Admitted Students

Congratulations on your offer of admission (including provisional) to California State University, Bakersfield for the Fall 2018 semester! Here are a couple of things you're going to need to know as you navigate through the admissions process.

So, now that you are admitted to CSUB what do you do next?

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Step 1: Log in to myCSUB and Accept Your Offer of Admission

  • Log into myCSUB
  • Click the "Accept/Decline" link in the Admissions Section

Please be sure to accept or decline your offer and submit your Intent to Enroll (if offer accepted) by May 1, 2018. By accepting your offer of admission early, you gain earlier access to registering for new student orientation, meeting with your academic advisor, and registering for classes.

For instructions on how to Accept or Decline your admission to CSUB, please click instructions here.

Step 2a: Submit Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are required to validate your eligibility for admission and to provide credit for transferable courses (transfer students). 
Review your to-do list on myCSUB on what to submit. You may be required to send in official in-progress (if not already done so) and official final transcripts from institutions previously attended or are currently attending.

Transcripts may be:

  • Submitted electronically from the sending institution to the email;
  • Delivered in a sealed envelope to the Admissions and Records Office; or
  • Mailed to:

                         California State University, Bakersfield
                         Office of Admissions and Records,  47SA
                         9001 Stockdale Highway
                         Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022


For transfers: General Education (GE) and 60+ units must be completed by Spring 2018. Final transcripts are due July 15, 2018, with all grades posted to clear admission for the Fall 2018 semester. Note: If, after validation and verification you do not meet eligibility, your offer of admission may be revoked and courses enrolled for the Fall 2018 term canceled. 

For incoming high school freshmen: Final transcripts are due July 15, 2018, with all grades and high school graduation posted to clear admissions for the Fall 2018 semester. Note: If, after validation and verification you do not meet eligibility, your offer of admission may be revoked and courses enrolled for the Fall 2018 term canceled.

Step 2b: Submit Verification of Intent of AA-T/AS-T Degree

Important: This applies to transfer students only.

Transfer Degree In-Progress: If you are pursuing the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), verification must be provided from your community college confirming your ADT degree is in-progress. The preferred method of verification is electronic confirmation via eVerify.

  • eVerify: If you self-reported an ADT on your application, your community college may electronically confirm your "in-progress" degree status to CSU Bakersfield via the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) eVerify website. Please consult with your community college campus regarding the submission of all required documents by the published deadline.
  • Verification Form: If your community college campus is unable to electronically confirm your "in-progress" degree status via eVerify, you may submit a copy of the SB 1440 "Verification of Intent to Earn an Associate Degree for Transfer" form to the Admissions & Records office. This form must be completed and signed by an appropriate campus official at your community college. The completed verification form may be submitted via one of the following methods:
  • Email
    Subject Line: ADT
    Please attach the form as a PDF with all the appropriate signatures included
  • By Mail
    California State University, Bakersfield
    Office of Admissions and Records, 47SA
    9001 Stockdale Highway
    Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022
  • Drop Off
    California State University, Bakersfield
    Admissions & Records Office


We need verification of your degree in-progress or completed by the following dates:
Fall Admissions: March 15th  
Spring Admissions: November 15th  


Transfer Degree Completed: If you have already earned your degree, please submit an official transcript with the statement of the degree posted to the Admissions & Records office.

We need verification of your degree awarded by the following dates:
Fall Admissions: September 4th  
Spring Admissions: February 1st  

Note: For many California community colleges, graduation is not automatic upon the completion of all degree requirements. It is often the student's responsibility to submit a graduation application during published time periods. To avoid delays in the evaluation, degree verification and granting of your AA-T or AS-T degree, be sure to contact your community college for information on how and when to submit your graduation application.

Step 3: Register for New Student Orientation

An invitation will be emailed to you once you have accepted your admission. 

  • You must accept your offer of admission to register
  • Mandatory New Student Orientation fee is separate from other deposits, registration fees, and tuition
  • For information and details on Orientation, visit the website of Orientation                            or call 661-654-3388

Step 4: Set an Academic Advising Appointment

CSUB Academic Advisors specialize in helping undergraduate students understand the University's general education requirements, degree requirements, develop educational roadmaps, plan for future semesters, and help in solving academic challenges.

In order to become eligible for an academic advising appointment, you must:

  • Be admitted to the university;
  • Have accepted your offer of admission;
  • Be registered for Orientation; and
  • Have submited official transcripts

Contact the Student Services Center for the department of your intended major for more information. 

Step 5: Apply for Housing (optional)

Please visit the housing website of Housing for details on deadline dates, room types, and room availablity.

Step 6: Financial Aid

If you have not done so, apply for Financial Aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Use the school code for CSU Bakersfield when prompted: 007993

Step 7: Visit Your To-Do List on myCSUB

Visit your To-Do List on your Student Center on myCSUB regularly as it may be updated throughout the admissions process.

Please click on the links at the left for more information about immunization requirements, new student orientations, housing, and myCSUB.

CSUB 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

Academic Schools

Admitted students: Learn about your major and academic school and setup an appointment for advising.

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