Admissions Process

Admissions Process

Humboldt International University (HIU) requires a High School diploma, domestic or international, or the equivalent General Education Diploma (GED) for admissions. Documented proof of high school graduation or its equivalent must include an official high school transcript, of GED high school transcript from the office of the Registrar of the school, and/or written certification by a cognizant authority for home-schooled students. If the previous educational institution does not provide a transcript, the student must have their original copy with an Apostille government stamp sent as proof of completion. A copy will be made by the admissions staff and the original will be sent back to the potential student at their expense.

According to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, no person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal Financial Assistance. Qualified applicants are accepted regardless of their race, color, sex, religious beliefs, physical handicap, or national origin.

To apply for admissions, the prospective applicant must make an appointment to meet (online or in person) with the university’s Admissions representative who will provide all the necessary information related to the University and the program of study under consideration. The following are documents that candidates must present to the Admissions department prior to being admitted into any program offered.

For Domestic candidates they must present the following:

  • All applicants must be 18 years old or older.
  • Complete Admission Form
  • Two (2) photo ID’s
  • Submit official transcripts and a copy of the diploma from a previous educational institution in a sealed envelope addressed to the Registrar or Admissions rep.
  • Social Security card.
  • For Graduate Students – they must submit a current Resume

For International candidates they must present the following:

  • Complete Admission Form..
  • Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved third-party evaluation agency and the evaluation must be received directly from that agency. The transcript and diploma must be translated into English by a State of Florida authorized translator. A receipt provided by a third-party evaluation agency acts as evidence that the candidate has sent their transcript for translation.
  • If the candidates wishes to receive their courses in English, they will need to pass the English Proficiency Test, refer to subsection 2.05 in the catalog.
  • An international candidate shall be allowed no more than a 10 weeks “Grace Period” to receive the course “Mastering E-Learning (no credits) while waiting for their official translation to arrive from the third-party evaluation agency. If the translated documents takes longer than 10 weeks to arrive the candidate cannot start any official classes until then.
  • Identification documentation that includes at least two of the following:
    • Passport
    • Employment Authorization Card
    • Driver’s License
    • State Identification card
    • Social Security Card (if applicable)
    • Alien Resident Card/Alien Parole (if applicable)
    • Birth Certificate/Naturalization Certificate (if applicable)
  • Updated resume (graduate applicants only))

Collected documents are reviewed using the “Admissions and Enrollment Disclosure Checklist” which becomes part of students’ permanent digital record in the University’s Student Information System. Upon completion of the requirements, the applicant must sign an Enrollment Agreement in the desired program. Applicants are informed of their acceptance within three (3) business days after all required information is received and qualifications evaluated. The requirements documents need to be sent to the admissions office or by email to:

Once all documents are verified, the Admissions representative will then prepare a student file folder. The first document is entitled, “Admissions and Enrollment Disclosure Checklist.” When documents are received the admissions coordinator shall check off the corresponding box. Not until all the boxes are checked off can a student be allowed to start the desired program.