2023-2024 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2023-2024 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog

Returning Students

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Returning students are students who previously attended Cal Poly Humboldt and wish to return to complete their undergraduate degree after an absence of two or more semesters. Students who were admitted but did not attend that first semester are not considered returning students.

Undergraduate students, as well as post-baccalaureate students who are pursuing a second bachelor’s degree, who meet eligibility requirements may request to return to Cal Poly Humboldt without reapplying to the university. Students who have completed at least one semester at Cal Poly Humboldt and were in good academic standing or on academic notice when they last attended Cal Poly Humboldt are eligible.   

All returning students who enrolled at another institution during their absence from Cal Poly Humboldt are required to submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. See Sending Transcripts to Humboldt on the Office of Admissions website.

Students absent two years or less are generally eligible to retain their original catalog rights and access to early registration. Students absent more than two years may request an expedited reapplication process by submitting a request to return. Students will need to go through the Admissions process and meet eligibility criteria.

Returning Admission Requirements

To be considered for readmission, a student must  have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00  in any college coursework taken during the absence from Cal Poly Humboldt (if any) and be in good standing at the last institution attended if other than Humboldt. For instructions see Admissions - Returning to Humboldt webpage.

Returning After Disqualification

Students who are returning after being academically disqualified, must reapply and petition for reinstatement to the university. More information is available under disqualification in the catalog.

Returning Admission Deadlines

Priority Application Periods - earliest possible access to registration for students who meet all deadlines and documentation requirements

Spring semester: Applications will be open from August 1 to September 30.
Fall semester: Applications will be open from October 1 to February 28.

Final Application Deadlines - latest possible access to registration, students must be prepared to promptly submit all required documents to ensure timely registration.  

Fall Semester: Submit Request by July 15
Spring Semester: Submit Request by December 5

Returning Major Changes

Students who have earned over 90 semester units, must reapply to the same major they previously pursued at Cal Poly Humboldt. Students who wish to apply to an impacted major must meet the additional eligibility criteria or select an undeclared major and complete the appropriate courses. The student may petition the department to change majors when the eligibility criteria are met.

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