Extended Education / Open University

Open University

Open University provides an opportunity for those who are not currently admitted to Humboldt State University to enroll in university courses in the fall and spring through Extended Education. The Open University program allows enrollment in HSU credit-bearing classes, provided that there is space available and prerequisites are fulfilled.

Open University courses taken through Extended Education will count in undergraduate/graduate units earned and grade point average. See Credit Limits for more information.

HSU has many options to meet your professional goals. See the complete HSU schedule of classes.

The registration process is easy. Admission to the University is not required, and the same fees apply to everyone. Visit the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement website for more information.

Note: Open University is NOT available to matriculated students (those admitted for the current semester).

Matriculated graduate students needing to maintain continuous enrollment should contact the Office of Academic Programs and Undergraduate/Graduate Studies or call 707-826-3949 for guidance.


Current High School students may enroll in HSU courses through the High School Concurrent Enrollment process. They must follow the procedures outlined in the Concurrent Enrollment registration form.

Extension Program

The College of Extended Education & Global Engagement offers (with no admission requirements) extension courses and programs for professional development and enrichment courses and programs, for credit and non-credit.

Learn more about the classes and programs available in the Extended Education Course Bulletin. Visit the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement website for more information.

Credit Limits

A maximum of 24 semester units of extension courses are allowed to count toward a bachelor’s degree; these units do not count toward the residency requirement.

A maximum of 24 semester units of Open University courses are allowed to count toward a bachelor’s degree (these also count toward the residency requirement).

A maximum of 9 units of Open University courses can be included in a graduate program, these units do not count toward the residency requirement.