Freshman and transfer applicants who have fewer than 60 semester or 90 quarter units of transferable college credit must submit scores, unless exempt (see “Eligibility Index”), from either the ACT or the SAT of the College Board. Persons who apply to an impacted program may be required to submit test scores, and should take the test no later than November or December. Test scores are also used for advising and placement purposes.
Registration forms and dates for the SAT or ACT are available from high school or college counselors and from Humboldt’s Testing Center, (707) 826-3611.
Applicants also may contact:
The College Board (SAT)
Registration Unit, Box 6200
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6200
ACT Registration Unit
PO Box 414
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
All undergraduate applicants whose native language is not English and who have not attended schools at the secondary level or above for at least three years full-time where English is the principal language of instruction must present a minimum score of 525 written /197 computer-based/71 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 6.0 of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. Graduate applicants are required to have a minimum score of 550 written /213 computer-based/80 internet-based on the TOEFL, or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS test. Scores from either exam that are more than two years old are not accepted. A waiver of the TOEFL/IELTS may be granted on an individual basis for students who present a minimum grade of ‘C’ or higher from a California Community College or University general education English composition course, or for applicants who have graduated from an accredited four-year US high school and have completed three years of English college preparation coursework with grades of ‘B’ or higher. Students who have not obtained the above minimum scores may be interested in attending the International English Language Institute (IELI) located on the HSU campus (www.humboldt.edu/ieli).