Test Requirements

SAT / ACT Requirement

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, NJ 08541-6200

ACT Registration Unit
PO Box 414
Iowa City, IA 52240

TOEFL/IELTS Requirement

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 or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. Some campuses may require a higher score. A few campuses may also use alternative methods of assessing English fluency. Each campus will post the tests it accepts on its website and will notify students after they apply about the tests it accepts and when to submit scores.

Students who do not meet the TOEFL/IELTS requirement may enroll in the English as a Second Language program through the International English Language Institute (IELI) located on the HSU campus (www.humboldt.edu/ieli).