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When does the program start?

Classes begin Fall Quarter 2015


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?

Fall 2015: Math 201 or 202
Winter 2016: Math 202 or 203
Spring 2016: Math 203 or 204


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?

Sequence Starting with 201-Calculus I: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri 7:00-8:10 am
Sequence Starting with 202- Calculus II: Mon/Tue/Thu 4:00-6:00 pm


What is the application deadline?

The priority deadline is April 15, 2015


Do I have to take the Placement Tests (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.


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?

Tell us about your career goal, major of choice, and your experience with math in high school. 


Where do I send my application?

Applications can be submitted in person or via mail to:

NSME Student Center
Attn: HSA
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 2015, 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 about parking fees, are they covered?

Yes! Parking fees are covered for students starting the High School Academy in Fall 2015. 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.