Credit Limitations

Extension and Correspondence

Students may count no more than 24 semester units of extension or correspondence courses toward a bachelor’s degree. Note: These may not count toward the residency requirement.

Open University

Students may count no more than 24 semester units of Open University / Special Session courses toward a bachelor’s degree. No more than nine units of Open University / Special Session courses can apply toward a master’s degree (provided these courses are on the candidate’s approved master’s program).

Transfer Credit

No more than 70 semester units earned at an accredited community college may transfer to Humboldt State (California Code of Regulations, Title 5).

Athletics and Intramural Credit

No more than six units earned in intercollegiate athletics may count toward graduation requirements. No more than two units of intramural courses may count toward graduation.

Credit/No Credit

No more than 24 semester units of credit/no credit (mandatory and/or optional) mode courses taken at Humboldt State will be counted toward the bachelor's degree. Courses used to fulfill major requirements may not be taken on an optional credit/no credit basis. Check with your academic advisor for more information.