Admissions

Getting Started

We are thrilled that you decided to apply to California State University, Bakersfield – Antelope Valley campus! We hope to make the Antelope Valley campus YOUR university!
Your decision to continue your academic career with us is an important step towards a prosperous future. 

To begin you will need to complete the following steps:

1. APPLY - Complete the online application at Calstate.edu/Apply, and pay the $55 non-refundable application fee (or fee waiver). 

  • Select CSU Bakersfield as your Campus, and Antelope Valley as your location.
  • Within one week, you will receive an e-mail from CSUB Admissions and Records acknowledging receipt of your application along with your specific CSUB ID number and login instructions to your myCSUB account.
  • Fill out your FAFSA application before March 2nd for the next academic year and include CSUB as your institution

2. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS - Request official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended to be sent to CSUB. Your official transcripts are needed to determine your admissions eligibility.  E-transcripts can be submitted to: incomingtranscripts@csub.edu, or official sealed transcripts can be mailed or delivered to the following addresses:

By mail: CSU Bakersfield                                                               In person: CSUB-AV Center
Admissions and Records                                                                Front Desk
9001 Stockdale Highway                                                                 43909 30th St. West
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022                                                           Lancaster, CA  93536 

*** Make sure to check the box for CSU GE Certification when requesting transcripts ***

  • FIRST SET - Submit transcripts once you are enrolled for your last term at your community college so we can see your courses in progress.
  • FINAL SET - Submit transcripts again once your grades are posted for that term, but no later than July for Fall admission, and January for Spring admission.

3. ACTIVATE your myCSUB student portal.  (Read detailed instructions on how to access your myCSUB account.) Applicants can view your admission status and "To Do List" which informs you of required documents and deadlines.

  • Login to your student center and create a new password.
  • Check your "to-do" list for any paperwork that needs to be turned in.
  • Update any information if needed such as your phone number, email, or home address.
  • Check your “To Do” List often, for needed items for the Office of Admissions and records or Office of Financial Aid.

4. ACCEPT ADMISSION - Confirm your intent to enroll by clicking on the “Accept/Decline” admissions on your student portal as soon as you get your acceptance letter to the University. You will not receive information about your Mandatory Advisement and Mandatory Orientation at CSUB Antelope Valley until you have accepted our offer of admission. If your admission is denied, set up an appointment with our academic advisor to review your next steps (appeal process, reapplication, etc.).

Upper-division Transfer Students

CSUB Antelope Valley only accepts upper division transfer students. You will qualify as an upper division transfer student if you:

  • Have completed a minimum of 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter units)

  • Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher in all transferable units attempted (non-residents of California must have a minimum GPA of 2.40). 

  • Be in good standing at the last college or university attended

  • Have completed your CSU General Education Breadth Requirements which include the following four courses with a “C” or higher:

    • A1-Oral Communication/Speech
    • A2-Written English Composition
    • A3-Critical Thinking/Logic
    • B4-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (which is above the level of intermediate algebra)
  • Have completed ALL lower division pre-requisites for the Major you selected. You cannot come in with “Undecided” as your major.

Application Dates and Deadlines

The initial application filing periods for transfer applicants are as follows:

  •   Fall Semester: October 1 - November 30 of the previous year
  • Spring Semester: August 1 - 31 of the previous year


You can check the status of your application on your myCSUB account. If you are unsure about your status or have further questions, please contact:

Admissions and Records office at 661-654-3036
Evaluations office at 661-654-2258
CSUB AV Front Desk at 661-952-5000



Office of Admissions and Records

California State University, Bakersfield
Office of Admissions and Records
Division of Enrollment Management
Student Services Building, 47SA
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-3036
Fax:  (661) 654-3389

Email: admissions@csub.edu

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM