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All prospective students must apply through CSUMentor, the California State University website designed to help students through each phase of their application process. CSUMentor is also a great way to begin planning for college and to keep track of your academic progress. Many college planning resources are available on CSUMentor. A standard, non-refundable fee of $55.00 applies (fee waivers are available for those who may qualify).
Located in the San Joaquin Valley of central California, CSUB is one of the twenty-three campuses in the California State University System. We offer more than 50 high quality undergraduate and graduate programs on a 375-acre campus. With approximately 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students and over 400 excellent faculty members, CSUB provides an extraordinary level of student-faculty interaction and a highly personalized learning community. You can learn more about CSUB through our Online Viewbook .
Applicants who have earned a high school diploma or G.E.D. but have never attended a college or university since high school are considered first-time freshmen.
There is no campus impaction at the First-Time Freshman level. Open to all CSU eligible applicants. Program impaction applies to the Nursing Program.
Applicants who have attended another college or university are considered for transfer admission.
No campus impaction at the Transfer level. Open to all CSU eligible applicants. Program impaction applies to the Nursing Program.
Applicants who have earned Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution are considered for post baccalaureate or graduate admission. Students seeking a credential program are also considered post-baccalaureate and graduate applicants.
Applicants who are seeking or currently holding U.S. visas as exchange visitors or other nonimmigrant classifications are considered international students.
Special educational benefits are available to veterans and dependents of veterans who are eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill.
Please click on the links to the left for more specific information about CSUB’s application process and admission requirements.
Application Filing Period
The initial application filing period for first-time freshmen and transfer applicants is October 1st - November 30th of the previous year for fall term, June 1st - 20th of the previous year for winter term, and August 1st - 31st of the previous year for spring term. Post Baccalaureate and Graduate applicants must check with the specific desired graduate department for any deadlines the program may have. Current application filing statuses can be found on CSUMentor under "filing status report." Applicants are encouraged to apply early during available filing periods, pay close attention to the requirements for admission, as well as the deadlines for submitting an application.
Office of Admissions and Records
Student Services Building
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Phone: (661) 654-3036
Fax: (661) 654-3389
Academic Advising and Resource Center
Phone: (661) 654-2700
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