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When does the program start?

Classes begin Fall Quarter 2014


What is the Cost of the program?

NOTHING! There is no charge to the student for the class or for parking. However, transportation to and from CSUB as well as textbooks are the responsibility of the student.


Which courses can I take through the program?

There are one year (3 quarters) course sequences in the following areas, one may select oneo

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics


Will I earn College Credit?

Yes, students can earn up to 15 quarter units of transferable college credit


Is the credit that I earn through the program transferable to other colleges?

Yes, it is transferable


What time are the classes offered?

Depending on which sequence you choose, classes will be offered either early in the morning or in the afternoon/evening. Please refer to  brochure for specific times for your sequence.


What is the application deadline?

The priority deadline is April 18, 2014.


Do I have to take the Placement Tests (Chemistry Placement Test or Calculus Readiness Test) BEFORE applying to the program?

No, once you are accepted to the program you will be sent a letter with directions on how to register for the placement test, if one is required for the sequence you have chosen.


How do I sign up for the program?

There is an application process for the program. It is as follows:


What should be included in my Statement of Interest?

The statement of interest does not need to be elaborate. Please indicate which sequence you are most interested in taking, along with a secondary sequence in the case your first choice is not available. You can also include any career goals that you might have as well as why you think you are a good applicant for this program.


Where do I send my application?

Applications can be submitted in person or via mail to:

NSME Student Center
Attn: Jennifer McCune
CSUB 13 SCI
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-9811


Can a current High School Senior apply to the program?

No, participants must be a high school student while they are attending the High School Academy classes and since they don’t begin until Fall 2014, current high school seniors would be ineligible. The program primarily targets juniors, but sophomores can apply assuming they have met the program pre-requisites.


What if I haven’t had Math Analysis yet? Can I still apply?

Students interested in the Biology and Chemistry sequences do not have to have taken and completed Math Analysis to apply to the program. They must have had high school chemistry.

Students interested in any other sequence MUST have taken and successfully passed Math Analysis by the time the Fall 2014 term begins in September. A student may take it at their high school during summer session if it is offered. Students cannot be concurrently enrolled in the High School Academy and Math Analysis.


What about parking fees, are they covered?

Yes! Parking fees are covered for students starting the High School Academy in Fall 2014. You are only responsible for your transportation to and from CSUB as well as for textbooks.


How much will textbooks cost?

Costs for the textbooks vary by program. There are many options available to help reduce the cost to the students. Rental programs are often available which save the student a considerable amount of money. If selected to the program, a detailed list of required textbooks, costs and textbook buying/renting options are provided to you at Orientation.