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About Graduate Credit

Academic Credit is offered for completed coursework through our regionally accredited provider Humboldt State University (HSU). Humboldt State University is the northernmost and westernmost institution in the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. The additional fee for this credit is separate from the course fees listed within our catalog, and payment is made directly with Humboldt State University once all coursework is completed.

HSU is on a semester based system, and offers either elementary education (EED) or secondary education (SED) credit in the 700 series for coursework completed at The 700 series semester credit is post-baccalaureate level appropriate for credentialed teachers which do not require admission to a graduate program.

Additional Per Credit Fee for Completed Coursework: $50.00 per semester credit, payable directly to HSU through the secure online HSU/ registration portal (see "How the Process Works" below).

Humboldt State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions. If you would like additional information regarding HSU's accreditation, we have provided the following links:

If you would like additional information on the Humboldt State University College of Extended Education & Global Engagement and the courses offered through, click here:

How the Process Works

Step One: Register for Courses at
Select your courses from the course catalog here at The course fees for each course include online access to all course materials and a confirmation of completion. There are no additional materials needed to complete your course(s), as everything is made available online.

Step Two: Complete your Coursework at
Complete all coursework at your leisure via computer, phone or tablet. You may access your courses from anywhere, as our website is designed to give you a seamless experience no matter what device you are using. Once you have successfully completed a course, a link is made available in the Current Status tile of the course dashboard. By clicking the link titled "view graduate credit instructions", you will be taken to a page that contains a secure web link to the HSU/ credit registration portal.

Step Three: Register for Academic Credit Directly with Humboldt State University
Each course offered at is listed on the HSU/ credit registration portal. From the credit registration page, simply select the courses you have recently completed and submit your registration information and payment directly to HSU to begin the credit process. Once you have successfully paid the per credit fees for your credit, HSU will electronically verify your course completion(s) with After this verification is made, you will receive an email from HSU confirming your credit registration and outlining the steps for requesting transcripts. Please note that courses are letter graded on official transcripts from HSU.

The process is simple and straightforward. If you have additional questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, or you may start a LiveChat on this page, send us an email or give us a call.

Overview of Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University (HSU) is the northernmost and westernmost institution in the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. It is located in the town of Arcata, situated in the middle of redwood forests, along miles of pristine coastline and wild rivers. Humboldt State University was founded as a teachers' college in 1913. Over the last century, HSU has grown from an institution focused solely on teacher education to a fully accredited university with over 8,200 students and 550 faculty members found in 48 majors, 11 graduate programs and 3 Colleges. It is known for academic excellence, personal attention, hands-on learning, and commitment to sustainability. Teacher education is still at the heart of HSU and is referred to as a "university-wide" endeavor with faculty across disciplines teaching in the undergraduate and credential programs. The vision and support for teacher education programs continues to be deeply embedded in the HSU Mission Statement.

University Transcript Information

As covered above, once you have successfully registered for credit with HSU, you will receive a confirmation email from HSU with instructions on requesting your official transcript. Please note that there will be an additional charge for official transcripts from the University. Expedited options are available.

Registrar Contact:
College of Extended Education and Global Engagement
telephone: 707-826-3731

Since there are no specific term schedules, you may register for credit with HSU anytime after a course is complete. Once your registration has been successfully processed, transcripts are issued directly through Humboldt State. The term in which you completed your coursework (Spring, Summer or Fall) will be the term that is noted on your transcript. If you need your credit transcripted within a specific term, there are specific dates that you will need to be aware of in order to make sure your transcript is generated within your target term. Please contact us via chat, phone or email for any questions regarding specific semester term dates.

Note: Various levels of licenses/certificates within each state may require different types of professional development credit. It is highly recommended that you review your state documentation to verify your license/certificate type, the type of credit that is needed by your state, and the associated professional development options available to you. Teachers should also check with their district office before registering for salary advancement purposes, as guidelines vary from district to district.