƒ a score of 24 or higher on the enhanced        scores or prior coursework. For more
college entry-level English and mathemat-          ACT English Test, taken October 1989           information, see the Math Department
ics skills necessary to succeed in CSU             or later;                                      webpage at www.humboldt.edu/~math
baccalaureate-level courses. Undergraduate
                                                 ƒ a score of 680 or higher on the recen-         by clicking on the Math Placement link.
students who do not demonstrate college-
level skills both in English and in mathemat-      tered and adjusted College Board SAT II:       Transfer students who have completed
ics will be placed in appropriate remedial         Writing Test taken May 1998 or later;          (with a grade of C- or higher) a college-level
programs and activities during the first         ƒ a score of 660 on the writing portion of       calculus course that has been articulated
term of their enrollment. Students placed          the SAT Reasoning Test;                        (deemed an appropriate replacement
in remedial programs in either English or                                                         through a formal college-to-college agree-
                                                 ƒ a score of 3, 4, or 5 on either the
mathematics must complete all remediation                                                         ment) with a Humboldt calculus course
                                                   Language and Composition or the
in their first year of enrollment. Failure to                                                     will have their math code adjusted to allow
                                                   Composition and Literature examina-
complete remediation by the end of the first                                                      registration in any course for which calculus
                                                   tion of the College Board Ad vanced
year may result in denial of enrollment for                                                       is a prerequisite. If the calculus course has
                                                   Placement program;
future terms.                                                                                     not been articulated, a student may petition
                                                 ƒ completion and transfer of a course satisfy-   to substitute the course for Humboldt’s cal-
Information on testing times and places is
                                                   ing the GE/Breadth or Intersegmental GE        culus. The petition must be approved by the
mailed upon admission (or may be obtained
                                                   Transfer Curriculum written communication      Mathematics Department Chair.
from the Office of Admissions or the Testing
                                                   requirement, provided the course was com-
Center). Students should make every effort
                                                   pleted with a grade of C or better.                      Special Admission
to take these exams at the CSU campus
closest to home on a test date early enough      The Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam                     Admission by Exception
for scores to be received at Humboldt prior      assesses the skill levels of entering CSU        A very limited number of applicants who do
to registration.                                 students in areas of mathematics typically       not meet Humboldt’s standard entrance
                                                 covered in three years of rigorous college       requirements may be admitted to the uni-
Advanced Placement (AP) Tests. Humboldt
                                                 preparatory courses in high school (alge-        versity by exception. Letters of appeal can
grants credit toward its undergraduate de-
                                                 bra I, algebra II, and geometry). All entering   be directed to the Admissions Committee,
grees for successful completion of examina-
                                                 undergraduates must complete the ELM             Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
tions of the Advanced Placement Program
                                                 except those who present proof* of one of        95521.
of the College Board. Students who present
                                                 the following:
scores of three or better will be granted up                                                           High School Concurrent Program
to six semester units (nine quarter units) of    ƒ a score of “Exempt” on the augmented
                                                                                                  High school juniors/seniors who have a 3.0
college credit. The number of units (and how        mathematics California Standards Test,
                                                                                                  GPA or higher in their college preparatory
they meet specific academic requirements)           i.e., the CSU Early Assessment Program
                                                                                                  program, and who have been recommended
are provided in the following chart. If the         (EAP), taken in grade 11
                                                                                                  by their high school counselors, will be con-
content covered by an examination dupli-         ƒ a score of “conditionally exempt” on           sidered for enrollment through the High
cates other credit awarded, the units will be      the augmented CST, i.e. the CSU Early          School Concurrent Program. Enrollment
adjusted from the amount indicated.                Assessment Program (EAP) plus suc-             requires individual approval for each course
The English Placement Test (EPT) as-               cessful completion of a Senior-Year            and term of attendance. Such admission is
sesses the level of reading and writing skills     Mathematics Experience (SYME)                  only for a given specific program and does
of entering undergraduates so that they can                                                       not constitute the right to continued enroll-
                                                 ƒ a score of 550 or above on the math-
be placed in appropriate baccalaureate-level                                                      ment. Contact the Extended Education Office
                                                   ematics section of the College Board
courses. Students must take the EPT or be                                                         for details (707-826-3731).
                                                   SAT or on the College Board SAT Subject
exempt in order to enroll in any classes. All
                                                   Tests-Mathematics Tests Level I, IC                       Nursing Students
                                                   (Calculator), II, or IIC (Calculator)          Due to the impacted status of the nurs-
  * Exemptions based on test scores              ƒ a score of 23 or higher on the ACT math-       ing major and limited clinical facilities, the
  cannot be granted unless official scores         ematics test                                   Department of Nursing selects students
  have been sent to Humboldt. Exemptions                                                          into the major program on the basis of
                                                 ƒ a score of 3 or higher on the College
  based on coursework must be verified                                                            supplementary screening criteria. Obtain
                                                   Board Advanced Placement calculus
  via transcript or grade report.                                                                 a separate application to the major online
                                                   exam ination (AB or BC) or statistics
                                                                                                  at http://www.humboldt.edu/~nurs/
                                                   examination
                                                                                                  admission/index.html. This supplemental


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application is accepted until February 1 for           application by visiting the website            Institute (IELI) located on the HSU campus
the following fall semester or October 1               at www.humboldt.edu/~internat/                 (www.humboldt.edu/~ieli).
for the following spring semester. Students            undergrad_application_process.php
                                                                                                      Estimated Expenses for International
not already enrolled at Humboldt State                 (for undergraduate applicants) or
                                                                                                      Students. Undergraduate international
University must also submit a standard                 www.humboldt.edu/~internat/grad_
                                                                                                      students are required to pay non-resident
California State University application for            application_process.php (for graduate
                                                                                                      tuition of $372 per unit in addition to regis-
admission by November 30 of the previous               applicants).
                                                                                                      tration fees. All MBA students, international
year for fall or August 31 of the previous year     2) A non-refundable application fee of U.S.       and American, must also pay a Graduate
for spring and meet the regular admission              $55.00 (payable online if using CSU            Business Professional Fee of $210 per
requirements to the university.                        Mentor)                                        unit ($582 total per unit for international
            Over-60 Program                         3) Financial Statement and Affidavit*             students).
In this program, senior adults who are              4) Official statement from financial institu-     International students must be enrolled
California residents are allowed to take               tion verifying sufficient funds                full-time (12 units per semester for under-
courses for a reduced fee. Please contact                                                             graduates; 9 units per semester for gradu-
                                                    5) Official transcripts of academic records
the Extended Education Office for details                                                             ates). Additionally, there are expenses for
(707-826-3731).                                     6) Appropriate test scores (TOEFL or IELTS,
                                                                                                      books and other school supplies, medical
                                                       GRE, GMAT)
          International Students                                                                      insurance, housing, food, and miscellaneous
                                                    7) Medical Insurance Guidelines & Agree-          expenses. Please note you are required to
The CSU must assess the academic
                                                       ment*                                          prove your ability to provide the mandatory
preparation of international students.
For this purpose, “international students”          *Download these forms by visiting the             amount. Refer to the following chart for
include those who hold U.S. temporary               website at www.humboldt.edu/~internat/            more information.
visas as students, exchange visitors, or            undergrad_application_process.php (for            A minimum of $4,000.00 is required for
in other nonimmigrant classifications.              undergraduate applicants), or to www.             modest living expenses during the summer
                                                    humboldt.edu/~internat/grad_application_          vacation period.
The CSU uses separate requirements and
                                                    process.php (for graduate applicants).
application filing dates in the admission                                                             All fees are subject to change upon approval
of international students. Verification of          NOTE: Academic credentials will be evalu-         by the California State University Board
English proficiency, financial resources, and       ated only after receipt of all your application   of Trustees, the Chancellor, or campus
academic performance are each important             materials.                                        President.
considerations for admission.
                                                    English Language Proficiency. All under-          The figures in the chart are based upon
Priority in admission is given to residents         graduate applicants whose native language         enrollment in a minimum of 12 units per se-
of California. There is little likelihood of non-   is not English and who have not attended          mester for undergraduates and 9 units per
resident applicants, including international        schools at the secondary level or above for       semester for graduates, as required by the
students, being admitted either to impacted         at least three years full-time where English      U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
majors or to those majors or programs with          is the principal language of instruction must
limited openings.                                                                                     The cost of tuition is $372 per unit; there-
                                                    present a minimum score of 500 written
                                                                                                      fore, the chart calculates $372 x 24 units
Academic records from foreign institutions,         /173 computer-based/61 internet-based
                                                                                                      for undergraduate students for one academ-
if not in English, must be accompanied by           on the Test of English as a Foreign Language
                                                                                                      ic year. For graduate students the calculation
certified English translations, and must be         (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 6.5 of the
                                                                                                      is $372 x 18 units for one academic year.
on file by the following deadlines:                 International English Language Testing
                                                                                                      Estimates do not include the fees or living
                                                    System (IELTS) test. Graduate applicants
Application Deadline Dates (subject to                                                                expenses for any summer courses.
                                                    are required to have a minimum score of
change):                                            550 written /213 computer-based/80                Financial Statement and Affidavit. All in-
Undergraduates and Second Bachelor                  internet-based on the TOEFL, or a minimum         ternational students must submit evidence
applicants:                                         score of 7 on the IELTS test. Scores from         of financial ability to meet minimum costs at
   Fall terms: June 1st                             either exam that are more than two years          Humboldt before admission can be granted
   Spring terms: November 1st                       old are not accepted. A waiver of the TOEFL/      and an I-20 issued.
                                                    IELTS may be granted by the Registrar’s           You will be asked to provide the Financial
Graduates:
                                                    Office on an individual basis for students        Statement and Affidavit in addition to an
   See your specific department at:
                                                    who present a minimum grade of ‘B’ or             official bank statement reflecting sufficient
   www.humboldt.edu/~gradst/
                                                    higher from a California Community College        financial resources to meet your educa-
Applying to Humboldt. International appli-          or University general education English           tional and living expenses while at HSU. The
cants should submit the following documents         composition course, or for applicants who         Affidavit must be signed by you and, if ap-
to Humboldt State University, International         have graduated from an accredited four-           propriate, your sponsor. Original documents
Student Admissions, 1 Harpst Street,                year U.S. high school and have completed          are required: faxes and photocopies will not
Arcata CA 95521.                                    three years of English college preparation        be accepted.
1) Application for admission. For the fastest       coursework with grades of ‘B’ or higher.
                                                    Students who have not obtained the above          Undergraduate students may apply for one
   processing of your application, apply online                                                       of the few highly competitive International
   through CSU Mentor (recommended) at:             minimum scores may be interested in at-
                                                    tending the International English Language        Intern positions only after completing a mini-
   www.csumentor.edu/admissionapp/                                                                    mum of one year of full-time study at HSU in
   intl_apply.asp, or download a paper


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addition to maintaining immigration status          have been compared with and certified as          cepts with minimum grades of ‘C’ or higher.
and the required academic standards of the          a true copy of the original document by an        Applicants who have completed coursework
university. Applicants are required to submit       appropriate school or government official.        outside the U.S. will be evaluated on an
a written application and appear for a formal       You will be required to present the original      individual basis, and may also be asked to
interview. Students who are selected for an         document for verification to the International    present secondary school records.
available position will have a portion of the       Evaluator prior to registration.                  Second bachelor’s applicants must submit
non-resident tuition fees waived in exchange                                                          official transcripts from all accredited col-
for approximately 150 hours of service per          Eligibility Requirements for International
                                                    Students.                                         leges and/or universities attended with a
semester. Positions may not be available                                                              minimum grade point average of 2.5 on the
every semester.                                     ƒ Applicants for Bachelor’s degrees:              last 60 semester units attempted and hold
A limited number of Graduate Assistant-             First-time freshmen are required to have,         a valid bachelor’s and/or master’s degree
ships and/or tuition waivers may be avail-          at a minimum, the equivalent to gradua-           or equivalent.
able through some graduate departments.             tion from secondary school in their native
                                                    country (GCE with 5 ‘O’ levels and 2 ‘A’          ƒ Applicants for Master’s degrees:
Please consult with your specific graduate
department for additional details.                  levels, Maturity Certificates, Abitur, etc.)      An international applicant may be admitted
                                                    which gives access to university study in         to a campus as an unclassified post-bacca-
Official Transcripts and Translations.              their home country or graduation from a US        laureate student if the applicant satisfies the
International applicants must provide official      high school. All applicants must possess an       requirements of each of the three following
transcripts from all institutions attended.         overall minimum 2.00 grade point average          lettered subdivisions:
Official transcripts are those sent in sealed       that will be calculated by the Registrar’s
envelopes directly from the issuing institu-                                                          a) the applicant holds an acceptable bac-
                                                    Office. Applicants are required to submit one     calaureate degree earned at an institution
tion directly to the Office of Admissions, to       official transcript with the diploma/gradua-
the attention of the International Evaluator.                                                         accredited by a regional accrediting associa-
                                                    tion certificate (if appropriate).                tion, or the applicant has completed equiva-
Copies of transcripts sent by applicants or
any other source will be considered unofficial      Lower-division transfer applicants (those         lent academic preparation as determined by
and will not be accepted.                           students applying with less than 60 trans-        the appropriate campus authority; and
                                                    ferable units) must submit an official high       b) the applicant has satisfied any one of the
Transcripts in a language other than English        school transcript with diploma/graduation         following three numbered conditions:
must be accompanied by an official English          certificate (if appropriate) showing the
translation. The translations must also             equivalent of high school graduation with          1) the applicant has attained a grade point
be sent in a sealed envelope directly from          a minimum grade point average of 2.00              average of at least 2.5 in an acceptable
the issuing institution translator directly to      and official transcripts from all accredited       earned baccalaureate degree,
Humboldt State University.                          colleges and/or universities attended with         2) the applicant has attained a grade
All transcripts should reflect a detailed state-    a minimum grade point average of 2.00 or           point average of at least 2.5 in the last
ment of the courses completed, the amount           higher on all transferable work.                   60 semester units (90 quarter units)
of time spent on each course, the grade                                                                attempted;
                                                    Upper-division transfer applicants must sub-
earned, and an explanation of the grading           mit official transcripts from all accredited       3) the applicant holds an acceptable post-
system used. Any degree, certificate, or            colleges and/or universities attended with a       baccalaureate degree earned at an institu-
diploma awarded should be clearly indicated         minimum overall grade point average of 2.4         tion accredited by a regional accrediting
and included if possible.                           on at least 60 transferable units. In addition,    association;
For students from countries where schools           applicants are expected to have completed         c) and the applicant was in good standing
issue only one original record to the student       a minimum of 30 units in general education,       at the last institution of higher education
for all future use, you must submit copies of       to include English composition, speech com-       attended.
all required documents, each of which must          munication, critical thinking, and math con-
                                                                                                      Applicants to Master’s programs are re-
                                                                                                      quired to submit official transcripts from all
                                                                                                      accredited institutions attended. Master’s
       Estimated Yearly Costs for International Students, August - May                                applicants are advised to contact their
                                                                                                      specific graduate department directly for
                                         Undergraduate              Graduate               MBA        additional requirements, documents, and
                                                                                       Graduate       application deadlines (for instance, appli-
 Tuition                                           $8,928             $6,696           $10,476        cants to some master’s program must sub-
 Registration Fees                                  5,166               6,102              6,102      mit official GRE test results, and nearly all
                                                                                                      departments require a statement of objec-
 Health Insurance                                    673                  673                673      tives and three letters of recommendation).
 Books and Supplies                                 1,528               1,528              1,528      Master’s applicants must satisfy admission
                                                                                                      requirements from both the major depart-
 Room, Board, and Transportation                   10,942             10,942             10,942
                                                                                                      ment and the Registrar’s Office.
 Incidental Expenses (laundry,                      2,246               2,262              2,262
                                                                                                      Medical Insurance Information and
 clothing, etc.)
                                                                                                      Documentation. Health care in the United
 TOTAL                                             29,483           $28,203            $31,983        States can be very costly. The California
                                                                                                      State University system requires that all



34         Admission Information                                                           2010-2011 Humboldt State University Catalog
non-immigrant students submit a signed             System (IELTS) test requirements may enroll      to the home campus to be included on the
agreement (complete the Medical Insurance          in a program of intensive English study on       student’s transcript at the home campus.
Guidelines and Agreement) to obtain and            campus. The curriculum is designed for           Financial Aid can only be received at one
maintain insurance coverage for health,            students preparing to enter an American          campus.
medical evacuation, and repatriation prior         college or university or for professionals who   CSU Visitor Enrollment. Matriculated stu-
to their enrollment at a CSU campus.               want to improve their English.                   dents in good standing enrolled at one CSU
Upon registering for classes at HSU, you will be   Participants come to Humboldt State              campus may enroll on a space available basis
assessed fees for the “CSUHealthLink” policy       University from around the world. Japan,         at another CSU campus for one term. Credit
(administered by Wells Fargo of California         Central African Republic, France, Switzerland,   earned at the host campus is reported at
Insurance Services, and underwritten               Germany, Korea, Peru, Honduras, Indonesia,       the student’s request to the home campus
by Anthem Blue Cross) which meets/                 and China send some of their top students.       to be included on the student’s transcript at
exceeds California State University coverage                                                        the home campus.
                                                   Only English is spoken in this intensive
requirements. Alternatively, if you have
                                                   program. Students immerse themselves             Intersystem Cross Enrollment. Matriculated
private insurance which you believe meets
                                                   in reading, writing, speaking, and listen-       CSU, UC, or community college students may
the CSU requirements (see below), you may
                                                   ing classes (approximately 21 hours per          enroll on a “space available” basis for one
request a substitution of your existing policy
                                                   week plus homework and assignments in            course per term at another CSU, UC, or com-
for the CSUHealthLink plan by completing
                                                   Humboldt’s fully-equipped language labora-       munity college and request that a transcript
the Petition to Approve Alternate Insurance
                                                   tory). They use the IELI computer lab for word   of record be sent to the home campus.
along with the required documentation
                                                   processing and computer-assisted language
from your insurance company prior to the
end of the second week of classes. This
                                                   instruction.                                               Immunizations &
petition can be downloaded by visiting the         Tuition for each eight-week session is cur-                Health Screening
website at www.humboldt.edu/~internat/             rently $1,963; and student health insurance      New and readmitted HSU students are
undergrad_application_process.php (for             $114. Prices are subject to change.              required to provide to the Student Health
undergraduate applicants) or www.humboldt.         For information, write to IELI, Extended         Center before the beginning of their first
edu/~internat/grad_application_process.            Education, Student and Business Services         term of enrollment:
php (for graduate applicants). Benefits            Building, Humboldt State University, Arcata      1. valid proof of immunity to Measles,
covered by the CSUHealthlink policy can be         CA 95521-8299, or call 707-826-5878 (fax         Rubella, and Hepatitis B.
found at www.csuhealthlink.com.                    707-826-5885). E-mail: ieli@humboldt.edu.
                                                   Web: www.humboldt.edu/~ieli.                     2. a completed Student Health Center
The minimum amounts of coverage are
                                                                                                    Registration and Consent form (available on-
shown below:                                           Intrasystem and Intersystem                  line at the Student Health Center website).
ƒ Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per                 Enrollment Programs
                                                                                                    These items can be mailed, faxed, or brought
  accident or illness, with a co-payment of        Students enrolled at any CSU campus have
                                                                                                    to the Student Health Center. Forms and
  no more than 25%                                 access to courses at other CSU campuses
                                                                                                    more information are available at: http://
ƒ Provision for repatriation of remains            on a space-available basis unless those cam-
                                                                                                    studentaf fairs.humboldt.edu/health/.
  ($7,500)                                         puses or programs are impacted or admis-
                                                                                                    Necessary immunizations may be obtained
                                                   sion to the desired program or admission
ƒ Provision for evacuation to home country                                                          from your personal physician, the County
                                                   categories are closed. This access is offered
  ($10,000)                                                                                         Health Department or the Student Health
                                                   without being admitted formally to the host
ƒ Provision for coverage of pre-existing                                                            Center.
                                                   campus and sometimes without paying addi-
  conditions after 6 months of continuous          tional fees. Although courses taken on any       Measles and Rubella All Humboldt State
  coverage                                         CSU campus will transfer to the student’s        students, whether new or continuing, who
ƒ The standard, individual deductible              home CSU campus as elective credit, stu-         were born after January 1, 1957, are
  should not exceed $500 per condition,            dents should consult their home campus           required to present proof of measles and
  per plan year                                    academic advisors to determine how such          rubella (German measles) immunizations.
                                                   courses may apply to their degree programs       This means two doses of vaccine after age
Contact Information.
                                                   before enrolling at the host campus.             one. In addition, proof of measles and rubella
     Humboldt State University                                                                      immunizations may be required for certain
     International Programs Office                 There are two programs for enrollment
                                                                                                    groups of enrolled students, regardless of
     1 Harpst Street                               within the CSU and one for enrollment be-
                                                                                                    age, who have increased exposure to these
     Arcata, CA 95521-8299 USA                     tween CSU and the University of California
                                                                                                    diseases. These groups include: students
                                                   or California Community Colleges. Additional
                                                                                                    who reside in campus housing; students
     Telephone: 1-707-826-4142                     information about these programs is avail-
                                                                                                    enrolled in nursing, dietetics, medical
     Fax: 1-707-826-3939                           able from the Office of the Registrar, SBS
                                                                                                    technology or any practicum or fieldwork
     Email: international@humboldt.edu             133, 707-826-4101.
                                                                                                    studies which involve preschool and school
     Web: www.humboldt.edu/international
                                                   CSU Concurrent Enrollment. Matriculated          age children, and students whose primary
 English as a Second Language (ESL): the           students in good standing may enroll on a        and secondary schooling were outside the
 International English Language Institute          space available basis at both their home         United States.
A student whose English does not meet the          CSU campus and a host CSU campus during
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)      the same term. Credit earned at the host
or the International English Language Testing      campus is reported at the student’s request


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Hepatitis B. All new students who will be 18
years of age or younger at the start of their
first term at a CSU campus must provide
proof of full immunization against Hepatitis
B before enrolling. Full immunization against
Hepatitis B consists of three doses of vac-
cine over a minimum 4 to 6 months period.
Vaccine is available for a charge at the
Student Health Center.
Meningococcal Disease. The Student Health
Center recommends that entering students
consider vaccination against meningococcal
disease. Each incoming freshman who
will be residing in on-campus housing will
be required to return a form indicating
that they have received information about
meningococcal disease. Vaccine is available
at cost through the Student Health Center,
though may also be obtained through Public
Health and personal health providers.
Avoid a Registration Hold. Failure to pro-
vide proof of immunization will result in the
student not being allowed to register for a
second semester. These are not admission
requirements, but are required of students
as conditions of enrollment in CSU.

              Reservation
The University reserves the right to select
its students and deny admission to the
University or any of its programs as the
University, in its sole discretion, determines
appropriate based on an applicant’s suitabil-
ity and the best interests of the University.




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