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 to CAL STATE APPLY and select California State University Bakersfield.
  2. Complete the application with the correct campus and major.
  3. Fill out your FAFSA for the desired academic year.
  4. Watch your email for information from CSU Bakersfield.

In a few days you will given a student I.D number, username, and a temporary password to login to MYCSUB.

  • 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.

The Antelope Valley only accepts transfer students that have achieved junior standing. All transferring students need to complete their lower division general education requirements the golden four.

The golden four are:

Oral Communication (AVC equivalent: Communications 101 or 103)

Written Communication (AVC Equivalent: English 101)

Critical Thinking (AVC Equivalent: Communications 115, English 102, 103; Philosophy 101, 106, 110, 201)

Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (AVC Equivalent: Math 115)

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:


Congratulations on being accepted into California State University Bakersfield - Antelope Valley Campus. We are excited that you will be starting your academic career with us!

Once accepted into the university you will receive an orientation letter in the mail. Orientation is held here in the Antelope Valley campus and is maditory for all new transfer students. We recommend that all new students meet with the Academic Advisor here at the AV branch to get an Educational plan before Orientation.

All students will have enrollment holds on their account to prevent them from registering before they attend orientation. The only way to remove this hold is to attend an orientation.

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


Office Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM